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UNLV to play Six Home Games at Allegiant Stadium in 2020

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by Sonya, May 20, 2020.

  1. Sonya

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    Smells like 4-8
     
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    Stinks for my friends that are La Tech grads wanting to go to vegas. They get stuck with old Sam Boyd Stadium.
     
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    Trying to raise the profile of the UNLV football program by playing at the new stadium. No one wants to drive out to Sam Boyd Stadium. It is old and small. Lots of tickets available through the casinos for these games as promos, giveaways, etc. The new stadium is way too big for the normal UNLV crowd
     
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    That August game with Cal is questionable. But as VBJ points out, a UNLV crowd would be able to easily social distance (if fans are allowed in).
     
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    There's no chance Cal plays football in 2020, though, right?
     
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    It's still being worked out. Every conference appears to be on its own. We should have a better idea soon.
     
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    Four wins would be a good season for UNLV. They should give up the program and concentrate on basketball like, for instance, Villanova. They will draw a lot of fans who just want to see the stadium. We are trying to get tickets for the ASU game which will be packed with all of the people coming up from Phoenix...if they are allowed to attend.
     
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    Or, god forbid, medical research? Rumor has it we could use some of that nowadays.

    Any word on the status of spectatorship?
     
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    The NCAA is going to allow voluntary training/fitness camps to open in a bit over a week, but the reality of schedules and attendance will be a matter for conferences, university presidents and governors. And Notre Dame. lol At least early on, fans in the stands seems a pipe dream. Same game different form, some in the NFL expect contagion within teams.
     
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    There was talk that some of the California teams could play "home" games in LV if restrictions are not lifted there (particularly the LA teams) although I think that discussion was more focused on pro sports. The NV governor shut just about everything down except for construction on the stadium even though there were plenty of cases among the workers. With that mentality, I don't see the state restricting the games with, at most, some attendee limit that is lower than stadium capacity.
     
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    Trying to figure out who is " UNR " ?
     
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    I'm gonna go even hotter on this take. UNLV out of Mountain West, Colorado into Mountain West.
     
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    The rush a decade ago to try to do all these super conferences wasn't perfectly executed and when it then came at the cost of not playing every team in your conference ...

    But I don't begrudge a program keeping a sport that might not meet some folks' sniff test.
     
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    Colorado fans really hate you right now! :)
     
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    Doubt there's a chance any teams in the west play college football in 2020—the Cal State system has already said they won't resume on campus classes in the fall. Can't speak for the rest of America, but I think it's folly to believe college football will start with fans in the crowd on Aug. 29 in Las Vegas. Pro football would be more likely but they have to clear a number of hurdles before they put together games—even games with no fans.
     
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    CSU has already pivoted, and it's no longer a blanket caveat. The Power Five will play. It might look more "normal" in the SEC than elsewhere. Interconference games and notably the early ones are questionable.
     
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    U of Reno.......hmmm ?
    Do they recruit mainly from California ?
    Okay
    I'll have to look up their roster info -
    and past records.
    Would U Reno be a 2nd choice for recruits after UNLV ?