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UNLV Rebels is the collegiate athletic program of the University of Nevada, located in Las Vegas, Nevada State. The program was established at the end of the 1950s and is best known for its men’s basketball team.

Meaning and history

 

Unlv Rebels Logo history

1968

UNLV Rebels Logo-1968The old UNLV Rebels logo adopted in 1968 showcased a stylized soldier who was also a player. The figure was given in dark red with the word “Rebel” arched above the head. The player was placed inside a white circle with red trim.

1976

UNLV Rebels Logo-1976While the central character of the emblem used in 1976 – 1979 was also a stylized warrior, this time, he had a more serious style.

1980

UNLV Rebels Logo-1980By 1980, he was once again replaced by a cartoonish character. On this logo, the soldier was depicted standing in full height with a huge hat on his head and a huge gun in his hands.

1995 – 2005

UNLV Rebels Logo-1995The following version of the logo was introduced in 1995. This time, only the soldier’s head was left. The lettering “UNLV” in red could be seen in the background.

2006 – 2009

 

UNLV Rebels logo 2006

The updated logo, which was introduced in 2006, resolved the two problems of its predecessor: the mustache became half-hidden, while the lettering became better legible.

2009 – 2017

UNLV Rebels logo 2009

2018 – Today

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The reason why the mascot known under the nickname Hey Reb! disappeared from the new UNLV Rebel logo (2017) was that he has been considered racist (he resembles a confederate soldier).

UNLV Rebels baseball

UNLV Rebels baseball logo

The team, which is part of Mountain West Conference, has made 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. Their head coach is Stan Stolte, while their home arena is Earl Wilson Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.

Basketball

UNLV Rebels emblem

In 1990, the men’s basketball team of the University of Nevada became the NCAA Tournament Champions, which has been their highest achievement so far. They have competed in the NCAA Tournaments on 20 occasions, as of 2019.

The women’s team reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen in 1989. They have had eight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Football

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The UNLV Rebels were pretty successful during their time in Division II. But since they were promoted to Division I, their results have been less prominent. Their home games are played at Sam Boyd Stadium.

What are UNLV Rebels?
UNLV Rebels is the name of the sports program of the University of Nevada, which was established in 1958 as a university basketball club, and has grown into diverse men’s and women’s teams in various sports disciplines. The program is managed by Desiree Reed-Francois.