football-fbs flag

UNLV Athletics | October 6, 2017

UNLV, SDSU honor victims in Las Vegas shooting

UNLV Athletics is planning a pregame tribute before this Saturday's football game against San Diego State, to honor victims and local heroes of Sunday's horrific attack on the Las Vegas Strip. 

"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and the families impacted by this senseless act of violence," Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said. "While football is just a game, it can also serve as a rallying point of unity and allow all of us to recognize the incredible heroism displayed by so many this week. We are all extremely proud of our community's response over the last couple of days." 

The pregame ceremony will honor the victims and recognize representatives from first-responder organizations, medical personnel and other local heroes. It will also include a full-field, 100-yard American Flag during the national anthem. The transport and use of the flag, which is housed in California, was made possible by assistance from the Las Vegas Bowl and San Diego's Holiday Bowl. 

In a show of unity by UNLV and San Diego State, both teams will affix red ribbon decals to their helmets with the words `Las Vegas' on them. In addition, members of both schools' coaching staffs will wear ribbons. The ribbon will also appear on the playing field. In conjunction with the UNLV Alumni Association, fans in attendance will also be given wearable ribbons upon entry. 

Kickoff between the Rebels and No. 19 Aztecs is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7. The game will be shown nationally on ESPN2.

Way-too-early 2022 FCS playoff bracket predictions

It's May and the FCS playoffs aren't until November, but that doesn't matter because we predicted the 24-team 2022 FCS playoff field anyway.
READ MORE

9 potential breakout FCS football teams in the 2022 season

Here's a look at the potential breakout FCS teams for the 2022 season.
READ MORE

Colleges and conferences with the most players drafted in the 2022 NFL draft

Georgia had 15 players selected in the NFL draft, eclipsing the previous modern-era record of 14 picks, which was set by Ohio State in the 2004 NFL draft and later tied by LSU in 2020. The Bulldogs have five defensive players selected in the first round from a unit that allowed a national-best 10.2 points per game last season.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners