The drummers beat a Rebel tattoo. The cheerleaders waved their pompoms. The throngs pushed ever-closer to commemorate an unmatched rally.
It was the most significant return UNLV had ever executed, and it came at a moment so sweet you could put it in your coffee. Down 23-0 to UNR Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium, the Rebels came charging back with a 21-point 2nd quarter en route to a 34-29 win over the rival Wolf Pack. And to the victor go the pigment-filled spoils.
To commemorate recovering the Fremont Cannon for the first time because 2015, a healthy crowd of professional athletes, students, staff, and professors crowded around the cannon at Pida Plaza Monday afternoon. After the football team took turns using the ritualistic first coat of scarlet, increasingly more dug in to put their mark on the cannon, cheer from the Student Union veranda, and posture for paintbrush selfies. Here’s a look at the what entered into getting the cannon back in its correct clothes.