LAS VEGAS (AP) - The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has received a boost to its football program in the form of $2 million.
UNLV athletics officials announced this week what is considered the largest donation ever made to the program.
Coach Tony Sanchez said in a statement that the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been a respected member of the community for decades.
The university held a private ceremony with the donor to express officials' appreciation.
Sanchez says the gift will definitely help move the program forward.
The Rebels are in pursuit of building an on-campus football facility that would appeal to top recruits.
There have also been discussions about the team possibly sharing a proposed billion-dollar stadium if the NFL's Oakland Raiders move to Vegas.
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