UNLV football program gets record $2 million donation

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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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