rebelraid
It was mentioned on here last week that TCU would likely replace Cal, and now it's official. UNLV will host the Horned Frogs in their home opener at Allegiant Stadium on August 29. This is the report coming from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, assuming football happens at all this season.

Great opponent, and under normal conditions is a better draw than Cal. It's an upgrade to the schedule.  I'm skeptical of the season actually happening still unless they opt to have no fans present, which is what the NFL is discussing, but we'll see.

In any event, credit DRF for working to maneuver things during a difficult situation, and let's hope circumstances improve quickly.
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BleedRebelRed
It would seem more reasonable to have the game on Sept 12th, the date UNLV was supposed to host ASU.  I think TCU doesn't currently have any games scheduled until Sept 26th.  If they want to be on schedule to play Aug 29th realistically they need to start 20 hour team walk-throughs by the end of this week.
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UNLVFBFan
Nice!
Would be cool to see J.Rogers and A.Plant both playing against their former team to start the season.
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JeromeSaint
Any update on J Rogers waiver and his drop foot? 
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rebelraid
Arroyo mentioned a few weeks back that Rogers is 100% with his health. No word on his waiver yet, but speculation is it'll be granted to him. UNLV recently had two QBs enter the transfer portal, one of which was vying to be the starter. Possibly an indication the staff believes J Rogers will be eligible/healthy to play. 
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JeromeSaint
That’s great news, I wish he had a chance to play here at TCU but I believe UNLV will be a good spot for him. 
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RebelFanJake91
Cool were anything on tv channel or?
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BleedRebelRed
If UNLV does score a game with TCU in Allegiant Stadium on Aug 29th that now will be the first game played in the new stadium, since the NFL is moving to cancel the one preseason game that the Raiders still had scheduled there.

https://www.8newsnow.com/news/nfl-2020-preseason-canceled-after-players-association-agrees-to-plan-source-tells-ap/?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=t.co
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BleedRebelRed

The Big-12 is one of the conferences now discussing conference + one non-conf only, which could kill the TCU prospect:

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/sec-acc-big-12-considering-plus-one-scheduling-model-with-shortened-2020-season-becoming-an-inevitability/

This could also cause UNLV to lose the trip to Iowa State, but probably not.... it looks like Iowa State would keep UNLV on Sept 19th and drop their week 1 game hosting South Dakota St.

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rebelraid
It's crazy how games are being added and removed like trading baseball cards.
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rebelraid
Garth Brooks concert in Allegiant Stadium is officially canceled. Now rescheduled for six months later on February 27.
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rebelraid
Texas death tolls keep climbing. TCU likely not coming.  
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JeromeSaint
Hi guys, On my end I’m hearing the Big12 is headed to 1 OOC Game then play Conference games. TCU will play UNLV still but will drop the games against SMU and Prairie View A&M. 
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BleedRebelRed
The ACC is going to a conference + 1 format, and the Big-12 and SEC are expected to do the same... which would mean TCU is not available to schedule anyway.

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rebelraid
JeromeSaint wrote:
Hi guys, On my end I’m hearing the Big12 is headed to 1 OOC Game then play Conference games. TCU will play UNLV still but will drop the games against SMU and Prairie View A&M. 


My biggest concern is the August 29 date. Have you heard any indications it might not work, or is it still full steam ahead on TCU vs UNLV?
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