UNLV Football to get $1.2 million for Facing Northwestern in 2019

The UNLV football team is guaranteed to receive $1.2 million when they travel to Northwestern in 2019.

This will be the third time UNLV has traveled to the Big Ten Conference in the last five year. The Rebels faced off at Michigan in a 28-7 loss. This season, they play at Ohio State on Sept. 23. The Rebels received at least $1 million for both of these game as well.

“A trip to face a perennial Big Ten Conference bowl team such as Northwestern is a perfect addition to our 2019 schedule,” Desiree Reed-Francois said in a statement. “We look forward to taking our program back to Illinois for the first time in more than two decades.”

The two teams have met twice before, the most recent occurrence taking place in 2001 in Las Vegas. UNLV will be looking to take its first win against the Wildcats. The game is set for Sept. 19th, 2019.