UNLV athletics had to eat $215,000 to remove Hey Reb! Dropping the nickname Rebels would cost nearly $1 million.
UNLV's current president may have retired the mascot Hey Reb!, but the nickname Rebels appears to be safe.
UNLV elected to keep the nickname Rebels despite dumping Hey Reb!. Was that choice simply motivated by money?
While she did not make the final decision, Desiree Reed-Francois did not want to ditch the nickname Rebels.