The Rebels' main rival is the Wolf Pack of the University of Nevada, Reno, who are also in the Mountain West Conference. As the two major colleges in the state of Nevada, the schools celebrate a heated rivalry in several sports. The most well-known of these games is the Battle for Nevada, a football game held each year in which the winner takes home the Fremont Cannon, a refurbished 19th century howitzer that is the largest and most expensive trophy in collegiate football. Many of the Rebels teams have variations of the team name, such as the Runnin' Rebels for men's basketball; Hustlin' Rebels was an unofficial nickname for the baseball team, but it's not used any longer.
The 1990 Runnin' Rebels basketball team defeated Duke University 103-73, to win the NCAA National Championship, UNLV's first Division I National Championship in one of the three major sports.
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