PHOTOS: Fremont Cannon returns to Las Vegas

  • The UNLV football team escorts the cannon, a replica of John C. Fremont’s 18th century howitzer, from the Lied Athletic Complex across campus to the UNLV Student Union to be painted Rebel red. The team won back the Fremont Cannon Saturday night after eight long years from their northern rival University of Nevada Reno. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • The UNLV football team escorts the cannon, a replica of John C. Fremont’s 18th century howitzer, from the Lied Athletic Complex across campus to the UNLV Student Union to be painted Rebel red. The team won back the Fremont Cannon Saturday night after eight long years from their northern rival University of Nevada Reno. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • UNLV President Neal Smatresk (R) congratulates UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck (L) for winning back the Fremont Cannon from northern rival University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Saturday night 27-22. Reno has defeated UNLV for the last eight years. Staff and students painted the canon Rebel red over the Wolf Pack blue at the UNLV Student Union in Las Vegas. The cannon is a replica of John C. Fremont's 18th century howitzer. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • UNLV cheerleaders Jorilyn Gorgonio and Treasure Bamberg help paint the Fremont Cannon Rebel red after the UNLV football team won it back after eight long years with a 27-22 victory over their northern rival University of Nevada Reno. The cannon, a replica of John C. Fremont’s 18th century howitzer, is presented to the winner of the annual UNLV/UNR football game. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton