Odom says Razorback fans are invited to UNLV practice

Barry Odom, new UNLV NCAA college football head coach, speaks during a news conference at UNLV in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

LAS VEGAS — Barry Odom, the new head football coach at UNLV who was defensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas the previous three seasons, is inviting Razorback fans in Las Vegas for the NCAA Tournament to attend the Rebels’ spring practice Thursday.

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Arkansas plays Connecticut at 6:15 p.m. Central on Thursday — 4:15 p.m. in Las Vegas, which is on Pacific time — in the first West Region semifinal game and Odom tweeted he is opening UNLV’s seventh spring practice to fans in town to support the Razorbacks.

Odom said the open practice will start at 9 a.m. Pacific time at the Rebels’ football complex, which is 1.5 miles from T-Mobile Arena, where the NCAA Tournament basketball games are being played.