How ironic, and absolutely fitting, that on the day family and friends and fans and former players gathered to say a final goodbye to Jerry Tarkanian, it was a person with no UNLV ties that offered the most poignant and memorable tribute.
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It has become a common theme around UNLV’s basketball team, this game-by-game analysis by others of Chris Wood. Of his production and attitude and effort and whether that eating motion he makes after sinking a 3-pointer is really necessary or, well, just another level of self-serving folly.
There is something magical about a small town. Something perfectly dreadful and yet charmingly nostalgic. The people of it understand each other, seemingly always straddling a line between love and hate, acceptance and resentment. Until heartache arrives. Then a small town unites.
Cox Pavilion is a midrange jumper from the Thomas & Mack Center, but there was more pushing of the ball and guarding of the dribble and running of set plays in the small gym Wednesday night than we have seen in the big arena of late.
The most anticipated fight in forever will take place May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which gives us more than two months to dissect every angle and turn over every rock and report on everything. As a starting point, here are five questions to consider about Mayweather-Pacquiao.
The Rebels and Lobos are used to contending for the Mountain West basketball title. What happened to them this season? It will take a miraculous run in the conference tourney for either to earn a bid to the NCAAs.
In a season when UNLV was at least expected to hover in the neighborhood of the top in what has proven to be a second-rate Mountain West, things have sunk this low for the Rebels when talking positives: At least that 3-point streak remains intact.
It would be an easy assumption to make that any prep basketball team featuring a frontcourt with two McDonald’s All-Americans might breeze through its opposition with little resistance. Sometimes, it’s unwise to assume.
The group headed by Bill Foley that is trying to secure an NHL franchise in Las Vegas already has received season-ticket deposits for 50 percent of its intended goal of 10,000. This is happening, and league commissioner Gary Bettman knows it.
Little League International stripped from Jackie Robinson West the U.S. championship it won by beating Mountain Ridge 7-5 in August and awarded the title to the Las Vegas team. It is an empty gesture that is neither deserved nor, by most, welcomed.
I always loved this story about Jerry Tarkanian: It was shortly after UNLV won its national championship in basketball when a group of out-of-town reporters happened to be in the same restaurant as the Rebels coach.
Little League International is investigating charges that Jackie Robinson West, the all-black team from the South Side of Chicago that beat Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge 7-5 in the U.S. Championship in August, broke residency rules to build a stacked roster.
The greatest golfer of his generation — and perhaps any — has become more human as his game has become more frightening to watch. He is older, weaker and more vulnerable with each shank. Now 39, his best days are behind him.
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez announced his first recruiting class Wednesday, but he knows he must change a culture and win games. The best haul Sanchez landed during this recruiting season was the group of veteran assistant coaches standing at the back of the room.
One of the worst play calls in Super Bowl history sends Seattle to defeat and cements Tom Brady’s place in history.
Whatever you believe about the process from which new members of the Professional Football Hall of Fame emerge at this time each year, rarely do those selected draw negative reactions. It’s almost always a deserving group in its entirety.
On Sunday, Seattle goes for a second straight huge piece of candy. The mother of all Snickers bars. The Patriots go for a fourth.
Roger Goodell held his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday and answered questions ranging from his job performance to deflated footballs to franchise relocation to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch refusing to engage much with reporters this week.
You knew it was going to be that kind of day when his first tee shot landed closer to a fairway home than the fairway. Bad went to worse, and worse went to awful, and suddenly Tiger Woods was sculling shots off the fringe to 20 feet past the green.
I never viewed Pete Carroll much of a Hamlet type, but if you’re talking about a guy whose impulse for revenge will play out mostly inside his head this week, the Seattle Seahawks coach can certainly act the part.
Billions of people for billions of minutes a month take to social media, tweeting and posting and Instagraming our way through life. Which means there are billions of opportunities for cowards to shield themselves behind the pretense that with such independence comes the right to maliciously attack others without the fear of being held accountable.
UNLV’s basketball team was left with little choice against New Mexico on Wednesday night. It had to beat the Lobos. And still, it couldn’t. The fall continues. The losses pile up.
No longer am I a fan of the most hated NFL team in America.
Four years ago, two college basketball players from major programs decided to transfer. Each was recruited by UNLV and San Diego State.
The Rebels are struggling, having lost four of five games and needing binoculars to see the top of the Mountain West standings, a 1-3 side in conference that suddenly has an effort problem.