Athletes from more than 100 schools and 24 sports across the state will be honored, including the top male and female, along with coach of the year.
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For years, for decades, forever, those issues that prevented serious thought about Las Vegas ever featuring a major league professional sports franchise almost immediately ended any such movement.
The financial impact on what a stadium would mean to UNLV was discussed at different points of Thursday’s gathering, but this remains a secondary and yet highly significant element: How big a part could a stadium play in securing the Rebels’ membership in a Power 5 conference?
Regents should have zero influence when it comes to those a university hires to run athletic programs, and that includes voting to approve the contracts offered coaches.
The win total released last week by the Golden Nugget for UNLV in 2016 would spell doom and gloom at countless programs across the country, but it should produce a different reaction in Las Vegas.
Bob Bennett isn’t going to comment on the nonsense that is anyone believing a Floyd Mayweather Jr.- Conor McGregor fight has the slightest chance of happening, no matter how rich a payday it might generate for all involved.
It’s the fifth time coach Charlie Cerrone has delivered Centennial to this desirable moment of any season, and it might define his program’s best chance yet at standing alone at the top when the final out is made.
The message is fairly obvious: Some across the league are rightly moving away from one of the NFL’s more hypocritical opinions — which is a pretty sizable list.
This marks the first time the Las Vegas Triple-A team has featured two local products in the same season. Paul Sewald went to Bishop Gorman, and Chasen Bradford attended Silverado.
Anna Bogoslavets, a freshman on a UNLV roster that features only foreign players, is a young woman from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev who will shatter the single-season record for winning percentage. She is 24-1 entering the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship might not be for sale in the sense those who bought and nurtured and grew it to incomparable heights are about to walk away, but the idea they are in talks to grow their global base is more than reasonable.
The only fight fans should want today is the one that appears will now happen, when Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin finally sign a contract that will decide the world’s best middleweight. Hopefully, it can be staged in September.
The shift for such major boxing events from one MGM property to the next, from a short walk across Las Vegas Boulevard, begins today when heavily favored Canelo Alvarez meets Amir Khan for the WBC middleweight title.
All signs point to a smooth and clear conclusion to the Las Vegas expansion process for billionaire Bill Foley. He just can’t say it. He can’t offer much of anything definitive. But he can plan and dream.
Troy and Deedra Russell finally laid down in their bed and tried shutting their eyes but couldn’t, because in that instant of darkness came the most horrifying of images from hours earlier, of 9-year-old Austen lying in their driveway, his life slipping away in a most devastating and sorrowful manner.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Thursday was a pom-pom and marching band short of starting a pep rally inside the Stan Fulton Building at UNLV.
It can’t be easy, given Conor McGregor’s star power and the significance of a 200th show. It’s a historic moment for the UFC, and what better way to stage your first event in T-Mobile Arena than having your most popular and entertaining fighter headline the evening?
If he wins games as quickly as he did the news conference, Marvin Menzies will have spun some magic as UNLV’s new basketball coach, a position solidified when the regents voted 12-1 in favor of approving his five-year contract.
Brian Whitaker didn’t do much running last week, and I’m not sure he was in the mood for sweets as his team lost to Basic 11-3, instead making lineup and pitching changes with the sort of calming stroll of a man confident in his approach. You know, because 500 wins will do that for a guy.
If it takes more than 10 minutes to approve Marvin Menzies as UNLV coach past public comments, all 13 Nevada regents as elected officials should be reassigned as sign-flippers on local corners while wearing parkas during the summer months.
I’m not sure on whose name the Ferris wheel will ultimately stop as UNLV’s next basketball coach, but the circus ride needs to be followed by a thorough, honest evaluation of the search process and those who directed the program to this point.
Most believe UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard will take the Texas Tech job. Why wouldn’t he? Why shouldn’t he? No one could have seen this coming.
If Mark Davis is indeed using Las Vegas and a proposed $1.3 billion Strip stadium as a way to land a new palace to replace the ramshackle site that is O.co Coliseum in Oakland, he sure is keeping a straight face about things.
If this was goodbye, and I’m not sure anyone from here to General Santos City believes it, thank goodness it’s how we can remember Manny Pacquiao the fighter.
UNLV officially has its coach and you couldn’t have hoped for a better opening message from him, one about building and winning and sustaining a level of success all the right ways, that the goal is not to get things done quickly but rather correctly.