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.
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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.
Is a promotion ever helped when some of the biggest headlines over a third installment of Manny Pacquiao engaging Timothy Bradley are made by those in the corner and not the ring?
In a town where there is no patience for its basketball program struggling in the least, a large dose is needed now as Chris Beard is set to officially assume control of UNLV on Friday.
Ten years ago, the death of an 11-month-old little girl pointed Kris Jenkins on a journey that was both frightening and unknown. Pointed him towards his destiny.
I attempted to find a bad seat in the place of 20,000. But if there is one good thing that comes from building an arena with housing a professional hockey team in mind, it’s that such a sloped design doesn’t produce many poor angles for those paying to watch events.
Now watch. Villanova’s basketball team won’t make a shot Monday night.
Ol’ Roy successfully cut one of the biggest academic scandals in history down to a weekend garage sale. He’s like a modern-day George Costanza: “It’s not a lie … if you believe it.”
There is no controversy this spring when it comes to Kris Bryant breaking camp with the Cubs, no stories about him being sent to the minors amid thoughts the team was trying to delay his major league service time. It’s all about improvement now.
Joey Gallo’s best day of his life was followed by what the former Bishop Gorman standout has termed the worst year of his life, a learning experience that is unavoidable and brutally harsh on young swings upon arriving to a major league clubhouse.
Chris Beard’s head coaching stops include time at community colleges in Seminole State and Fort Scott, a level that demands coaches travel to places far and wide and often unknown to discover players.
Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin wasn’t the best fit for UNLV, certainly not in terms of personality and style of play for the money being offered. But that doesn’t mean the best fit isn’t still out there.
The Pac-12 might have stunk up the bracket during this NCAA Tournament, but the one remaining representative appears more than capable of atoning for the sins of its brethren. It appears capable of winning the whole darn thing.
It appears UNLV is in the process of offering Lon Kruger-type money to its leading candidate, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. Problem: It’s not Lon Kruger.
Vashti Cunningham’s decision to turn professional this week was the only logical one for an athlete whose dream is to one day stand on the highest of Olympic platforms with a gold medal draped around her neck.
What has been a longstanding tradition across baseball found itself in headlines this week when veteran first baseman Adam LaRoche of the White Sox walked away from a $13 million salary and retired after team vice-president Kenny Williams asked him to not bring his 14-year old son, Drake, into the clubhouse daily.