The Mountain West should play a 16-game conference schedule instead of 18 so as to allow for more nonleague opportunities against top 50 and top 100 teams. Teams need more chances to schedule the sort of meaningful games league play doesn’t allow.
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When the NCAA Tournament bracket is announced today, the Oregon side that on Saturday evening pummeled Utah 88-57 in the Pac-12 tournament final at the MGM Grand Garden should be placed among the No. 1 seeds.
UNLV needs to stop worrying about winning the news conference and hire someone who can win the conference.
The season whose highlight came in the paradise that is Maui in November and yet eventually endured as many emotional bumps and bruises as physical ones ended with a 95-82 loss to Fresno State in a Mountain West Tournament quarterfinal at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV’s basketball program is in for some major changes when the season ends, and it is highly likely the faces of those coaching and several of those playing won’t return next year. But credit the Rebels for this: No one has picked up a white flag.
I had Lasik surgery several years ago and still see at a pretty sharp clip, but the whole eye test theory when it comes to which college basketball teams are most deserving of an NCAA Tournament berth isn’t always the most reliable.
Mountain West presidents switched from an 11 to an eight-team league tournament next year and they failed to inform their head coaches of the move after the coaches voted 11-0 against it.
Brad Keselowski certainly exists among those elite talents who on any weekend can be the one to park at Victory Lane, but it had been awhile since the 2012 Sprint Cup champion had ripped up burnout doughnuts on the infield after winning a race.
Miesha Tate is the new women’s bantamweight champion of the UFC because she beat the person who beat the person nobody thought could be beat.
A device on racecars that appears as if it’s always about to scrape the track surface sure could cause havoc when digging into grass at unearthly speeds.
The pilot program is a partnership between Findlay Toyota and the leadership firm Xs & Os of Success, one that has identified 50 freshmen at Palo Verde High that focuses on growing students socially while developing leadership skills.
The Rebels need someone to perform selective memory erasure on them — just delete everything from the moment a ball was dribbled at this season’s first practice.
On the January evening Dave Rice was fired just three games into the Mountain West schedule, as unprecedented a move as you will find in college basketball, he looked UNLV's seniors in the eyes and promised they would see him again.
First things first: There is no perfect way to ensure that everyone will be kept safe. Not the losing team and its coaches. Not even the winning team and its coaches.
We again have foolishly mixed athletic gifts with moral compass, shocked those we admire most for their physical skills in sports aren't also shining examples of virtue and acceptance.
We might be witnessing the worst college season for officiating in history, and that's saying more than a mouthful about those blowing whistles. But rare is the night in which games don't include questionable calls, no calls, clock errors, interpretation errors, miscues of all types.
You can never underestimate the spirit of sports, those intangibles that make certain athletes rise to the occasion when all seems lost in a season, when your bench has been reduced to the point your basketball coach spent part of his day before a conference game against your biggest rival glancing at the school's football roster.
The overall record is 29-1, and the national ranking is a robust fifth, and the goal of reaching another Division I state tournament has been realized, and everything they say about the Centennial High girls basketball team and its prominent place in Nevada history seems more than trustworthy.
UNLV lost a basketball game to Air Force on Tuesday night by a final score of 79-74. The problem: For much of it, the Rebels played as if it was 100-64 all over again.
In the narrative that is UNLV basketball, Stacey Augmon is royalty, the greatest player in program history not named Larry Johnson.
The forgettable journey that has become UNLV's basketball season, some of it the fault of injury, a lot of it the fault of poor execution and again inflated expectations, nearly took one final tumble off the cliff of Mountain West mediocrity Wednesday night before the Rebels rallied to save themselves from complete embarrassment.
It happens this way often in sports, that great success by a team is created through unforgettable disaster, that amazing individual achievement is born from embarrassing failure.
It could be our inherent stubbornness, the part of us that continues to look through the eyes of the past and won't allow ourselves to see what the present offers. Generations pass. The gap widens. Change occurs.
Lamar Hunt was creative, clever, a visionary, as forward a thinker as the NFL has known. I wonder what the late owner of the Kansas City Chiefs would have thought about the league housing a team in Las Vegas.
Roger Goodell has always owned a pretty loose definition of integrity when it comes to an NFL team ever moving to Las Vegas, on one hand standing behind the idea that his league should exhibit a blunt refusal to be compromised by sports gaming and on the other gladly accepting the massive levels of money and sponsorship and popularity it produces.