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Rich Abajian never forgot about UNLV sports

The third-to-last time I saw Rich Abajian, the former UNLV assistant football coach and longtime Rebels uber booster whose funeral service is at 11 a.m. today at South Point Arena — he died in his sleep last week at age 62 — was at Findlay Toyota, where he was general manager and part owner.

Fred Albrecht held down fort for UNLV on regular basis

In 1864, the story goes, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman wired a military order to Gen. John M. Corse back at Union Army headquarters in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The directive was supposed to say "hold on, relief is coming." It came out "hold the fort," and then after that, it became "hold down the fort."