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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."

Ken Johann's death stirs memories of impact on UNLV soccer

The last time I saw Ken Johann, UNLV's uber soccer booster, was at Johann Field — named for his son, Peter — on Oct. 18. The Rebels were playing Incarnate Word from Texas. Fellow humongous soccer supporter Tim McGarry, a former Rebels player who in recent years has continued what Johann started as a benefactor, asked if I had wandered over to say hello.