Boise State returns one starter, and among its losses was All-Mountain West first-teamer James Webb III. But the Broncos have recorded 20-victory seasons in five of the past six years.
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First-year UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies has a major rebuilding job in front of him, and he will need time to accomplish it. How much time he gets is a major question.
Four top-college mascots shot some hoops and met with fans in Las Vegas on Tuesday to promote the CBS Sports Classic in December.
With three players having been out with injuries, first-year UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies hasn’t been able to fully evaluate his team.
UNLV 6-foot-11-inch center Cheickna Dembele was declared eligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse on Wednesday. He was waiting for his transcripts from Africa to be approved.
Christian Jones, a graduate transfer from St. John’s, showed in three exhibition games in August he was capable of playing center. The Rebels, however, would prefer to put him at power forward.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the NCAA’s appeal of the Ed O’Bannon case, leaving in place lower court rulings that found amateurism rules for big-time college basketball and football players violated federal antitrust law.
Marvin Menzies is now coaching a program with a far more profound sense of history in a town whose annual expectations for UNLV basketball exist somewhere between unrealistic and foolish.
The NBA Legends Shooting for Peace basketball game between celebrity basketball players and local police officers capped a day of festivities at Rancho High School.
Consider: Since the 2012 season, Mountain West teams are a combined 304-330. But the telling part, the absolutely eye-opening and ridiculous part, comes against Power 5 schools, in which the conference is 17-81 over that time.