UNLV freshman forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is out with a sprained left knee, and it's uncertain when he will return.
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Two days after their coach was fired midway through his fourth season, having lost six of their previous eight games and sitting at 0-3 to begin Mountain West play, UNLV basketball players were implored by their new leader to run.
Whatever the message was that Todd Simon sent to his UNLV basketball team, it was received loud and clear.
For several weeks, a vocal group of angry UNLV fans has hit social media and the sports radio airwaves to say it wouldn't return to basketball games until the administration dumped Dave Rice as coach.
The Todd Simon era is off to a rousing start. UNLV sped up the game on both ends of the floor and earned its first conference win of the season with an 86-74 home win over New Mexico on Tuesday night.
Troy Brown Jr.'s patience and ability to see two steps ahead on the basketball court have helped make him one of the nation's top prospects.
The Rebels are 5-point favorites in Todd Simon's head coaching debut at the Thomas & Mack tonight.
It’s always good to have friends. Steve Fisher and Dave Rice were rivals for years on the basketball court but always friendly away from the game.
UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy was answering questions Sunday evening about the firing (with a capital F) of Dave Rice when the future was mentioned, specifically if the school will commence a national search to identify a new full-time basketball coach.
Sleep is optional, not necessarily a requirement for Todd Simon this week. After receiving a work promotion Sunday night, he went home to his wife and three sons.
Taking a cue from their former coach, UNLV's basketball players accepted part of the blame for their role in underachieving which led to Dave Rice's dismissal Sunday.
Nye County prosecutors decided not to file charges against ex-NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom on Monday.
At the end of his era, Dave Rice won the news conference simply by showing up and standing tall. A short time after being fired Sunday as UNLV basketball coach, Rice met with the media and discussed his demise.
I remember the telephone conversation, the optimism in his voice and determination to build a winning basketball program and excitement about coming home. Dave Rice was talking from his car that afternoon, en route with his family from Provo, Utah, to Las Vegas.
At the same time UNLV called a news conference to announce that Dave Rice had been fired — er, came to a "mutual agreement" with his athletic administration that he would step down as Rebels basketball coach — people were parking their cars and SUVs for "Disney on Ice" at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Who's next? Now that Dave Rice has been fired as UNLV men's basketball coach, who will be the next coach? Keep your eye on these names:
The Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Lionel Hollins on Sunday and reassigned general manager Billy King within the organization.
The Review-Journal Sports will unveil some new features beginning this week. Those changes began in Sunday's print edition with columnist Ron Kantowski debuting his Las Vegas Insider. He will report on the sports people that make up the city.
Las Vegas Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson becomes president of the Football Writers Association of America this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz.
When it was announced the new MGM/Anschutz Entertainment Group arena being shoehorned in between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo would be called T-Mobile Arena, hardly anybody complained.
It has reached the point of big picture thinking, far beyond losing to another inferior team and blowing yet another big lead and falling to 0-3 in a terrible conference without yet playing any of the best teams in said terrible conference, beyond appearing to have no answers on how to improve what is an offense that can only be described as UNLOLV.
Patrick McCaw banked in a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer, finishing off another head-scratching UNLV loss and kick-starting serious speculation about whether time has expired on coach Dave Rice.
The terrible start to Mountain West play continued Saturday as UNLV fell to 0-3 with a road loss at Wyoming.