There aren’t many better opening scenes than a player (Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State) returning home needing 108 rushing yards against the country’s No. 2 run defense to become the NCAA’s all-time leader.
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So you want to ride bulls, huh? Try something a lot more tame. Like football.
The calendar flipped to December and with it has arrived a predicted reality for UNLV’s basketball team, where Marvin Menzies might not have a more significant stretch of games this season in which to guide and, yes, challenge his players.
Bishop Gorman is in line to be named national champion a third straight season, but to earn such a distinction, whatever it really means, the Gaels must beat Liberty at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Cody Cabral has chosen a journey away from what most view one the country’s most precious jewels, chasing his rainbow from a trailer as he travels across the nation in search of the next rodeo.
Most of a 10-point lead had vanished over the previous five minutes and UNLV stared at a 66-65 lead with 8:40 left against Southern Utah. For this particular Rebels team, it was the perfect test.
While the Rebels will cite various statistics to paint a picture of some improvement on the field, such development isn’t near the level it needs to be for sustained success.
Never in its history has the Fremont Cannon deserved to be painted blue as it does now, the result of a 45-10 victory by UNR on Saturday that saw the Wolf Pack outcoach, outplay, and outwork UNLV in every imaginable way.
If you think about those No. 2 pencils used for grade-school exams, you get the idea how thin a margin for error UNLV’s basketball team has.
The Wildcats play Santa Clara in the Las Vegas Invitational at Thursday at Orleans Arena, an event Ray Smith undoubtedly pointed to when embarking on this season, what would have been his first competing at the college level.
If there was ever a doubt Las Vegas owned savvy and knowledgeable National Hockey League fans, the thousands who packed Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night put those to rest.
Dave Rose just wanted Brigham Young basketball to land in a league good enough that it offered the opportunity for annualat-large berths into the NCAA Tournament.
The hope of boxing was that it wouldn’t produce boredom, that when the conclusion of Andre Ward against Sergey Kovalev arrived Saturday night before 13,310 at T-Mobile Arena, a mainstream fan base watching might want to see it again.
The Rebels hung in for a half before Boise State flexed its muscles for a 42-25 victory Friday night. But there remains more hints than not that things are moving, slowly but surely, in the right direction.
Jordin Ramirez will compete in the Fitness America event Saturday at the Golden Nugget, the fifth time Ramirez will walk on a stage wearing board shorts in Musclemania Physique.
When the entirety of Sam Boyd Stadium exhaled late Saturday afternoon from the sheer lunacy that had just transpired, UNLV’s football team had earned itself a three-overtime win against favored Wyoming because of a simple but significant element.
The struggles most expect from the inaugural season of the Marvin Menzies Era showed in several forms for the Rebels, who opened with a 76-68 loss to a South Alabama.
Wyoming is another example that winning can be created different ways at different places. That perhaps more important than anything else for a new coach, understanding one’s culture stands above all else.
How much — and early — a UNLV fan base that can be as unrealistic as it is passionate buys into the newest version of the Rebels is anyone’s guess, but never underestimate how a team might respond to the perception of those who watch it.
No one expected Ballot Measure C in San Diego to gain near the needed two-thirds majority to pass. With 16 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, the measure was well on its way to failing badly.
He has been asked about the struggles of Oregon more times than he would prefer this college football season, because when you attend college where greatness breeds greatness across the athletics spectrum, people are going to remind you when things aren’t so rosy.
Manny Pacquiao was the challenger in name only and is now the WBO welterweight champion, having predictably beaten Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Manny Pacquiao will engage WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, some seven months after defeating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision.
Brooks Koepka hasn’t been one to embrace a golf journey that provides little opposition, that physical or metaphorical track allowing one to move forward in the most uncomplicated of ways.
We can confirm UNLV has a men’s basketball team this season, as the lights officially were turned on when first-year coach Marvin Menzies was forced to bring the Rebels out of hiding for the first of two exhibitions at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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