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.
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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.
The fact remains that those playing quarterback for UNLV don’t have the passing skills to play winning football. They’re just not good enough. Not close to being so.
It’s how UNLV president Len Jessup handles a certain personnel matter that could prove as important a decision as he ever makes charting the university’s future. He can’t miss.
Before the Colorado State game, UNLV coach Tony Sanchez was like a prize fighter ready for battle, which made this all the more perplexing: His team never left its corner at the first bell.
Kathy Olivier knew of the challenges, of convincing enough Division I talent that UNLV basketball didn’t begin and end with the men’s program.
UNLV started seven seniors and two juniors on defense, so the constant narrative we hear about the Rebels being young and inexperienced while rebuilding certainly doesn’t apply to that side of the ball.
He speaks like a man intent on when and not if, on beginning the process of relocating the Raiders to Las Vegas in a timely but aggressive manner.