LeShaun Sims played for small schools in high school, at Agassi Prep, and in college, at Southern Utah. But the soft-spoken cornerback hit the big time Saturday, when he was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft with the No. 157 overall pick by the Tennesee Titans.
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Miles Killebrew, a Foothill High School product and hard-hitting former Southern Utah safety, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday morning with the No. 111 overall pick by the Detroit Lions.
In the NFL, almost everything is subject to further review, so it’s premature to declare the Denver Broncos as draft winners because they traded up to get quarterback Paxton Lynch late in the first round.
The Battle for the Fremont Cannon and four other UNLV football games will be shown on national TV this season, though all the times and channels haven’t been announced.
Mississippi will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil’s comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Thursday was a pom-pom and marching band short of starting a pep rally inside the Stan Fulton Building at UNLV.
Laremy Tunsil tumbled down the NFL draft board Thursday night after a bizarre video of him was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the proceedings, potentially costing the offensive lineman millions of dollars.
California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz.
Former Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley, a Bishop Gorman High School product, was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens to become the highest NFL Draft selection ever from Las Vegas.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez grew up 22 miles from the Oakland Coliseum, where he attended countless Raiders games. If Raiders owner Mark Davis has his way, Sanchez might eventually need only take a short stroll across campus to reach the NFL team’s new stadium in Las Vegas.
About two dozen fans of the Oakland Raiders were at UNLV to support team owner Mark Davis, who is pushing to move the Raiders to Las Vegas if a $1.4 billion, 65,00-seat stadium gets approved.
Soccer legend David Beckham and Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis teamed to push forward plans to build a $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat stadium that could ultimately bring the Raiders to Las Vegas. Beckman also pitched for soccer.
In one of the beginning steps in what could be a long process, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis vowed on Thursday to attempt to relocate his NFL franchise to Las Vegas if a stadium is constructed primarily for the team.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on Thursday told the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee that he wants to move his NFL franchise to Las Vegas, and he pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion domed stadium if a public-private financing plan is approved by the Legislature.
Opponents to the long-awaited concussion settlement with the NFL are taking another crack at the legal system to block the deal.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not be attending any potential stadium rallies on the Strip, even if he recognizes Las Vegas as a valuable piece in a high-level chess match.
Those National Football League fans hoping to get a definitive resolution on whether the Oakland Raiders are Las Vegas-bound will likely be disappointed in the outcome of Thursday’s Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting.
While Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley long has been widely ranked as the No. 2 offensive lineman in the NFL Draft behind former Mississippi tackle Laremy Tunsil, his stock has risen recently.
A Dallas judge has set a $1,500 bond for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel in his misdemeanor domestic assault case.
Former UNLV quarterback Blake Decker has been named a member of the 2016 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
A Texas grand jury has indicted ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on an assault charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence.
The Oakland Raiders will seek relocation to Las Vegas if a domed stadium is built here, according to two reports. Both Sports Illustrated and the Bleacher Report reported Monday that Raiders owner Mark Davis will pledge Thursday to move the team to Southern Nevada if a 65,000-seat stadium is built along Tropicana Avenue near the Strip.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.
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