For years, for decades, forever, those issues that prevented serious thought about Las Vegas ever featuring a major league professional sports franchise almost immediately ended any such movement.
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UNLV took a big step forward in its football fundraising efforts Friday, when it received a $2 million gift, the largest in program history, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The donor is a longtime supporter of the school and its athletics department.
The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee spent about three hours examining a plan to use $750 million in room tax revenue as the public’s stake in $1.4 billion project.
The financial impact on what a stadium would mean to UNLV was discussed at different points of Thursday’s gathering, but this remains a secondary and yet highly significant element: How big a part could a stadium play in securing the Rebels’ membership in a Power 5 conference?
Baylor University’s board of regents says it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.
Rick Trachok, chairman of the University of Nevada Board of Regents, will propose that regents no longer vote on coaches’ contracts. The onus will be on the university president to put together a fiscally responsible deal.
Regents should have zero influence when it comes to those a university hires to run athletic programs, and that includes voting to approve the contracts offered coaches.
Tim Leiweke adds credibility and influential NFL connections to the Las Vegas stadium drive. He is playing an integral role in the Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland.
Bishop Gorman all-state middle linebacker Farrell Hester became the third Las Vegas Valley player to orally commit early to the Rebels’ 2017 recruiting class, joining Desert Pines’ Marckell Grayson and Isaiah Morris.
The NFL Spring Meeting at the Ballantyne Hotel concluded with mixed messages after team owners and league executives debated an array of topics. Commissioner Roger Goodell remains cool to Las Vegas, but the climate appears to be changing.
The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.
The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death.
The Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas will be a significant topic Tuesday, when team owners converge in Charlotte for the NFL Spring Meeting.
A group of predominantly African-American investors, led by former Oakland Raiders players Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete, have met with team and city officials about developing a stadium to keep the NFL team in California.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will appeal the federal court ruling reinstating his four-game suspension for “Deflategate” to the entire U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Brady’s lawyer told ABC News on Monday.
At the conclusion of spring practice, Johnny Stanton had done nothing to indicate that UNLV is about to unleash the next “Johnny Football.” By the fall, maybe that will change.
The win total released last week by the Golden Nugget for UNLV in 2016 would spell doom and gloom at countless programs across the country, but it should produce a different reaction in Las Vegas.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Friday he would support Raiders owner Mark Davis if he wanted to move his NFL franchise from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Clemson and star quarterback Deshaun Watson are not sneaking up on anyone. The Golden Nugget posted regular-season win totals on 24 teams, and the Tigers top the list.
Don’t look for Rob Gronkowski to spike his slippers in the end zone anytime soon.
The controversial University of Michigan satellite football camp summer tour is coming to Las Vegas.
The message is fairly obvious: Some across the league are rightly moving away from one of the NFL’s more hypocritical opinions — which is a pretty sizable list.
Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones have been arrested on drug and weapons charges.
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