UNLV’s overtime win against Portland on Wednesday night was important for one reason: The alternative would have been dreadful.
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Rashad Vaughn was terrific and he did enough to keep UNLV in the game long enough to make the plays down the stretch to force overtime. Then, he stepped his game up in the extra session.
UNLV cut a late 16-point deficit to three with 33 seconds left, but Northwestern blocked Alana Cesarz’s potential game-tying 3-point attempt with seven seconds remaining and held on for an 88-84 victory over the Lady Rebels on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Cody Doolin’s layup with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime lifted UNLV to a 75-73 victory over Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday night.
The Rebels are 6-point favorites when they host Portland tonight at the Thomas & Mack. Tip is 7:30 p.m.
The Portland Pilots could very well be in the mix to grab the third position in a strong WCC this season, and that makes them a very challenging opponent for UNLV.
In a few months, UNLV sophomore Chris Wood might confront a decision about his professional career. Will he be ready to take a shot at the NBA or not? As of now, he’s not. He knows it, too.
The University of Nevada Board of Regents approved the hiring of Tony Sanchez as UNLV head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was 11-0 to approve his four-year contract with a $500,000 annual salary.
The choice has been made. The experts have spoken. Tony Sanchez has been named UNLV’s new football coach and a substantial portion of the community has weighed in on the subject.
Sometimes late at night Bobby Florence will stop by the main gaming floor at the Gold Coast where people are wagering money on a new baccarat game called Rabbit’s Play. He’ll get a little twinkle in his eye, as he did when he scored 35 points in one half against Saint Mary’s 40 years ago.
Nebraska interim football coach Barney Cotton will be UNLV’s offensive coordinator. Cornhuskers offensive line coach John Garrison also is expected to join the staff.
Cold second-half shooting was too much for the UNLV women’s basketball team to overcome Saturday night in a 93-84 loss to Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah.
Rashad Vaughn scored 18 points, and freshman Patrick McCaw made big plays to help the Rebels run away with a 75-61 victory over South Dakota before a lively sellout crowd of 3,250 at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday night. McCaw totaled 12 points, four steals and four rebounds.
Rashad Vaughn scored 18 points and had plenty of help as UNLV defeated South Dakota 75-61 before an energized sellout crowd of 3,250 at the Sanford Pentagon.
The Rebels are 3.5-point favorites when they travel to Sioux City to face the Coyotes today at 5:00 p.m.
A game against a Summit League opponent with a 3-7 record on a somewhat neutral floor would not ordinarily be the type of spot to put UNLV on high alert.
After two months of practices and seven games, UNLV freshman Rashad Vaughn has seen and heard enough. The time for using youth to explain away losses has passed.
The question everyone wanted answered went unanswered at UNLV’s press conference on Thursday afternoon. And that was disappointing.
Long before going over to the dark side, leaving sportswriting for the celebrity realm, I found myself on the sidelines with the most famous high school football coach in the country.
Tony Sanchez was officially introduced as UNLV’s 11th football coach at a news conference Thursday. “I know it was a bold statement when I was chosen for this position,” Sanchez said. “I couldn’t be more energetic and more driven to see UNLV football moving in a positive direction.”
Former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was arrested overnight in Story County, Iowa, according to several reports. But a judge tossed out a drug-related charge at a hearing Thursday morning, saying police lacked probable cause.
UNLV’s Salvador Bernal, Kyle Mellies, Rodrigo Fuentes and Ryan Harding were named to the first-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region squad.
By now you probably are familiar with Notre Dame having hired a wildly successful high school coach named Gerry Faust to wake up the echoes. But there’s an even bolder experiment that better correlates to UNLV that was conducted in North Texas.
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