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.
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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?
San Diego State scored 11 unanswered runs, including nine in the eighth inning, to take a 16-5 lead over UNLV en route to a 18-8 victory that eliminated the Rebels from the Mountain West Championship on Thursday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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.
Nic Ready went 4-for-6 with a grand slam and totaled six RBIs to lead Air Force to a 15-7 rout of UNLV in a first-round game of the Mountain West Championship on Wednesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Rebels junior pitcher D.J. Myers and sophomore left fielder Payton Squier were named first team all-conference while Isbel and junior relief pitcher Ben Wright earned second team all-MW honors.
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.
Wednesday is the deadline for players who haven’t signed with an agent to decide if they want to return to school or stay in the NBA Draft. The deadline was extended this year to 10 days after the combine ends.
More than 800 college basketball players are transferring, according to ESPN.com. Coaches who came to Las Vegas to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer don’t know how to solve the problem.
UNLV designated hitter Cooper Esmay was named the Mountain West Player of the Week on Monday after going 4-for-7 with two home runs, six RBIs and three runs scored in two games against UNR.
UNLV left fielder Payton Squier finished the regular season with a .383 batting average that is the highest by a Rebels starter since 2004, when Eric Nielsen hit .402.
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.
In less than a month, UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies has added eight players to the four already on the roster. His work isn’t done, but the Rebels have a good idea of what kind of lineup they will take into the season.
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.
Cooper Esmay’s two home runs weren’t enough to rally UNLV to victory Saturday, as UNR held on for a 9-7 win over the Rebels in a Mountain West baseball regular-season finale in Reno.
UNR’s offensive surge in the sixth inning led to an 8-1 victory over UNLV on Friday to even the final series of the regular season at one game each.
Carlos Johnson, a 6-foot-4-inch forward at Findlay Prep who previously committed to UNLV, will play basketball at Washington. He also considered Boise State and Oregon State.
Former UNLV standouts Stephen Zimmerman Jr. and Patrick McCaw could go late in the first round of the NBA Draft or drop into the second round, depending on which mock draft you believe.
A.J. VanMeetren had three hits and three RBIs to back D.J. Myers’ strong eight-inning pitching performance and lead UNLV to a 7-1 win over UNR in a Mountain West baseball game Thursday in Reno.
UNLV added three more players to its basketball roster Wednesday, picking up commitments from Uche Ofoegbu, Jordan Johnson and Djordjije Sljivancanin.
The No. 25-ranked UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round 6-under-par 282 on Wednesday and finished sixth at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, one spot out of advancing to the national finals.
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