Dark clouds hung over many previous Mountain West football media days, but the mood is quite different this week.
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For most of an hour, the crowd of reporters — some sitting, some standing — was in double digits as UNLV coach Tony Sanchez went through his first Mountain West media days. And he relished every moment.
As a player and a coach, Steve Alford has been involved in several memorable games against UNLV. Now, he can look forward to another one.
The college football preview magazines are clear concerning their expectations for UNLV this season.
UNLV's busy offseason in recruiting continued Monday with quarterback Jack Smith committing to the Rebels for the 2016 class.
The field at Sam Boyd Stadium always felt claustrophobic, the seats so close to ground level that it looked like the fans were in sideline meetings with the players.
When asked to predict his future, Justin Jackson pump-faked and passed on the question. But he left no doubt about his college intentions.
For many years and under many coaches, the UNLV football calendar has been split into three distinct parts — the season itself, spring football and the two months of the recruiting period leading up to signing day.
UNLV's football games at Colorado State and Wyoming will be televised on Root Sports network.
More than a year has passed since Roscoe Smith decided to forgo his senior season at UNLV and enter the NBA Draft, but the 24-year-old forward has yet to record a regular-season NBA statistic.
In need of winning big this season, Dave Rice is not taking the easy way out. He lined up one big game after another.
UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence because of an ongoing back ailment that will require him to undergo another back surgery, UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy announced Thursday.
Men’s soccer standout Salvador Bernal was named the UNLV Sportsman of the Year for 2014-15, and women’s golfer Dana Finkelstein won the Sportswoman of the Year award for the second straight year.
Jim Weaver, who served as UNLV’s athletic director from 1992 to 1994 and later worked as the AD at Western Michigan and Virginia Tech died Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va., after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 70 years old.
Wide receiver C.J. Harris of East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif., committed to UNLV, choosing the Rebels over UNR. He is the fifth commitment for the 2015 recruiting class.
An astounding six of the Mountain West’s 12 football-playing schools are under new leadership at a time of tremendous challenge for the flagship football league among the so-called Group of Five. UNLV’s Tina Kunzer-Murphy, at the helm since July 2013, is one of the senior ADs in the conference.
Things aren’t expected to go well for new UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez when he leads the Rebels out on the field at Sam Boyd Stadium for the first time, at least according to the bookmakers.
Chris Wood, a former UNLV star who was bypassed Thursday in the two-round NBA Draft, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets, according to multiple sources. The Rockets will participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in July.
Former UNLV star guard Rashad Vaughn was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 17th pick of the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft. Vaughn’s teammate at UNLV, forward Chris Wood, was not drafted after being considered a late first-round pick a month ago.
The level of disappointment for former UNLV star Chris Wood had to have reached epic levels, and yet this is the risk one takes when deciding to forfeit remaining college eligibility and chase a professional dream.
UNLV freshman John Oda was named honorable mention All-America by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Thursday.
Las Vegas Review-Journal basketball writer Matt Youmans predicts the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He thinks former UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn will go to the Los Angeles Lakers with the 27th pick.
Speculation is that former UNLV forward Chris Wood, once a first-round fixture in NBA mock drafts in the media, has fallen into the second round, while his former teammate, guard Rashad Vaughn, appears to be rising into the first round. Both will find out Thursday.
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