San Diego State senior running back Donnel Pumphrey is the nation’s active leader in rushing yards (4,272), rushing touchdowns (45) and all-purpose yards (5,145). He attended Canyon Springs High School.
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It’s no secret to followers of UNLV football that the energy level of strength coach Keith Belton and his assistant, Jeff Eaton, is off the charts. Their infectious enthusiasm also is no longer a secret to the outside world.
If things break right this season, Boise State might be the first Group of Five team to crash the College Football Playoff party. The Broncos were picked to win the Mountain Division of the Mountain West.
Las Vegas sports books might expect the UNLV football team to improve on last season’s 3-9 record — the Rebels’ 2016 win total is 4.5 — but the Mountain West media does not.
Several topics will be discussed at the Mountain West Football Media Days, which will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said the school was monitoring what is happening with Big 12 expansion, but the Rebels aren’t actively promoting themselves as candidates.
UNLV’s home football game against Idaho on Sept. 24 will kick off at 6 p.m. PT at Sam Boyd Stadium but won’t be televised, the school announced Friday.
For the second straight year, UNLV junior wide receiver Devonte Boyd has been named to the official preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top pass catcher.
UNLV offensive tackle Kyle Saxelid is one of 81 Football Bowl Subdivision nominees for the 2016 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
UNLV center Will Kreitler is on the official Fall Watch List released Wednesday for the Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football.
UNLV is one of five major colleges with minority head coaches in men’s basketball and football. The Rebels are the only ones to include a female athletic director.
UNLV’s season opener against Jackson State on Sept. 1 at Sam Boyd Stadium will kick off at 7 p.m. and will be streamed by the Mountain West Network on Campus Insiders.
Nine of UNLV’s 12 football games this season will be televised after ROOT SPORTS announced Thursday that the network will show two Rebels home games this year.
The UNLV football team will face Southern California on Sept. 1, 2018, one year earlier than previously scheduled. The Rebels will be paid a guarantee of $1.15 million for the game.
If you ask Devonte Boyd who’s the best wide receiver in college football, he’ll tell you it’s him. The UNLV junior is projected to at least be one of the best wideouts in the Mountain West this season.
The game will be played at the site of the divisional champion with the highest College Football Playoff ranking at the conclusion of regular-season play.
UNLV’s football game at Boise State will kick off at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 18, and be shown on ESPN2, it was announced Tuesday.
Former UNLV safety Peni Vea was cut by the Chiefs only a few days after signing with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent.
Peni Vea had to wait more than a month after April’s NFL Draft for the call, but his hopes came to fruition this week, when he signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
Months of whispers became public Thursday when UNLV president Len Jessup said the school has raised $5 million to $6 million toward building an on-campus football facility.
With no guaranteed money game on UNLV’s 2016 football schedule and men’s basketball ticket sales down 5 percent from last year at this time, the school is projected to have a budget deficit of $1.5 million to $3 million in 2016-17.
School president Len Jessup told assembled regents a timetable has been set to raise enough additional funds by the fall so that construction on the facility — likely adjacent to the current practice fields — could begin in the spring.
It is UNLV’s first trip to UCLA and Rose Bowl in program history and the first trip to the Los Angeles area since the Rebels played at USC in 1997.
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