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.
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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.
Coronado High School offensive lineman Donovan Outlaw committed to play football at UNLV. He will be a member of the Rebels’ 2016 recruiting class.
UNLV offensive lineman Ron Scoggins was a potential academic casualty in his freshman year and was forced to sit out practices as his grades slipped. But when his former Bishop Gorman coach, Tony Sanchez, was hired to lead the Rebels, Scoggins found the spark he needed to earn his way onto the dean’s list.
Matt Brayton, a senior offensive lineman at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif., committed to UNLV. He also had scholarship offers from New Mexico and Montana State.
Glenn Carano, 59, will be inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame on Friday at Orleans Arena. Carano, the father of former MMA star Gina Carano, is being inducted alongside boxer Mike Tyson, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, golf pro Joe Kelly and rodeo coach Ric Griffith.
Former UNLV defensive back Sidney Hodge, a Palo Verde High School graduate, is following his wife, Natiyah, who comes from a military family, into the service. He is finishing Army military intelligence classes and will graduate July 10 before heading to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
UNLV’s football game at Michigan on Sept. 19 will be televised on the Big Ten Network. The game will be at 9 a.m. PDT.
The new UNLV head coach is holding a series of camps beginning Thursday.
UNLV’s season opener at Northern Illinois on Sept. 5 will be televised by CBS Sports Network, and will be at 4:30 p.m. PDT. It is the first game in the coach Tony Sanchez era.
Former UNLV quarterback and punter Randall Cunningham is again on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
It’s a new era for UNLV football. And they’re letting everyone know with the video below.
UNLV’s football program posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate average of 937. The minimum to be eligible for postseason play is 930. All 17 UNLV sports achieved above the four-year required APR.
The grade-point average of UNLV’s football team rose from a 2.35 in the fall semester to a 2.7 for the term that recently ended, coach Tony Sanchez said. He also said 11 players made the Dean’s List.
As the Rebels’ point man for recruiting, Jimmy Morimoto has earned the trust and respect of Mike Sanford, Bobby Hauck and now Tony Sanchez. He’s organized, thorough, knowledgeable and committed, seeing the long hours the job demands as an opportunity to do what he loves.
Arkansas State has asked UNLV to move its 2017 football game at Sam Boyd Stadium back two years. The Rebels are considering the request.
Defensive lineman Nick Dehdashtian, who committed to UNR in 2013, plans to walk on at UNLV for this upcoming season. He is at Midwestern Preparatory Academy in Orland Park, Ill.
UNLV’s football team recently picked up a commitment from running back Altee Tenpenny, who is transferring from Alabama. The Rebels have had several notable transfers over the years.
UNLV picked up the commitment of Long Beach (Calif.) City College Jason Fao, who will play for the Rebels this season. He originally signed with Texas-El Paso.
Former UNLV offensive lineman Brett Boyko was drafted in the second round of the CFL Draft by the British Columbia Lions on Tuesday. His former teammate, running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence, was taken in the third round, also by the Lions.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., wrote a congratulatory letter to former UNLV star running back Joe Haro.
Running back Altee Tenpenny announced on Instagram he will transfer from Alabama to UNLV. He will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules, but Tenpenny was one of the nation’s top recruits in 2013.
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