Best friends and team captains for the two-time defending national champion Gaels, Jaron Caldwell and Julio Garcia II were the first two players to commit to the Rebels' 2016 recruiting class, arguably the best in UNLV history.
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The letters of intent started rolling into UNLV via fax machine at 5 a.m. today on National Signing Day. By 9 a.m., the Rebels' stellar 2016 football recruiting class was signed, sealed and delivered to the school.
Hired by UNLV in December 2014, Rebels football coach Tony Sanchez had less than three months to cobble together his first recruiting class. Given a full year since then to compile UNLV's 2016 crop, Sanchez and his staff have produced arguably the best recruiting class in school history.
With national signing day on Wednesday, the UNLV football team is hoping to put the finishing touches on one of its best recruiting classes in school history by adding Isaiah Bean, a heavily recruited defensive end from the Houston suburb of Humble, Texas.
A domed stadium proposed for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas football team has a price tag of $1.2 billion, and developers would seek $780 million in public financing, according to a document provided by Las Vegas Sands Corp., which is leading a consortium behind the project.
For the sake of this discussion, let's assume shovels will be placed in the ground at the $1 billion domed arena site on the edge of UNLV's campus. And that the NFL rescinds its leather-helmet view of legal and highly monitored gambling on pro football.
This is no Iowa cornfield, and the only farming I have done lately is to roll a broken lawn mower out to the curb for a garage sale, but if you close your eyes and imagine what more than $1 billion might deliver Las Vegas in terms of a domed stadium, you just might see all that Ray Kinsella built and more.
A day after UNLV landed its potential quarterback of the future in three-star recruit Armani Rogers, the Rebels added a potential future target for the 6-foot-5-inch signal caller Friday night in two-star wide receiver Mekhi Stevenson.
It was at this time last year in a ballroom at the Phoenix Convention Center when Roger Goodell was posed a familiar question at his annual state of the league address at the Super Bowl: Did the commissioner think Las Vegas could sustain an NFL team?
A few months removed from a wrenching 31-28 loss at Fresno State, UNLV won a recruiting battle with the Bulldogs for three-star quarterback Armani Rogers.
Perhaps nobody was more thrilled Thursday about the proposal by the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to build a $1 billion domed stadium with at least 65,000 seats near UNLV that would be home to the school's football team — and possibly the Oakland Raiders — than Tony Sanchez.
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. will lead a consortium of investors planning to build a $1 billion domed stadium on 42 acres near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that would house the school's football team — and possibly a National Football League franchise.
A few months removed from a wrenching 31-28 loss at Fresno State, UNLV is hoping for a reversal of fortune Thursday in a recruiting battle with the Bulldogs for three-star quarterback Armani Rogers.
Two-star wide receiver Andre "AJ" Collins is the latest player to commit to a UNLV recruiting class ranked by Rivals.com as No. 1 in the Mountain West conference and tied for No. 63 in the nation.
A handful of former UNLV football players and coaches have been in the news recently.
With national signing day fast approaching on Feb. 3, the UNLV football team only has a few more scholarships available in their 2016 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 2 in the Mountain West conference by Rivals.com and No. 65 in the nation.
With the addition of three-star defensive lineman Leevel Tatum, who orally committed to UNLV on Tuesday, the Rebels' recruiting class is now ranked No. 2 in the Mountain West conference by Rivals.com and No. 64 in the country.
Tykenzie Daniels, a two-star cornerback from Foster High School in Richmond, Texas, a suburb of Houston, verbally committed to UNLV on Monday night following his official weekend visit to the school.
When Tony Sanchez was hired as UNLV's football coach in December 2014, then-Rebels graduate assistant C.J. Cox was struck by something he said.
Riding the High Roller at The Linq was fun and so was attending UNLV's 100-64 victory over Air Force on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Kansas State has made a habit of improving its football team each season through early junior college signings, and Arizona State followed suit in December, adding six midyear junior college signees. UNLV has adopted the same approach,
Rebels coach Tony Sanchez is banking on Johnny Stanton to be the right player to help turn UNLV's football team into a winner next season after it finished 3-9 last year in its 18th losing season in 21 years.
Quarterback Armani Rogers, a former Cal recruiting commit, headlines a group of 13 high school seniors who will make their official visit to UNLV this weekend.
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