UNLV took three paths to gets it Academic Progress Rate score up to 930 and regain bowl eligibility. But the work is not done to keep the number up there in future years.
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UNLV has announced the starting time for three of its home football games this season. The Sept. 6 home opener against Northern Colorado will kick off at 7 p.m., the Sept. 13 game with Northern Illinois will begin at 4 p.m., and the Nov. 8 game against Air Force will start at 1 p.m.
Brothers Beau and B.J. Bell, who played at UNLV, are key players for the LA KISS of the Arena Football League. KISS rock band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley co-own of the franchise.
ASHBURN, Va. — Former UNLV receiver Jerry Rice Jr., the son of the Hall of Fame receiver, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins on Thursday.
The NCAA has lifted UNLV football’s bowl ban for next season, according to the school, after a recalculation of the team’s Academic Progress Rate score.
Dalton Sneed, a quarterback from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., committed to play football for UNLV.
Kevin Thomas, who starred at cornerback for UNLV and went on to play for the Buffalo Bills, said he is feeling the effects of his NFL career. He has been frustrated in his fight to get help.
Offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson transferred to Arkansas. He can play right away because the Rebels are ineligible for a bowl bid because of a low Academic Progress Rate.
The Rebels will play at Houston on Sept. 20. Also, their Aug. 29 season opener at Arizona will be on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.
The NCAA granted UNLV wide receiver Maika Mataele an extra season of eligibility, strengthening an already deep position.
Thirty-six Division I athletic teams will face postseason bans next fall because of sub-par scores on the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate, which was released Wednesday. The biggest names on the list — UNLV football and San Jose State men’s basketball — had been previously reported.
The Mountain West moved the UNLV-Fresno State football game up a day to Oct. 10 and added it to its Friday night television schedule.
Former UNLV wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. will try out for the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, and ex-UCLA defensive end and Silverado High School graduate Keenan Graham will shot a shot with the Chicago Bears.
UNLV offered several self-imposed penalties that would take the place of a bowl ban for having a low Academic Progress Rate score. The NCAA said the penalties didn’t go far enough.
CORNETT SIGNS WITH CARDINALS; EX-GAEL GRIMBLE TO GIANTS
The only two quarterbacks chosen on the second day of the NFL draft Friday have a lot to emulate. Derek Carr’s guiding light has been older brother David, the top overall pick in the 2002 draft. Jimmy Garoppolo’s favorite player has been Tom Brady, the 199th selection in 2000.
The wide receiver spotted the quarterback holding the football. He instinctively knew what to do. He ran a post pattern, accelerating at full speed — or what seemed like it, at least.
Former UNLV running back Tim Cornett and ex-Southern California tight end Xavier Grimble have excellent chances to be selected in this week’s NFL Draft. Grimble played high school ball at Bishop Gorman.
Running back Adonis Smith is transferring from UNLV. He is leaving because the Rebels’ football team is ineligible for a bowl because of a low Academic Progress Rate score.
The proposed cost of a new UNLV on-campus 50,000-seat stadium ranges from $490 million for an open-air venue to $632 million for a domed facility and $682 million for a retractable roof stadium, according to a consultant report being presented Thursday to the UNLV stadium board.
The Academic Progress Rate, the measure by which the NCAA tracks eligibility and retention rates of student-athletes, isn’t as straightforward a system as some would believe. It’s like most things in life: Money might be the root of all evil, but it sure does benefit those with the fattest wallets.
It looks like a monolith carved from mortar and molded of chrome, a giant spaceship in the middle of the UNLV campus.
Adonis Smith rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Gray to a 20-13 victory over the Scarlet in UNLV’s spring football game. The game ended the Rebels’ spring practice sessions.
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