UNR quarterback Cody Fajardo recently tweeted the Fremont Cannon will head back to Reno after the Wolf Pack play at UNLV this season. His coach, Brian Polian, supported the tweet.
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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.
It took more than a decade for the UNLV football program to exhibit some semblance of respectability. It took one news conference Thursday to severely damage all that positive energy.
UNLV plays its spring football game tonight, knowing more about its team. The Rebels, though, still have unanswered questions heading into the summer.
The NCAA turned down UNLV’s appeal over a low Academic Progress Rate score. UNLV will not be allowed to participate in a bowl next season.
David Greene looked sharp in Friday’s scrimmage after moving from safety to running back.
UNLV running back Adonis Smith, a Northwestern transfer, is working to bounce back from a disappointing season. He is showing the signs this spring of doing just that.
UNLV starting cornerbacks Tajh Hasson and Kenneth Penny are coming off promising seasons. They are expected to provide the Rebels with one of the top unit on the football team.
When explaining publicly its football program’s academic predicament UNLV needs to be forthright and honest and there should be no shortage of bodies explaining why and how this happened.
UNLV’s football team is hoping to avoid being banned from the postseason as well other penalties. The Rebels’ Academic Progress Rate may be low enough to incur sanctions by the NCAA, when it releases its report in June.
Quarterback Caleb Herring participated in UNLV’s pro day on Thursday at Rebel Park. His best chance to make the NFL appears to be as an undrafted free agent.
Devonte Boyd and Trent Riley, who grayshirted last season, should make UNLV even deeper at wide receiver. The team’s top receiver, Devante Davis, has been a mentor to them.
The competition for the UNLV quarterback job began Monday between Nick Sherry and Blake Decker as spring football practices opened.
Nick Sherry and Blake Decker begin their competition to become UNLV’s starting quarterback. But positions will be up for grabs throughout the lineup.
UNLV’s former football coach, like most coaches, said he didn’t read the newspaper. But a story about former Rebels quarterbacks staking their claim as NFL assistant coaches brought back a favorite Mike Sanford memory.
Scott Turner and Shane Steichen have remained close friends since they were quarterbacks at UNLV, and they still have 702 area codes for their cellphone numbers, taking a little piece of Las Vegas wherever they go. And that includes to the NFL as assistant coaches.
UNLV coach Bobby Hauck got his wish with the Rebels scheduled to face UNR on Nov. 29 at Sam Boyd Stadium to end the regular season.
UNLV lost on the field when it played North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Rebels, though, won’t take as big a loss financially, or perhaps no loss at all.