Not all starting spots were settled during UNLV’s training camp, but the coaches know who’s in the rotation at the various positions.
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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.
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.