UNLV suffered its first significant loss of the season Friday when wide receiver Kendal Keys had season-ending surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.
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Linebacker was UNLV’s thinnest position last season, when starters Tau Lotulelei, Ryan McAleenan and Matt Lea were forced to stay on the field for virtually every snap of every game. This season, linebacker is expected to be one of UNLV’s deepest and strongest positions.
The Rebels’ first two-a-day is Wednesday, with the team practicing under the morning sun at Rebel Park before returning to the field for an evening workout at Sam Boyd Stadium.
While coach Tony Sanchez indicated the close battle for the starting spot could extend into the Rebels’ Sept. 1 season opener against Jackson State, he said he’s simply looking for the most efficient game manager.
Hoping to harness that killer instinct and mentality on the football field, UNLV’s new starting offensive linemen call themselves The Orcas.
More than five months later, following the first four fall camp practices, Sanchez is still waiting for Stanton or Palandech to stake his claim to the No. 1 spot
Fifteen true freshmen from one of UNLV’s best recruiting classes ever and four other promising newcomers were on the practice field for the Rebels on Friday.
Four years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his family’s home in New Orleans, UNLV wide receiver Devonte Boyd moved to Las Vegas to live with his uncle, who made an immeasurable impact on his life.
Keith Belton will have as much to say about how improved the Rebels are this season and beyond as anyone else, his responsibility to grow the physiques of boys into men and men into bigger men.
Fresh off UNLV’s first fall football practice Friday at Rebel Park, coach Tony Sanchez said his top priority early in training camp is naming a starting quarterback.