The magnitude of Friday’s 58-13 season-opening loss at Arizona makes this weekend even more crucial for UNLV. The Rebels play Northern Colorado, a Football Championship Subdivision team, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV needs to do more than simply win. The Rebels need to beat the Bears convincingly. Anything short of that is a red flag that even in a down Mountain West, the Rebels will have major problems this season.
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Three former UNLV football players are serving as graduate assistants this season — C.J. Cox, Travis Dixon and Jay Staggs. The Rebels have never had three alums in that role at one time.
UNLV is counting on three junior college transfers and a transfer from UCLA to mend a defensive line that lost three players from last season.
Ron Scoggins, who started 19 games the past two seasons at offensive guard, is back with the UNLV football team after leaving in the spring. Now he must work his way back up.
Heading into his 30th season with the UNLV football team, equipment director Paul Pucciarelli has plenty of memories. Coach Bobby Hauck has the Rebels headed in the right direction, he says, and it’s fun again for the Rebels.
UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck sees a much different Rebel team than when he took over five years ago. “They know they can win now … You learn a lot through adversity,” he says.
UNLV’s success on the football field last year hasn’t resulted in increased season ticket sales. And a proposed stadium has been scaled back — and the dome removed. Maybe they should say it was to save the birds.
Starting offensive guard Ron Scoggins probably will return to UNLV’s football team. He left in the spring, but appears to have had a change of heart.
The Mountain West conference held their annual football media days at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday. I attended Wednesday and learned so much. It was my first (and hopefully not my last) media day event.
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.
UNLV lost guard Cameron Jefferson and Ron Scoggins in the offseason, but the Rebels still should have one of the Mountain West’s top offensive lines.
It’s not as if the crystal stemware has shattered into a thousand pieces. But there is a small chip or two, flaws only discernible to those who watched firsthand Boise State’s rise to college football prominence.
Even before the power conferences began to use their enormous leverage to create more authority, the Mountain West operated in a system that was anything but fair to the leagues outside the big five. Now the differences are becoming even more stark as the power conferences put themselves in position to create their own rules.
Dance Dance Revolution is a music video game introduced in Japan 16 years ago, where players stand on a platform or stage and hit colored arrows with their feet to musical and visual cues.
UNLV was picked to finish fourth in the West Division of the Mountain West. Wide receiver Devante Davis and offensive linemen Brett Boyko and Robert Waterman were named to the preseason all-conference football team.
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.
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.