Now it's not about new uniforms or the changes to Sam Boyd Stadium or how many national media outlets have interviewed UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez.
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The new UNLV head coach is holding a series of camps beginning Thursday.
UNLV’s season opener at Northern Illinois on Sept. 5 will be televised by CBS Sports Network, and will be at 4:30 p.m. PDT. It is the first game in the coach Tony Sanchez era.
Former UNLV quarterback and punter Randall Cunningham is again on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
It’s a new era for UNLV football. And they’re letting everyone know with the video below.
UNLV’s football program posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate average of 937. The minimum to be eligible for postseason play is 930. All 17 UNLV sports achieved above the four-year required APR.
The grade-point average of UNLV’s football team rose from a 2.35 in the fall semester to a 2.7 for the term that recently ended, coach Tony Sanchez said. He also said 11 players made the Dean’s List.
As the Rebels’ point man for recruiting, Jimmy Morimoto has earned the trust and respect of Mike Sanford, Bobby Hauck and now Tony Sanchez. He’s organized, thorough, knowledgeable and committed, seeing the long hours the job demands as an opportunity to do what he loves.
Arkansas State has asked UNLV to move its 2017 football game at Sam Boyd Stadium back two years. The Rebels are considering the request.
Defensive lineman Nick Dehdashtian, who committed to UNR in 2013, plans to walk on at UNLV for this upcoming season. He is at Midwestern Preparatory Academy in Orland Park, Ill.
UNLV’s football team recently picked up a commitment from running back Altee Tenpenny, who is transferring from Alabama. The Rebels have had several notable transfers over the years.
UNLV picked up the commitment of Long Beach (Calif.) City College Jason Fao, who will play for the Rebels this season. He originally signed with Texas-El Paso.
Former UNLV offensive lineman Brett Boyko was drafted in the second round of the CFL Draft by the British Columbia Lions on Tuesday. His former teammate, running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence, was taken in the third round, also by the Lions.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., wrote a congratulatory letter to former UNLV star running back Joe Haro.
Running back Altee Tenpenny announced on Instagram he will transfer from Alabama to UNLV. He will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules, but Tenpenny was one of the nation’s top recruits in 2013.
Defensive backs Mike Horsey (Packers) and Tajh Hasson (Ravens) and defensive lineman Jordan Sparkman (Jaguars) will receive NFL minicamp tryouts.
Former UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck agreed to work one day into December before stepping aside, records show. But Hauck appears to want to be paid for the entire month and told a football website “it looks like it’s going to the lawyers.”
UNLV wide receiver Devante Davis and offensive lineman Brett Boyko weren’t selected in the NFL Draft, then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. Also, cornerback Kenneth Penny signed with the Cleveland Browns and defensive end Josh Shirley with the Oakland Raiders.
Former UNLV and Bengals star running back Ickey Woods announced Cincinnati’s second-round pick at Friday’s NFL Draft … and broke out the “Ickey Shuffle.”
Quarterback Randall Cunningham is widely considered the greatest UNLV football player of all time. Now he can also be considered the school’s greatest NFL draftee ever.
UNLV will wear three different types of uniforms next season — in red, white and black. The name “Las Vegas” also is a prominent part of the new look.
CBS Sports Network will televise UNLV’s home football games against UCLA and San Diego State. One of the ESPN networks will pick up the Rebels’ home game against Boise State.
Former UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck is considering legal action regarding his compensation package after announcing his resignation in November. He told an online site he wasn’t paid the full amount.