After eight games, we are 6-2 to open the year and we are pretty excited about that. We know it is a long year and we still have a lot of work to do, but it is a good start as we head into conference play.
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In almost every way, Jerry Tarkanian was the godfather of UNLV basketball. From afar, he will be remembered as a legendary coach. To the players closest to him, he meant far more.
Reaction from the basketball world to Jerry Tarkanian’s death Wednesday morning at age 84 was quick and consistent — great admiration for a man who helped change the game of college basketball, a man who never backed down from a challenge and whose teams were always tough to prepare and play against.
The passing of legendary college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian at age 84 on Wednesday morning drew reaction from across the country.
Sig Rogich always had an eye for political talent, an ability that even served him well in sports when he noticed a young basketball coach compiling victories at an astonishing rate.
A media target throughout the country, Jerry Tarkanian didn’t always have it easy in Las Vegas, either, when it came to local coverage of his basketball team.
Legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday morning at Valley Hospital Medical Center. Here’s what his fans had to say about him.
There’s something in the sports writer’s code, an unwritten rule, about not asking for autographs. When I heard that Jerry Tarkanian had died Wednesday morning, asking him for his autograph when I was a young sports writer was one of the first things that popped into my mind.
I always loved this story about Jerry Tarkanian: It was shortly after UNLV won its national championship in basketball when a group of out-of-town reporters happened to be in the same restaurant as the Rebels coach.
Jerry Tarkanian, the iconic towel-chomping coach who put UNLV on the map as a national college basketball power and repeatedly clashed with the NCAA during his career, died Wednesday morning at Valley Hospital Medical Center.
Chris Wood was sensational in every way on Tuesday night. Wood had 27 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocked shots. In short, he was unstoppable.
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is fighting to stay alive as relatives and friends kept a bedside vigil Tuesday night at a local hospital.
UNLV’s baseball team was picked with UNR to finish third in the Mountain West. The Rebels received two first-place votes, and outfielder Joey Armstrong was named to the preseason all-conference team.
Sophomore forward Chris Wood did almost everything Tuesday, totaling 27 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocks to lift the Rebels to a 73-61 victory over Fresno State at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Rebels host Fresno State tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center. Tip is at 7:00 p.m.
UNLV has pro prospects in Rashad Vaughn and Chris Wood, but the Rebels play five freshmen in their eight-man rotation and have struggled to a 4-6 Mountain West record entering Tuesday night’s Fresno State game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was resting comfortably Monday night at Valley Hospital Medical Center after being unresponsive earlier in the day while being treated for low blood pressure and an infection.
The Rams score the final 11 points to claim a 55-43 road victory over UNLV, which shot only 25.4 percent from the field against the Mountain West’s best defense.
Jordan Cornish missed an open 3-point attempt at the buzzer, and Colorado State held on to defeat UNLV 83-82 at Moby Arena.
UNLV faces Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo. today. Tip is at 1:00 p.m.
UNLV is eighth in the conference standings with nine games left but only two games out of third. The Rebels are riding a three-game winning streak into Saturday’s game at Colorado State.
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez announced his first recruiting class Wednesday, but he knows he must change a culture and win games. The best haul Sanchez landed during this recruiting season was the group of veteran assistant coaches standing at the back of the room.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez announced his first recruiting class on Wednesday. He expects the newcomers to compete for playing time right away.