Dark clouds hung over many previous Mountain West football media days, but the mood is quite different this week.
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Katie Powell, a 6 feet 4 inch center from Arkansas, will transfer to UNLV. She will sent out next basketball season because of NCAA transfer rules, and then will have three years of eligibility.
It’s a new era for UNLV football. And they’re letting everyone know with the video below.
UNLV took a step back this season after making an NCAA baseball regional in 2014. But coach Tim Chambers said the program is on the right track, and he has high expectations for next season.
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.
Kurt Kitayama can’t forget his match-play loss in the NCAA championship two years ago. But the senior thinks the Rebels ‘can play with anybody’ as they shoot for a second national title beginning Friday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
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.
UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein became just the second women’s golfer in program history to earn first-team All-America honors when the team was named on Tuesday by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
The UNLV women’s golf team was up early Monday in Bradenton, Fla., not to play, but to follow the leaderboard at the NCAA women’s championship to see whether its season would continue.
UNLV men’s golf coach Dwaine Knight always has been cautiously optimistic when it comes to injuries and his players’ ability to recover in time to compete.
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.
UNLV finally got untracked at the NCAA women’s golf championship, but its fate won’t be determined until this morning when the third round is completed.
UNLV is 22nd out of 24 teams entering the third round of the NCAA women’s golf championship in Bradenton, Fla. The top 15 teams after Sunday’s round advance to the final round of stroke play Monday. The top eight then advance to match play starting Tuesday.
UNLV was in 13th place when the first round of the NCAA women’s golf championship in Florida was suspended due to weather issues.
Ruschard Dodd-Masters was a defensive back under coach John Robinson at UNLV, and he is still playing football at 33. He is with the Spokane Shock, who visit the Las Vegas Outlaws at 2 p.m. Saturday.
UNLV’s season ended Thursday with a 4-3, 15-inning loss to Air Force in a losers’ bracket game of the Mountain West baseball tournament in Reno. The loss ended the Rebels’ season at 25-31, their first losing record since going 26-31 in 2012.
After defeating seventh-seeded San Jose State 2-1 in the play-in game of the Mountain West baseball tournament in Reno, sixth-seeded UNLV lost to third-seeded Fresno State 6-5 to fall into the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
Dana Finkelstein will play her final collegiate golf tournament when she and UNLV tee off Friday at the NCAA women’s golf championship in Bradenton, Fla. Finkelstein is arguably the best player in the 15-year history of the program.
With the NBA draft order set following the league’s draft lottery Tuesday night, former UNLV players Chris Wood and Rashad Vaughn have been projected as first-round picks by ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford.
As we head into the MW Tournament, I really want to thank all of you for the support this season. There have been some ups and downs, but your support never wavered. We really appreciate the unconditional love.
Like most college sports in this era of the BCS and now playoff football, the national championship for men’s golf is more about generating fan interest than fretting over what might be the most demanding test for its participants. It’s all about the number of eyeballs watching. Just ask UNLV coach Dwaine Knight.
UNLV opens play in the Mountain West baseball tournament in Reno hoping to overcome a disappointing regular season. The Rebels will meet San Jose State in the play-in game at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Arkansas State has asked UNLV to move its 2017 football game at Sam Boyd Stadium back two years. The Rebels are considering the request.