The Blue Devils are favorites to win the NCAA championship at 7-2 odds. UNLV lost its top seven scorers from last season. Duke opened as a 15½-point favorite on Dec. 10.
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Austin Starr, a freshman walk-on last season for the UNLV basketball team, signed with the College of Southern Idaho.
The UNLV football team will face Southern California on Sept. 1, 2018, one year earlier than previously scheduled. The Rebels will be paid a guarantee of $1.15 million for the game.
If you ask Devonte Boyd who’s the best wide receiver in college football, he’ll tell you it’s him. The UNLV junior is projected to at least be one of the best wideouts in the Mountain West this season.
UNLV released its nonconference schedule Wednesday. The Rebels’ 18-game Mountain West schedule will be announced at a later date.
The game will be played at the site of the divisional champion with the highest College Football Playoff ranking at the conclusion of regular-season play.
Christian Jones, a 6-foot-7-inch forward, transferred from St. John’s to UNLV on Tuesday. He is a graduate transfer who will be eligible to play next basketball season.
UNLV’s football game at Boise State will kick off at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 18, and be shown on ESPN2, it was announced Tuesday.
Former UNLV safety Peni Vea was cut by the Chiefs only a few days after signing with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent.
Peni Vea had to wait more than a month after April’s NFL Draft for the call, but his hopes came to fruition this week, when he signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
A memorial service for former UNLV basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First AME Church of Los Angeles.
UNLV is making a play for recruits in the ESPN.com list of top 100 prospects for the 2017 basketball class. Las Vegas also is represented by three players on that list.
Months of whispers became public Thursday when UNLV president Len Jessup said the school has raised $5 million to $6 million toward building an on-campus football facility.
With no guaranteed money game on UNLV’s 2016 football schedule and men’s basketball ticket sales down 5 percent from last year at this time, the school is projected to have a budget deficit of $1.5 million to $3 million in 2016-17.
School president Len Jessup told assembled regents a timetable has been set to raise enough additional funds by the fall so that construction on the facility — likely adjacent to the current practice fields — could begin in the spring.
Less than a week after UNLV finished its baseball season under Stan Stolte — who became acting head coach Dec. 18 when Tim Chambers resigned following his arrest for driving under the influence — the school hired Stolte as head coach.
Jovan Mooring, who will enter UNLV as a junior, was named the Spalding NJCAA Division II Player of the Year after leading his team to a 34-4 record and third-place finish at the NJCAA DII Championships.
It is UNLV’s first trip to UCLA and Rose Bowl in program history and the first trip to the Los Angeles area since the Rebels played at USC in 1997.
It was one of those double-take moments Saturday afternoon, the kind you blink twice at while scrolling a Twitter feed without any warning of the brick wall ahead: Former Iowa State player and current New Orleans Pelican Bryce Dejean-Jones has died, the Dallas County coroner’s office confirms.
Former UNLV basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones was killed early Saturday after he broke into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to his child’s mother and instead startled a man who shot him in apparent self-defense, The Dallas Morning News and ESPN reported.
UNLV took a big step forward in its football fundraising efforts Friday, when it received a $2 million gift, the largest in program history, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The donor is a longtime supporter of the school and its athletics department.
The financial impact on what a stadium would mean to UNLV was discussed at different points of Thursday’s gathering, but this remains a secondary and yet highly significant element: How big a part could a stadium play in securing the Rebels’ membership in a Power 5 conference?
San Diego State scored 11 unanswered runs, including nine in the eighth inning, to take a 16-5 lead over UNLV en route to a 18-8 victory that eliminated the Rebels from the Mountain West Championship on Thursday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.