Arizona failed to score on its first two offensive possessions Friday night, and the UNLV defense had to be feeling pretty good. But it didn’t take long for Terris Jones-Grigsby to eradicate whatever sense of satisfaction the Rebels defense had.
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UNLV has plenty of competition taking place throughout its lineup. This is a closer look at the various battles.
Former Washington defensive end Josh Shirley has transferred to UNLV and will play this season.
UNLV has a talented and deep receivers unit, one that will make it difficult for opposing defenses to double team Devante Davis.
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.
Former Long Beach State head coach Max Good was hired this week as a special assistant to UNLV head coach Dave Rice, bringing to the Rebels a veteran presence the team has desperately needed since Rice assumed control of the program in 2011.
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.
The former All-American golfer from England spent four years as an assistant with the Cardinal and replaces J.C. Deacon, who left in June to become head coach at Florida, as Dwaine Knight’s assistant with the Rebels.
Max Good makes his return to UNLV and will serve in a non-coaching role on head coach Dave Rice’s staff.
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.
An early season trip to Hawaii highlights the UNLV women’s basketball schedule released Thursday.
The UNLV men’s basketball team will be spending New Year’s Eve in Laramie, Wyo.
UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said those interesting in contributing to Rebels athletics now can donate to a specific program. She hopes that change in policy increases the amount of donations to athletics.
UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers’ new five-year contract will pay him at least $150,000 annually, including $125,000 in base earnings. He also had the potential to earn more through incentives.
Sixteen months ago, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas cut loose its campus stadium partner, Majestic Realty, to make peace with the Las Vegas resort industry.
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.