Jim Weaver, who served as UNLV’s athletic director from 1992 to 1994 and later worked as the AD at Western Michigan and Virginia Tech died Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va., after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 70 years old.
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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.
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.
Jelan Kendrick on Saturday walked in a procession far more important than any half-court set he has been part of, graduating from UNLV with a degree in sociology. His journey to the reality of a cap and gown, more than anything else, is best described as complex.
UNLV posted Saturday’s best round — 10-under-par 278 — to finish third in the NCAA men’s golf regional at Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind. By placing in the top five, the Rebels advanced to the NCAA championships in Bradenton, Fla.
Austin Anderson’s two-run single in the 10th inning lifted UNLV to a 9-6 win over San Jose State in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday in San Jose, Calif.
UNLV senior golfer Nicholas Maruri bounced back Friday to shoot a team-best 2-under-par 70 that kept the Rebels in contention for a spot in the NCAA men’s golf championships. UNLV remains in fifth place at the NCAA regionals in Noblesville, Ind., entering the final round.
Andrew Yazdanbakhsh and Nick Rodriguez each went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead UNLV to a 9-3 win at San Jose State, helping the Rebels claim a split of their Mountain West doubleheader. UNLV was limited to four hits in losing the first game 3-0.
It took UNLV the better part of its first round to get untracked at the Sagamore Golf Club. But once the Rebels found their groove, they played their way into contention at the NCAA men’s golf regional in Noblesville, Ind. Led by Kurt Kitayama’s 1-under 71, UNLV is fifth after posting a 7-over score of 295.
UNLV’s baseball game Thursday night at San Jose State was postponed because of inclement weather. It is scheduled to be made up as part of a doubleheader today starting at 3 p.m. in San Jose, Calif.
UNLV shortstop Garie Blando was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches All-West Region third team. She led the Rebels in most offensive categories, including games played (55), batting average (.389), runs (55), hits (70), doubles (16), home runs (15) and RBIs (46).
Thanks for all of the support last weekend in our final series at home. It was pretty weird knowing that it was my last weekend playing at a place that has been my home for the last four 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.
UNLV announced it would begin construction on a two-story baseball clubhouse that is expected to be ready before next season. The $2.75 million project was made possible by a donation from M Resort president Anthony Marnell III.