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.
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The No. 17-ranked UNLV women’s golf team shot a 11-over-par 295 in the second round of the NCAA Stanford Regional on Thursday and is tied for 10th place at 27-over 595.
Ben Coupet, a 6-foot 7-inch forward from Chicago, is taking an official visit to UNLV on Friday.
Big-screen TVs showed the Cleveland Cavaliers demolishing the Atlanta Hawks, but few were watching Wednesday night. Most of the people crowded into the sports bar were there to see former UNLV coach Lon Kruger and his ex-aide and current Rebels coach, Marvin Menzies.
The Rebels are seeded fifth at Tuscaloosa, one of six regional sites across the country featuring a field of 81 teams. The top five teams from each 54-hole regional advance to the NCAA Championships.
New UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies hired Rob Jeter, who most recently coached Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Long Beach State assistant Eric Brown to complete his coaching staff.
Ben Carter announced Wednesday on Twitter he will transfer from UNLV to play basketball at Michigan State. The 6-foot-9-inch forward from Bishop Gorman High School is a graduate transfer who will be eligible to play immediately.
Jaylan Ballou, a 6-foot point guard from St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, California, has committed to UNLV. He averaged about 17 points and nine assists per game last season.
UNLV’s men’s and women’s tennis teams swept the Mountain West Championships on Sunday, a week after the school’s men’s and women’s golf teams claimed conference crowns.
Austin Anderson’s RBI double in the 11th inning sent UNLV to a 3-2 victory over San Jose State in a Mountain West baseball game Sunday in San Jose, California.
UNLV has its big man, and Cheickna Dembele’s high school coach said the Rebels are getting a good one. He was being recruited by Michigan State and Syracuse and had a trip planned to Missouri.
Shane Timmons and Josh Nashed hit consecutive two-out RBI singles in the seventh inning to lift San Jose State to a 5-3 win over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday in San Jose, California.
D.J. Myers pitched seven shutout innings, and Corey Pool’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning for UNLV in its 12-0 victory over San Jose State in a Mountain West baseball game Friday in San Jose, California.
The Battle for the Fremont Cannon and four other UNLV football games will be shown on national TV this season, though all the times and channels haven’t been announced.
Former UNLV basketball player Jordan Cornish reopened his recruiting Friday after decommitting to California.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez grew up 22 miles from the Oakland Coliseum, where he attended countless Raiders games. If Raiders owner Mark Davis has his way, Sanchez might eventually need only take a short stroll across campus to reach the NFL team’s new stadium in Las Vegas.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on Thursday told the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee that he wants to move his NFL franchise to Las Vegas, and he pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion domed stadium if a public-private financing plan is approved by the Legislature.
Coppin State transfer Christian Kessee, who went to Valley High School, would like to play basketball for UNLV. But he is waiting to see how much interest new coach Marvin Menzies has in him.
Max Good,the special assistant to the head coach at UNLV the past two seasons, was named the new basketball coach at Pratt (Kansas) Community College.
Former UNLV quarterback Blake Decker has been named a member of the 2016 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
The 6-foot 6-inch guard from Ranger (Texas) College picked the Rebels over Houston and Texas-El Paso. He visited all three schools, and will have three seasons of eligibility at UNLV.
New UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies picked up his first new player when 6-foot-6-inch junior college guard Kris Clyburn signed a letter of intent Tuesday.
“I think you could make the point this was as good a week for UNLV golf as anybody can remember,” said Jack Sheehan, a longtime observer of the Las Vegas golf scene. “In ‘98 they won the (men’s) national championship, but I don’t think they even had a women’s program then. And then Hoffman shakes off the demons …”