The day could've been all back slaps and smiles, but it also was one of opportunity. And first-year UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wasn't about to pass up an opportunity on Monday, especially when everyone was in a good mood after watching the Fremont Cannon get painted red at the Student Union.
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UNLV didn't have much pressure when it played at Northern Illinois, against UCLA and at Michigan. The Rebels weren't expected to win any of those football games. They weren't even expected to make those opponents sweat much.
Findlay Prep senior Carlos Johnson hopes to play in the NBA someday, a typical goal for a highly touted prospect. But he's unique in other ways.
Just by themselves, the numbers aren't anything to brag about. When talking about UNLV's defense, however, the statistics can't be judged in a vacuum. Context is crucial.
Each fall, it's the same theme. A talented team comes together to prepare for the season while the players talk optimistically of improved chemistry and better results. But for Stephen Zimmerman, this is a new story.
Former UNLV player personnel director Jimmy Morimoto has taken the same position at Mountain West football rival Fresno State.
Five things to look for when UNLV's football team plays Idaho State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Coaches like to say they will take an ugly victory over a pretty loss, but sometimes even a win can feel like a defeat.
Do you know that saying about being a symptom of something much worse? Yeah. That's what 2-16 is. That's what being outscored by an average of 39-18 in those football games is. That's the reality facing Mountain West teams and all others existing within the insignificant and dismal reality of a non-Power 5 conference today.
Five players to watch when UNLV's football team plays Idaho State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
If UNLV fans have learned anything in recent years, it's not to sleep on a Football Championship Subdivision team. And there are some eye-opening reasons to pay attention to this weekend's opponent, Idaho State.
Forward Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, and the Minnesota Timberwolves reached an agreement on a contract buyout, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday.
Five burning questions for UNLV's football game against Idaho State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Michigan's press defense against UNLV's wide receivers made it difficult for the Rebels to get open.
The debate during the week was not only whether UNLV senior quarterback Blake Decker could play but also whether he should play.
Three weeks later, in a business defined by its bottom line, in a world where winners and losers are rightly separated based on final scores, UNLV's football team today would earn a movie review of a rotten green tomato.
Blake Decker started at quarterback, but it doesn't matter who's taking snaps when the wide receivers can't get open.
It was an ugly, ugly day for the UNLV offense. The final numbers, even though they are far from impressive, don’t even begin to tell the story of how much the Rebels struggled to find any sense of rhythm.
In a game like Saturday's, no single play was going to decide the outcome. Michigan was a better team than UNLV and showed it from the opening kick.
Live coverage of the UNLV Rebels (0-2) visit to "The Big House" to take on the Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines (1-1).
Tony Sanchez brought his team to Michigan Stadium Friday to give them the chance to soak up the atmosphere so game day wouldn't be the Rebels' first experience at what's commonly known as "The Big House." Because Saturday is all about business, and the Rebels have enough of a challenge in meeting Michigan, forget the fans that will fill the 107,601-seat stadium.
Tony Sanchez gathered his UNLV football players at midfield Friday afternoon, their shoes covering part of the big, yellow, renowned letter. M.
Blake Decker might be healthy enough to play for UNLV, but he probably shouldn't. The Rebels need him for the rest of the season, not this game. Michigan's Jake Rudock, an Iowa transfer, has done a solid job but also has thrown four interceptions.