UNLV’s baseball team defeated Air Force 6-5 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series at Wilson Stadium. The Rebels are trying to avoid the play-in game for next month’s Mountain West tournament, and they have some work to do.
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It was April 2, 1990. Jerry Tarkanian, chewing a towel, was on one bench, with Mike Krzyzewski on the other. The UNLV-Duke showdown in the NCAA championship game in Denver was the headline show on the Strip. But Nevada sports books were banned from posting lines and taking action on the Rebels.
Austin Byler’s one-out RBI double in the 12th inning lifted UNR to a 10-9 win over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Thursday in Reno. Joey Armstrong went 4-for-7 for the Rebels, who fell to 12-16 overall and 2-11 in the conference.
The Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge will be renewed next season. UNLV drew the toughest assignment by getting a Dec. 2 road game against Wichita State, which finished this season with a 30-5 record and reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
I was fortunate to have some good at-bats last few weeks and I tied an NCAA record for reaching base safely in 18 consecutive plate appearances. I also broke UNLV’s record for consecutive hits with 10. It is an honor to reach those milestones but I would trade those individual accolades for a couple of team wins.
Thirty. That was UNLV’s margin of victory in the 1990 NCAA basketball championship game over Duke in a record-setting 103-73 performance by the Rebels. And it happened 25 years ago today — April 2, 1990. The 30-point win is still an NCAA record for largest margin of victory in a title game.
“I think we have the pieces in place to have a breakout season,” UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice says. “This is UNLV, and I believe that we need to be relevant in March, and we will be relevant in March.”
UNLV underclassmen Rashad Vaughn and Chris Wood continue to ponder entering the NBA Draft, and coach Dave Rice is preparing to move ahead with or without them. One thing is sure: Former Panaca prep star Dantley Walker plans to transfer to get more playing time.
UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers went to the mound in the sixth inning and summoned right-hander Zack Hartman, one of the team’s closers.
UNLV will need to win the Mountain West baseball tournament to advance to a regional for the second year in a row. The Rebels needed to win at least two of three from first-place San Diego State this weekend, but the Aztecs clinched the series with a 7-6 victory Saturday.
The UNLV men’s swimming and diving team finished in a tie for 26th place Saturday in the NCAA Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, the Rebels’ fifth top-30 finish in the past six seasons. UNLV’s scoring Saturday came from its 13th-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
The 7-5 loss was a tough one for UNLV, which needs to win the series against San Diego State, the first-place team in the Mountain West, to have a realistic chance to establish some momentum in what has been a disappointing start to the season.
The UNLV men’s swimming and diving team participated in four events Friday and is in 28th place after the second day of the NCAA Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.
UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn denied Friday on Twitter a Yahoo report that says he will forego his final three seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA Draft.
UNLV junior cornerback Torry McTyer has made several big plays during the spring football session at Rebel Park. He was one of previous coach Bobby Hauck’s most touted recruits.
A record-setting relay performance left the UNLV men’s swimming and diving team tied for 20th place after the first day of the NCAA Championships on Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa.
This weekend we jump back into conference play as we host San Diego State. For the last three years the Aztecs have been one of the best teams in the conference. Hopefully we can come out and show our best stuff and get it started on Friday night.
The Rebels are experienced at linebacker, where the starters and reserves return. They will be counted on to help improve a defense that allowed 38.5 points and 513.5 yards per game last season.
UNLV will send seven swimmers to the nationals in Iowa City this weekend. That’s just part of the goal, says coach Jim Reitz, whose teams have won 10 league titles in the past 11 years. He tells them: “Let’s go faster than we have ever gone.”
Just when some UNLV football fans are beginning to think they’ve begun to put those losing years behind them, the athletic department has to go and test their loyalty by announcing that some season-ticket holders will have to begin paying a premium for the privilege of watching the new Rebels in action.
Blaze Bohall and Dan Skelly combined to limit Northwestern to eight hits, leading UNLV to a 7-2 victory on Sunday at Wilson Stadium. That also gave the Rebels the series victory, at 3-1.
Freshman Austin Anderson had two hits and five RBIs to help UNLV to an 11-8 win over Northwestern and a split of a nonconference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Wilson Stadium. The Wildcats rallied for a 13-12 victory in the first game.
Joey Swanner’s RBI single in the 15th inning lifted UNLV to a 9-8 win over Northwestern in a nonconference baseball game at Wilson Stadium. Austin Anderson and Morgan Stotts each had three hits for the Rebels, who led 6-0 after four innings and 7-2 after seven.