UNLV’s running game didn’t produce against Arizona, though coach Bobby Hauck said much of that had to do with the score getting out of hand. The backs need to come through soon, however.
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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.
Even before the power conferences began to use their enormous leverage to create more authority, the Mountain West operated in a system that was anything but fair to the leagues outside the big five. Now the differences are becoming even more stark as the power conferences put themselves in position to create their own rules.
Dance Dance Revolution is a music video game introduced in Japan 16 years ago, where players stand on a platform or stage and hit colored arrows with their feet to musical and visual cues.
UNLV was picked to finish fourth in the West Division of the Mountain West. Wide receiver Devante Davis and offensive linemen Brett Boyko and Robert Waterman were named to the preseason all-conference football team.
The Mountain West men’s basketball tournament championship will be a stand-alone event on Saturday, March 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The women’s final was moved up to a day earlier.
Tears were not streaming down Khem Birch’s face. There was no reason to get carried away. But he was getting emotional and feeling sentimental, even about a basketball game in July.
UNLV took three paths to gets it Academic Progress Rate score up to 930 and regain bowl eligibility. But the work is not done to keep the number up there in future years.
The way Mike Moser sees it, he has five chances to impress the Boston Celtics. That’s how many games the team will play in the NBA’s Orlando Pro Summer League.
UNLV has announced the starting time for three of its home football games this season. The Sept. 6 home opener against Northern Colorado will kick off at 7 p.m., the Sept. 13 game with Northern Illinois will begin at 4 p.m., and the Nov. 8 game against Air Force will start at 1 p.m.
It requires the assembly of numerous small, often oddly shaped, interlocking pieces. When the puzzle that is the Rebels of next season is finished, it’s a good bet Cody Doolin will have defined a fairly significant piece.
Summer in Las Vegas should be renamed “Hoops Central.” Between USA Basketball, NBA Summer League, AAU Tournaments and the Desert Reign Summer League, there’s plenty of basketball to keep the basketball lovers, like myself, busy.
In February, when Rashad Vaughn announced his commitment to UNLV, he mentioned next season’s schedule as an attraction. He was looking forward to playing against Duke, Arizona and Kansas. It was part of coach Dave Rice’s sales pitch.
Brothers Beau and B.J. Bell, who played at UNLV, are key players for the LA KISS of the Arena Football League. KISS rock band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley co-own of the franchise.
UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein took ninth overall and sixth among amateurs Saturday at the World University Golf Championship in Geneva. The senior-to-be finished the four-round event at 1-under-par 287 to help Team USA take second behind Spain.
Former UNLV track and field star Amanda Bingson won the hammer throw Saturday for the second consecutive year in the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Bingson, a 2012 London Olympian who attended Silverado High School, won the event with a toss of 246 feet, 3 inches, almost 11 feet better than runner-up Jessica Cosby. The winning throw was a record at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
Khem Birch was not picked Thursday in the NBA Draft, but the former UNLV forward picked his spot less than 24 hours later. He is signing as a free agent with the Washington Wizards.
On the heels of his most successful season at UNLV, baseball coach Tim Chambers was handed a new five-year contract.
It’s too late to go back now, but another year of college basketball probably would have served Khem Birch better. Still, staying for his senior season did not help Deonte Burton.
ASHBURN, Va. — Former UNLV receiver Jerry Rice Jr., the son of the Hall of Fame receiver, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins on Thursday.
The NCAA has lifted UNLV football’s bowl ban for next season, according to the school, after a recalculation of the team’s Academic Progress Rate score.
When rolling the dice two months ago, Khem Birch was hoping to land somewhere in the second round of the NBA Draft. The odds seem to be turning slightly in his favor.