Nearly every measurable edge goes to Northern Illinois, and the first UNLV football game under coach Tony Sanchez very well could become one to forget. But the Rebels have one big advantage going into Saturday's game at Huskie Stadium.
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The new UNLV head coach is holding a series of camps beginning Thursday.
UNLV’s season opener at Northern Illinois on Sept. 5 will be televised by CBS Sports Network, and will be at 4:30 p.m. PDT. It is the first game in the coach Tony Sanchez era.
UNLV junior center fielder Joey Armstrong was selected Tuesday by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the first pick in the 10th round of the major league draft. He was the 286th overall pick and the first Rebel taken.
Former UNLV star pitcher Erick Fedde, the Washington Nationals’ first-round draft pick last year, is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He said he is on schedule to retake the mound this summer.
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said the conference plans to keep its basketball tournaments in Las Vegas, but he is exploring a possible change of venue after 2016, when a contract with the Thomas & Mack Center expires.
The Mountain West will pay out UNLV a little more than $3 million. The debut of the College Football Playoff boosted the amount the conference will distribute to member schools to a record $47 million.
Former UNLV quarterback and punter Randall Cunningham is again on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
Some questioned Rashad Vaughn when he left UNLV after his injury-plagued freshman year. But his ability to create off the dribble and shoot excites NBA teams enamored by the smaller, faster style of the Golden State Warriors.
UNLV picked the most inopportune time to play its worst round of golf this season. The Rebels, who needed to play decently Sunday at the NCAA men’s golf championship to land a spot in the top 15, went the opposite way.
Senior Carl Jonson rebounded from a first-round 83 with a 4-under-par 68 on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA men’s golf championship in Bradenton, Fla. Jonson, who has a bulging disk in his neck, led a comeback for the Rebels, who moved from 25th to 18th place.
UNLV shot 14-over-par 302 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA men’s golf championship at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Rebels are 25th in the 30-team field, 16 strokes behind leader Illinois.
Katie Powell, a 6 feet 4 inch center from Arkansas, will transfer to UNLV. She will sent out next basketball season because of NCAA transfer rules, and then will have three years of eligibility.
It’s a new era for UNLV football. And they’re letting everyone know with the video below.
UNLV took a step back this season after making an NCAA baseball regional in 2014. But coach Tim Chambers said the program is on the right track, and he has high expectations for next season.
UNLV’s football program posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate average of 937. The minimum to be eligible for postseason play is 930. All 17 UNLV sports achieved above the four-year required APR.
Kurt Kitayama can’t forget his match-play loss in the NCAA championship two years ago. But the senior thinks the Rebels ‘can play with anybody’ as they shoot for a second national title beginning Friday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
The grade-point average of UNLV’s football team rose from a 2.35 in the fall semester to a 2.7 for the term that recently ended, coach Tony Sanchez said. He also said 11 players made the Dean’s List.
UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein became just the second women’s golfer in program history to earn first-team All-America honors when the team was named on Tuesday by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
The UNLV women’s golf team was up early Monday in Bradenton, Fla., not to play, but to follow the leaderboard at the NCAA women’s championship to see whether its season would continue.
UNLV men’s golf coach Dwaine Knight always has been cautiously optimistic when it comes to injuries and his players’ ability to recover in time to compete.
As the Rebels’ point man for recruiting, Jimmy Morimoto has earned the trust and respect of Mike Sanford, Bobby Hauck and now Tony Sanchez. He’s organized, thorough, knowledgeable and committed, seeing the long hours the job demands as an opportunity to do what he loves.
UNLV finally got untracked at the NCAA women’s golf championship, but its fate won’t be determined until this morning when the third round is completed.