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.
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In his only season as a Division I head coach, Chris Beard won 30 games, including one in the NCAA Tournament. But he has much more on his resume.
New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard spent Tuesday in meetings with his players. The recruiting process on his own roster has begun.
Monday, there was silence from Stacey Augmon. He did not return phone calls or text messages seeking comment on his being snubbed.
The pain of March 30, 1991, will never completely go away. UNLV’s 79-77 loss to Duke at the Final Four at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis remains one of the great upsets not only in the history of college basketball but also all of sports.
UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy can’t wait to share new coach Chris Beard with the world. But she wants the process to play out first, which means finalizing the contract through the legal process and getting it approved by the University of Nevada Board of Regents, which likely will be Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
Tony Sanchez talks fast, walks fast and his energy is off the charts. But the UNLV football coach has got nothing on Rebels strength and conditioning coach Keith Belton and his assistant, Jeff Eaton.
UNLV has found yet another person to coach the men’s basketball team.
UNLV officials were spurned by Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin last week to start a wild sequence of events. It became clear Sunday night that UNLV’s latest top candidate was Beard after New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies pulled out of the race.
Chris Beard’s head coaching stops include time at community colleges in Seminole State and Fort Scott, a level that demands coaches travel to places far and wide and often unknown to discover players.
Bob Knight crossed paths with Chris Beard, the head coach at Seminole State College in Oklahoma. It’s not easy to make a big impression on Bob Knight, but Beard did.
As if returning to practice at 8:10 a.m. Monday morning following a week off for spring break wasn’t sobering enough for the UNLV football team, it had to contend with wind gusts of up to 60 mph at Rebel Park.
Musiette McKinney from The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach heard that Chris Beard, the Arkansas-Little Rock basketball coach, was in town to interview for the UNLV job that Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin didn’t want and she was so excited.
UNLV 7-foot freshman Stephen Zimmerman Jr. officially announced Monday on Twitter that he is declaring himself eligible for the NBA Draft.
Chris Beard oversaw a 17-game turnaround this season at Arkansas-Little Rock, and UNLV hopes he can pull off a similar feat at UNLV. He agreed in principle Sunday to become the Rebels’ next basketball coach, according to sources close to the search.
UNLV 7-foot freshman Stephen Zimmerman Jr. plans to hire an agent and turn pro this week, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
Time will tell if the UNLV softball team can break into the upper echelon of the Mountain West this season, but Rebels pitchers KwynCooper, Alyssa Batastini and Janine Petmecky already have shown their mettle in the circle.
UNLV officials concluded their interview with New Mexico State basketball coach Marvin Menzies this morning, and they are preparing to interview Arkansas-Little Rock’s Chris Beard this afternoon.
Bryce Greager went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs to help UNR complete a three-game series sweep over UNLV with a 7-4 victory Saturday in a Mountain West baseball game at Wilson Stadium.
One of the first reports out of Cincinnati said little Sammi, the 9-year-old daughter of Mick Cronin, weighed heavily in his decision to stay at the school. Of course she did, and you would think UNLV would have realized this before putting all eggs in Cronin’s basket.
Bryce Greager’s RBI single in the 11th inning sent UNR past UNLV 6-5 in a Mountain West baseball game Friday at Wilson Stadium.
New Mexico State basketball coach Marvin Menzies will interview Saturday with UNLV, which still is looking for a coach after Mick Cronin turned down the Rebels’ offer and decided to remain at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin wasn’t the best fit for UNLV, certainly not in terms of personality and style of play for the money being offered. But that doesn’t mean the best fit isn’t still out there.