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.
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Derrick Jones, ranked among the top prep basketball players in the country, made if official Thursday, signing a national letter of intent with UNLV.
Last week I think we got our swagger back a little bit. We had a big win over Arizona State, which I talked about in my last post, and then we took that momentum on the road and won our series over Ohio State.
Becoming mediocre would do more than represent improvement for the UNLV defense. It would be nearly miraculous for a side of the football that has been a liability for many years. The Rebels have allowed more than 30 points and 400 yards per game every season since 2008.
Ryan Erickson plated Tanner Donnels on a bunt single with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning to lift Loyola Marymount to an 8-7 win over the UNLV baseball team Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Jim Reitz is retiring after heading the UNLV swimming and diving program for 35 seasons. Reitz outlasted eight basketball coaches and eight football coaches. He led his teams to 14 conference championships and produced numerous All-Americans and Olympic swimmers.
Roscoe Smith and Khem Birch are good enough to eventually find an NBA home. But it’s impossible to guarantee either will, because what the former UNLV players are discovering is that making it is as much about timing and opportunity as skill and upside.
Payton Squier’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly brought home the decisive run Saturday in UNLV’s 3-2 win over Ohio State in a nonconference baseball game in Columbus, Ohio. Rebels starter D.J. Myers held Ohio State to two runs on six hits and one walk and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings.
Troy Kuhn’s one-out RBI single in the ninth inning sent Ohio State to a 6-5 victory over UNLV in a nonconference baseball game Friday in Columbus, Ohio. The Rebels scored single runs in each of the first five innings and led 5-2 after five.
Roscoe Smith was named D-League rookie of the year by a website, with former UNLV teammate Khem Birch finishing second.
UNLV sophomore wide receiver Devonte Boyd is prepared to be the leader at his position and one of the team leaders as well. He was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and a freshman All-American last season, when he caught 65 passes for 980 yards.
On Wednesday, almost two months after a knee injury ended his season, UNLV shooting guard Rashad Vaughn officially declared for the NBA Draft. Projections place him somewhere in the second round, but one scout says Vaughn could move into the first round with impressive pre-draft workouts.
We picked up a huge win over No. 5 Arizona State this week and that was really good for our guys. The game was a little weird as we were scheduled to play on Tuesday night. We got a couple innings in then, but because of a lighting issue we had to put the game on hold.
UNLV came back from a 5-1 deficit to beat Arizona State 7-6 on Wednesday, completing a game that was suspended Tuesday night because of a power failure. The Sun Devils are the highest-ranked team the Rebels have beaten since defeating No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 8-6 in 2003.
Keith Belton has followed a “whisper” from an internship at Wake Forest through stops at Baylor, Washington and Southern California to UNLV. His success working with players in the training room will go a long way to determining the success of the Rebels program.
Each time a report has surfaced in recent weeks about UNLV freshman Rashad Vaughn’s intention to leave school and enter the NBA Draft, Vaughn and his family have been quick to dispute it. The 6-foot-6-inch guard finally decided the time had come to share the news himself.
The UNLV-Arizona State baseball game Tuesday night at Wilson Stadium was suspended after the lights on the first-base side went out. The teams resume at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Sun Devils ahead 5-2, but the Rebels have the bases loaded with one out.
Austin Byler had a home run, a triple and three RBIs, and Cameron Rowland pitched seven strong innings Saturday to lift UNR to a 6-2 win over UNLV and a three-game sweep of the Mountain West baseball series. The Rebels have lost seven straight games.
Christian Stolo pitched six strong innings, and Ryan Howell tripled, homered and drove in four runs to lead UNR to a 12-1 rout over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Friday in Reno. The loss was the Rebels’ sixth straight.
The McDonald’s High School All-American dunk contest that took place without Derrick Jones on Monday night in Chicago might as well be rendered null and void.
The meaningless and never-popular Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge is returning, and when the conferences shuffled the teams, UNLV ended up with a raw deal.
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.