Jim Weaver, who served as UNLV’s athletic director from 1992 to 1994 and later worked as the AD at Western Michigan and Virginia Tech died Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va., after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 70 years old.
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Edgar Montes capped an eight-pitch at-bat with a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, sending UNLV to a 3-2 win over San Diego State in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday in San Diego.
Ike Nwamu, a 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard, announced Saturday he is transferring from Mercer to play basketball at UNLV. He led the Bears in scoring last season at 15.1 points per game and shot 37.2 percent from 3-point range. As a graduate transfer, Nwamu will be eligible for the 2015-16 season.
UNLV wide receiver Devante Davis and offensive lineman Brett Boyko weren’t selected in the NFL Draft, then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. Also, cornerback Kenneth Penny signed with the Cleveland Browns and defensive end Josh Shirley with the Oakland Raiders.
Bubba Derby pitched seven strong innings, and San Diego State scored three unearned runs in the seventh inning to defeat UNLV 4-1 in a Mountain West baseball game Friday night in San Diego. The Rebels had won four straight games.
Former UNLV and Bengals star running back Ickey Woods announced Cincinnati’s second-round pick at Friday’s NFL Draft … and broke out the “Ickey Shuffle.”
Kurt Kitayama shot a 6-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead and put UNLV ahead after the first round of the Mountain West men’s golf championships Friday in Tucson, Ariz. The Rebels have a seven-stroke lead over San Diego State and UNR.
Quarterback Randall Cunningham is widely considered the greatest UNLV football player of all time. Now he can also be considered the school’s greatest NFL draftee ever.
We are finally coming together as a team and because of that we have put four straight wins together. We swept Air Force last weekend and had a walk-off win over UC Riverside on Tuesday.
UNLV will wear three different types of uniforms next season — in red, white and black. The name “Las Vegas” also is a prominent part of the new look.
UNLV announced that it’s switching its final two home baseball games to the afternoon because of lighting repairs at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.
Austin Anderson’s infield single in the ninth inning scored Morgan Stotts with the winning run as the UNLV baseball team beat UC Riverside 5-4 on Tuesday at Wilson Stadium. Stotts had three hits and scored twice for the Rebels.
CBS Sports Network will televise UNLV’s home football games against UCLA and San Diego State. One of the ESPN networks will pick up the Rebels’ home game against Boise State.
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.
Former UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck is considering legal action regarding his compensation package after announcing his resignation in November. He told an online site he wasn’t paid the full amount.
Payton Squier’s bases-loaded single in the 10th inning sent UNLV to an 8-7 win over Air Force in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday at Wilson Stadium.
The truth: UNLV forward Chris Wood made the correct choice, but there is a right way and wrong way to handle such matters, and Wood failed about as miserably as one can in the process of leaving after his sophomore season for the NBA.
The UNLV men’s tennis team’s season ended Thursday with a 4-2 loss to San Diego State in the first round of the Mountain West championships in Albuquerque, N.M.
This season it feels like we have been snakebitten a little bit. We have lost 10 games by one run and we’ve been walked off five times. I think there are two ways we could look at it.
He still gets up at 5:30 a.m., only now there’s not much to do. It’ll probably take a couple more weeks to remove all the stuff from his office, because one accumulates a lot of office stuff over 35 years as coach.
Utah State ended UNLV’s run of 14 straight opening-round wins in the Mountain West women’s tennis championships, edging the Lady Rebels 4-3 on Wednesday in Albuquerque, N.M.
UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein was named the Mountain West women’s golfer of the year for the third straight season. Finkelstein, whose scoring average of 71.5 this season is the lowest in program history, posted two wins and six top-five finishes.
Amid reports and rumors that he planned to stay in school, Chris Wood threw a surprise draft party Wednesday night by announcing he is leaving UNLV. The 6-foot-11-inch sophomore forward is projected to be a late first-round pick in June.