The race for the bareback riding gold buckle is the tightest of all the events for this year’s National Finals Rodeo. One look at the standings before the 10-day rodeo started at the Thomas &Mack Center clearly showed why.
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You never know who you might run into in and around the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Gold Card Room.
If Cody Ohl’s 2013 season were one of those clever AT&T commercials, the script might go something like this:
The story of Tyson Durfey and Shea Fisher has played out like the rodeo version of star football player and cheer captain. Except Durfey tackles and ties calves, and Fisher croons out country tunes, with an Australian twang to boot.
Las Vegas Events, the nonprofit organization marketing and promoting the popular National Finals Rodeo, has an offer on the table with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to keep the prized event in Las Vegas beyond 2014.
Tie-down roper Shane Hanchey has won more than $44,000 through the first four rounds of the National Finals Rodeo, but he’s more excited about the $1,800 he pocketed Saturday on a $300 three-team college football parlay.
How to define a great day for UNLV football: That some 13 years after the school qualified for its last postseason game, the Rebels on Sunday accepted an invitation to play North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year’s Day.
It was not quite a blizzard, but it was bizarre. A thick white blanket covered the field in Philadelphia, and in elements better suited for a sled dog race in Alaska, LeSean McCoy seemed to run from Anchorage to Nome.
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it’s easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won’t solve all the postseason problems.
Matt Tassone and Eddie DelGrosso scored consecutive third-period goals for the Wranglers, but San Francisco countered with two goals in the final 78 seconds to punctuate a 6-2 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon at the Orleans Arena.