Las Vegas sports radio talk show host Ken Thomson and UNLV players brightened the days of sick kids with their annual holiday visit to Sunrise Children’s Hospital.
It won’t help UNLV’s new football coach beat Boise State, but first impressions can certainly work wonders in terms of how a community will support a program which has rarely succeeded.
Tony Sanchez did everything but win at UNLV, setting the program on a path for success more than anyone else who held his position. He defeated UNR on Saturday in his final game.
After being fired by UNLV last week, Tony Sanchez suggested college football coaches who jump directly from high school might be doomed to fail.
Tony Sanchez showed class in facing the music and the media after being fired as UNLV’s football coach following five losing seasons — unlike Mike Sanford when he was ousted by the school.
Landing a coach with supreme name recognition is exactly the path UNLV should travel in football, one that could ultimately affect all other sports in a positive manner.
Tony Sanchez, fired with one game remaining in his fifth season as Rebels football coach, leaves the program in much better shape than anyone who has held the job.
UNLV defensive tackle Kolo Uasike joins baseball slugger Pete Alonso in providing a fading Las Vegas sports facility with a memorable final act.
Todd Floyd played football on three levels at Sam Boyd Stadium. The stadium on the edge of Las Vegas will be closing soon, but the memories will last a lifetime.
The public address announcer is as synonymous with UNLV as anything scarlet and gray, a significant part of the historic fabric that defines Rebels athletics.