Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois fired men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies after his third season Friday, bringing an end to a tenure that began with the culmination of one of the darkest points in program history.
The Skatin’ Rebels are 11-4 this season and continue to dream about one day advancing from club to NCAA Division I level, which could take as much as $20 million.
One of the main problems with UNLV athletics, perhaps the central one, is the fact it either doesn’t realize or accept its place in today’s world of collegiate athletics.
In the five years since his foundation was founded to create awareness in organ donation, former UNLV soccer star Simon Keith has raised more than a million dollars for youngsters in need of lifesaving organ transplants.
Nick Robone doesn’t question attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival last Oct. 1, doesn’t believe he should have left his recreation hockey league game and simply went home, doesn’t regret agreeing to meet his younger brother and friends to watch country star Jason Aldean perform.
Ceremonial ground finally was broken on UNLV’s proposed football building Tuesday. Not just the ground for the fence posts that said it would be coming in (insert year here). The actual building.
Beyond what you might know about UNLV’s freshman basketball star Brandon McCoy exists a side unknown to most who cheer his every dunk. The 19-year old, who plays five instruments, embraces a love for music and its power to inspire far beyond a court and rim.
Wide receiver Darren Palmer is a 26-year-old junior walk-on who made the Rebels after impressing coaches at an open tryout and then during spring ball.
The most difficult step for a university to make is admitting it fumbled an important decision, and yet for as much as social media unmercifully ripped the confusing new Hey Reb! mark, it appears those in charge are standing behind it.
Danny Musovski, a senior forward from Henderson, has been named to the MAC Hermann Watch List for the second straight year. He is the first UNLV soccer player to be so honored.