There isn’t a better teammate on UNLV than Khem Birch. He is as thoughtful and sincere a kid as the Rebels have had in years. His heart is as big as his wingspan, a young man who at times can be as naive as he is compassionate. There is no phony to him.
The Air Force-UNLV baseball game Friday at Wilson Stadium was postponed because of rain and will be made up at noon today as part of a doubleheader. The game was the first postponed by rain at UNLV since March 4, 2005.
For some reason, the first thing that popped into mind upon reading former Brigham Young gunner Jimmer Fredette was on his way out with the NBA’s Kings was a “Seinfeld” episode called “The Jimmy.”
The Rebels were good enough on Wednesday night, beating a Colorado State team that couldn’t match up in talent but was again coached well enough to make things interesting.
Senior guard Kevin Olekaibe has played enough college basketball to know that runs are part of the game, so when Colorado State cut the Rebels’ 56-44 lead to 62-61 with 9:23 remaining, he knew what to do.
It was not a last-second thriller, and there was no highlight-reel play that put UNLV over the top. But junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was willing to take this one any way he could get it.
The UNLV women’s basketball team blew a nine-point second-half lead and lost for the seventh time in nine games, falling to Colorado State 84-64 on Wednesday night at Fort Collins, Colo.
Instant replay gets it right, but wrecks spontaneous thrill of sinking a buzzer-beating basket.
Four days after an emotionally crushing loss, the Rebels need to rebound. On a team with no prototypical strong leader, Kevin Olekaibe is attempting to be the player who sets the tone.
UNLV’s former football coach, like most coaches, said he didn’t read the newspaper. But a story about former Rebels quarterbacks staking their claim as NFL assistant coaches brought back a favorite Mike Sanford memory.