UNLV’s basketball team continues its seven-game homestand to open the season Wednesday night against Valparaiso, when senior Shakur Juiston will take his usual place in the starting lineup and once again pursue rebounds like a cat might a feather on a bobbing string.
The Rebels on Saturday night began what they hope will be a wave of momentum heading into next football season in the most memorable and impressive of ways, rallying from a 23-point deficit to defeat UNR 34-29 before an announced gathering of 19,921 at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Nate Schmidt has returned to the Golden Knights and the team is better for it, but perhaps no individual will benefit from his presence more than Miller, whose first goal of the season on Friday finished the scoring of a 2-0 victory against Calgary.
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.
Beyond the fact nobody with a clue believes the duel golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickeslon on Friday at Shadow Creek is winner-take-all, it’s not as much a sham as it is sad.
Here’s the part often lost in the suggestion that UNLV would be better off without major college football: Such a move wouldn’t come without serious consequences.
Vegas faced James Neal on Monday night for the first time since he departed in the off season and you can chalk this one up to one of the worst performances since the Knights arrived to the NHL, a 7-2 loss to the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Schmidt returned from his 20-game suspension and Vegas opened a three-game road trip with a 6-3 win against Edmonton on Sunday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights returned home Wednesday night to a place they more than owned last season for a game in a division they more than dominated, staying true to form by beating Anaheim 5-0.
UNLV played better than that forgettable loss to Loyola Marymount, walking away a winner on Tuesday night before an announced gathering of 7,327 at Thomas Mack Center.