UNLV midfielder Timo Mehlich, defender Tyler Allen and forward Marco Gonzalez were named to the preseason all-league team by Western Athletic Conference men’s soccer coaches.
UNLV senior Justin Polu has started all 36 games the past three seasons at right guard. He was the only Rebel selected to the preseason All-Mountain West team.
Cle Edwards died Saturday of kidney and heart failure. He was 71. He never left Las Vegas after becoming one of Jerry Tarkanian’s trusted assistants.
The NCAA approved the appeal by the Rebels sophomore to play this season. The former Bishop Gorman High School star transferred from California after last season.
The linebacker couldn’t practice until his final grades posted and he was cleared by UNLV’s admissions office and went through an NCAA-mandated five-day acclimation period.
UNLV could use the run-pass option a third of their offensive snaps this season. The offense favors the skill set of junior starting quarterback Armani Rogers.
Cleveland Edwards, an assistant men’s basketball coach on UNLV’s national championship team who later served as the interim head coach, died Saturday.
The junior responded to a subpar scrimmage a week ago with a much stronger performance Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. He also was named a team captain.
UNLV players are encouraged to sit in one of the seven 100-gallon ice tubs after each morning practice. The water is around 55 degrees, but some players ask for extra ice.
The starters will receive some playing time, but many will spend most of the night watching when the Rebels scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.