Devante Davis has used his athleticism and strength — he raised his bench press by more than 100 pounds over the past year — to become one of the Mountain West’s top receivers.
Coach Bobby Hauck and those within UNLV athletics hope that recent success on the field can turn what at times has been a contentious relationship with students into a positive one.
UNLV is preparing for yet another strong passing attack that probably will get its share yards and points.
UNR’s 34-31 overtime upset of Boise State was one of college football’s most memorable moments in the 2010 season, two teams that would finish in the top 11.
The crowd spread across the pavement near the Student Union and onto adjacent stairwells Monday, hundreds gathered to celebrate a rivalry victory in football and the promise of what still might transpire for UNLV in the coming weeks.
UNLV’s football team took the Fremont Cannon on a procession from the Lied Athletic Complex to the campus student union Monday afternoon, where a crowd of about 300, that included university president Neal Smatresk, showed up.
If Herring was a big reason why UNLV lost here two years ago, he was at least as important to the Rebels’ 27-22 victory Saturday over archrival UNR.
Coach Bobby Hauck ran down the sideline shaking his right fist after running back Tim Cornett bowled his way into the end zone.
It represents more today for the UNLV football program than a replica of a 19th century Howitzer, more than a 550-pound trophy ever could, more than its $10,000 value.
UNLV senior defensive tackle Tyler Gaston hasn’t touched the Fremont Cannon, and he won’t unless the Rebels win it back today.