It was Friday morning at Cox Pavilion, and USA Basketball women’s national team mini-camp practice was winding down — or so I thought — when Diana Taurasi walked out as I was walking in. Taurasi apparently had some sort of business to attend to in the tunnel linking Cox Pavilion to the Thomas & Mack Center.
Arbor View’s girls tennis team wasn’t exactly riding a hot streak into this season. The Aggies hadn’t made the postseason as a team since 2008 and were coming off a two-win season that was best forgotten.
Amid the chaos, Dave Rice remained calm. And that would surprise absolutely no one who knows or has observed the UNLV basketball coach the past two years.
It was an hour or so before UNLV played New Mexico in football on Sept. 28 in Albuquerque, and Tina Kunzer-Murphy was strolling along the turf at University Stadium.
On Tuesday it will have been 20 years since a guy wearing a striped shirt with orange armbands skated into the center ice faceoff circle at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City with a hockey puck in his hand.
It has not happened yet, and the unenviable task now falls on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.