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Consultant sees TV gold in new UNLV stadium

UNLV stadium consultant Mark Rosentraub says a new on-campus venue could appeal to major football conference TV networks, giving the university leverage to join a BCS conference like the Pac-12 or Big Ten and to draw millions of dollars in new TV revenue.

Rebels have a few Texas connections heading into bowl game

The Rebels (7-5) make their first bowl appearance in 13 years when they take on North Texas (8-4) at 9 a.m. PST on New Year’s Day. North Texas is a touchdown favorite.

Bareback competition tight

The race for the bareback riding gold buckle is the tightest of all the events for this year’s National Finals Rodeo. One look at the standings before the 10-day rodeo started at the Thomas &Mack Center clearly showed why.

Staying home works for Ohl

If Cody Ohl’s 2013 season were one of those clever AT&T commercials, the script might go something like this:

Durfey times it just right

The story of Tyson Durfey and Shea Fisher has played out like the rodeo version of star football player and cheer captain. Except Durfey tackles and ties calves, and Fisher croons out country tunes, with an Australian twang to boot.

Cowboys, fans remain Tough Enough To Wear Pink

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo crowd at the Thomas &Mack Center during Round 5 tonight will look a bit different than usual.

Las Vegas Events has offer to extend NFR past 2014

Las Vegas Events, the nonprofit organization marketing and promoting the popular National Finals Rodeo, has an offer on the table with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to keep the prized event in Las Vegas beyond 2014.

Believe it or not: UNLV in Jan. 1 bowl

How to define a great day for UNLV football: That some 13 years after the school qualified for its last postseason game, the Rebels on Sunday accepted an invitation to play North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Roper Hanchey cashes football parlay while competing in NFR

Tie-down roper Shane Hanchey has won more than $44,000 through the first four rounds of the National Finals Rodeo, but he’s more excited about the $1,800 he pocketed Saturday on a $300 three-team college football parlay.

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