All-state basketball player Julian Strawther leaves for college Monday, well aware of how his grandfather helped blaze a trail for the civil rights movement.
In tweeting a three-paragraph statement about being saddened and pained and angry, Michael Jordan opened a window into the world of athletes and activism.
Few college basketball recollections compare to UNLV-Duke in 1990 and ’91.
Here are some of the shining moments that stood out to this columnist over two-plus decades of covering the Final Four.
Cinderella won’t have her chance to wear a glass slipper, the NCAA Tournament having been canceled for the first time in 81 years.
Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton is a deserving first-team all-conference pick by media and coaches. He averaged 20.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in Mountain West games.
In his previous three games before Saturday, UNLV junior guard Amauri Hardy shot 6 of 24 while totaling 16 points. He scored a team-high 18 against Fresno State.
Derrick Jones, a kid from Chester, Pennsylvania, who played his college ball for UNLV, stood at his Miami Heat locker on Tuesday night and spoke about the death of Kobe Bryant.
While few in sports history owned Bryant’s cutthroat competitive nature as a player, fatherhood seemed to soften him.
Coleman is one of many reasons UNLV has outperformed expectations. He’s a former walk-on from Foothill High whose name was largely ignored in the recruiting rankings.