UNLV plays Hawaii at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in the Ninth Island Showdown. It’s the Rebels’ most intense rival outside of UNR.
Mariena Hayden had 17 kills and 12 digs to lead UNLV to its 12th volleyball victory in its past 13 matches, a 3-1 decision over UNR in a Mountain West matchup Thursday at Cox Pavilion.
Duke rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Rebels 20-9 to earn a 57-45 win on Thursday night at the Thomas Mack Center.
UNLV plays at UCLA at 8 p.m. Friday. Both programs are under first-year coaches and with fan bases with high expectations.
UNLV senior midfielder Timo Mehlich was named All-Western Athletic Conference first team in men’s soccer, and junior defender Billy Jones gained honorable mention.
After playing a clean first half with a blistering shooting percentage, UNLV went cold, turned the ball over and couldn’t keep pace with Cal, falling 79-75 to the Golden Bears in overtime.
UNLV’s Tony Sanchez and staff hit the recruiting trail last week and landed two commitments. They continue to recruit despite questions about Sanchez’s job status.
Nolan Kohorst didn’t know how to react, taking off running while his ecstatic UNLV teammates chased him down.
UNLV plays at California on Tuesday night in the earliest true road game for the Rebels in 12 years. They play at UCLA on Friday.
With California having passed the Fair Pay to Play Act, even the usually bullheaded NCAA is reconsidering its hard-line definition of amateurism.