UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois wants to create a student-athlete center. A new scoreboard will go up at the Thomas & Mack Center this basketball season. Softball coach Kristie Fox will be able to renovate Eller Media Stadium. The Boyd name has been on the football stadium since 1980s. The Fertitta Football Complex is going up next to the practice fields.
Can they do it again? In some way, shape or form, this question will linger throughout the season. Who will step up on defense? Nate Schmidt was suspended 20 games and Shea Theodore remains unsigned. Who skates with Paul Stastny? Coach Gerard Gallant has options, including Erik Haula, Tomas Tatar and Alex Tuch. How will the bottom six forwards shake out? Ryan Carpenter and Oscar Lindberg are fighting for a spot on the third line. Will any rookies make the team. Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki, Erik Brannstrom and Nicolas Hague will get a long look in camp.