Wayne Nunnely also was the first UNLV alumnus to become the head football coach. He coached the Rebels from 1986 to 1989.
Nate Hawkins was a star wide receiver at UNLV from 1968 to 1971, playing on the Rebels’ first football teams.
UNLV added three transfers, two from Power Five schools and one from a junior college, to bring its 2020-21 recruiting class total to 22 with three scholarships left.
Former UNLV quarterback Kenyon Oblad announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will transfer to Dixie State. He has three years of eligibility remaining.
UNLV right tackle Justice Oluwaseun, who started 17 of the past 18 games, said Wednesday he is entering the NCAA’s transfer portal. He has two years of eligibility left.
It’s much easier — not to mention cheaper — for UNLV to ditch a mascot than the nickname the university has been known by since the mid-1950s.
Oblad, a Liberty High School product, has three years of eligibility remaining. He said there were a lot of factors that went into his decision to leave the Rebels.
Tampa Bay is the largest Super Bowl liability at the BetMGM, William Hill, Westgate and South Point sportsbooks. BetMGM is pushing seven figures in liability in Nevada alone.
UNLV announced it will face Texas-San Antonio in a home-and-home series beginning in 2021 and open the 2022 season against Idaho State.
UNLV’s former football home expected to idle quietly while decisions about its future are pondered.