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UNLV foe is Mean, but it’s not Arkansas

How many people around here wish UNLV were playing Arkansas or somebody like that in its bowl game on Wednesday morning? (Ooh! Ooh-Ooh! That was me raising my hand and doing an Arnold Horshack impression.)

Hyde embodies swagger of 1984 Rebels

It was Dec. 15, 1984, and the Hawaiian Airlines charter, a DC-9, was sitting on the tarmac at the air terminal in Fresno, Calif., ready for takeoff.

Former Rebel ‘Hot Dog’ inspiration to youth parolees

Before Tuesday, the last time I saw David Hollis, who played defensive back for UNLV in the 1984 California Bowl, was 1994. He still was known as “Hot Dog” Hollis then.

Last-second loss leaves Alabama fans mad, sad

Alabama football fans across the nation returned to work on Monday morning. All, at last report, had managed to survive the weekend without jumping off a bridge following the Crimson Tide’s stunning defeat to arch-rival Auburn in Saturday’s Iron Bowl.

Ex-Lingerie player stumps for women’s football safety

Nikki Johnson was one of the faces of the Lingerie Football League. Yes, she was one of its hard bodies, too. Then she had her bell rung a couple of times. She got carted off the field. She broke her wrist and had surgery. And then she got kicked out of the league.

Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup – Super in its own way

The last time I watched a Canadian Football League game on television with Canadians was 1994. It was in a ballroom at the Imperial Palace. The Canadians were mostly from Edmonton.

Bowl eligibility or not, let’s wait before we coronate Hauck

The Rebels have been stuck on five wins since Oct. 26. Almost everybody believes it has been a fine season. Another way to look at it is that it has taken Bobby Hauck nearly four years to get the program to where Mike Sanford left it.

Close loss to UNR stings after 44 years

Forty-four years ago, it was 1969. Bullets were flying in Southeast Asia. And Mark Larson said it was getting dark at Mackay Stadium up in Reno.

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