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UNLV hopes to continue to corner the market

UNLV starting cornerbacks Tajh Hasson and Kenneth Penny are coming off promising seasons. They are expected to provide the Rebels with one of the top unit on the football team.

College athletes can unionize, federal agency rules

In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation’s first union of college athletes.

PATs from 20-yard line to be tested in NFL preseason

A handful of rule approvals came out of the NFL owners meeting Wednesday including experimentation with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season was tabled.

UNLV needs to be transparent about athletes’ grade problems

When explaining publicly its football program’s academic predicament UNLV needs to be forthright and honest and there should be no shortage of bodies explaining why and how this happened.

UNLV faces possible bowl ban

UNLV’s football team is hoping to avoid being banned from the postseason as well other penalties. The Rebels’ Academic Progress Rate may be low enough to incur sanctions by the NCAA, when it releases its report in June.

NFL tells Steelers they won’t lose draft pick

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II says the NFL has told the team it will not be docked a pick in this year’s draft for coach Mike Tomlin’s foray onto the field against Baltimore last November.

Jets sign Vick, release Sanchez

Michael Vick is switching green jerseys — and maybe trading his clipboard for a starting job.

VIDEO: QB Herring tries to woo NFL scouts

Quarterback Caleb Herring participated in UNLV’s pro day on Thursday at Rebel Park. His best chance to make the NFL appears to be as an undrafted free agent.

New receivers add to UNLV’s depth

Devonte Boyd and Trent Riley, who grayshirted last season, should make UNLV even deeper at wide receiver. The team’s top receiver, Devante Davis, has been a mentor to them.