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Depleted UNLV loses opener in NCAA baseball regional, 10-3

When Patrick Armstrong homered in the second inning to give UNLV a two-run lead, the Rebels looked to be in good shape with right-hander John Richy on the mound. Only the Rebels aren’t in very good shape at all these days, with coach Tim Chambers even speaking in somber tones about his team’s situation.

UNLV loses lineman to Arkansas

Offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson transferred to Arkansas. He can play right away because the Rebels are ineligible for a bowl bid because of a low Academic Progress Rate.

Hernandez comes through in pinch for Rebels

A.J. Hernandez has gone from delivering key pinch hits to producing as a full-time player. Now he will help lead UNLV into the regional that begins today against UC Irvine.

With family by his side, good guy Riley at peace

Chris Riley plays golf a few times a week. It helps him stay sharp. He and his wife coach their two daughters on a 10-and-under softball all-star team. It helps him stay happy.

Rebels’ Krystal Wharton qualifies for long jump in NCAA championships

UNLV long jumper Krystal Wharton advanced to next month’s NCAA track and field championships after qualifying with a personal best jump of 20 feet, 1½ inches at Thursday’s NCAA preliminary championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Wharton’s qualifying jump came on her second attempt, and she finished 10th overall.

VanMeetren makes the calls

Catcher Erik VanMeetren has been a vital reason UNLV’s pitchers have had a strong season. He is the rare college catcher who calls his team’s pitches.

Parity propels popularity of college game

On Friday, in a rainy town of not 55,000 souls along the Willamette River in central western Oregon, UC Irvine returns to the college baseball postseason when it meets UNLV in a regional game at Oregon State.

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