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.
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.
UNLV senior Erin Morris advanced Friday to today’s quarterfinals of the 100-meter hurdles in the NCAA preliminary championships at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
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.
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.
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.
UNLV junior Dana Finkelstein named second-team women’s golf All-America
The Rebels will play at Houston on Sept. 20. Also, their Aug. 29 season opener at Arizona will be on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.