Summer in Las Vegas should be renamed “Hoops Central.” Between USA Basketball, NBA Summer League, AAU Tournaments and the Desert Reign Summer League, there’s plenty of basketball to keep the basketball lovers, like myself, busy.
Brothers Beau and B.J. Bell, who played at UNLV, are key players for the LA KISS of the Arena Football League. KISS rock band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley co-own of the franchise.
UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein took ninth overall and sixth among amateurs Saturday at the World University Golf Championship in Geneva. The senior-to-be finished the four-round event at 1-under-par 287 to help Team USA take second behind Spain.
Former UNLV track and field star Amanda Bingson won the hammer throw Saturday for the second consecutive year in the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Bingson, a 2012 London Olympian who attended Silverado High School, won the event with a toss of 246 feet, 3 inches, almost 11 feet better than runner-up Jessica Cosby. The winning throw was a record at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
On the heels of his most successful season at UNLV, baseball coach Tim Chambers was handed a new five-year contract.
Khem Birch was not picked Thursday in the NBA Draft, but the former UNLV forward picked his spot less than 24 hours later. He is signing as a free agent with the Washington Wizards.
It’s too late to go back now, but another year of college basketball probably would have served Khem Birch better. Still, staying for his senior season did not help Deonte Burton.
ASHBURN, Va. — Former UNLV receiver Jerry Rice Jr., the son of the Hall of Fame receiver, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins on Thursday.
The NCAA has lifted UNLV football’s bowl ban for next season, according to the school, after a recalculation of the team’s Academic Progress Rate score.
When rolling the dice two months ago, Khem Birch was hoping to land somewhere in the second round of the NBA Draft. The odds seem to be turning slightly in his favor.