Mariena Hayden had 18 kills and 19 digs to lead UNLV to a 3-2 win over Fresno State in the second round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship on Friday at Cox Pavilion.
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez said he thought the Fertitta Football Complex will be fully funded based on what is happening behind the scenes. He met with the media Friday to discuss this season and talk about the future.
UNLV plays Cincinnati at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. Bearcats coach Mick Cronin was offered the UNLV job in 2016 but turned it down.
Mariena Hayden had 14 kills and Elsa Descamps eight blocks to lead UNLV to a 3-0 sweep over UC Irvine in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship on Thursday at Cox Pavilion.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez, as expected, will return for a fifth season, athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said Thursday morning.
Valparaiso used a 21-2 run that began late in the first half to establish control and defeat UNLV 72-64 on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels committed 25 turnovers.
Breaking down UNLV’s game against Valparaiso at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV senior running back Lexington Thomas was named second-team All-Mountain West on Wednesday. He was the only Rebel selected to either team, but senior offensive tackle Nathan Jacobson, senior defensive end Roger Mann and junior guard Justin Polu were named honorable mention.
UNLV’s basketball team continues its seven-game homestand to open the season Wednesday night against Valparaiso, when senior Shakur Juiston will take his usual place in the starting lineup and once again pursue rebounds like a cat might a feather on a bobbing string.
UNLV plays Valparaiso on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center, the Rebels’ final game in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge. The MW is looking for a different league to begin a new challenge series in 2020.