The journey back to respectability for UNLV basketball seems further off than ever, the Rebels on Wednesday night showing to have far more issues than even a 74-66 defeat might suggest.
Las Vegas sports radio talk show host Ken Thomson and UNLV players brightened the days of sick kids with their annual holiday visit to Sunrise Children’s Hospital.
Landing a coach with supreme name recognition is exactly the path UNLV should travel in football, one that could ultimately affect all other sports in a positive manner.
Robert Smith, one of the greatest point guards in UNLV history, lies in a long-term care facility in Las Vegas, breathing on his own and showing signs that he could be on the road to recovery.
Las Vegas remains a knowledgeable basketball market, so can the up-tempo system of new head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s re-energize the Thomas & Mack Center?
Improving as a season goes on is not something the Rebels have done of late. They last made the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and now welcome first-year coach T.J. Otzelberger.
Cle Edwards died Saturday of kidney and heart failure. He was 71. He never left Las Vegas after becoming one of Jerry Tarkanian’s trusted assistants.
The Rebels’ first-year basketball coach hasn’t won any games yet at the school, but he’s winning over fans of all ages by promoting the team across the Las Vegas Valley.
The bar tops and other furnishings at Hardway 8 in downtown Henderson are made from bleachers from the old Las Vegas Convention Center — home of the Hardway Eight, UNLV’s first Final Four team.
New UNLV basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger’s up-tempo style and family values will be missed by those who cut hair and trim sideburns in Brookings, South Dakota.