When you are in the first year leading a program and your team is this bad, the rebuilding process can’t begin until the present tense of inferior ability has been addressed.
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The state basketball tournament is being held at Cox Pavilion, a 2,500-seat gymnasium on UNLV’s campus and a logistical nightmare for the most significant week of the prep season.
When others talk about how some NFL owners still might be nervous about the gambling aspects of Las Vegas or how tickets might sell or the market size, never forget this number: $750 million in tax revenue.
Magic Johnson has said all the right things about what he needs to learn, at least enough to make you think he has a better chance as a former player to resemble Larry Bird as an NBA executive than Isiah Thomas.
Jalen Poyser broke a team rule and was benched for UNLV’s game at San Diego State, one in which the Aztecs prevailed 77-64 at Viejas Arena.
The week proved to be a division between sports and lawlessness, with one side producing some of the game’s most entertaining and unforgettable moments and the other shining a negative light on Las Vegas.
Simply, the Mountain West needs UNLV and San Diego State to be good, and that’s not the case this season for teams that have the most conference wins since the league was founded in July 1999.
UNLV has never lost 17 games in a season. It’s one defeat from doing so. The collapse of its program is almost sad to watch, but knowing why it collapsed is even worse.
The fair point now is that you can’t change now. Or shouldn’t. Not those who understood from the beginning what this season would mean for UNLV basketball.
It might be the smartest check the university ever writes, because if the last year told us anything, conducting searches for significant roles isn’t the greatest strength of those at UNLV.
The subjective part is dead for anyone with even an infinitesimal amount of unbiased vision, the rationalization that any quarterback in National Football League history should be placed ahead of Tom Brady on the register of the greatest to play the game now reduced to rubbish.
Super Bowl LI between the Falcons and Patriots kicks off Sunday from NRG Stadium, where New England arrives to its record ninth such game and Atlanta hopes none of its players was arrested for soliciting a prostitute Saturday night.
How successful will a defense that didn’t worry most teams this season be against arguably the greatest quarterback in history, playing in his seventh Super Bowl and going for his fifth ring?
Not everyone gets to learn the secret handshake, and it seems anyone with direct ties to casinos has a better chance of playing quarterback for the Oakland Raiders than ever owning them or any stadium in which they compete.
Everyone has a journey to travel before reaching the Super Bowl. Some are touching, some tragic, some inspiring, some uncomplicated.
Amazingly, the $750 million in public money already committed to a proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas seems to have fallen to sidebar status.
Dan Quinn doesn’t think first about the offensive possession, about one of the most analyzed and criticized plays in Super Bowl history, about the snap that allowed the New England Patriots to lift a fourth Lombardi Trophy.
If the Raiders ultimately can strike a deal with Goldman Sachs that makes up the $650 million the Adelson family had pledged toward a new Las Vegas stadium, the odds of Oakland getting the 24 votes needed for relocation isn’t at all hurt by the casino executive’s withdrawal.
New England and Atlanta have begun final preparations for Super Bowl LI, and Houston will for the third time act as host to the National Football League’s crowning moment of a current season.
The NHL continues to deny a link between repetitive head trauma and permanent brain injury, refusing to admit all those concussions have and can lead to things such as CTE.
Eric Tosi is Vice President of Communications and Content for the Golden Knights, having arrived from a decade-long run with the Boston Bruins.
There is no making sense of a young man’s limitless future being replaced with a blue casket in which he now rests.
Great rivalries at the prep level are more exception to any rule, so the one that has developed between Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman is to be welcomed and celebrated annually.
In making official Thursday what has been reported for months by applying for relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, the Raiders moved this town one enormous step closer to the sort of national relevancy only those cities housing a National Football League team know.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are rounding second and have a legitimate opportunity to eventually touch home plate in Cooperstown.
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