UNLV offensive left tackle Brett Boyko got to the customs line in Toronto and began to panic. The line was so long, he wasn’t sure he would make his connecting flight to Dallas.
It was Dec. 15, 1984, and the Hawaiian Airlines charter, a DC-9, was sitting on the tarmac at the air terminal in Fresno, Calif., ready for takeoff.
Millions can be made by men who can thrive and survive in the NFL by shaking off hits that are so hard brains collide with skulls. And, hundreds of millions of dollars — perhaps billions in the future — can be lost by the league.
It’s not easy to change a person with a losing attitude, and the same goes for turning around a terrible team. With that thought in mind, what coach Bruce Arians is doing in Arizona is just short of amazing.
After a wildly unsuccessful last couple of decades, the Rebels went onto the field in 2013 with something to prove — and sent the school to a bowl game for the first time since 2000. Here are six of the best quotes from the season.
It may not be a Quarterback U, but UNLV has churned out some players whose names became recognizable to fans around the country. Here are our top 10.
The severity of Tony Romo’s back injury is likely to remain a question all week as the Cowboys prepare for their third straight season finale for the NFC East title and a playoff berth, this time against Philadelphia on Sunday night.
Peyton Manning has broken Tom Brady’s NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season with 51.
The fact Southern California went for it on fourth down and attempted both an onside kick and 2-point conversion during Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium ordinarily wouldn’t be much more than a footnote to a 45-20 victory.
If this is how its conference champion looks, the Mountain West isn’t close to average on a national scale. Fresno State was never in its 45-20 loss to Southern California in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, never competitive at Sam Boyd Stadium against a No. 5 selection out of the Pac-12, never close to being on an even level of size, speed, strength, skill and execution.