Molly Sullivan‘s dream is to follow Erin Andrews and Bonnie Bernstein to ESPN.
But following them to Playboy.com isn’t bad, either.
Sullivan, a Green Valley High School graduate who covers UNLV athletics for The Mtn., isn’t posing for Playboy. But she is one of five finalists for its America’s Sexiest Sportscaster.
In addition to Andrews and Bernstein, the other finalists are CBSSports.com’s Lauren Shehadi and Fox’s Charissa Thompson.
“I think the cool thing is we are all journalists,” Sullivan said. “I don’t use the term sexy to describe myself, but I think it’s great.
“I think it’s all in good fun.”
• UNLV GOING TO THE ROSE BOWL — UCLA has made enough trips to Sam Boyd Stadium to make locals sick of seeing the Bruins in the Las Vegas Bowl.
They agreed Thursday to come back again, but this time it’s to play in a September game and not December.
UCLA signed a home-and-home football deal with UNLV. They will play at Sam Boyd on Sept. 12, 2015, and in UCLA’s home at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 10, 2016.
The Rebels, who never have played the Bruins, will play Pacific-10 Conference teams seven of the next eight years.
UNLV might want to play Pac-10 teams, but the Rebels don’t want their recruits straying off to them. They survived a full-court press by Oregon this week, which made a home visit to quarterback Caleb Herring and offered him a scholarship.
Herring, UNLV’s first commitment of the current recruiting class, rejected the Ducks. Good thing for the Rebels. Rivals.com ranks him the nation’s No. 34 quarterback.
• A NEW COVENANT — After humiliating an opponent 100-0 in girls high school basketball, The Covenant School in Dallas has apologized and wants to forfeit the victory over Dallas Academy.
The private Christian school called its victory “shameful and an embarrassment,” according to The Associated Press, and that “victory without honor is a great loss.”
Covenant led the Jan. 13 game 59-0 at halftime over a program with just eight girls on the team and 20 in the school. Dallas Academy’s enrollment is geared toward students with learning barriers such as difficulty with maintaining attention.
Even if the forfeit is awarded, Dallas Academy has seen enough for now. The team, which has gone at least four seasons without a victory, canceled the rest of its season.
“We just said, ‘The hell with it,’ ” Dallas Academy headmaster Jim Richardson told The Dallas Morning News.
• FINALLY, NO PAY TO PLAY — Jeff Jordan, otherwise known as Michael‘s son, earned a basketball scholarship at Illinois after initially walking on.
Despite averaging roughly a point per game, Jordan has been a key player defensively off the bench. He plays about 10 minutes per game.
Now Dad won’t have to worry about paying his son’s way through school, though he probably would have found a way. MJ apparently has a job with the Charlotte Bobcats, but no one knows for sure since he’s hardly ever around.
COMPILED BY MARK ANDERSON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL