Junior college players Tavis Malakius (6 feet 3 inches, 297 pounds) and Dominion Ezinwa (6-4, 320) tweeted their commitments to the UNLV football team. Each will have three seasons of eligibility.
The backdrop of Harvey Hyde’s Twitter account is a photo of the former UNLV football coach chatting about “big uglies” with legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is a guidepost for what the Las Vegas Stadium Authority could look like in four years once the stadium that will house the Oakland Raiders is completed.
The Nevada Board of Regents has voted 11-1 in favor of a joint-use agreement that enables the UNLV football team to use the planned $1.9 billion football stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders.
The former UNLV defensive lineman will play in the game at the Rose Bowl Satdium at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
UNLV hired Al Simmons as its new safeties coach. The lone spot to be filled is the newly created 10th assistant.
UNLV’s football program has hired former Florida assistant coach Tim Skipper as its defensive coordinator. The Rebels have two other openings on their staff.
When the Oakland Raiders selected a general contractor to build the planned 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium, team executives said they wanted the best. And when Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Construction began building sports facilities, company executives said they, too, wanted to be the best.
Board members cruised through a lengthy agenda, but had little to show for it in the end, except that everything still appears to be on track for completion of a final stadium development agreement in February.
No deal-killing issues emerged Thursday when the Nevada Board of Regents picked through UNLV’s Joint-Use Agreement with the Oakland Raiders for use of the planned 65,000-seat domed Las Vegas football stadium.