Destiny Smith-Barnett placed first in the 60-meter dash and Jada Hicks in the 60 hurdles to highlight the UNLV track and field team’s showing in the indoor season-opening Friday Night Duals in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Former Bishop Gorman star quarterback Tate Martell concluded his redshirt freshman season at Ohio State by entering the NCAA’s transfer portal, but he has not been contacted by UNLV, a person familiar with the situation said.
Nikki Wheatley had 28 points and nine rebounds, and the UNLV women’s basketball team defeated New Mexico 66-57 on Wednesday at Cox Pavilion.
Junior guard Jade Thomas announced in October her commitment to UNLV, where she will join her sister Bailey, who transferred last year from West Virginia to play for the Rebels. Sam is a sophomore wing at Arizona.
Longtime Las Vegan Rick Down, who died at home Saturday at age 68, spent 17 seasons as a major league hitting coach.
UNLV senior offensive tackle Nathan Jacobson will play for the National team Saturday at the Tropical Bowl all-star game in Daytona Beach, Florida.
UNLV will play in one of the Mountain West’s most intimidating venues when the Rebels visit New Mexico’s The Pit on Tuesday. The Rebels are off to their best conference start in 13 years.
UNLV is off to its first 2-0 start in conference play in 13 years, but will face a tough test when the team heads on the road to face New Mexico on Tuesday, Jan. 8th.