One yard. Two plays. One long offseason. It’s a memory that drives UNLV as it opens football training camp Friday morning at Rebel Park under coach Tony Sanchez.
Sanchez had a choice about how to assemble from scratch — there is no such thing thing as rebuilding a program with one winning season since 2001 — and wisely picked the correct but yet often painstakingly slow option.
Facebook will broadcast UNLV’s football game at Utah State on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.
Players from the nationally ranked UNLV men’s and women’s golf teams have been busy during the summer offseason playing in local, national and international tournaments.
The death of former UNLV safety Kenny Keys Jr. on Friday was ruled a suicide by the Clark County coroner’s office. Keys. who was 25, died at his father’s home because of a gunshot to his head.
UNLV junior wide receiver Darren Woods Jr. was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. The trophy honors the combination of community service with achievements on the football field and in academics.
South Florida wide receiver Grantis Poole tweeted Wednesday that he had committed to UNLV. He attends Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida.
In going 5-7 last season, UNLV still allowed averages of 31.8 points and 458.7 yards, still ranked ninth among 12 conference teams in total defense and still struggled forcing turnovers.