UNLV assistant hockey coach Nick Robone was shot in the chest during Sunday night’s massacre outside Mandalay Bay but is expected to recover.
UNLV began practice Saturday, and coach Marvin Menzies talked about the FBI investigation into college basketball, a scandal that involves colleagues Tony Bland and Rick Pitino.
UNLV has not been tied to the fraud and bribery probe that resulted in federal charges against four assistant coaches at high-profile programs and Louisville coach Rick Pitino being placed on administrative leave.
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies’ name was linked to the potential opening at Louisville in a highly speculative story about potential candidates, but the chances of him leaving for the Cardinals is remote.
Southern California associate head coach Tony Bland was indicted as part of a major FBI investigation into alleged corruption in men’s college basketball after he was recorded allegedly taking money in Las Vegas to steer players to a sports agent.
UNLV will play on AT&T SportsNet, the home to the NHL’s Golden Knights, seven times this season. The Rebels also will appear on CBS Sports Network 10 times and an ESPN outlet six times.
There was a much-publicized issue involving Richard “The Fixer” Perry after the Review-Journal published a photo of the twice-convicted sports fixer sitting in a hot tub with three members of UNLV’s 1990 NCAA basketball title team.
Former UNLV men’s basketball coach Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova’s storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and won more than 800 games in his career, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
Forward Dwayne Morgan, who was suspended from the team, no longer will play basketball at UNLV. He will continue to attend classes and get his college degree in December.
UNLV announced contract extensions for six coaches Friday, including one for women’s basketball coach Kathy Olivier through the 2020-21 season.