The Mountain West presidents are meeting in Santa Barbara, California. One of the main topics is improving the competitiveness of men’s basketball.
Golden State Warriors rookie Patrick McCaw, a former UNLV standout, doesn’t take for granted being able to play in the NBA Finals. He started 20 games during the regular season and three in the playoffs.
Desiree Reed-Francois has seven immediate priorities as she prepares to take over as UNLV’s athletic director on Thursday. She will begin with a staff meeting at 8:30 a.m. that day.
UNLV and the Thomas & Mack Center/Sam Boyd Stadium are putting in $3.7 million to nearly wipe out the athletic department’s deficit. That gives new athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois a fresh start as she takes over Thursday.
The most recent recruiting class not only excited UNLV basketball fans, but got the attention of national experts. They said the bar has been raised considerably for the Rebels.
The NCAA basketball rules committee decided against going to quarters, widening the lane and extending the 3-point line. Coaches are split on whether they prefer those potential changes.
Seton Hall guard LaTecia Smith has transferred and will join the team, UNLV coach Kathy Olivier announced Tuesday. Smith is the second Division I transfer to come to the Lady Rebels this spring, joining Bailey Thomas from West Virginia.
South Carolina made an unexpected run to this year’s Final Four. The onus now is on coach Frank Martin to prove it wasn’t a one-time occurrence.
Lon Kruger, the former UNLV basketball coach and current coach at Oklahoma, is still heavily involved in the Las Vegas chapter of Coaches vs. Cancer. It will net more than $1 million for the first time.
Former UNLV star basketball player Anthony Bennett is still playing for the Turkish team Fenerbahce Instanbul despite previous reports he had been cut.