Former UNLV point guard Kevin Kruger is an assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma under his dad, Lon, a former Rebels coach. The younger Kruger could be on the path to be a head coach himself.
The NCAA has at least temporarily changed its policy toward legalized sports betting, clearing the way for Las Vegas to bid on championship events such as the Final Four.
Haley Bodnar Rydalch, a 6-foot-3-inch center from Brigham Young, will transfer to the UNLV women’s basketball team, coach Kathy Olivier announced.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a nationwide ban on single-game legalized sports betting outside of Nevada. That could help Las Vegas’ case to host NCAA championship events, which currently is prohibited.
Keith Brown, special assistant to the head coach the past two basketball seasons at UNLV, was named an assistant coach at Fresno State on Friday.
UNLV hired Eric Nepomuceno to be in charge of compliance for the athletic department. Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois also has restructured the compliance office, so Nepomuceno will report to her as well as the president’s office.
UNLV will play Valparaiso in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge on Nov. 28 at the Thomas & Mack Center. This is the final season of the four-year contract between the conferences.
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, a 6-foot 8-inch forward from Cameroon, committed to UNLV. He is a product of the NBA Global Academy.
The Commission on College Basketball issued a 52-page report Wednesday urging major change in the sport. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chaired the commission.