The Mountain West presidents are meeting in Santa Barbara, California. One of the main topics is improving the competitiveness of men’s basketball.
A discussion on UNLV’s use of the 65,000-seat NFL stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders at Interstate 15 and Russell Road is on Thursday’s Las Vegas Stadium Authority board agenda.
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 Las Vegas Stadium Authority unanimously approved the stadium lease agreement with the Oakland Raiders Thursday afternoon.
It was approved this month, a window from Dec. 20 to 22 during which high school seniors can sign national letters of intent instead of waiting until the traditional period that begins the first Wednesday of each February.
Chauncey Scissum announced last week that he transferring from Syracuse to UNLV. He was stabbed by a former teammate last year.
Public address announcer Dick Calvert was inducted into UNLV’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday under the heading of “distinguished contributor,” which is what he has been for the past 47 years.
On Monday, UNLV signed the last recruit of its 2017 football class. His name is Thaddeus Thatcher. He is 9 years old, and for the past two years has been fighting t-cell leukemia/lymphoma.
Donnel Pumphrey, a Canyon Springs High School graduate who played at San Diego State, was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday.