Through many years and many UNLV athletic directors, the athletic department had the luxury of knowing it could be bailed out by the university at the end of the fiscal year. Soon, that no longer will be the case.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez hoped to be preparing for a bowl, but the Rebels finished 5-7 and did not quality. So now he’s determined to continue to move the program forward.
Tony Sanchez concluded his third season as coach Saturday, when the Rebels lost to a historically bad UNR side 23-16 and with it a chance to become bowl eligible and reclaim ownership of the Fremont Cannon.
UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers was named Mountain West Freshman of the Year on Wednesday, and running back Lexington Thomas was selected to the all-conference first team.
The UNLV football team has gotten a taste of what life could be like once they’re playing in the new Las Vegas stadium.
UNLV’s seniors had hoped to beat their in-state rival and extend the season. But UNR spoiled those plans with a 23-16 victory Saturday in Reno.
The third year under coach Tony Sanchez is now in the books as a 5-7 record with no bowl game, no return of the Fremont Cannon and enough legitimate questions about his staff that demand to be answered.
Three takeaways from the UNLV football team’s 23-16 loss to UNR on Saturday at Reno’s Mackay Stadium.
UNLV’s season and bowl hopes ended Saturday with a 23-16 loss at UNR. Kelton Moore’s 1-yard touchdown run with 7:34 put the Wolf Pack in front for good.