The 2019 Mountain West Media Days have officially wrapped up and one of the biggest news items to come out of the event was the preseason predicted order of finish. This season, UNLV was predicted to finish 5th in the West behind defending champs Fresno State, San Diego State, UNR and Hawaii. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson discuss the predicted finish, as well as preview UNLV’s upcoming season.
Nolan Kohorst didn’t know how to react, taking off running while his ecstatic UNLV teammates chased him down.
An anonymous donor pledged to match up to $1 million in gift toward the Student-Athlete Excellence Center, which will be created to improve nutrition and sports performance among UNLV athletes.
If UNLV decides to fire Tony Sanchez, athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois figures to conduct the same kind of search that landed basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger.
The focus now shifts to the future of UNLV coach Tony Sanchez. Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois issued a statement after last season saying she expected the Rebels to become bowl eligible.
UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers is still dealing with a sprained knee that has kept him out of the past four games. Injury issues have been a running theme for Rogers.
The Runnin’ Rebels ran past West Coast Baptist College on Friday, beating the Eagles 112-54 in an exhibition game.
Daniel Gutierrez’s 43-yard field goal bounced off the right upright with 37 seconds left, and UNLV lost 20-17 to San Diego State on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Previous UNLV football coaches Mike Sanford and Bobby Hauck, like Tony Sanchez, had high hopes when they took over only to be faced with the harsh reality of building the program.