weather icon Clear

Women’s volleyball tourney continues without UNLV

Now that the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament is in full swing, I have heard from people who want to know what happened to the UNLV women.

OK, I have heard from one person.

The Rebels were considered a bubble team for the dance but they didn’t get in. They won a program-best 26 matches, knocked off No. 7 Colorado State, closed the season by winning seven of eight matches. But they stubbed their toe against Boise State and apparently did not have a high-enough Ratings Percentage Index to fall back on.

East Coast bias or whatever.

Seton Hall, whom the Rebels beat in New Jersey in September, got in. So did Colorado State. The Rams still are playing; CSU will meet Texas in the Sweet 16 on Friday.

But if UNLV’s 26-7 season didn’t impress the selection committee, maybe it’ll impress recruits. There’s always next year.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Las Vegas officials to attend MLS All-Star Week

MLS announced Monday that officials from as Vegas, Charlotte, Sacramento, St. Louis and “other potential expansion markets” will attend its All-Star Week as the league attempts to expand from 27 teams to 30.

76ers, Simmons agree to $170M, multi-year deal

The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA championship since 1983.

Bengals’ Boling retiring from NFL for health reasons

Bengals left guard Clint Boling retired Monday after eight seasons in the NFL, citing medical concerns. The club posted that he has been dealing with a blood clot.

Martini’s homer sparks rally for Aviators in win

Nick Martini’s three-run homer in the sixth inning helped the Aviators pull away Sunday night in an 11-4 Pacific Coast League victory over the Salt Lake Bees before 8,472 at Las Vegas Ballpark.