The Review-Journal’s Ben Gotz and Cassie Soto are back for a new rendition of the Golden Edge mailbag! Send in your VGK questions, and they’ll answer them live on the stream.
For the first time in program history, UNLV football beat an SEC team on the road. The Rebels dominated Vanderbilt in the 34-10 victory on Saturday. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson breakdown how the Rebels were able to snap a four-game losing streak.
UNLV football suffered its fourth straight loss of the season to Boise State on Saturday, Oct 5, falling 38-13 to the Broncos. Freshman quarterback Kenyon Oblad made his first career start under center and after the game expressed his frustrations by saying “I’m tired of losing.” UNLV will next face Vanderbilt and as Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson explain, that game could be a win for the Rebels.
The Raiders are 3-2 after beating the Bears 24-21 for the team’s first win in London. While the Bears were able to overcome a 17-point deficit, the Raiders took advantage of a 4th quarter penalty that set them up for success. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Raiders beat writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal Myles Simmons breakdown the win.
The Golden Knights not only lost to the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Friday night, the team also saw Alex Tuch and Cody Eakin head off the ice with injuries. Golden Edge host Cassie Soto and Golden Knights beat writers David Schoen and Ben Gotz give an update on the players injuries as well as discuss what went wrong for the Golden Knights.
UNLV football is 1-2 so far this season, after back-to-back losses from Arkansas State and Northwestern. After the Arkansas State loss, head coach Tony Sanchez said he and his staff would re-evaluate the quarterback position after a rough start for Armani Rogers. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson discuss who will likely start under center, as well as preview UNLV basketball.
UNLV football suffered its first loss of the season at home versus Arkansa State, 43-17. After the game, head coach Tony Sanchez spoke to media and said that he and his staff would likely evaluate the quarterback position, after starter Armani Rogers completed just 8 of 23 passes for 42 yards. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson discuss the loss and what could happen with the quarterback position.
The Oakland Raiders came away with a preseason 33-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Raiders beat writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal Myles Simmons discuss three takeaways from the win.
The Las Vegas Aces should have come away with an easy win over the 5-20 Atlanta Dream, but it was a fight to the finish in the 94-90 victory for the Aces. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and Aces beat writer Sam Gordon discuss how the Aces almost let this win slip away and how rookie guard Jackie Young is finally finding her groove.
Raiders general manager and head coach Jon Gruden held a press conference from team’s training camp in Napa to address some of the latest topics, including Antonio Brown’s arrival in a hot air balloon. The Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken, Ed Graney and Cassie Soto break down the latest. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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 MW 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.
The Las Vegas Aces came away with a 79-74 win over the Minnesota Lynx, despite being down one of their leading scorers in A’ja Wilson (ankle injury). Dearica Hamby stepped up in Wilson’s place, making her first season start and notched 14 points. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and Aces beat writer Sam Gordon break down the win and discuss how long Wilson will be out.
With 3 first round draft picks a lot of attention is going to be on the Raiders rookies this year. Listen to Michael Gehlken breakdown who to watch out for in training camp.
The Raiders are starting training camp and there are going to be some battles for positions. Ed Graney and Michael Gehlken talk with Cassie Soto about the matchups.
The Raiders are on Hard Knocks this season, Ed Graney and Michael Gehlken talk with Cassie Soto about the possible implications of this.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board met on July 18 to discuss construction updates, including the newest partnership with AEG Facilities. AEG will be responsible for the stadium’s operations, as well as scheduling events on the days the Raiders are not playing.
The Las Vegas Aces were able to come away with a win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday afternoon. The Aces had five players scored in double-digits in the 90-82 victory. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and Aces beat writer Sam Gordon break down the win.
The Las Vegas Aces turned the ball over 17 times in the 60-56 win over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and Las Vegas Aces beat writer Sam Gordon discuss how the Aces were able to sneak away with a win over the defending WNBA champions.
The Golden Knights are saying goodbye to the Henderson Convention Center and hello to the team’s new hockey facility that will be located in the second largest city in Nevada. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Aces suffered another heartbreaking loss, this time on Sunday afternoon to the Connecticut Sun. The Aces 21 turnovers were a major factor in the 80-74 loss.
UNLV men’s basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger and staff made a stop at the UFC Performance Institute as part of the Runnin’ Rebel Caravan. Otzelberger was led around the facility by UFC legend Forrest Griffin.
At media day to showcase the Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the Aviators, president Don Logan discussed what it’s taken to get the stadium ready for opening day and pitcher Jerry Blevins says the fans will enjoy the product they will get to see. (Heidi Fang / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois says she’s excited and hopeful for the future of the university’s basketball program with the hiring of men’s basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who says “he couldn’t be more fired up to be a Runnin’ Rebel.” (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
T.J. Otzelberger was introduced as the Runnin’ Rebels head coach at a news conference on Thursday. Cassie Soto, Adam Hill and Ed Graney recap the event and discuss what the new head coach needs to do to make an immediate impact. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former Steelers’ WR Antonio Brown will be making his way to Oakland after a late-night trade between the two organizations was made public.
UNLV successfully swept Boise State this season, after beating the Broncos in overtime 85-81. The team has just one regular-season game left (on the road at Colorado State) but will likely secure the No. 5 seed and a first-round bye in this year’s Mountain West basketball tournament. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson recap the win over Boise State, as well as preview the tournament bracket.
After dropping a one-point heartbreaker against San Diego State on Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels will head north to take on in-state rival UNR on Wednesday night. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson preview the rivalry game and discuss a bruised up UNR team.
The Runnin’ Rebels were able to come back from a 12 point deficit, but fell short by a single point in Saturday’s match up against the Aztecs. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer for the Las Vegas Review- Journal Mark Anderson break down the loss and the Rebels upcoming game against UNR.
The Runnin’ Rebels managed to barely run past the Spartans on Saturday night, after coming back from a halftime deficit to beat the worst team in the Mountain West 71-64. Various Las Vegas media members also came out with news that Rick Pitino’s name has once again come up as a possible head coach of the UNLV basketball program, per unnamed sources. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson discuss these topics, as well as UNLV’s inconsistency and what that means moving forward as the season nears an end.
UNLV basketball is on a downward spiral after suffering from back-to-back-to-back 17 points losses. Head coach Marvin Menzies’ position with the team is in question, as his third year with the program is slowly coming to a close. Rebel nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson discuss the suffering program, as well as the recently released football schedule.