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UNLV's Stephen Zimmerman out with a knee injury

UNLV interim head coach Todd Simon announced on Monday night that freshman forward Stephen Zimmerman is out with a sprained left knee.The 7-footer suffered the injury during a double-overtime loss to Fresno State on Saturday night.Zimmerman, a projected first round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, is averaging 10.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.This injury caps a difficult...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

UNLV loses freshman center Zimmerman to sprained left knee

LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV freshman center Stephen Zimmerman Jr. will be out indefinitely with a sprained left knee. Zimmerman was injured in the first half of the Runnin' Rebels double-overtime loss to Fresno State on Saturday. His injury came a week after junior forward Ben Carter tore his ACL against San Diego State and was lost for the season. The 7-foot center was the centerpiece...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UNLV beats Utah St 80-68; now 3-0 under interim-coach Simon

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Derrick Jones Jr. scored 21 points and UNLV picked up its third straight win, and first win on the road in Mountain West play, with an 80-68 victory at Utah State on Tuesday night. The win makes the Runnin' Rebels 3-0 under interim-coach Todd Simon. Dave Rice resigned from his post as the team's head coach January 10 after UNLV lost its first three Mountain West...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV dominates Air Force on the glass, wins 100-64

LAS VEGAS (AP) Derrick Jones Jr. had 22 points and 10 rebounds and UNLV made 13 3-pointers on Saturday night to beat Air Force 100-64. The Rebels (11-7, 2-3 Mountain West) had a 52-20 edge in rebounding with 20 offensive boards to match Air Force's overall total. UNLV closed its home stand with a pair of wins after dropping three to open the conference season. Jerome Seagears...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV hits 18 3-pointers to beat South Dakota 103-68

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jalen Poyser scored 18 points, Ike Nwamu added 16 points, and UNLV made 18 3-pointers in a 103-68 victory over South Dakota Tuesday night. It's the second most single-game makes from 3-point range in Mountain West Conference history - and the most since 2011. Jerome Seagears hit three 3-pointers in the first four minutes of the game to put UNLV (9-4) up 15-2. Seagears...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Early Signing Period Breakdown: Mountain West

Best Player: Justin Jackson, UNLV Best Potential: Justin Jackson, UNLV Best Scorer: Koby McEwen, Utah State Best Shooter: Christian Vital, UNLV Best Rebounder: Jalen McDaniels, San Diego State Best Passer: Devearl Ramsey, Nevada Best Defender: Jaylen Fisher, UNLV Best Glue Guy: Josh Hall, Nevada Best Athlete: Damien Jefferson, New Mexico 1. UNLV Rebels Jaylen Fisher | 6...
Via Hoopniks
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UNLV football team gets visit from UFC president Dana White

“So, you want to be a f***in’ football player?!” The UNLV Rebels football team received a special visit on Saturday morning when UFC president Dana White stopped by to talk with the team. White has been known to be a great hype man with his intense speeches that were once one of the driving forces behind the Las Vegas-based promotion’s popularity. UNLV was happy to share...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNLV freshman Derrick Jones' dunk reel

Derrick Jones is months away from making his collegiate basketball debut for UNLV, but we feel pretty confident in saying that he will be one of the best dunkers in the sport next year. Jones, who chose the Runnin’ Rebels over offers from schools like Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Syracuse, partnered with Team Flight Brothers to put together a short, but amazing, dunk reel...
Via College Spun
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UNLV unveils Vegas-inspired field at Sam Boyd Stadium

The UNLV Rebels are completing a $1.2 million stadium upgrade at Sam Boyd Stadium and the money being invested has allowed the Las Vegas university to land a very impressive Vegas-themed field design for 2015. SB Nation was first to unveil the new design in an exclusive. The endzones will feature the iconic and always popular “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” signs, while the...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNLV signee jumps over four people to win contest

Tonight was the fifth annual Mary Kline Classic in West Orange, N.J. The event features some of the best high school basketball talent in the country and is for a great cause. UNLV signee Derrick Jones was known as a ridiculous dunker before tonight, but what he did in the evening’s dunk contest was downright unreal. Jones won the event by jumping over four people and slamming...
Via College Spun
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UNLV to build football stadium by the Strip?

Could the UNLV Rebels finally be getting a new stadium? If they do, it would appear that the university has some big plans that would help generate revenue throughout the year. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, UNLV is eyeing some ground that would allow them to move away from Sam Boyd Stadium after more than four decades. More specifically, UNLV is looking at purchasing...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Las Vegas Strip goes dark to honor Jerry Tarkanian (Photos)

The Las Vegas Strip went dark for three minutes Wednesday night to honor legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who died last week at the age of 84.Tarkanian joined a short list of U.S. presidents and entertainers who have received the honor, including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.An honor bestowed upon only a few great individuals. We dim these lights for you, Coach...
Via Holdout Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

1990 UNLV team members got matching Tark tattoos

Last week we lost Jerry Tarkanian. This week, members of the 1990 UNLV Rebels team honored him by getting matching tattoos…. This is how we remember Coach Tark — Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015 Anderson hunt. MVP — realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015 RIP COACH TARK
Via The Student Section
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: UNLV players get matching Tark tribute tattoos

The 1990 UNLV basketball team, which defeated Duke by 30 points in the NCAA title game to win its only national championship, was one of the most tightly-knit squads in the sport’s history. And while 25 years may have passed since the team accomplished the feat, it’s clear that they’re still as close as ever. Earlier this week, former Runnin’ Rebels head coach Jerry Tarkanian...
Via College Spun
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Legendary college hoops coach Jerry Tarkanian dies at 84

Sad news out of Las Vegas this morning, as legendary college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has passed away at age 84. Tarkanian had been in the hospital battling a respiratory ailment and an infection.’s Josh Webb was the first to report the news. Sad news here. I’ve just been informed that CBB and Fresno State legend Jerry Tarkanian has passed away....
Via College Spun
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Guy pops beach ball at football game, applauds himself

During last weekend's football opener between Arizona and UNLV, one Wildcats fan got a little tired of the crowd having too much fun bouncing a beach ball around the stands. So when the colorful ball ended up in his direction, the grumpy man in khaki shorts ruined everybody's fun by stomping every last breath from its being before unceremoniously flinging the flattened plastic...
Via The Other Paper
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV Rebels at Arizona Wildcats: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the UNLV Rebels and Arizona Wildcats will kickoff their season with a game against one another. Kickoff of the UNLV and Arizona game will get underway at 10:30 pm ET (7:30 pm PT) from Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: UNLV is a 24 point underdog against Arizona. The over/under for this contest is 57 total...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UNLV forward Goodman signs with Sun Devils

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Former UNLV player Savon Goodman, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward, has signed a letter of intent with Arizona State. "Savon is extremely athletic, very versatile and can rebound," ASU head coach Herb Sendek said. "We love his athleticism, and he will fit in well with our other newcomers and our returners." Goodman played at UNLV in 2012-13 and averaged 3.6 and 2...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV ineligible for postseason play in 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) The UNLV Rebels will not be eligible for the Mountain West championship game or a bowl berth in 2014 after failing to reach the minimum Academic Progress Rate score.
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Boise State basketball coach's celebration over-the-top? (Video)

Boise State Broncos men's basketball coach Leon Rice's celebration of Saturday's 91-90 overtime victory over UNLV, which came after a video review nullified UNLV's game-winning buzzer beater, may have been a bit over-the-top given the circumstances.After the head official brought the coaches together to notify them that UNLV point guard Deville Smith's final shot came after the buzzer...
Via Holdout Sports
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update – Mountain West

1. UNLV Rebels Goodluck Okonoboh | 6′-9″ | C | Wilbraham & Monson (MA)| Dwayne Morgan | 6′-7″ | SF | St. Frances (MD)| Rashad Vaughn | 6′-5″ | SG | Findlay Prep (NV)| With three top-25 players, the UNLV Rebels scored a tremendous recruiting class that could push the team from good to great during the 2014-2015 ...
Via Hoopniks
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruiting class analysis: UNLV’s three standouts

The UNLV Rebels all but assured themselves of a top-5 recruiting class this week, when standout shooting guard Rashad Vaughn, a Minnesota-native at Findlay Prep (NV) announced on CBS Sports Network that he picked UNLV over the Iowa State Cyclones. Vaughn is arguably the top shooting guard prospect nationally, and is the third top-25 prospect in […]
Via Hoopniks
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas Mean Green unveil awesome helmet for Bowl Game

The North Texas Mean Green unveiled new helmets for the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they took on the UNLV Rebels.  The helmets looked great and so did the Mean Green while they stomped UNLV 36-14.  Teams have been doing a great job lately with their special equipment for bowl games. [@PhilHecken] The post North Texas Mean Green unveil awesome helmet for Bowl Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV Rebels vs. North Texas Mean Green: Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

On New Years Day the UNLV Rebels and North Texas Mean Green will face off against one another in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. UNLV (7-5) and North Texas (8-4) each want to claim the Heart of Dallas Bowl win. Coverage of the Heart of Dallas Bowl between UNLV and North Texas will air on ESPNU beginning at 12:00 pm ET from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. The Odds: The North Texas Mean Green...
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV runs away from Santa Clara for 92-71 win

Deville Smith scored 21 points and dished out five assists as UNLV beat Santa Clara 92-71 in the Las Vegas Classic Sunday night. A pair of free throws by Evan Roquemore pulled Santa Clara within six, 62-56, with 12:31 to play but UNLV (7-4) rattled off 14 of the next 17 points and the Broncos never challenged again. Smith, who had scored 36 points all season coming into the game...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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