UNLV RUMORS & GOSSIP

UNLV football recruiting: Rebels lands commitment from three-star quarterback Griffin O’Connor

The Runnin' Rebels have gained their second verbal commitment of their 2018 recruiting class. UNLV secured a longstanding target of theirs, Edison HS (Huntington Beach, California) quarterback Griffin O’Connor via his announcement on Twitter displaying his verbal commitment to the Runnin' Rebels. O’Connor is certainly a value add for the UNLV program, as he will provide depth...
Via Mountain West Connection
11 days ago

WATCH: 2017 Rebel Summer Fan Fest

We hope you enjoyed the 2017 Rebel Summer Fan Fest. We'll see you next year!
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

UNLV basketball: Dwayne Morgan arrested, suspended from program

Morgan allegedly got into a scuffle with a taxi driver. UNLV junior forward Dwayne Morgan was suspended indefinitely from all basketball activities on Wednesday following his arrest for an alleged altercation with a cab driver over cab fare early Saturday morning. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Morgan, 21, was charged with disorderly conduct. “We are aware of the situation...
Via Mountain West Connection
May 10, 2017

WATCH: UNLV Runnin' Rebels 2016-17 Highlights

Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNLV Men's Basketball Message

The Runnin' Rebels have a message for their fans in advance of their game vs. Nevada, Reno on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Utah State, UNLV women's basketball teams get into brawl

Some chippy play had far-reaching consequences for the women’s basketball teams of Utah State and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The teams fought on the court Saturday in Las Vegas in the third quarter of their game. What started as pushing and shoving between UNLV’s Katie Powell and Utah State’s Antonia Robinson escalated into a bench-clearing brawl. The Mountain West...
Via NESN.com
January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

NAU can't keep up with Runnin' Rebels

LAS VEGAS -- Jalen Poyser scored 17 points and led six UNLV players in double figures as the Rebels cruised to a 110-71 win over Northern Arizona on Tuesday night.The game was the second round of the Global Sports Classic, which continues Friday in Las Vegas.Tyrell Green, Djordjije Sljivancanin, and Jovan Mooring each finished with 15 points, Troy Baxter Jr. had 13, and Uche Ofoegbu...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet Your Runnin’ Rebels - Djordjije Sljivancanin

The ninth in a series of videos introducing the 2016-17 UNLV men’s basketball student-athletes
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet Your Runnin’ Rebels - Jaylan Ballou

The eighth in a series of videos introducing the 2016-17 UNLV men’s basketball student-athletes
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Intensity in UNLV’s locker room is incredible

To say that the UNLV Rebels haven’t had a lot of success on the gridiron would be an understatement as they have only been to a bowl game four times in their 47-year history. However, they are looking to turn things around this year and they know it starts in the weight room. In just his second season as a college football coach, Tony Sanchez is looking to lead the Rebels to success...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: UNLV Transfer Ben Carter To Visit Michigan State Next Weekend

The college basketball transfer market really blew up this year, and one of the most effective forwards out there is looking to transfer to a few big time programs. Ben Carter, who began his career at Oregon and played last season at UNLV, is on the move again. Next weekend he will visit Michigan State, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. UNLV transfer Ben Carter will visit...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

UNLV regents to discuss Marvin Menzies’ five-year contract

The UNLV Rebels were left high and dry when Chris Beard left his position as head coach for the same job at Texas Tech just one week after accepting the job in Vegas. However, the Rebels have been moving fast and already have identified a replacement. UNLV offered a five-year, $3.7 million contract to Marvin Menzies. Under the terms of his new contract, Menzies would be set to...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Randy Bennett reportedly turned down offer from UNLV

Saint Mary’s head basketball coach Randy Bennett apparently was pursued by UNLV for their head coaching job, but he turned it down, according to a report. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Mark Anderson says UNLV offered Bennett the job for $1.5 million per season. According to source, Bennett at Saint Mary's turned down a $1.5 million offer to coach #UNLVmbb #RJnow — Mark...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 90-91 UNLV Runnin' Rebels team

The 90-91 UNLV Runnin' Rebels team are considered one of the best NCAA male basketball teams. How many of the players can you name?
March 23, 2016  |  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
January 19, 2016  |  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

By Dan Lyons 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...
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

By Matt Hladik Saturday 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 it features a customary dunk contest. UNLV signee Derrick Jones was known as a ridiculous dunker before the event, but what he did in the evening’s dunk contest was downright unreal. Jones won the event by jumping...
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

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 pic.twitter.com/y3UESuDDcH — Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015 Anderson hunt. MVP pic.twitter.com/TGaJkKEq5v — realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015 RIP COACH TARK pic.twitter.com/QyetgoAQFy...
Via The Student Section
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: UNLV players get matching Tark tribute tattoos

By Matt Lombardi 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. Last week former Runnin’ Rebels head coach Jerry...
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.  USCFootball.com’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 remains...
Via The Other Paper
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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