2017 MGM Main Event lineup announced

Runnin’ Rebels one of four teams headlining the fourth-annual event in Las Vegas Earlier this week, FanRag Sports Network columnist Jon Rothstein reported that Utah, UNLV, Ole Miss, and Rice will headline the 2017 MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas. Similar to last years time frame, the fourth-annual MGM Main Event will take place from Nov. 20-22. Utah will play Ole Miss and UNLV...
Via Mountain West Connection
3 days ago

Brown's jumper with 13.5 to go lifts San Jose St. past UNLV

LAS VEGAS (AP) Terrell Brown scored the game-winner with 13.5 seconds left and San Jose State beat UNLV 76-74 on Saturday for its fourth straight win. Brown had the ball at the top of the arc and drove the lane before making a jump shot just in front of the net. UNLV's Jovan Mooring, who finished with 18 points, missed a jumper from inside the paint to end it. Jaycee Hillsman...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fenner pours in career-high 37, Nevada routs UNLV 104-77

RENO, Nev. (AP) D.J. Fenner scored a career-high 37 points, Cameron Oliver added 25 and Jordan Caroline had a double-double and Nevada rolled to a 104-77 win over rival UNLV in front of a record crowd on Wednesday night. Fenner made 12 of 15 shots, including 5 of 6 3-pointers, and was 8 of 9 from the foul line to surpass his season average by almost 24 points. Caroline had 11...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV could get new stadium without Raiders

There’s $300 million waiting on them. Once thought to be a sure thing, the NFL’s move into Las Vegas seems to be tearing apart at the seams. While Raiders owner Mark Davis and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson have decided that they can’t be friends right now, building a new stadium for the Oakland franchise in southern Nevada has been put on hold. Much of the Las Vegas public...
Via Mountain West Connection
13 days ago

Hunter hits 3 of 4 FTs in final 20 seconds, New Mexico wins

LAS VEGAS (AP) Elijah Brown made five 3-pointers and scored 29 points, Jordan Hunter hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds and New Mexico beat UNLV 80-77 on Wednesday night. Brown hit a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left for a 75-69 lead but Jovan Mooring answered with a deep 3. Brown was fouled in the backcourt and the 83.1 percent free-throw shooter made two for a 77-72...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV Football Recruiting: Rebels land WR Drew Tejcham

‘Explosive’ they say. Well, UNLV Rebels head football coach Tony Sanchez got some good news last week. His contract was extended through 2021 after going 3-8 in 2015 and 4-7 last season. There’s also been some less than good news. Sanchez’s 2017 recruiting class is a little light. Last season, the Rebels had the number 3 class in the Mountain West Conference according to...
Via Mountain West Connection
19 days ago

Mooring's 30 points lift UNLV past Air Force in 2OT, 87-85

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jovan Mooring nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, then converted five free throw attempts in the final minute of the second extra period to lift UNLV to an 87-85 victory over Air Force in a Mountain West Conference thriller Saturday. Mooring hit a 3-pointer with 3-seconds left in the first overtime to give UNLV a 70-67 lead, but Jacob Van answered...
Via Associated Press
January 21, 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

WATCH: Meet Your Runnin’ Rebels - Cheickna Dembele

The seventh in a series of videos introducing the 2016-17 UNLV men’s basketball student-athletes
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet Your Runnin’ Rebels - Zion Morgan

The fifth in a series of videos introducing the 2016-17 UNLV men’s basketball student-athletes
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
September 16, 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

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

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

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