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UNLV slips past Northern Colorado, 13-12

LAS VEGAS (AP) George Naufahu ran 22 times for 90 yards and UNLV overcame four turnovers to beat Northern Colorado 13-12 Saturday night. Mike Horsey's third-quarter interception - the first of the season for the Rebels - led to a 35-yard field goal by Jon Leiva with :22 seconds left in the period, giving UNLV (1-1) a 13-10 lead. Trailing by one with 5:45 left in the game, Northern...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  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

NCAA reconsiders, UNLV is eligible for Bowl

Earlier it was reported that the NCAA slapped UNLV with a post season ban for producing a deficient Academic Progress (APR) Score of 925. News flash: We have learned that the NCAA reconsidered its ruling and overturned UNLV’s football postseason ban in 2014. The NCAA accepted what the school called an “updated” APR score, raising the school’s mark to the minimum 930 needed...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: UNLV Lineman Cameron Jefferson will transfer to Arkansas

Report: According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Cameron Jefferson has decided to transfer to Arkansas and play his final season of collegiate football with the Razorbacks.  The 6-foot-6, 305 lb Offensive Lineman will be able to play immediately as UNLV was placed on a post season ban for low APR scores.  Coach Bret Bielema will try to get his squad to perform better in...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive lineman transfers to Arkansas from UNLV because of APR rule

Cameron Jefferson is now an Arkansas Razorback. The former UNLV offensive lineman transferred to Arkansas Saturday and will be immediately eligible to play. He's eligible because UNLV is ineligible for a bowl game. “We're thrilled to add Cameron Jefferson to the Razorback football program,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said in a statement. “As we continue to build...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV OL Cameron Jefferson transfers to Arkansas.

He's Just Not That Into YouCameron Jefferson. Via College Football Talk.Cameron Jefferson is an ex-Rebel. The former UNLV offensive lineman has transferred to Arkansas. Jefferson will be able to avoid those pesky NCAA regulations requiring players to transfer to sit out a year for a couple of reasons. One is that he has graduated from UNLV. The other involves UNLV being ineligible...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: UNLV WR Maika Mataela gets another year of eligibility

Reported by the Las Vegas Sun, UNLV Wide Receiver Maika Mataela was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA.  The Hawaii native originally attended Oregon State but transferred to UNLV. He did not play football for Oregon State or in his first year at UNLV, which was may have factored in the NCAA’s decision.   Mataela had 36 catches and 411 yards, along with three...
Via NCAA Football Zone
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV Running Rebels season preview

It’s been a long time since Las Vegas was known for their college football prowess, that day has come after Bobby Hauck led the Runnin’ Rebels to the Heart of Dallas Bowl in 2013. UNLV lost 36-14 to North Texas, but finished 7-6 overall, thus being the first winning season of Hauck’s tenure. The Rebels scored 30 points per game in 2013 and gave up even more (31.8). Coach...
Via College Football Universe
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV fades in Heart of Dallas loss to North Texas

Caleb Herring led UNLV on a 95-yard scoring drive the first time he had the ball against one of the nation's top scoring defenses. By the time the Rebels found the end zone again, the Heart of Dallas Bowl was all but over. Herring was sacked five times and UNLV struggled in the second half of a 36-14 loss to North Texas on Wednesday. Derek Thompson threw for 256 yards and...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Heart of Dallas Bowl: More proof anyone can play in Jan. 1 bowl game

UNLV Rebels (7-5) vs. North Texas Mean Green (8-4) Wednesday, Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m. EST, ESPNU Line: North Texas by 7.0 How UNLV got here: After opening the season 0-2, it looked like it was going to be a typical season for the Rebels. It also looked like the Bobby Hauck era would end. But then UNLV beat Central Michigan 31-21 and started a four-game winning streak. Probably the...
Via Bloguin Best
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Heart of Dallas Bowl: More proof anyone can play in Jan. 1 bowl game

UNLV Rebels (7-5) vs. North Texas Mean Green (8-4) Wednesday, Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m. EST, ESPNU Line: North Texas by 7.0 How UNLV got here: After opening the season 0-2, it looked like it was going to be a typical season for the Rebels. It also looked like the Bobby Hauck era would end. But then UNLV beat Central Michigan 31-21 and started a four-game winning streak. Probably...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Herring's 6 TDs lead UNLV past San Diego St, 45-19

Senior quarterback Caleb Herring threw five touchdown passes and ran for another Saturday night, leading UNLV to a 45-19 victory over San Diego State. After falling behind 41 seconds into the game, when San Diego State opened up a 7-0 lead after Colin Lockett hauled in a 39 yard pass from Quinn Kaehler, the Rebels scored 31 unanswered points through the 11:36 mark of the third quarter...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV becomes bowl eligible as Cornett runs for 220 vs. Air Force

Tim Cornett rushed for a career-high 220 yards and four touchdowns and UNLV became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000 with a 41-21 win over Air Force on Thursday night. Cornett, UNLV's all-time leading rusher, crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season while notching his 16th career 100-yard game. The Rebels (6-5, 4-3 Mountain West) defeated the Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cornett leads UNLV to 41-21 win over Air Force

Tim Cornett rushed for a career-high 220 yards and four touchdowns and UNLV became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000 with a 41-21 win over Air Force on Thursday night. Cornett, UNLV's all-time leading rusher, crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season while notching his 16th career 100-yard game. The Rebels (6-5, 4-3 Mountain West) defeated the Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Herring shines as UNLV holds off Nevada 27-22

The Fremont Cannon will be changing colors for the first time in nine years. Caleb Herring passed for 335 yards and three touchdowns and UNLV defeated upstate rival Nevada 27-22 on Saturday. The victory snapped an eight-game Wolf Pack winning streak in the series and gave the Rebels possession of the Fremont Cannon - the most expensive trophy in college football - for the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Nevada, UNLV to wear helmet decals to honor victims of school shooting (photo)

.@NevadaWolfPack, @UNLVAthletics to honor Sparks Middle School victims, wear helmet decal in rivalry game Sat. #mwfb pic.twitter.com/EFxXKTJO4L — Mountain West (@mountainwest) October 24, 2013 On Saturday, when the Nevada Wolfpack face the UNLV Revels Clarence Mackay Stadium, the teams will set the in-state rivalry aside in order to show solidarity with the victims of the […...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kohorst's 44-yd FG lifts UNLV past Hawaii, 39-37

UNLV's Nolan Kohorst kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give UNLV a 39-37 win over Hawaii Saturday night. It was the senior placekicker's first career game-winning field goal. With 1:39 remaining, UNLV (4-2, 2-0 Mountain West) started on its own 26-yard line and drove 51 yards in 12 plays to get Kohorst in position to win the game with 5 seconds left on the...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Surprising UNLV goes for 4th straight win

Usually it's UNLV men's basketball team that generates the buzz around campus. But this week a lot of the talk is focused on the Runnin' Rebels football team - which has won two games each of the last three seasons - and whether it will win its fourth in a row Saturday against Hawaii at Sam Boyd Stadium. A victory would be the program's first four-game win streak...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV outlasts New Mexico in a 56-42 shootout.

The UNLV duo of quarterback Caleb Herring and receiver Devante Davis hooked up on three touchdowns Saturday to overcome New Mexico's record-setting ground attack in the Rebels' 56-42 victory Saturday. Herring threw four touchdowns, including the game-winner to Davis with 4:46 remaining. UNLV running back Tim Cornett also had three touchdowns, going for a career high 179...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Herring leads UNLV to 38-7 win over W. Illinois

Caleb Herring threw for 140 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 57 to lead UNLV to a 38-7 win over Western Illinois Saturday night. The UNLV Rebels (2-2) scored the second time they had the ball as Tim Cornett capped a 46-yard drive with a 3-yard run for the score. The Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-2) came right back with a 10-play drive to UNLV's 20 but could not...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV rallies to beat Central Michigan 31-21

Caleb Herring connected three times with Devante Davis as UNLV rallied from a 21-point deficit - tying the biggest comeback in school history - to defeat Central Michigan 31-21 Saturday night. Herring's second touchdown pass to Davis, a 42-yard play, lifted the Rebels (1-2) into a tie at 21 with 2:58 left in the third. Nolan Kohorst's 34-yard field goal early in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona expects physical battle in road clash at UNLV

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona gets a step up in class on Saturday when it faces Nevada-Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium. The quality of the step-up is to be determined. Alhough the Rebels have won just six games in three-plus seasons, they are an opponent the Wildcats can't overlook. Just this week, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez had to strongly scold his team for its effort in practice...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Gophers vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels

Pop Quiz Hotshot.  Who are the best UNLV Runnin' Rebels football players of all time? Give up? They have one number retired and it's Randall Cunningham.  He was pretty f'n good.  They also had Ickey Woods and Keenan McCardell.  They had music mogul and Vanilla Ice Dangler Suge Knight play for them a bit.  Kenny Mayne apparently was a quarterback there too, which...
Via Down with Goldy
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: NCAA Questioning Ole Miss On Recruitment Of 5-Star MSU Freshman Chris Jones

Chris Jones, a five-star defensive end from Houston, Mississippi, was recruited heavily by both SEC schools in his hometown state. And while he eventually decided on Mississippi State, it appears he’s not done dealing with the Ole Miss Rebels. CBS Sports is reporting that Jones is being questioned by the NCAA over his recruitment at Ole Miss. The NCAA has interviewed Mississippi...
Via College Spun
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

No Players Taken In The 2013 Supplemental Draft

The 2013 Supplemental Draft has concluded with no players being taken. There were six eligible players including: UNLV DE James Boyd and DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, South Alabama CB Damond Smith and Purdue WR O.J. Ross. There was some speculation that one of these players could be selected in later rounds, but that obviously...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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