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UNLV fan trying to go viral to help Rebels land Shabazz Muhammad
Monday, July 18, 2011
Apparently, UNLV fan Josh Meeter is taking the 'enough screwing around' approach when it comes to doing his part to help his beloved Rebels lure in the biggest hoops recruit in the city's history. Meeter, who by trade is an art director, created a 30-second fake Nike commercial set to a T.I. track, portraying Shabazz Muhammad waving his arms to a crowd while wearing a No. 15 UNLV jersey.
Photo: BYU's Jimmer Fredette goes up for a shot against S
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 28
Monday, February 28, 2011
For the first time this season, we have a change atop the rankings, and really, there's very little debating it. Meanwhile, the middle of the pack continues to be a jumble, and will be the most interesting portion to watch as we head into the final week of the regular season. Let's get down to it ...
Photo: UNLV guard Anthony Marshall quietly claps to himse
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 22
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The top two spots are again solid, but under the surface, the rest of the league continues to shift around. UNLV's monster win at Colorado State over the weekend and Utah's wild buzzer-beater to upset New Mexico in The Pit forced a decent amount of movement. If you're wanting to see San Diego State's stranglehold of the No. 1 ranking loosen, check back in a week, because it will if the Aztecs don't take care of BYU on their home floor next Saturday. For now, on to this week's rankings …
Photo: Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State looks to score ag
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 17
Thursday, February 17, 2011
We're entering the stretch run, and the top of the league is still intact. Behind San Diego State and BYU, though? It's still a jam. Let's explore …
Photo: BYU guard Jimmer Fredette is mobbed by students af
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 8
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Once again, San Diego State and BYU have separated themselves from the pack a bit. And, again, the league's most intriguing race is between the Nos. 3 and 5 slots in the league standings. Colorado State is back up to third, UNLV has dropped to fourth and New Mexico's off weekend kept them right there at fifth. But did they move around at all in this week's Power Rankings? Well, that's why you look here every week, right?
Photo: UNLV guard Oscar Bellfield looks to pass off a loo
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 3
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Apologies for the delay this week with the rankings, but I've got a good excuse in tow, folks … As of late Wednesday night, Mountain West Conference play hit its official mid-way point for all nine league teams. So, you can essentially consider this mid-year report card of sorts. The cream is now starting to rise, and we're seeing the true identities of the league's contenders and pretenders. And … here … we … go … (Pardon me, just watched The Dark Knight the other night. Channeling the inner Joker here)
Photo: Colorado State forward Greg Smith (L) celebrates a
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 24
Monday, January 24, 2011
The boldest moves this week involve Colorado State and New Mexico, who continue to be heading in opposite directions. The Rams are tougher than they've gotten credit for, while the Lobos it appears might have some chemistry issues behind their slide away from NCAA tournament at-large status. Here we go ...
Photo: Jimmer Fredette goes in for two of his game-high 4
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 17
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sorry to disappoint those looking for a bunch of shake-up near the top this week. Most of the movement is among the league's current bottom-feeders, but a couple of early upstarts are holding strong in the middle of the pack. Lets get to it.
Photo: Desmar Jackson, left, rebounds the ball against Co
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 11
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
OK, so after a few boring weeks of little shift in the weekly rankings, we finally have something substantive to go off of with a week of conference play in the books. I remind you: No cursing.
Photo: BYU coach Dave Rose directs his team against Weber
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 4
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
League play is officially here, as Colorado State came back from a surprising double-digit first half deficit to defeat Wyoming in Fort Collins, Colo., on Tuesday night, 73-60. Six of the other seven teams get going on Wednesday. That said, here's the final non-conference Mountain West hoops power rankings of the winter (well, sort of, as it'd be unfair not to count CSU's win in its resumé, right?). Oh, and Happy New Year, too.
Photo: Colorado State forward Travis Franklin, left, puts
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Dec. 27
Monday, December 27, 2010
No meteoric shifts this week, but finally some shifts …
Photo: UNLV forward Carlos Lopez takes a shot over Southe
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Dec. 21
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sadly, I'm not shaking things up in the rankings this week. I have my reasons, and you'll have to read ahead to find out. Without hesitation, here is the second installment of the Mountain West Conference men's basketball power rankings.
Photo: San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard, right, cele
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Dec. 13
Monday, December 13, 2010
Before you say anything: Yes, it would have been logical to start this weekly blog entry at the beginning of the college basketball season. But, guess what? I didn't decide to do it until last week, so here's the first installment of my weekly Mountain West Conference men's basketball power rankings. After all, it's now a basketball league, right? This will be a weekly Monday feature from here until the end of the season.
ESPN's Kenny Mayne name-drops his UNLV chops in "Kenny's QB Camp"
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Kenny Mayne, in his years at ESPN, has without question established himself as the king of NFL and football satire. This time around, we get an actual glimpse into his past, when in what seems like another life, he was a backup quarterback at UNLV in the early 1980s.
UNLV places live web cam feed on construction of Mendenhall Center ... Stalk away!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
It was March 3 when Lon Kruger held in his hands two checks, each for $3.5 million, given by Las Vegas Paving Corp. owner and CEO Bob Mendenhall. The money from Mendenhall made up the majority of the $11.7 million donated for the new men's basketball practice facility, which, of course, will be named the Mendenhall Center.

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