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Five observations now that the MWC/WAC dust has (sort of) settled
Friday, August 20, 2010
OK, so have you caught your wind yet from the Mountain West/WAC tornado that hit and shook up everyone's Wednesday afternoon and evening? I sort of have. Now that 24 hours have passed, here are five observations that I have leftover from the whole deal.
UNLV hoops getting some preseason Top 25 love from national media
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
In the dot-com era, it's never too soon for the national media to start chiming in on preseason Top 25 opinions. Wednesday, a couple of the national scribes showed UNLV a little love when drawing up some über-premature polls for the 2010-11 season.
Despite MWC missing out on NCAA tourney's second weekend, 2011 will bring similar opportunities
Sunday, March 21, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY — With a pair of double-digit losses in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, the Mountain West Conference's chance to earn a little more national respect passed by the wayside. People can blame seeding by the selection committee, people can blame the league's TV deal throughout the regular season, people can blame whatever they want.
Well what do you know ... Northern Iowa's done this before
Friday, March 19, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY — If Ali Farokhmanesh's 3-pointer from 25-feet out on the left wing in the closing seconds to beat UNLV on Thursday night wasn't the biggest shot in Northern Iowa hoops history, it's got to at least be No. 1a.
Let's talk brackets ... but don't follow my lead
Monday, March 15, 2010
I'll be honest - I'm one of those guys who every year walks around to my friends and co-workers with my freshly filled-out bracket, and will proclaim "Here are the answers, in case you're curious." It's a good thing people typically don't take my advice.
Photo: Kentucky coach John Calipari
Kentucky coach John Calipari's day in Vegas includes stops at Findlay Prep, UNLV practice
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
A couple weeks back, hard-recruiting Kentucky coach John Calipari paid a visit to Findlay Prep hoops practice. He was back Tuesday, to visit the Pilots and the UNLV Rebels.
Saint Mary's Monday victory could affect the Mountain West ... but not UNLV
Monday, March 8, 2010
Cross one off of my sports Bucket List. Since moving out west about two years ago, I've grown one heck of an appreciation for the rivalry between a fledgling Saint Mary's men's hoops program and perennial mid-major heavyweight Gonzaga.
A closer look at UNLV hoops recruiting target Corbin Miller (video)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
UNLV recruiting target Corbin Miller looks like a potential Kendall Wallace replacement.
UPDATE: Alford 'reprimanded' for incident with Tavernari
Monday, March 1, 2010
Late this afternoon, the Mountain West Conference lowered the boom on New Mexico coach Steve Alford.
Alford vs. Tavernari ... who ya got??
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Forget the fact that the Mountain West Conference is enjoying a breakout year on the hardwood, but the league's adding a good amount of drama to the fold.
UNLV fans: Need to calm your nerves? Read Lunardi
Monday, February 15, 2010
OK, so typically I will not try to give too much pub to these 'bracketologists' during the college basketball season, since all it really is for anyone at this point is a guess. There's still so much ball left to be played. However, as far as 'if the season ended today' predictions go, ESPN's Joe Lunardi is as reliable as they come.
Utah's Marshall Henderson: The Mountain West's newest villain
Monday, February 1, 2010
For UNLV fans, a 73-69 loss Jan. 16 at home to Utah was pretty easy to forget. Sitting courtside, though, I stored the name Marshall Henderson away in my memory file for future reference. Why? Well, that night, the Utes' lanky 6-foot-2, 175-pound freshman guard looked like, well, an immature freshman.
UNLV 1990 championship ring for sale ... on eBay
Friday, January 8, 2010
First off, I've got to give Ray Brewer credit for this find. He makes it a habit every here and there to take a look on eBay for championship rings on sale. It's always fun to look, even though dropping the dough on something someone else earned, I think, is pretty ridiculous.
Photo: TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, left, pats the helmet
Projecting the Mountain West's 2010 preseason football rankings
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Well, color me stupid. I truly thought that TCU would handle Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl on Monday night. Every time this season when people thought the Horned Frogs would stumble, Gary Patterson's offense would throw up 50 points like it was going out of style. Until Monday.
Photo: Golden State guard/forward Anthony Morrow's Summer
A personal Top 10 list from the Vegas sports scene in 2009
Thursday, December 31, 2009
There aren't many places like Las Vegas as far as cities to work in as a sports writer. I didn't cover every major event in town over the last year, but I saw quite the variety. So with 2010 knocking on the door, it's time to go back through a year's worth of blood, sweat and keyboard punches to rank the Top 10 moments I witnessed while on the clock in the last 12 months

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