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Rebels pick former league rival to join coaching staff

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice directs his players during their game against Sacred Heart Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 82-50.

Rebels pick former league rival to join coaching staff
UNLV basketball: UNLV replaces Heath Schroyer with Ryan Miller, an Auburn assistant who spent 5 seasons at New Mexico
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 (2:45 p.m.)
The Rebels’ fourth assistant basketball coach will be former Auburn associate head coach Ryan Miller, coach Dave Rice announced today. The move has been expected for several weeks. Miller spent five seasons under Steve Alford at New Mexico, where Miller was key in opening the Lobos’ recruiting pipeline to Australia. Miller spent time there...

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Head coach Bobby Hauck cheers his players on during UNLV football's Spring Showcase on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Bowl ban could dampen spirits, but Rebels should be up for this game
UNLV football:
Handicapping how the UNLV football team will perform next season with no chance to reach a bowl game is impossible. The Rebels were banned ...

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UNLV baseball pitchers Kenny Oakley, 25, Erick Fedde, 20, John Richy, 45, and Bryan Bonnell, 11, throw pitches from the mound at Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Rebels pitching their way to possibly historic season for the program
UNLV baseball: UNLV is on pace to make a regional for the first time since 2005, and it has a lot to do with 4 stellar starting pitchers
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Every once in awhile, maybe if he’s all caught up on the DVR and needs some entertainment, UNLV junior catcher Erik VanMeetren will stir the pot. It’s always a friendly argument, and honestly VanMeetren doesn’t need to do much for the back-and-forth to get started. His pitchers know each other’s stats and how to use them to ...

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Running back Adonis Smith finds a hole during UNLV football's Spring Showcase Friday, April 11, 2014.
Rebels’ running backs steal the show at Spring Showcase
UNLV football:
Saturday, April 12, 2014
QB Blake Decker’s battle with former starter Nick Sherry will be the most-watched position battle when the team resumes practices this summer, yet on Friday it was ...

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UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy responds to a question during a press conference on the NCAA postseason ban, Thursday, April 10, 2014.
UNLV football accepts blame yet still defiant in face of NCAA’s postseason ban
Rebels football: NCAA denies UNLV’s appeal and sanctions the program for failing to meet the Academic Progress Rate standard
Friday, April 11, 2014
With the NCAA’s decision made, UNLV football was simultaneously angry and disappointed with in the Academic Progress Rate failings that will keep the Rebels from competing in any postseason play this year. UNLV is the first FBS-level program to face ...

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Oregon's Ben Carter, center, celebrates with teammates and fans on the court after the upset 64-57 win over Arizona in an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bishop Gorman grad likely to transfer from Oregon to UNLV
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Bishop Gorman grad Ben Carter is likely coming back home. The Oregon sophomore forward plans to transfer to UNLV with two years of eligibility remaining. Carter helped win two state titles with ...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck listens to a question during a news conference for the Heart of Dallas Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
UNLV football banned from 2014 postseason for low grades
unlv football:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The UNLV football team won’t be returning to a bowl game in 2014. The university announced today a bowl-game sanction by the NCAA because the program didn’t reach the minimum...

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UNLV coach Dave Rice points to his player during their game against Wyoming Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 48-46.
Class of 2014 guard visiting UNLV this weekend
Rebels quick hits: Shooting guard Pat McCaw is all set to visit the Rebels, who currently have one open scholarship
Thursday, April 10, 2014
UNLV basketball will have a visitor this weekend as class of 2014 guard Pat McCaw is coming to campus, according to a source. McCaw’s official visit comes just a few days before the first day of the spring signing period on April 16.

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Rebel pride: Former UNLV players (from left) Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony and Larry Johnson, with then-coach Jerry Tarkanian.
UNLV legend Greg Anthony on what college basketball was—and what it’s becoming
Vegas on My Mind:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Columnist Steve Friess discusses student-athlete unions, UNLV's heyday and more with the former Runnin' Rebel.

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UNLV forward Khem Birch heads off the court after their Mountain West Conference semifinal game Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The #8 ranked San Diego State Aztecs won 59-51 to advance to the finals.
Notebook: Inside Birch’s decision-making process and schedule update
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Khem Birch is awaiting the feedback from NBA general managers and scouts that will help him make a decision whether to stay at UNLV for his final season or enter the NBA Draft. Coach Dave Rice has submitted the paperwork and the NBA must respond by ...

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UNLV forward Roscoe Smith dunks on San Diego State during their Mountain West Conference semifinal game Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. The No. 8-ranked San Diego State Aztecs won 59-51 to advance to the finals.
Junior Roscoe Smith to leave UNLV and enter name in NBA Draft
UNLV basketball:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Rebels junior forward Roscoe Smith will forgo his final year of eligibility and put his name into the NBA Draft pool, multiple sources tell the Sun. After sitting out a year because...

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San Jose State coach Dave Wojcik watches his team during the first half of a Mountain West Conference men's tournament NCAA college basketball game against Boise State on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
San Jose State woes force Mountain West basketball tournament to go to 10 teams in 2014-15
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, April 3, 2014
UNLV football isn’t the only Mountain West program expecting a subpar Academic Progress Rate score in June. San Jose State basketball’s struggles will impact the format of next year’s conference basketball tournament.

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UNLV WR Devonte Boyd runs a route during practice at Rebel Park on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Past motivates UNLV freshman receiver to work hard for a better future
Rebels football:
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Devante Boyd was looking forward to seeing a familiar face. Boyd, then about to start his senior season at Basic High, had already lived away from his family in the New Orleans area for a few years. He and his uncle were doing well ...

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UNLV coach Dave Rice calls out a play during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against  Wyoming Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 71-67.
Rebels in and around the program had a wild ride during Rice saga
UNLV basketball:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
For most people it came out of nowhere, and Dave Rice’s flirtation with South Florida had more twists and turns than most relationships can muster in the first 24 hours. Several hours in, it seemed like UNLV’s coach was going to get what he wanted — more time and more financial commitment from UNLV — to stay put. But up until then ...

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Freddie Banks converts an easy layup for the UNLV basketball team during its 1987 Final Four season.
UNLV’s Final Four records endure after decades
Sunday, March 30, 2014
To realize how big of an impact the Rebels had, you need only check the record books.

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