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Once in similar situations, two former Rebels await their NBA fate

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UNLV forwards Mike Moser and Khem Birch reach for a rebound during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game against Air Force Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won 72-56 and will face the winner of the Fresno State vs. Colorado State on Friday.

Once in similar situations, two former Rebels await their NBA fate
UNLV basketball:
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 (2 a.m.)
Two years ago, Mike Moser was Khem Birch. Both players had big decisions to make after their third season out of high school. Moser, who had just had a breakout season at UNLV, elected to return to school. Birch decided ...

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Fireworks explode before UNLV's home opener against the University of Arizona at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
UNLV football makes brief appearance in NCAA trial
Rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The ongoing trial pitting a group of plaintiffs led by Henderson resident Ed O’Bannon against the NCAA is primarily about college athletes not being able to profit from use of their likeness. However, with a long list of witnesses the topics at least mentioned during the case run the gamut of the college sports world. Including, it seems, UNLV football.

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Bishop Gorman senior center Stephen Zimmerman prepares for a rebound during Team USA U18 training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Zimmerman and Gorman teammate Chase Jeter, both UNLV targets, will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship from June 20-24, 2014.
Quest for gold once again unites Bishop Gorman teammates
Friday, June 20, 2014
When Chase Jeter found out he didn’t make the final cut for Team USA’s Under-18 squad, he had little time to dwell on it. Jeter, a class of 2015 center at Bishop Gorman High, was one of three players sent home last weekend from training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the U18 squad will compete ...

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Quarterback Blake Decker throws during UNLV football's Spring Showcase Friday, April 11, 2014.
Additional UNLV football game picked up for TV coverage
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Rebels’ Nov. 1 home game at Sam Boyd Stadium against New Mexico will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and air on Root Sports, it was announced today. This is the seventh Rebel game that has been picked up for some type of coverage.

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Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter spins to the basket against  Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
Gorman senior replaces UNLV freshman on Team USA U18 squad
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Team USA’s Under-18 squad will feature two Bishop Gorman teammates after all. Chase Jeter, who was one of the 15 players remaining in camp before the final cut, was added to the roster Wednesday evening to replace incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan.

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Jordan Cornish shoots a free throw during their Desert Reign basketball league game Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Freshman feels fortunate to land with current group at UNLV
Rebels basketball:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
UNLV’s incoming class is filled with guys who weren’t supposed to be here. Bishop Gorman High grad Ben Carter chose Oregon over the Rebels a couple years ago. Point guards Cody Doolin and Jerome Seagears both played nearly full collegiate careers at San Francisco and Rutgers, respectively, before trying to find something else for their final season.

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Fresno State transfer and former Cimarron-Memorial guard Kevin Olekaibe pushes past Joseph Tuss during their game on the first night of the Desert Reign tournament Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Desert Reign tips off third season with 5 incoming Rebels on rosters
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
If you know what to expect, the Desert Reign ProCity League can be a lot of fun. Entering its third season, the ProCity League is primarily a stage for incoming and current UNLV players but also features other local collegiate or pro players who are in town.

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UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Chambers right where he wants to be, leading UNLV baseball
Rebels baseball:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Tim Chambers is telling a story from this year’s postseason, the Rebels’ first trip to an NCAA Regional since 2005. UNLV’s manager approaches the mound in Oregon State’s Goss Stadium at Coleman Field to pull starting pitcher John Richy in a losing effort against UC Irvine.

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Dalton Sneed
Arizona high school QB becomes UNLV’s first 2015 recruit, has tools to fit into Rebels’ offense
rebels football: Dalton Sneed completed 70 percent of his passes as a junior; runs spread offense similar to UNLV’s
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Quarterback Dalton Sneed is just a two-star prospect by Rivals.com in the evaluating site’s scale of five stars used to rank recruits. But if the 6-foot-1 Sneed ...

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Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman moves a rebound up court against Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
UNLV freshman, Bishop Gorman teammates survive first Team USA cut
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan and a couple of Rebel targets from Bishop Gorman High are among the 15 finalists for the Team USA Under-18 squad, it was announced today. Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are the only high school teammates on the roster.

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UNLV ditches planned stadium location, may pursue off-campus site
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The university is now looking for a new site for its 50,000-seat stadium. Alternative stadium locations include the parking lot of the Thomas & Mack Center and 40 acres of ...

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UNLV junior at ease with leap into NCAA track championships
Rebels track and field:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
From the outside, it looks like Krystal Wharton is flying. How else to describe the path she takes from jumping board to a landing spot more than 20 feet away?

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UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
More Rebels, local preps selected on Day 3 of MLB Draft
UNLV baseball:
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Gabe Gonzalez has a decision to make. The 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher out of Arbor View High was selected in the 13th round today on Day 3 of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

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UNLV baseball pitchers, from left, Erick Fedde, Kenny Oakley, Bryan Bonnell and John Richy stand at Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Another UNLV pitcher selected early in MLB Draft
Rebels quick hits: John Richy's selection gives UNLV two draft picks in the first 100 for the first time in program history
Friday, June 6, 2014
A breakthrough season on the Rebels’ mound is showing results in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. After top starter Erick Fedde went No. 18 overall to the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, fellow junior right-hander John Richy went this morning in the third round (No. 98 overall) to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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UNLV baseball pitcher Erick Fedde throws in the bullpen during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014.
Washington Nationals select UNLV’s Erick Fedde 18th overall
Rebels baseball:
Thursday, June 5, 2014
UNLV junior Erick Fedde became the highest Rebel draft pick in 24 years today as the Washington Nationals selected the right-handed pitcher 18th overall in the first-year ...

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