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Former Rebel Khem Birch signs deal to join Miami Heat

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Washington forward Khem Birch blocks a shot by Atlanta center D.J. Shelton during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Former Rebel Khem Birch signs deal to join Miami Heat
UNLV quick hits:
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 (12:17 p.m.)
Former Rebel Khem Birch is officially in the Miami Heat organization after signing with the team over the weekend, the Heat announced. Terms of the deal were not available.

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UNLV receiver Devante Davis caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels' 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Rebels’ comeback comes up short in 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois
UNLV Football:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
There’s plenty for UNLV and its followers to dwell on if they so choose after tonight’s 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium. Most would probably start with the Rebels’ third-down defense, which allowed the Huskies to convert on 15-of-19 attempts. That sustained many of their long, methodical scoring drives ...

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Northern Illinois Huskies' Keith Harris Jr. (20) runs a ball during the first half against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Blog: Northern Illinois holds off UNLV’s rally in 48-34 victory
Rebels Football:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
There was finally reason to believe, at least for a moment, that UNLV was going to be able to dig out of its 23-point hole. The Rebels stormed back and tied the game, fell back behind, and then got into position to tie the game again. But it wasn't enough.

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Northern Iowa running back David Johnson looks for room to run  against Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 3
Analysis:
Friday, September 12, 2014
First the bad news: The Mountain West game I felt the best about last week, the one multiple people informed me they followed in part because of I liked it so much, lost. On the bright side, that’s the only game I missed.

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UNLV's Karam Mashour drives past Cal State-Bakersfield forward Adam Young during their game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. UNLV won their final non-conference game 89-57.
Rebels reveal opponents for opening 2014-15 regular-season games
UNLV quick hits: Also, UNLV is a finalist for class of 2015 guard from Michigan who's announcing his decision on Tuesday
Friday, September 12, 2014
The Rebels will open the basketball regular season against Morehead State at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, it was announced today. Their second game, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, will be against Sam Houston State. Both home games are part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

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UNLV's Nicolai Bornand kicks off against San Jose State during a game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
UNLV sophomore kicker tackling multiple roles for the Rebels
Rebels football:
Friday, September 12, 2014
Once a ball is kicked off, the kicker’s job is often perceived to be done. The coverage team is tasked with tracking down the returner, and if that ball carrier breaks through to that last line of defense — the guy who gave him the ball in the first place — it’s usually a cringe-worthy moment ...

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UNLV assistant coaches Max Good, left, and Dave Rice talk before the Rebels play Fairfield at the Thomas & Mack Center Sunday, November 21, 1999.
Good doing whatever he can for UNLV, as long as it doesn’t include acting his age
Rebels Basketball:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Max Good has a lot of sayings. Walking out of UNLV’s under-renovation basketball offices Wednesday morning, Good stopped to talk to sophomore Chris Wood, who turned the conversation around and quizzed Good on the one he’s used most since Good joined the Rebels’ staff in early August ...

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The UNLV Rebel Girls practice Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
UNLV’s Rebel Girls represent with high kicks and national titles
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
“It’s basically some really dedicated young ladies with a lot of drive who really want to represent our university in the highest light.”

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UNLV Rebels celebrate their win over the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Northern Illinois brings impressive streaks into Saturday’s game at UNLV
Rebels Football: The Huskies have won 25 straight regular-season games and 16 straight on the road, two trends the Rebels will try to bring to an end
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Bobby Hauck was trying to explain the sustained success of another program and couldn’t quite find the words. There’s nuance in individual games or even seasons, but when the UNLV coach tried to step back and look at the bigger picture of a program that’s been to a bowl game in eight of the last 10 years spanning three different coaching tenures, the most obvious answer felt the most appropriate.

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UNLV cheerleaders perform during the UNLV Rebels home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels’ long-distance kicker earns league’s weekly award
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sophomore kicker Nicolai Bornand was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced this morning. The honor comes after Bornand hit a 54-yard field goal in the second quarter of UNLV’s 13-12 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday.

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UNLV Rebels coach Bobby Hauck, left, talks with UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) during UNLV's home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels lucky to avoid 0-2 start with sloppy 13-12 victory in home opener
UNLV Football:
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The most visibly excited players on the UNLV sideline appeared all night at Sam Boyd Stadium was in the fourth quarter with 5:45 remaining when Northern Colorado kicker Seth Czapenski shanked a 23-yard go-ahead field goal attempt. ...

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UNLV Rebels running back Keith Whitely (28) makes a one-handed catch during the UNLV Rebels home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Blog: UNLV flirts with disaster in 13-12 victory against Northern Colorado
Rebels football:
Saturday, September 6, 2014
They avoided the upset, which I guess is something, but there wasn't much to feel good about during UNLV's 13-12 victory tonight against Northern Colorado, one of the bottom tier teams in Division I-AA.

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UNR's Kendall Johnson (26) runs out of the tunnel before UNR's 24-13 victory against Washington State on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in Reno, Nev.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 2
Analysis:
Friday, September 5, 2014
While 5-6 isn’t exactly what I was looking for in the debut of this column, it wasn’t terrible so I’ll take it. This week we drop most of the Division I-AA opponents so things should be a little more clear.

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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker warms up before an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Freshman receiver looking to build on solid debut in UNLV’s home opener
Rebels Football:
Friday, September 5, 2014
College debut. More than 50,000 people in the stands. National audience watching on ESPN. Devonte Boyd thought these things might affect him as he took the field at receiver for UNLV last Friday night at Arizona.

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UNLV guard Daquan Cook leaps as time runs out in their Mountain West Conference game against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV notched a 73-69 come from behind victory.
Rebels’ junior guard injures knee, will miss the upcoming season
UNLV Quick Hits:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
UNLV’s depth this season took a hit today as junior guard Daquan Cook suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Cook will miss the entire season and use a ...

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