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Rebels’ coaching staff keeping busy on the recruiting trail

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon talk during the Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime. Rice's brother Grant Rice is the Gorman coach, while Simon previously coached Findlay Prep.

Rebels’ coaching staff keeping busy on the recruiting trail
UNLV Basketball:
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 (2 a.m.)
The most important priority for UNLV coach Dave Rice and his staff right now is getting prepared for the upcoming season. The overall task of building and sustaining a program ...

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Arizona running back Austin Hill (29) scores a touchdown against UNLV during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Defense must be focus for Rebels to turn page from drubbing at Arizona
UNLV football: UNLV (0-1) has great chance to bounce back from 58-13 loss with home opener Saturday night against Northern Colorado
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
When the Rebels looked back at it, the tape held basically the same information viewers could take away from Friday’s ESPN broadcast at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats’ path to most of their points included one-on-one situations that they won. Repeat that several times and you get the 58-13 boondoggle that has UNLV at 0-1 for the fifth straight year.

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Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) and UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck talk after an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona knocks Rebels around the field for second straight season
UNLV Football:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Once you start it’s easy to get lost in the numbers — 2, 4, 787 — because they’re all staggering in their own way. They also tell the story of Arizona’s shellacking against UNLV ...

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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.
Blog: Arizona sets school records in 58-13 beatdown against UNLV
unlv football:
Friday, August 29, 2014
Once the Wildcats got rolling it looked like there was nothing UNLV could do to stop them. Bishop Gorman grad Anu Solomon set a freshman record with 425 passing yards for the Wildcats and the team finished with a school record 787 yards in a 58-13 beatdown against UNLV that matched last year's score.

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Boise State defensive tackle Armand Nance (40), center, huddles with his teammates before the first half of an NCAA football game against Mississippi, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Atlanta.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 1
Analysis: As the 2014 season begins, we start a new feature picking every league game against the spread
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The 2014 Mountain West slate kicks off with a bang tonight on ESPN as Boise State begins the post-Chris Petersen era with a neutral-site game against No. 18 Ole Miss. In what will hopefully be a very profitable new venture I’m going to pick every Mountain West game this season, keeping track of ...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck, right, congratulates University of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez after UNLV's home opener against Arizona at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
Win or lose, opener at Arizona is one of UNLV’s key games this season
Thursday, August 28, 2014
If the first step to raising expectations is winning, then the next step is to press repeat. The Rebels go into the 2014 season with a drastically different ...

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UNLV receiver Phillip Payne, top, celebrates with teammate Rodelin Anthony (84) after Payne beat Arizona State defensive back Omar Bolden (3) for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Rebels’ 23-20 victory in 2008.
These top upsets in UNLV football history prove anything possible in opener at Arizona
UNLV football:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Rebels have an uphill climb in Friday’s season opener at Arizona. UNLV is a 24-point underdog at most sports books in town. It’s a big number, one that would make an outright victory a legitimate shock to most outsiders. But it’s not like the Rebels haven’t ...

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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker throws during practice Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
New quarterback takes the reins as Rebels prepare for 2014 season opener
UNLV Football:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Blake Decker might not have known he would be UNLV’s starting quarterback when he transferred into the program this offseason, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to say he expected himself to be in this position entering Friday’s season opener at Arizona. “That was the hope ...

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UNLV guard Deville Smith holds the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic championship trophy and his MVP trophy Monday, Dec. 23 2013, at the Orleans Arena. UNLV beat Mississippi State 82-66.
Former UNLV guard to follow former UNLV assistant to UT Martin
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Former UNLV guard Deville Smith will be reunited with former UNLV assistant coach Heath Schroyer, a source confirmed Wednesday night. Smith is transferring to Tennessee Martin, where Schroyer is now the head coach.

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UNLV players walking to dinner at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely following practice Tuesday evening.
To stay hot on the field, Rebels keep cool for training camp
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The UNLV football team is taking its yearly trip north to Ely for summer training camp. It costs a little more, but the benefits of being away from Las Vegas for 12 days are worth it ...

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Ely in the background of practice.
Longtime teammates lead defensive charge in UNLV scrimmage
Rebels football:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
They’ve played together, and played well together, for so long that it only made sense for Blake Richmond and Najee Johnson to continue playing alongside each other. “We both felt that it would be good for us to continue the high school and junior college chemistry we have together,” Johnson said at Saturday’s scrimmage at Broadbent Park. From Rodriguez High in Fairfield, Calif., to...

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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker gives a thumbs up during practice Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
Decker plays his way into starting quarterback role for Rebels
UNLV football:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Anyone who watched the Rebels’ practices in Ely wouldn’t know there was a quarterback battle going on at all. One player was taking the bulk of the first-team reps, and earlier today coach Bobby Hauck named that guy ...

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UNLV players walking to dinner at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely following practice Tuesday evening.
‘We all love it’: Rebels embrace a remote fall camp away from distractions
Friday, August 15, 2014
If the team were still on campus this is the type of environment they would try to create: insulated from the outside, nonfootball world. Traveling 250 miles north does that for them.

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Hey Reb leads the UNLV football team out for the first half of the Heart of Dallas Bowl against North Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
UNLV football guaranteed $1.3 million for 2017 game at Ohio State
rebels football:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The UNLV football team will play at Ohio State during the 2017 season, the schools announced today. The Rebels will play Sept. 23, 2017, in Columbus, earning the largest payout in program history with ...

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The front exterior of the Thomas & Mack Center on April 30, 2013.
Board OKs bond sale to renovate UNLV basketball arena
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The state Board of Finance today approved the sale of an $85 million bond, with most of the money going to renovate the Thomas & Mack Center. The issuance was approved by ...

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