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Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 1

Boise State's Anthony Drmic (center) moves the ball between Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. and Nathan Sobey during the second half in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Wyoming defeated Boise State 52-50.

Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 1
Analysis:
Published Fri, Nov 14, 2014 (2:30 p.m.), Updated Sat, Nov 15, 2014 (12:07 a.m.)
This isn’t the best time of year, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t close. While the rest of the country fills my Twitter timeline with photos of first snows I can sit back in shorts and look at a betting board suddenly filled with college basketball.

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UNR quarterback Cody Fajardo (17) passes against Southern Utah in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Reno, Nev.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 12
Analysis:
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Mountain West’s best team, Colorado State, is off this week but there are two games on this week’s slate with big implications for division races.

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UNLV basketball team players huddle during a timeout at a scrimmage on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: 21-win regular season not out of Rebels’ reach in 2014-15
Analysis:
Friday, November 14, 2014
There’s nothing quite like the promise of potential, and a team that has yet to play a game is filled with it. Guessing how much of that potential will turn into reality is …

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Steve Young warms up before a game for BYU in 1983.
Former Rebel remembers fondly 1981 victory at BYU
UNLV Football:
Friday, November 14, 2014
The silence was deafening. That’s what Sam King remembers on a Thursday afternoon when asked about a game that’s 23 years old and still stands as one of the best victories in UNLV football history.

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The UNLV basketball team head coach Dave Rice with others shouts direction to players during a scrimmage on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
UNLV notches another recruiting victory on eve of season opener
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Twenty-seven and a half hours before its first game of the 2014-15 season, the UNLV basketball team registered a victory. Not against Morehead State, the Rebels’ opponent ...

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BYU linebacker Ezekiel Ansah, center, is congratulated by Bronson Kaufusi, left, and Daniel Sorensen after intercepting a San Diego State pass during the first half of the Poinsettia Bowl, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in San Diego.
BYU’s return to Las Vegas postponed until 2016 or 2017
UNLV Quick Hits:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
As the Rebels prepare to travel to BYU this weekend for their first meeting since the Cougars left the Mountain West, UNLV announced today that the return trip has been postponed until 2016 or 2017.

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UNLV's Rashad Vaughn drives the ball against teammate Dwayne Morgan during a scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Get excited: This could be the year for the Rebels
Ray Brewer:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
A new season begins Friday against Morehead State, and even though this edition of UNLV basketball also has talented players and plenty of reasons to get excited, there is reluctancy from fans to jump on the bandwagon. While I understand being guarded in your …

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UNLV coach Kathy Olivier (left) talks to point guard Mia Bell. A Durango High grad, Bell is jumping straight from playing guard for Olivier to joining her staff as an assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.
Guard moving forward: Lady Rebels’ Bell transitions from player to assistant coach
UNLV Women’s Basketball:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
When Mia Bell moved from Chicago with her mother and grandmother, they were looking for something better. Bell never thought she would find something this good in Las Vegas.

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Dick Calvert is in his 44th season announcing UNLV Runnin' Rebel games.
Voice of the Rebels: Dick Calvert looks back on four decades behind the mic
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Rebels’ team changes each season, but this voice is the one constant.

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The UNLV basketball team head coach Dave Rice with others shouts direction to players during a scrimmage on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Rebels sign one, await decision of another in class of 2015
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Rebels have signed their first recruit in the class of 2015, and they could get a commitment from another player tomorrow on national TV. Canadian guard Jalen Poyser signed his ...

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The UNLV basketball team's Patrick McCaw #2 is held up on a loose ball by Kendall Smith #0 during a scrimmage on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: Examining several of UNLV’s lineup options
Analysis:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
More than on recent rosters at UNLV, there are some limitations on the disparity among different lineups the Rebels can run out there this season. The biggest difference is size and UNLV’s relative lack of it, but within that there are still plenty of options for the Rebels’ coaching staff.

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UNLV guard Kendall Smith falls into UNLV recruits Stephen Zimmerman, left, and Rashad Vaughn during their annual preseason Scarlet and Gray scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack.
Zimmerman announces official visit to UNLV on opening weekend
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Rebels’ opening weekend got a little bigger today. Bishop Gorman senior Stephen Zimmerman, one of the top players in the class of 2015, announced on Twitter that he would ...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck (in white) speaks with his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Air Force, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
UNLV football’s Devante Davis on BYU game, ‘There’s no quit in this team’
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The UNLV football team has just two wins in 10 games. It won’t play in a bowl. But ...

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UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) carries the ball during UNLV's home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Injured UNLV QB Decker to be held out of practice
unlv quick hits:
Monday, November 10, 2014
If the UNLV football team played a game today, junior quarterback Blake Decker wouldn’t be in the lineup ...

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson, right, hands off to running back Jacobi Owens, a former Centennial High School player, during the second half of the Falcons' 48-21 win against UNLV on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Air Force flips the script on UNLV, drops Rebels to 2-8 this season
UNLV Football:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Here’s the good news: For the first time all season, UNLV didn’t throw an interception. Here’s the bad news: Literally everything else. ...

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