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UNLV receiver granted extra year of eligibility

New Mexico's cornerback Caleb Kimbro, right, has a hard time catching up to UNLV's receiver Maika Mataele, left, in the first half Saturday evening Sept. 28, 2013, at University stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto E. Rosales)

UNLV receiver granted extra year of eligibility
Rebels quick hits:
Fri, May 23, 2014 (3 p.m.)
One of UNLV football’s strengths got a little better today as the NCAA awarded another year of eligibility to receiver Maika Mataele, the school announced.

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Marquel Martin, far right second row, of Las Vegas is among 25 bachelors competing for the affection of Andi Dorfman on Season 10 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”
Former Rebel Marquel Martin part of ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
The 26-year-old Las Vegas resident and UFC employee played for the Rebels from 2005-09
Monday, May 19, 2014
Most UNLV football fans don’t remember Marquel Martin, a reserve defensive back from the Mike Sanford coaching era. After tonight, the 26-year-old Martin could be a household name for a different audience. ...

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Head coach Bobby Hauck thanks the fans in attendance during UNLV football's Spring Showcase Friday, April 11, 2014.
Pair of Rebels’ home football games change dates
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Rebels’ football schedule is switching a couple of home dates, with one game moving to Friday and another pushed back to the weekend.

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UNLV running back Tim Cornett runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
UNLV’s Cornett, Gorman grad Grimble get their NFL chance
sports:
Sunday, May 11, 2014
No players with Las Vegas ties were selected in this year’s NFL Draft, which concluded Saturday with the final four rounds. Two will still get a crack in the league ...

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A look at the new 21X48 LED video board in the north endzone of Sam Boyd Stadium.
New video board installed at Sam Boyd Stadium
unlv quick hits:
Friday, May 2, 2014
Sam Boyd Stadium, home of UNLV football, has a new $400,000 LED video board in the north endzone, the university announced today. Here are details on the $400,000 upgrade

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Head coach Bobby Hauck watches a play during UNLV football's Spring Showcase Friday, April 11, 2014.
More Rebels football games slated for national TV but no bonuses guaranteed
UNLV football: Four of UNLV's league games, including the Battle for the Fremont Cannon, will appear on ESPN networks
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Rebels will play in front of a national audience at least five times this football season, the Mountain West announced today.

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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:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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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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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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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(Clockwise) UNLV football wide receiver Jonathon James, a walk-on from Canyon Springs H.S. in North Las Vegas, is backed up by offensive linemen Brett Boyko, Cameron Jefferson, Charles Howard, Aleks Vekic and Tom Clarkson on Friday, March 28, 2014.
UNLV has its own ‘Rudy’
No matter how much playing time he gets, or doesn’t get, Jonathon James gives his all
Sunday, April 6, 2014
For each UNLV football practice, senior wide receiver Jonathon James wears the same sleeveless, gray T-shirt under his shoulder pads. He received the shirt in 2011 when he made the Rebels’ team as a walk-on and was given locker No. 105. Teams are allowed 105 players, meaning James was the Rebels’ last player. The shirt, with a red 105 on the front, is as a reminder of where James’ journey began ...

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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 head football coach Bobby Hauck responds to a question on new recruits during a news conference at UNLV Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Hauck follows AD’s lead on UNLV football’s possible postseason ban
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The UNLV football program knows that a poor Academic Progress Rate score may derail its momentum. But just like the Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, Rebels coach Bobby Hauck will deal with that publicly only when...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck smiles during the Heart of Dallas Bowl game against North Texas Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. North Texas won 36-14.
Bern’s-Eye View: First impressions from UNLV football’s practice field
Analysis:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In the midst of March Madness and the impending start of Major League Baseball, it’s easy to forget that there are football developments going on across the country. First off, any revelations gleaned from a spring football practice should be taken with more than a few grains of salt ...

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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 could be penalized for low academic rating
rebels football:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The UNLV football team is in danger of falling short of its Academic Progress Report mark set by the NCAA, which could bring a bowl-game ban or scholarship reductions. The NCAA’s report doesn’t come out until June, but the university already is looking at...

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