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UNLV football season-ticket sales steady; officials pushing for more

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UNLV takes on Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium. The university is working to enhance the game-day experience.

UNLV football season-ticket sales steady; officials pushing for more
unlv quick hits:
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 (2 a.m.)
Season-ticket sales for UNLV football are slightly ahead of last year’s figures with about one month until the Sept. 6 home opener against Northern Colorado. As of July 30, there have been 3,684 season tickets sold for the Rebels’ six-game home schedule. UNLV needs to average ...

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UNLV running back Tim Cornett gets past Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty during their game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Utah State won the game 28-24.
Rebels’ leading rusher signs free-agent deal with Houston Texans
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Former UNLV running back Tim Cornett will get a shot to make an NFL roster, and it’s coming in his backyard.

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Hey Reb leads the UNLV basketball team out of the tunnel for their game against Illinois Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Cetner.
Rebels begin Mountain West play on the road for 2nd straight season
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Rebels will open their Mountain West schedule at Wyoming on New Year’s Eve, it was announced today.

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A look at Sam Boyd Stadium during the 2014 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.
UNLV officials hope to replace turf at Sam Boyd Stadium
rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
UNLV officials might not be done making upgrades to Sam Boyd Stadium. Director of Athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy said Tuesday they hope to replace the turf playing surface at the stadium, which hosts UNLV football games. The project is estimated at $400,000-$700,000 and would replace turf installed in 2003. In May, a new...

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Fans rush the court and UNLV guard Kevin Kruger following the Rebels' 60-50 victory over Air Force at the Thomas & Mack Center on Feb. 20, 2007.
Former Rebel guard joins coaching staff at Northern Arizona
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, July 28, 2014
Former Rebel Kevin Kruger is leaving his father’s staff at Oklahoma to become an assistant at Northern Arizona, Kruger announced via Twitter earlier today.

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Brett Boyko (69), right, talks with teammates during practice at UNLV Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
UNLV football picked 4th in division; 3 Rebels make preseason team
Rebels quick hits:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
UNLV was picked to finish fourth in its division while three Rebels were named to the preseason All-Mountain West team, it was announced today at the league’s annual media days at the Cosmopolitan. The teams and standings are selected by members of the media.

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UNLV baseball pitcher Erick Fedde throws in the bullpen during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014.
Former Rebel pitcher comes to terms with Washington Nationals near deadline
pro baseball:
Friday, July 18, 2014
It went down to the wire but former UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde is officially a member of the Washington Nationals after agreeing to terms on deal just hours before today’s signing deadline.

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UNLV defensive back Mike Horsey and head coach Bobby Hauck chest bump after the defense stopped San Diego State during their Mountain West Conference game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV won 45-19.
UNLV football’s postseason ban is lifted this season
Rebels football: The university resubmitted its numbers after discovering some possible differences and reached the NCAA's minimum score
Thursday, June 26, 2014
It appears UNLV football will be eligible for the postseason this year, after all. A source confirmed an earlier report that a miscalculation was the reason the Rebels’ Academic Progress Rate score fell below the NCAA’s minimum and that the new score meets the standard of 930.

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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.
Bishop Gorman teammates take gold on Team USA Under-18 squad
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are familiar with winning championships at Bishop Gorman High. This one feels a little different.

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UNLV students cheer during their Mountain West Conference game against New Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won the game 68-56.
Rebels slated to play Stanford, not Duke, in first Coaches vs. Cancer game
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
UNLV is likely going to have to work for its desired matchup with Duke in November.

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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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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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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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