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UNLV baseball drops opening regional game to UC Irvine

UNLV's Patrick Armstrong (34) celebrates his two-run home run with teammates Morgan Stotts (44) and Erik Vanmeetren in an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against UC Irvine in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Ylen)

UNLV baseball drops opening regional game to UC Irvine
Rebels quick hits:
Fri, May 30, 2014 (5 p.m.)
UC Irvine took a big lead with a five-run fifth inning and UNLV wasn’t able to mount a comeback, losing 10-3 today in its opening game of the NCAA regional. The regional is double elimination, so ...

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Head coach Bobby Hauck watches a play during UNLV football's Spring Showcase Friday, April 11, 2014.
UNLV football adds 13th game to the 2014 schedule
Rebels quick hits: The Rebels also learned the season opener at Arizona on Aug. 29 will air on ESPN
Thursday, May 29, 2014
UNLV football has added a game to the schedule and also learned it will open the season on ESPN, the school announced today. The Rebels will play...

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UNLV baseball reaches tourney title game with come-from-behind win
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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Late-inning heroics kept the UNLV baseball team on an inside track for a Mountain West Conference Tournament title Friday. Down 4-1 to San Diego State in the eighth, the Rebels drew even on ...

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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
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Friday, May 23, 2014
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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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.
Career game from pitcher Richy lifts Rebels to tourney win
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
John Richy surrendered two first-inning runs today for the UNLV baseball team in its Mountain West tournament opener against Fresno State. But Richy wasn’t bothered ...

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UNLV coach Dave Rice calls a timeout against Fresno State, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 75-73 in overtime.
Rebels slated to play South Dakota in neutral-site game
UNLV basketball: UNLV will play the Coyotes on Dec. 13 in Sioux Falls, S.D., about an hour away from their campus
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
UNLV has added another date to its nonconference schedule, and this one’s a trip with a little extra meaning for two of the newest Rebels.

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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.
UNLV baseball captures Mountain West title with sweep of UNR
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
This victory against UNR had more significance for the UNLV baseball team. It helped them accomplish something for the first time in nearly a decade ...

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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 forwards Demetris Morant, left, and Christian Wood guard Sacred Heart forward Eyimofe Edukugho during their game Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 82-50.
Rebels’ Morant transferring to be closer to his family
UNLV quick hits: A Bishop Gorman grad, the sophomore forward appeared in 13 games last season
Monday, May 12, 2014
Add Demetris Morant to the growing list of UNLV players leaving the program early. A source confirmed to the Sun that the redshirt sophomore forward will transfer closer to family in ...

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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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UNLV forward Khem Birch heads off the court after their Mountain West Conference semifinal game Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The #8 ranked San Diego State Aztecs won 59-51 to advance to the finals.
Rebels' block party ends with Birch declaring for NBA Draft
UNLV basketball: The 2-time league Defensive Player of the Year decides to forgo senior season and face uncertain pro future
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The most important decision of UNLV’s offseason has been made and it leaves the Rebels without its top defender. Junior forward Khem Birch announced today that he would forgo his final season and enter the NBA Draft. Birch first announced the news...

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice motions to his players  during their Mountain West Conference game against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Rebels’ incoming recruiting class grows with another guard
UNLV quick hits: 6-foot-6 guard Patrick McCaw commits to UNLV a week after taking an official visit
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Everyone could see UNLV’s shooting struggles last season, and that included coach Dave Rice. That’s why getting better shooters was a priority offseason, and this weekend the Rebels got ...

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Findlay Prep guard Rashad Vaughn passes off a cheeseburger to teammate Kelly Oubre Jr. while dining at a local McDonald's while honored as a McDonald's All-American on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Pair of guards officially sign to play for Rebels basketball
UNLV quick hits: Findlay Prep guard Rashad Vaughn signs his national letter of intent while San Francisco transfer Cody Doolin signs a financial aid agreement
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Rebels’ incoming recruiting class officially doubled in size today. UNLV received ...

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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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UNLV head coach Dave Rice directs his players during their game against Sacred Heart Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 82-50.
Rebels pick former league rival to join coaching staff
UNLV basketball: UNLV replaces Heath Schroyer with Ryan Miller, an Auburn assistant who spent 5 seasons at New Mexico
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Rebels’ fourth assistant basketball coach will be former Auburn associate head coach Ryan Miller, coach Dave Rice announced today. The move has been expected for several weeks. Miller spent five seasons under Steve Alford at New Mexico, where Miller was key in opening the Lobos’ recruiting pipeline to Australia. Miller spent time there...

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