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UNLV's Dejean-Jones has strained hamstring; timetable for return uncertain

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UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones takes the ball up court against Dixie State during the Rebels exhibition game Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV's Dejean-Jones has strained hamstring; timetable for return uncertain
Rebels quick hits:
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 (2:15 p.m.)
UNLV learned today that Bryce Dejean-Jones suffered a strained hamstring in Friday’s exhibition loss to Dixie State. Rebels coach Dave Rice wouldn’t put a timetable on Dejean-Jones’ return but acknowledged that the junior guard is unlikely to play in Tuesday’s exhibition game or Friday’s regular-season opener against Portland State. Dejean-Jones left mid-play nine minutes into last Friday’s loss.

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The Fremont Canon sits outside the end zone at Sam Boyd Stadium during the game between UNLV and UNRSaturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNR came from behind and won the game, for the eighth consecutive time, 42-37.
UNLV opens as 6-point underdog in Battle for Fremont Cannon
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, October 21, 2013
UNLV opened as a 6-point underdog at local sports books for Saturday’s Battle for the Fremont Cannon in Reno. UNR (3-4, 2-2) has won eight consecutive games in the series.

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A view of the first UNLV basketball practice of the season at UNLV's Mendenhall Center Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
Rebels receive just one vote in preseason poll
unlv quick hits:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
The UNLV basketball team won’t be ranked when it opens the season next month. The Rebels received just one vote in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll, which was released today.

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck congratulates his players as they come off the field after a score against Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV won 39-37 on a last-second field goal.
Rebels schedule home-and-home football series against Northern Illinois
UNLV quick hits: The Rebels also announce a home game against Northern Colorado
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
UNLV football has scheduled a home-and-home series with Northern Illinois beginning next season, it was announced today. The Rebels will host NIU next year and then travel to DeKalb, Ill., in 2015.

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Head Coach Dave Rice talks with reporters during the first UNLV basketball practice of the season at UNLV's Mendenhall Center Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
UNLV basketball schedules home-and-home series with Kansas
rebel quick hits:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The UNLV basketball team will play a home-and-home series with Kansas starting in the 2014-15 season, the schools announced today. The Rebels will travel to Kansas next season and host the Jayhawks during the 2016-17 campaign. “We are very excited to start this series with Kansas,” UNLV coach Dave Rice said in a statement. “Kansas has one of the most successful, storied programs in college basketball history."

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Kendall Smith, left, talks with Head Coach Dave Rice during the first UNLV basketball practice of the season at UNLV's Mendenhall Center Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
Mountain West media tabs UNLV 2nd; honors pair of Rebels
Rebels basketball: Khem Birch is on the All-Conference team and Kendall Smith is UNLV's 2nd straight preseason Freshman of the Year
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
UNLV basketball was picked to finish tied for second and the Rebels earned up a couple of individual preseason Mountain West awards as well, it was announced this morning.

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Goodluck Okonoboh of Mass Rivals boxes out for a rebound during the Adidas Super 64 basketball tournament at Rancho High School, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
Goodluck Okonoboh will visit the Rebels next week
UNLV basketball: Class of 2014 forward will come to Las Vegas straight from an official visit at Ohio State
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
UNLV basketball has its fingers crossed for a good visit as class of 2014 prospect Goodluck Okonoboh will come to Las Vegas on Sunday, a source confirmed.

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UNLV sophomore Nick Gstrein is changing positions from tight end to the offensive line and has been taking snaps at center during spring practice.
Intital depth chart released for the 2013 UNLV football season
UNLV quick hits: The Rebels also named their team captains, a group that includes three local high school graduates
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ole Miss transfer Frank Crawford will start for UNLV at free safety against Minnesota, the Rebels revealed in their depth chart Tuesday. That was one of two small surprises in the two-deep along with converted tight end Nick Gstrein getting the start at right guard while 2012 starter Ron Scoggins begins the year as a backup.

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Basketball player and Desert Pines High School junior Nate Grimes photographed in the GMG Studio on Monday, July 22, 2013.
Local class of 2015 forward Nate Grimes to take unofficial visit to UNLV
Rebels quick hits: Grimes, who plays for the Las Vegas Knicks and Desert Pines High, already has four offers despite not playing a single varsity game
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Local class of 2015 forward Nate Grimes will take an unofficial visit to UNLV on Wednesday, August 28, according to Las Vegas Knicks coach Lamar Bigby.

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Goodluck Okonoboh of Mass Rivals boxes out for a rebound during the Adidas Super 64 basketball tournament at Rancho High School, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
UNLV still in the race for 2014 forward Goodluck Okonoboh
Rebels quick hits: The forward from Massachusetts trimmed his list to UNLV, Duke, Indiana, Ohio State and Florida
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
UNLV is still in the running for class of 2014 forward Goodluck Okonoboh after the Massachusetts big man trimmed his list to five schools today.

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UNLV track and field thrower Amanda Bingson begins a throw during practice Tuesday. Bingson, a sophomore, recently set a new UNLV hammer throw record of 183 feet, 4 inches.
Former Rebel finishes 10th in hammer throw at the World Championships
UNLV quick hits:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Despite two faults in the finals, Silverado High and UNLV product Amanda Bingson placed 10th in the hammer throw Friday at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. She faulted on throws one and three but measured 238 feet on her second attempt.

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UNLV guard Kevin Kruger shoots while his father, Rebels coach Lon Kruger, looks on as the team prepared for its Sweet Sixteen contest against Oregon in St. Louis on March 22, 2007.
Former Rebel Kevin Kruger to join his father's staff at Oklahoma
UNLV quick hits:
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Former Rebel Kevin Kruger will join his father’s staff at Oklahoma as a graduate assistant this season, according to Kruger’s Twitter account.

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The Rebels have new football helmets for the 2012 season. Changes include a stripe down the middle, a different color scheme on the block "UNLV" lettering and a darker overall color.
More UNLV kickoff times set, including homecoming vs. San Jose State
Rebels quick hits: The Rebels will face the Spartans, one of two new league members, on Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
UNLV’s football schedule is nearly complete after the Mountain West on Tuesday released six kickoff times for the Rebels’ 2013 season. The announcement included four home games and two road contests.

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UNLV track and field thrower Amanda Bingson swings through the first rotation of her throw during practice Tuesday. Bingson, a sophomore, recently set a new UNLV hammer throw record of 183 feet, 4 inches.
Former Rebel sets new American record in women's hammer throw
UNLV quick hits: Silverado grad and London Olympics participant Amanda Bingson wins national championship in Iowa
Monday, June 24, 2013
If one American record is good, a second is even better. Competing Saturday at the USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, former Rebel Amanda Bingson set a new American record in the hammer throw and then bested her own mark minutes later.

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Jerry Rice Jr. (left) talks to UCLA football coach Rich Neuheisel during a practice on Oct. 25, 2011. In three seasons as a Bruin, Rice Jr., the son of the NFL Hall of Fame receiver, played nine games and caught nine passes for 69 yards.
Son of NFL legend Jerry Rice plans to transfer to UNLV football
Rebels quick hits:
Friday, June 14, 2013
At wide receiver for UNLV, Jerry Rice … Jr. Fans may hear that over the Sam Boyd Stadium loud speakers this fall as the son of the greatest receiver in NFL history tweeted Friday that he plans to spend his final season with the Rebels.

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