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Anthony Bennett needs shoulder surgery; draft stock not expected to slide

UNLV's Anthony Bennett announces Monday, April 1, 2013, that he is leaving for the NBA Draft.

Anthony Bennett needs shoulder surgery; draft stock not expected to slide
unlv quick:
Tue, May 7, 2013 (11:15 a.m.)
Anthony Bennett will miss the NBA Summer League because of shoulder surgery but the injury is not expected to affect his status as a top 10 draft pick. Bennett’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, confirmed a report to ESPN’s Chad Ford that Bennett will get surgery Wednesday for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He’ll be out four months, forcing him to miss predraft workouts and the NBA Summer League. Bennett likely would have played those Summer League games on UNLV’s campus, though some teams also compete in Orlando, Fla.

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UNLV's Tim Cornett comes up short of the goal line in regulation play during UNLV's season opener against Minnesota at Sam Boyd Stadium Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
UNLV football season opener at Minnesota will air on the Big Ten Network
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, May 6, 2013
The UNLV football season opener at Minnesota will air on the Big Ten Network, it was announced Monday afternoon.

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice points to one of his players during a timeout in their Mountain West Conference Tournament game against Air Force on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won 72-56.
UNLV headlines the field at 2013 Las Vegas Classic
Rebels quick hits: The Rebels last holiday tournament at Orleans Arena ended with a victory against North Carolina. This year's is Dec. 22-23
Friday, May 3, 2013
UNLV basketball knows it’s staying home for the Christmas holiday, and now it’s just waiting to see exactly who it will play. The Rebels headline the field for the 13th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, which will be played Dec. 22-23 at Orleans Arena.

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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.
UNLV in discussions about moving football home opener to Arizona
Rebels quick hits: The Rebels approached the Wildcats about moving the Sept. 7 game to Glendale, Ariz. The deal could be done by early next week
Friday, May 3, 2013
UNLV football’s home opener on Sept. 7 against Arizona may move from Sam Boyd Stadium to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood confirmed late Thursday night.

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UNLV forwards Khem Birch, left, and Roscoe Smith joke around on the bench during their exhibition game against Dixie State Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won in overtime 81-80.
First initial will differentiate three Smiths on back of UNLV jerseys
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, April 29, 2013
D. Smith. K. Smith. R. Smith. That’s what the back of the UNLV jerseys will look like for Rebels DeVille Smith, Kendall Smith and Roscoe Smith this season, coach Dave Rice said.

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UNLV players Doug Zismann and Bradley Randle leave the field after UNLV's game against New Mexico at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. UNLV beat New Mexico 35-7.
Video: Former UNLV RB Bradley Randle signs with the Vikings
unlv quick hits: Former Rebels Lotulelei, Randle are picked up as undrafted free agents
Sunday, April 28, 2013
John Lotulelei’s NFL journey will begin with the Seattle Seahawks. The former UNLV linebacker, who last season was a first-team all Mountain West Conference selection, agreed to a free agent contract Saturday with Seattle hours after not being selected in the NFL Draft.

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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.
Rebels home opener against Arizona will air on CBS Sports Network
UNLV quick hits: UNLV will host the Wildcats on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The UNLV football home opener against Arizona on Saturday, Sept. 7, will be at 7:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, it was announced Friday morning.

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Rebels receiver Marcus Sullivan breaks free for a large first half gain against Air Force at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night.
UNLV football game at Air Force to be televised on ESPNU
Rebels quick hits:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
UNLV's football game at Air Force on Thursday, Nov. 21, will be on ESPNU, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. The Mountain West released the first seven televised games as part of its deal with the ESPN networks.

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UNLV forward Mike Moser wears the team's new hoodie before the start of their Mountain West Conference Tournament championship game against New Mexico Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Source: 'Good chance' Moser transfers from UNLV to Washington
After nearly putting his name into the NBA Draft last season, Moser could be headed to his second Pac-12 school
Friday, April 5, 2013
There’s a “good chance” UNLV junior forward Mike Moser will transfer to Washington for his final season of college eligibility, according to a source close to the team.

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UNLV guard Anthony Marshall pounds the court  during their Mountain West Conference Tournament championship game against New Mexico Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 63-56.
Anthony Marshall's pro career journey to start at Portsmouth Invitational
unlv quick hits:
Saturday, March 30, 2013
UNLV senior guard Anthony Marshall has accepted an invitation to play in the Portsmouth Invitational from April 10-13 in Virginia, Rebels coach Dave Rice said Friday.

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UNLV forward Anthony Bennett celebrates his 3-pointer against Boise State at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
Source says Rebels' Bennett heading to the NBA
School sets press conference for 3 p.m. Monday, when the Rebels' freshman forward will announce he's leaving
Friday, March 29, 2013
UNLV freshman forward Anthony Bennett will announce his plans for next season during a press conference Monday at 3 p.m. in the Mendenhall Center, the school announced Friday afternoon. Listed by most projections as a top five pick, a source confirmed Bennett would forego his remaining eligibility and declare for June’s NBA Draft. CBS Sports first reported Bennett's departure Sunday, though it's been expected by most people around the program since Bennett stepped on campus.

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UNLV forwards Khem Birch, left, and Roscoe Smith joke around on the bench during their exhibition game against Dixie State Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won in overtime 81-80.
Two Rebels off to great starts on USA Elite Under-23 team in France
UNLV quick hits: Juniors-to-be Roscoe Smith and Jelan Kendrick combined for 53 points in a friendly victory leading into pool play
Friday, March 29, 2013
Roscoe Smith and Jelan Kendrick have yet to play an official minute for UNLV. In the mean time they’re logging time together on the USA Elite Under-23 team, including combining for 53 points in a friendly game.

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Class of 2014 recruit Dwayne Morgan and his mother, Tabitha Chambers, watch UNLV play New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV beat New Mexico 64-55.
Video: UNLV commit Dwayne Morgan on visit, 'I felt like I was at home'
unlv quick hits:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
When five-star 2014 basketball recruit Dwayne Morgan visited UNLV in early February for a home game against New Mexico, the fans at the Thomas & Mack Center won him over. Here's a video from Youtube of the announcement.

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UNLV junior Buddy Borden pitches against New Mexico on Saturday, March 16, at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Rebels would go on to win 8-7, one of only three victories in the last two weeks after a 14-3 start to the season.
14 questions with ... UNLV junior pitcher Buddy Borden
Rebels baseball: The Arbor View grad currently leads the league in ERA while ranking fourth in strikeouts. He'll pitch Saturday at home against Air Force
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Saturday afternoon belongs to junior right-hander Buddy Borden (3-1), an Arbor View grad with a league-leading 1.31 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings.

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Former UNLV and current Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger watches a tournament at Rancho High in Las Vegas. Kruger says he has been keeping an eye on the progress of his former team. "We're huge fans of what they're doing and expect them to continue to do well."
Want to live like a college basketball coach? It’ll cost you $5 million
UNLV quick hits:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Three years after it was built and two years after he left for Oklahoma, former UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger’s Las Vegas home is up for sale. And for most people it would cost more than a few parlays to meet the price tag.

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