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Board approves contract extension for UNLV interim athletic director

Steve Marcus

Tina Kunzer-Murphy will continue to serve as UNLV's athletic director, as the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, it would extend her contract.

Board approves contract extension for UNLV interim athletic director
Rebels athletics: Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be in place at least through the end of 2014 and multiple Regents asked that she be moved to the full-time position
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 (11:30 a.m.)
The Nevada Board of Regents this morning approved an action to extend UNLV interim athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy’s contract to the end of 2014. The extension comes with a $10,000 pay raise to make her annual contract $180,000.

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Tina Kunzer-Murphy will continue to serve as UNLV's athletic director, as the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, it would extend her contract.
Kunzer-Murphy will be UNLV's AD at least through the end of 2014
Rebels athletics: While still technically in an interim role, Kunzer-Murphy will continue to oversee the athletics department for the forseeable future
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
There was no shortage of well-wishers for Tina Kunzer-Murphy. Standing outside of Rebel Park as the football team wrapped up practice, Kunzer-Murphy exchanged handshakes and hugs with a gaggle of Rebels coaches. Their support is a big reason why she’ll continue to oversee UNLV athletics for the foreseeable future. “Everybody knows my love has always been to get back to UNLV and to be in college athletics,” Kunzer-Murphy said.

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UNLV athletic director candidate John Johnson, currently the senior associate athletic director at Washington State, speaks to the media after a public forum.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
UNLV has its finalists for the 12th full-time athletic director in program history, according to multiple sources, and the next step is getting to know them.

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UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Jim Livengood’s face is all red. Resting on the floor next to a pile of boxes in his soon-to-be vacant office at the Thomas & Mack Center is a framed collection of photos showing students painting the athletic director’s face in Rebel red.

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New Mexico takes on Wyoming during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Mountain West unveils format for 11-team basketball tournament
Rebels quick hits:
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Mountain West men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will include all 11 teams after the additions (Utah State and San Jose State) plus the decisions of Boise State and San Diego State to remain in the league, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be the interim athletic director at UNLV, it was announced Monday, May 20, 2013. Last year Kunzer-Murphy stepped down after a 12-year run as executive director of the Las Vegas Bowl.
Football ticket sales at the top of UNLV interim athletic director's priorities
Rebels athletics: Tina Kunzer-Murphy is charged with keeping the department headed on the right course until a full-time hire comes in this fall
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The UNLV interim athletic director will be expected to do everything within their power to improve football ticket sales, maintain good relations and be helpful to every coaching staff, then step out of the way when the full-time hire comes in. That all sounds just fine to Tina Kunzer-Murphy, whom the university announced Monday would fill the position effective July 1.

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Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be the interim athletic director at UNLV, it was announced Monday, May 20, 2013. Last year Kunzer-Murphy stepped down after a 12-year run as executive director of the Las Vegas Bowl.
UNLV announces former bowl director as interim athletic director
Rebels athletics:
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be the UNLV interim athletic director effective July 1, 2013, UNLV President Neal Smatresk announced Monday.

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Friends and family take photos during UNLV's commencement Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Sunday's commencement caps nice run of success for athletics' academics
Rebels: Despite heavy turnover among the academic support staff, the Rebels have posted stellar GPA and progress numbers lately
Friday, May 17, 2013
At UNLV athletic department meetings, when head coaches from all of the sports would gather with administrators to discuss the topic of the day, Rebels Athletic Director Jim Livengood gave that pole position to academics.

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UNLV President Neal Smatresk speaks during the announcement of the creation of The Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project, which includes a statue of Tarkanian and his ubiquitous towel, Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Interim AD announcement coming soon; full-time likely in the fall
UNLV athletics: UNLV President Neal Smatresk said he's close to naming an interim athletic director to fill in after Jim Livengood retires June 30
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Rebels could announce their interim athletic director as soon as next week, UNLV President Neal Smatresk said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the full-time replacement is looking like a decision for the fall.

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UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
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Analysis: Overseeing the completion of two major projects and continuing the success in fundraising are keys for Jim Livengood's replacement
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Speculation behind UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood’s sudden departure won’t likely die down soon. The official line is he’s retiring, though many suspect there may have been a push out that door.

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UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Jim Livengood suddenly retires from his post at the helm of UNLV athletics
Livengood, 68, will step away on June 30 after three and a half years with the Rebels
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
He’s retiring, but Jim Livengood isn’t tired. That was the message from the UNLV athletic director who on Wednesday announced he would step away after three and a half years with the university. His decision is effective June 30.

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UNLV Lady Rebel basketball player Kelli Thompson is seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
Lady Rebels bounced from league tournament by New Mexico
Mountain West Conference tournament:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The UNLV women’s basketball team’s season ended for the second straight season against New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals at the Thomas & Mack Center. Thursday, the No. 4 seeded Lady Rebels squandered a double-digit first-half lead, falling to the Lobos, 72-59.

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UNLV women's basketball game will stream online tonight
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
UNLV fans will have the chance to catch some early-season action from the Lady Rebels without ever stepping into the Cox Pavilion. UNLV.TV will live stream the women’s basketball game against Arizona tonight. The game is free to watch and scheduled to begin at 7.

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UNLV Lady Rebel basketball player Kelli Thompson is seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
Behind experienced senior, UNLV women look to reload instead of rebuild
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
There are two ways to look at the UNLV women’s basketball team’s 2011-12 season. The most obvious, and probably the most accurate, is to view it as a success. UNLV went 22-10, its first 20-win season since 2003-04, finished second in the league and went to the postseason for the first time since 2006.

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UNLV's Anthony Marshall is guarded by Nevada-Reno guard Malik Story during their game Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 71-67.
Rebels and Wolf Pack to compete in new Governor's Series
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, October 8, 2012
Conference rivals UNLV and UNR have come together to create a head-to-head competition in 15 sports with an additional academic component factored into the rivalry series, it was announced Monday.

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