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Rare fifth team scrimmage for Rebels
Wallace keeps hitting as practice ends on a semi-dramatic note
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009
It was a tough day for some Rebels, two rookies proved they are not shy, walk-ons rose against the scholarship machine and Kendall Wallace stayed as hot as a branding iron.
Oh, and five 5-minute scrimmages inside the Cox Pavilion practice gym ended with a bang Thursday afternoon.
UNLV's Kendall Wallace brimming with confidence
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
Kendall Wallace isn’t about to shave. The beard gets thicker by the day, but the way the UNLV junior guard has been shooting from long range he isn’t about to alter anything. “My teammates have all got confidence in me, and that gives me confidence,” he said after Wednesday night’s session inside the Cox Pavilion practice gym.
Steve Stallworth one of first nominees for UNLV athletic director
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
The UNLV athletic director search committee began getting down to business less than 24 hours after its first meeting.
UNLV's Justin Hawkins getting his swagger back
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009
UNLV guard Justin Hawkins has been practicing as a college player for less than three weeks. He’s still feeling out the athleticism and pace of big-time college basketball and how he’ll fit in at UNLV.
“I’m still just a freshman with the team,” he said.
But as Hawkins – “J-Hawk” to his teammates – showed in 20 minutes of scrimmages Tuesday, he’s coming along just fine.
Groundwork set in search for UNLV athletic director
Insiders say they don't expect the process to last beyond Christmas
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009
The first of what might not be many athletic director search committee meetings took place Tuesday afternoon at UNLV. Gerry Bomotti, the chair of the committee of about a dozen who is the university’s vice president of finance and business, said it was mostly about organization and procedures.
Stanback feeling his way back from ankle injury
Sophomore becomes more comfortable with each day on the court
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009
UNLV sophomore forward Chace Stanback is back, sort of. There’s a 6-foot-8 guy in a No. 22 jersey out at practice hitting jumpers, sliding on defense and executing hard dribble drives. However, the UCLA transfer knows he has some work left to return to normal after badly turning his left ankle three weeks ago today. “Every time I jump, I try to come down on the right one,” Stanback said after Monday’s run inside the Cox Pavilion practice gym. “Until I’m more comfortable … ”
Findlay starts ’09-10 where it finished ’08-09 — No. 1
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
Findlay College Prep opens the 2009-10 season as the No. 1 basketball team in the land, according to a national poll of insiders, writers and coaches.
UNLV's Quintrell Thomas can't wait to get back on court
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009
UNLV assistant coach Lew Hill keeps telling Quintrell Thomas he should have just come to Las Vegas out of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick High. Instead, Thomas went to Kansas, did a whole lot of watching and sitting on coach Bill Self’s bench, and he now is a Rebel – a year too late, in Hill’s mind.
Cornell hoops better than UNLV, says coaches poll
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
Findlay Prep defeats former NBAer and his pals
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
UNLV recruit Cory Joseph visits ’Nova, heads to Minnesota
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
Three down, two to go for Findlay College Prep ace guard Cory Joseph.
The senior who guided the Pilots to the ESPN national championship last season visited Villanova over the weekend and got to know coach Jay Wright, his staff and the Wildcats a little better.
Jasper's 85-second flurry highlights scrimmage
Jasper turns from directing traffic and deferring to others to taking over the action and dominating
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
There was a stretch at the start of the fourth and final 5-minute UNLV basketball scrimmage Wednesday afternoon that would have made any Rebels fan salivate. Oscar Bellfield, who was on all four winning teams, had already put on a show inside the Cox Pavilion practice gym, and Darris Santee produced a solid performance that is becoming common.
Findlay Prep hoopster has talent, drive and ... great hair
Dekeeba “Keeba” Battee-Aston impressing coaches with his determined play
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
Before Dekeeba “Keeba” Battee-Aston entered grade school in Australia, movies with a legal or crime theme enthralled him. “And my mom always told me that I’d be a lawyer,” said Findlay College Prep’s new power forward, “because I love to argue.”
Globetrotters pay tribute to Flash Richardson on 'Amazing Race'
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
Martinez back at practice after twin laser eye surgeries
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
For the first few days of UNLV’s basketball practices, it was apparent that Mychal Martinez had an issue with his eyes. His occasional blinking of his eyes was pronounced.
5 NBA players with Las Vegas ties to begin season
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
The new NBA season starts today, which means one of a quintet of professional basketball players with ties to Las Vegas will be working tonight.
Rebels to play closed scrimmage at Long Beach
UNLV to play 49ers in a private run on Nov. 7 before exhibition game
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
UNLV’s basketball team will get its first run against someone else next weekend before its Nov. 10 exhibition game against Division-II Washburn at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Darris Santee runs silent, runs deep
By all accounts, UNLV's senior power forward is a different player this season
Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
Darris Santee wears his soul on his left shoulder.
A numbers game at UNLV basketball practice
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009
For Rebels, it's lights, cameras, scrimmage
Todd Hanni paces UNLV basketball team with six points in two three-minute runs
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009
With cameras rolling, UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger returned to scrimmages to gauge his players at the end of Friday morning’s practice.
In the Cox Pavilion practice gym, walk-on guard Todd Hanni, a 6-foot-4 junior from Danville, Ind., led everyone with six points in the two three-minute runs.
Without Stanback, Rebels are missing a key weapon
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
Once again, Santee leads scrimmage in scoring
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
Six days after a public scrimmage at the Thomas & Mack Center, it was the same tune Thursday afternoon inside the Cox Pavilion practice gym. In The Dungeon, like he did in the Mack, senior center Darris Santee led everyone with a team-best 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting. Last Friday night, he was the lone Rebel in double figures in scoring with 13.
UNLV target Joseph visits UConn when athlete slain
Findlay Prep top-10 prospect Cory Joseph wasn't near dance where football player stabbed to death
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
Findlay College Prep star guard Cory Joseph, who is still considering UNLV, wasn’t anywhere near the slaying of a Connecticut football player early Sunday morning.
If a meeting at Huskies basketball coach Jim Calhoun’s home hadn’t gone long Saturday night, though, Joseph might have wound up outside a school-sponsored dance on the UConn campus, the scene of the tragedy, with some of its basketball players.
A dapper Scotty Hoffman returns to UNLV practice
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
First week at UNLV nothing like Iowa State for Norman
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009
Lighter Massamba overcomes injury, increases threat
Sophomore center brings more mobility, agility to his game
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009
It took 65 seconds for UNLV basketball fans to see the new and improved Brice “Truck” Massamba producing for the Rebels.
Ten things we've learned from UNLV hoops practice
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
Notebook: Chace Stanback ready to bounce back from injury
Sophomore UCLA transfer missed FirstLook with ankle sprain, expected back soon
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
Anyone itching to see Chace Stanback in UNLV’s late-night scrimmage Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center was no doubt disappointed when he didn’t leave the bench.
Mychal Martinez makes unexpected move onto UNLV roster
Monday, Oct. 19, 2009
Mychal Martinez made a basket in a Rebels uniform, with fans watching inside the Thomas & Mack Center, before Derrick Jasper or Chace Stanback.
Look out below! Here comes Steve 'Chopper' Jones
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009
Rookies finding their groove with UNLV basketball team
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009
Twice late Saturday morning, Brice Massamba executed deft touch passes to Carlos Lopez for inside baskets. In 3-on-2 drills, Lopez returned the favor with a slick zip to Massamba for an easy bucket.
Randall Cunningham supportive of UNLV, mum on Sanford
Legend on hand as 1984 team honored at Sam Boyd Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009
Early in the second quarter Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium, former UNLV quarterback Randall Cunningham was optimistic. “Utah’s only up by one point now,” he said. “We just have to get things going. I don’t know. I’m glad I don’t make decisions in this town.”
Cimarron-Memorial grad runs for 111 yards against UNLV
Eddie Wide paces Utes offensive attack in 35-15 victory
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009
After Utah’s 35-15 victory over UNLV on Saturday night, Terrance Cain and Eddie Wide were as surgical and unemotional about the outcome as Internal Revenue Service agents.
UNLV hoops practice or American Bandstand?
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
Back from injury, Shaw stands out in Rebels scrimmage
Fans get first look at UNLV basketball team during intrasquad game
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
Matt Shaw made the big plays at both ends of the Thomas & Mack Center court late Friday night to clinch a game for his team. Doing it when it matters is the next step for UNLV’s 6-foot-8 junior power forward. But Friday’s intrasquad scrimmage before maybe 5,000 fans mattered plenty to Shaw. “I’m so happy just being able to be back in basketball, in general,” Shaw said.
Jasper to take center stage at FirstLook basketball scrimmage
Junior Kentucky transfer one of several fresh faces on display tonight
Friday, Oct. 16, 2009
UNLV guard Derrick Jasper’s first breathless move happened in April. The season had ended in the National Invitation Tournament at Kentucky. Basketball conditioning drills began in Las Vegas. Cleared to go after the long rehab of his surgically repaired left knee, Jasper sprawled all-out for a loose ball inside The Dungeon – the Cox Pavilion practice gym. A hush fell over teammates and coaches.
Miss Wyoming is a former Rebels high jumper
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
Assistant hoops coach Lew Hill, like Rebels, hungry to win
Public to get its first look at the 2009-2010 team Friday night
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
UNLV assistant basketball coach Lew Hill knows it’s early. The public gets its first look at the 2009-10 team Friday night and full-bore practice begins Saturday.
Kobe Bryant leads revamped Lakers back to Las Vegas
New set of weapons will accompany NBA superstar at Thomas & Mack
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009
The world has indeed become Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant’s oyster, which was bolstered when he guided the U.S. to Olympic gold in China in 2008.
He returned to Las Vegas for the Lakers’ annual preseason game a year ago without much rest, but his Beijing experience seemed to boost his desire for more hardware.
UNLV kicker's desire to play led to unique path
Senior Kyle Watson says playing at historically black school was an eye-opener
Monday, Oct. 12, 2009
UNLV senior kicker Kyle Watson doesn’t think of himself as a pioneer or a trailblazer by being among the first white players at historically black Texas Southern. He just wanted to play football.
Harvey Unga puts on show for BYU fans in 'Provo West'
Junior tailback punishes Rebels again with three touchdown runs
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
At less than full speed and on the road, it would have been understandable if BYU junior running back Harvey Unga struggled Saturday night. Then again, the Cougars were in Provo West, or Sam Boyd Stadium. And the foe was UNLV, with one of the worst defenses in the nation.
BYU's Harvey Unga poses challenge for UNLV defense
Junior tailback is on a roll with hamstring injury behind him
Friday, Oct. 9, 2009
BYU junior running back Harvey Unga admits that he salivated a bit this week when he glanced at the 559 yards that UNLV yielded to UNR on the ground last week.
“A part of me does,” he says, “then a part of me doesn’t.”
Koloskie says coaches can't be judged solely by wins and losses
UNLV interim athletic director gets earful from fans after football team's loss to UNR
Friday, Oct. 9, 2009
Jerry Koloskie’s adoration of The Three Stooges has served him very well lately. The UNLV interim athletic director’s world has been turned upside down. He can’t locate his shirts. He can’t find the black belt to match the black oxfords. Forks and knives are somewhere.
BYU quarterback Max Hall talks UNLV, early success
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009
With 25 victories to his credit, BYU quarterback Max Hall is second on the Cougars’ career list. Ty Detmer, who threw from 1988-91, has 30 wins.
Findlay Prep releases schedule, starts season Nov. 13
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
Findlay College Prep begins its national title defense at home, in the Henderson International School gym, against National College Prep of California on Nov. 13.
Ryan Moore: Golf (2001 - 04)
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
Ryan Moore’s first victory on the PGA Tour, at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Aug. 23, 2009, surprised nobody who saw him play golf at UNLV.
As a Rebel, Tyler Norman rediscovers the joy of basketball
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
It quickly hit a crescendo. At a summer pick-up game, elite UNLV basketball players goaded Tyler Norman to dunk the ball. Throw it down, they said. Climb some air.
Do a windmill!
“I’d never windmilled it before,” Norman says with a smile. “But I went up and windmilled it, and the guys just went crazy. They’d never seen a white guy windmill it before. That was a highlight.
“That was fun.”
Findlay hoops standout Joseph has UNLV on final list
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
Kruger makes a wise trip to the tennis courts
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
Findlay Prep hoops duo pondering college options
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
Cory Joseph isn’t ruling out UNLV, and Godwin Okonji might be leaning away from Utah. As those two Findlay College Prep players prepare for their senior seasons, they are also trying to determine where they’ll play in college next year.

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