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UNLV fan trying to go viral to help Rebels land Shabazz Muhammad
Monday, July 18, 2011
Apparently, UNLV fan Josh Meeter is taking the 'enough screwing around' approach when it comes to doing his part to help his beloved Rebels lure in the biggest hoops recruit in the city's history. Meeter, who by trade is an art director, created a 30-second fake Nike commercial set to a T.I. track, portraying Shabazz Muhammad waving his arms to a crowd while wearing a No. 15 UNLV jersey.
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 28
Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
For the first time this season, we have a change atop the rankings, and really, there's very little debating it. Meanwhile, the middle of the pack continues to be a jumble, and will be the most interesting portion to watch as we head into the final week of the regular season. Let's get down to it ...
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 22
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
The top two spots are again solid, but under the surface, the rest of the league continues to shift around. UNLV's monster win at Colorado State over the weekend and Utah's wild buzzer-beater to upset New Mexico in The Pit forced a decent amount of movement. If you're wanting to see San Diego State's stranglehold of the No. 1 ranking loosen, check back in a week, because it will if the Aztecs don't take care of BYU on their home floor next Saturday. For now, on to this week's rankings …
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
We're entering the stretch run, and the top of the league is still intact. Behind San Diego State and BYU, though? It's still a jam. Let's explore …
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 8
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011
Once again, San Diego State and BYU have separated themselves from the pack a bit. And, again, the league's most intriguing race is between the Nos. 3 and 5 slots in the league standings. Colorado State is back up to third, UNLV has dropped to fourth and New Mexico's off weekend kept them right there at fifth. But did they move around at all in this week's Power Rankings? Well, that's why you look here every week, right?
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Feb. 3
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
Apologies for the delay this week with the rankings, but I've got a good excuse in tow, folks … As of late Wednesday night, Mountain West Conference play hit its official mid-way point for all nine league teams. So, you can essentially consider this mid-year report card of sorts. The cream is now starting to rise, and we're seeing the true identities of the league's contenders and pretenders. And … here … we … go … (Pardon me, just watched The Dark Knight the other night. Channeling the inner Joker here)
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 24
Monday, Jan. 24, 2011
The boldest moves this week involve Colorado State and New Mexico, who continue to be heading in opposite directions. The Rams are tougher than they've gotten credit for, while the Lobos it appears might have some chemistry issues behind their slide away from NCAA tournament at-large status. Here we go ...
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 17
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011
Sorry to disappoint those looking for a bunch of shake-up near the top this week. Most of the movement is among the league's current bottom-feeders, but a couple of early upstarts are holding strong in the middle of the pack. Lets get to it.
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 11
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
OK, so after a few boring weeks of little shift in the weekly rankings, we finally have something substantive to go off of with a week of conference play in the books. I remind you: No cursing.
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Jan. 4
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011
League play is officially here, as Colorado State came back from a surprising double-digit first half deficit to defeat Wyoming in Fort Collins, Colo., on Tuesday night, 73-60. Six of the other seven teams get going on Wednesday. That said, here's the final non-conference Mountain West hoops power rankings of the winter (well, sort of, as it'd be unfair not to count CSU's win in its resumé, right?). Oh, and Happy New Year, too.
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Dec. 27
Monday, Dec. 27, 2010
No meteoric shifts this week, but finally some shifts …
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Dec. 21
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010
Sadly, I'm not shaking things up in the rankings this week. I have my reasons, and you'll have to read ahead to find out. Without hesitation, here is the second installment of the Mountain West Conference men's basketball power rankings.
Mountain West hoops power rankings: Dec. 13
Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
Before you say anything: Yes, it would have been logical to start this weekly blog entry at the beginning of the college basketball season. But, guess what? I didn't decide to do it until last week, so here's the first installment of my weekly Mountain West Conference men's basketball power rankings. After all, it's now a basketball league, right? This will be a weekly Monday feature from here until the end of the season.
ESPN's Kenny Mayne name-drops his UNLV chops in "Kenny's QB Camp"
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
Kenny Mayne, in his years at ESPN, has without question established himself as the king of NFL and football satire. This time around, we get an actual glimpse into his past, when in what seems like another life, he was a backup quarterback at UNLV in the early 1980s.
UNLV places live web cam feed on construction of Mendenhall Center ... Stalk away!
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010
It was March 3 when Lon Kruger held in his hands two checks, each for $3.5 million, given by Las Vegas Paving Corp. owner and CEO Bob Mendenhall. The money from Mendenhall made up the majority of the $11.7 million donated for the new men's basketball practice facility, which, of course, will be named the Mendenhall Center.
Five observations now that the MWC/WAC dust has (sort of) settled
Friday, Aug. 20, 2010
OK, so have you caught your wind yet from the Mountain West/WAC tornado that hit and shook up everyone's Wednesday afternoon and evening? I sort of have. Now that 24 hours have passed, here are five observations that I have leftover from the whole deal.
UNLV hoops getting some preseason Top 25 love from national media
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
In the dot-com era, it's never too soon for the national media to start chiming in on preseason Top 25 opinions. Wednesday, a couple of the national scribes showed UNLV a little love when drawing up some über-premature polls for the 2010-11 season.
Despite MWC missing out on NCAA tourney's second weekend, 2011 will bring similar opportunities
Sunday, March 21, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY — With a pair of double-digit losses in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, the Mountain West Conference's chance to earn a little more national respect passed by the wayside. People can blame seeding by the selection committee, people can blame the league's TV deal throughout the regular season, people can blame whatever they want.
Well what do you know ... Northern Iowa's done this before
Friday, March 19, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY — If Ali Farokhmanesh's 3-pointer from 25-feet out on the left wing in the closing seconds to beat UNLV on Thursday night wasn't the biggest shot in Northern Iowa hoops history, it's got to at least be No. 1a.
Let's talk brackets ... but don't follow my lead
Monday, March 15, 2010
I'll be honest - I'm one of those guys who every year walks around to my friends and co-workers with my freshly filled-out bracket, and will proclaim "Here are the answers, in case you're curious." It's a good thing people typically don't take my advice.
Kentucky coach John Calipari's day in Vegas includes stops at Findlay Prep, UNLV practice
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
A couple weeks back, hard-recruiting Kentucky coach John Calipari paid a visit to Findlay Prep hoops practice. He was back Tuesday, to visit the Pilots and the UNLV Rebels.
Saint Mary's Monday victory could affect the Mountain West ... but not UNLV
Monday, March 8, 2010
Cross one off of my sports Bucket List. Since moving out west about two years ago, I've grown one heck of an appreciation for the rivalry between a fledgling Saint Mary's men's hoops program and perennial mid-major heavyweight Gonzaga.
A closer look at UNLV hoops recruiting target Corbin Miller (video)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
UNLV recruiting target Corbin Miller looks like a potential Kendall Wallace replacement.
UPDATE: Alford 'reprimanded' for incident with Tavernari
Monday, March 1, 2010
Late this afternoon, the Mountain West Conference lowered the boom on New Mexico coach Steve Alford.
Alford vs. Tavernari ... who ya got??
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010
Forget the fact that the Mountain West Conference is enjoying a breakout year on the hardwood, but the league's adding a good amount of drama to the fold.
UNLV fans: Need to calm your nerves? Read Lunardi
Monday, Feb. 15, 2010
OK, so typically I will not try to give too much pub to these 'bracketologists' during the college basketball season, since all it really is for anyone at this point is a guess. There's still so much ball left to be played. However, as far as 'if the season ended today' predictions go, ESPN's Joe Lunardi is as reliable as they come.
Utah's Marshall Henderson: The Mountain West's newest villain
Monday, Feb. 1, 2010
For UNLV fans, a 73-69 loss Jan. 16 at home to Utah was pretty easy to forget. Sitting courtside, though, I stored the name Marshall Henderson away in my memory file for future reference. Why? Well, that night, the Utes' lanky 6-foot-2, 175-pound freshman guard looked like, well, an immature freshman.
UNLV 1990 championship ring for sale ... on eBay
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010
First off, I've got to give Ray Brewer credit for this find. He makes it a habit every here and there to take a look on eBay for championship rings on sale. It's always fun to look, even though dropping the dough on something someone else earned, I think, is pretty ridiculous.
Projecting the Mountain West's 2010 preseason football rankings
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010
Well, color me stupid. I truly thought that TCU would handle Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl on Monday night. Every time this season when people thought the Horned Frogs would stumble, Gary Patterson's offense would throw up 50 points like it was going out of style. Until Monday.
A personal Top 10 list from the Vegas sports scene in 2009
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009
There aren't many places like Las Vegas as far as cities to work in as a sports writer. I didn't cover every major event in town over the last year, but I saw quite the variety. So with 2010 knocking on the door, it's time to go back through a year's worth of blood, sweat and keyboard punches to rank the Top 10 moments I witnessed while on the clock in the last 12 months
Former Cheyenne guard Elijah Johnson becoming a fixture for No. 1 Kansas
Friday, Dec. 11, 2009
http://www2.kusports.com/news/2009/dec/11/kansas-coach-bill-self/
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 13
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 12
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 11
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009
Predicting this weekend's Mountain West football slate
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
Chad Ochocinco vs. Anderson Silva? That would be a sight ...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 10
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
New Mexico soccer player goes MMA on BYU
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 9
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 8
Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
Friday Links Feast: BYU-TCU set to grab national spotlight ... sort of
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
UNLV's Ryan Wolfe, B.J. Bell get professional dance lessons ... from JT
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 7
Monday, Oct. 19, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 6
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
Friday links feast: MWC media already rallying for TCU support
Friday, Oct. 9, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 5
Monday, Oct. 5, 2009
Friday links feast: Albuquerque's mess now a flat-out disaster
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
Predicting the MWC hoops season and a Frank the Tank update
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 4
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009
MWC Winners and Losers: Week 3
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009

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