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Gorman's Ben Carter chooses Oregon over UNLV and Utah
6-foot-8 power forward chooses spot where early playing time will be within reach
Monday, Nov. 7, 2011
Seven days after Bishop Gorman teammate Rosco Allen ended his lengthy recruitment by committing to Stanford, 6-foot-8 Gaels senior power forward Ben Carter chose Oregon over UNLV and Utah.
Kendall Wallace's shooting highlights UNLV scrimmage victory over LMU
After rusty return from ACL injury, Wallace bounces back with strong performance in closed scrimmage
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011
It wasn't ]the outcome on the scoreboard that mattered for UNLV on Saturday in a closed scrimmage against Loyola Marymount at the Thomas & Mack Center. For first-year Rebels coach Dave Rice, some of the most valuable information taken away was what came from a post-scrimmage sit-down with former UNLV coach and long-time friend Max Good, who is entering his third season running the show at LMU.
One good half not enough as UNLV falls to No. 5 Boise State, 48-21
Rebels hang with college football's finest for 30 minutes, but Heisman hopeful Kellen Moore too much to handle
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011
To defeat the machine that is fifth-ranked Boise State — one that is tough to throw off in all facets of the game — it would take the perfect performance from UNLV. The Rebels played one of their best halves of the season in the first 30 minutes Saturday night against the beastly Broncos at Sam Boyd Stadium. But the 48-21 final score was a stiff reminder that 30 strong minutes isn't nearly enough.
UNLV falters after spirited first half effort, drops 48-21 decision to No. 5 Boise State
Heisman candidate Kellen Moore throws for 224 yards and five touchdowns
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011
UNLV will always have that first half. The Rebels kept it interesting for a little more than 30 minutes of game time, but ultimately, the fifth-ranked team in the nation, predictably, was too much to hold down for an entire 60. Boise State came, saw and conquered UNLV on Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium, 48-21.
Take Five: A closer look at UNLV vs. No. 5 Boise State
Rebels enter Saturday's homecoming contest as 42-point underdogs. Is there any hope that they can make a fight of it?
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
So much for your typical homecoming game. Instead of welcoming in an opponent it should be able to handle on Saturday, UNLV is hosting the fifth-ranked team in the nation, as undefeated Boise State (7-0 overall, 2-0 Mountain West) comes to Sam Boyd Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. showdown. How long will the game remain a showdown? Well, that's what many are curious to see, as the Rebels (2-5, 1-1) have struggled for the better part of the 2011 campaign
Carlos Lopez out indefinitely with severely sprained right ankle
Expect Chace Stanback, Karam Mashour to get opportunities to pick up Lopez's minutes at power forward
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
Following an ugly 58-50 victory over Washburn in Tuesday's exhibition at the Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV was left with plenty to clean up and correct before next Friday's start of the regular season against Grand Canyon. Now, the Rebels will be doing so short-handed.
UNLV downs Washburn in ugly, gritty exhibition opener, 58-50
Anthony Marshall paces improved second half attack; Rebels will host Loyola Marymount in closed scrimmage Saturday afternoon
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
Pretty much every piece of advertising around the Las Vegas Valley promoting the 2011-12 UNLV men's basketball season contains the slogan "Let's Run." In Tuesday night's exhibition opener at the Thomas & Mack Center against Washburn, it was clear that it had been drilled into the players' heads so thoroughly that they had the look of a team that was pressing in order to do so.
Critical evaluation week for UNLV begins Tuesday against Washburn
Dave Rice era takes off with exhibition against Ichabods, followed by Saturday scrimmage with Loyola Marymount
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
Between recruiting, running practice and several other duties that have kept him busy in recent weeks, Dave Rice said that he hasn't had time to think about one notable aspect of Tuesday night's exhibition against Washburn. It will be his first time on the sidelines as a head coach. The highly-anticipated Rice era at UNLV begins at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Bishop Gorman star Rosco Allen commits to Stanford
6-foot-9 forward chooses Cardinal over UNLV, Oregon and North Carolina
Monday, Oct. 31, 2011
Mark Rosco Allen down as the first member of a loaded senior class at Bishop Gorman who will take his hardwood talents outside of the city limits next season.
Take Five: A closer look at UNLV vs. Colorado State
Opportunities for wins fleeting as UNLV takes Sam Boyd Stadium turf for first time in 35 days
Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
When facing truths, the reality is that UNLV's two best shots at wins before the end of the 2011 season will come in the next three weeks. On Nov. 12, they head to Albuquerque to face New Mexico, who remains as the lone winless team in the Mountain West. That's also where UNLV last claimed a road win, doing so late in Mike Sanford's final season in 2009. But first, Colorado State comes to Sam Boyd Stadium this weekend, where UNLV hasn't taken the field since a momentum-killing 41-19 loss on Sept. 24 to FCS foe Southern Utah.
UNLV coaches stop practice in order to preach need for consistency
Tuesday practice could be looked at down the road as major learning experience for Rebels under Dave Rice
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
A few months from now, if Dave Rice gets his wish, his UNLV men's basketball team will look back at what transpired mid-way through its Tuesday afternoon practice as a meaningful learning experience.
UNLV Recruiting Notebook: Gorman's Carter to decide in "a week or so"
Carter to choose between UNLV, Oregon and Utah; Allen to visit UNC, Johnson picks Washington State
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
For Bishop Gorman's Ben Carter, the official visits are all now, well, officially done. The 6-foot-8 senior forward wrapped up his 48-hour trip down the road to UNLV on Friday afternoon, then wanted some time to clear his head before deciding between his hometown school, Oregon and Utah. According to Gorman coach Grant Rice, Carter will wait "a week or so" before making his choice known.
Justin Hawkins' role as UNLV's 'glue guy' now more important than ever
Junior guard, a proven defensive stopper, needs to stay sticky on that end while continuing to develop offensively
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
When describing his role as a group reservations intern at the MGM Grand this summer, Justin Hawkins summed it up by saying he did a little bit of everything. That's not much different from the part he's mastered as a UNLV reserve guard over the last two years. Every team needs them — Those commonly referred to as 'glue guys.'
Re-visiting Reggie Smith's improbable aerial display from Sunday night
Marquette transfer's dunks were nice and all, but he showed plenty more promise during the actual scrimmage
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011
When I saw Reggie Smith's listed height on Marquette's official athletics website last winter while UNLV was recruiting the freshman transfer guard, I couldn't help but give a bit of a sarcastic grin. This came after I'd first met Reggie, which was while he was on his official visit to campus in January before a Mountain West Conference game against TCU. The reaction came because Smith was listed at 6-foot, which is the same height he's listed at by UNLV. In reality? He's somewhere around my height, making him about 5-foot-10.
Again, Moser leaves impression at UNLV's season-opening scrimmage
UCLA transfer again shines, but this time won't have to wait so long to play in front of a crowd again
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011
Last October at UNLV's FirstLook event at the Thomas & Mack Center, Mike Moser, just a couple of months after transferring in from UCLA, created a buzz by leading all scorers with 15 points in the Rebels' season-opening scrimmage.
Findlay Prep's Bennett, Wood and Willms take in Sunday scrimmage
Bennett curious to see Rebels' uptempo style; Willms recruitment could be coming to a head
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011
Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett stood at center court in the Thomas & Mack Center following UNLV's season-opening scrimmage Sunday night, posing for pictures, signing autographs and answering endless questions from fans. One by one, the UNLV faithful walked by the 6-foot-8 Canadian, giving him their quick take on why he should stay in Las Vegas next season.
UNLV notebook: Transfer Bryce Jones adjusting quickly on and off the floor
USC transfer plans on getting in all the work he can both during and after practices
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011
Long after everyone else had left the floor following UNLV's first official practice of the 2011-12 men's basketball season, Bryce Jones was still going at it. The USC transfer, who is redshirting this season per NCAA rules, is expecting this to be the routine. During the Rebels' 2-hour practices, he'll give as much as he can as a member of the scout team, then get some more individual work in at the end.
Mountain West, Conference USA announce plan for football-only merger
Future of idea includes many unknowns, such as Big East intentions of members, BCS access
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011
If schools like Boise State, Air Force, Central Florida, SMU and Houston stay put in their current leagues, the move could have major potential.
Take Five: A closer look at UNLV vs. Wyoming
Rebels meet struggling Cowboys, hoping to get first road win in Bobby Hauck Era
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011
Though almost all of the buzz this weekend centers around the official start of UNLV's highly anticipated men's basketball season, Bobby Hauck and his team are hoping to win back some support from 800 miles away. Coming off of a brutal 37-0 loss on the road to rival Nevada-Reno last weekend, UNLV (1-4) tries to win its first road game of the Hauck Era in its 2011 Mountain West Conference opener at Wyoming (3-2).
Five key themes to watch as UNLV basketball season begins
New-look Rebels officially begin most anticipated season in recent history this weekend
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
The buzz for the 2011-12 UNLV men's basketball season has stayed consistently high ever since Dave Rice was hired as the program's new head coach back in early April. Expect it to spike even higher this weekend.
UNLV picked second in MWC preseason media poll
Seniors Oscar Bellfield, Chace Stanback selected for preseason all-conference team
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
As expected, in the Mountain West Conference's preseason media poll, UNLV was picked to finish second, the league announced Wednesday morning. The Rebels took four of 26 first-place votes, while the other 22 went to New Mexico.
Unveiling the Sun’s 2011-12 MWC hoops preseason poll, honorees
New Mexico, UNLV represented prominently on Ryan Greene's ballot
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
Recently, preseason ballots were sent to members of the Mountain West Conference media, and after taking a glance at it, one thought crossed my mind: "Boy, this league is top-heavy and otherwise thin this year."
Sean Reilly to make first start at QB for UNLV this Saturday at Wyoming
Junior gets first career start in attempt to jump-start one of NCAA's least effective passing offenses
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
Following Saturday's ugly 37-0 blowout loss at rival Nevada-Reno, UNLV second-year coach Bobby Hauck had to change something.
Another low: UNLV wastes early opportunities, blasted by UNR, 37-0
Rebels only muster 110 yards of offense, can't capitalize on five Wolf Pack turnovers
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011
Bobby Hauck has said time and time again that what he's looking for from his UNLV football team is consistent performance, eliminating "wild swings."
LIVE GAME BLOG: UNLV's slide continues with 37-0 blanking at UNR
Fremont Cannon stays in Reno for seventh straight year as Rebels' offense hits rock bottom
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011
Mark it as another low point for the UNLV football program. Not only were the Rebels shut out for the first time in the Bobby Hauck Era, but it came at the hands of their biggest rival.
Take Five: A closer look at UNLV vs. UNR
Two 1-3 teams took very different paths to this year's Battle for the Fremont Cannon
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
RENO — A year ago, UNLV was downed by a Nevada-Reno team that went on to finish the season 12-1, including a stunning late-season defeat of then-No. 3 Boise State. The two teams enter this season's Battle for the Fremont Cannon both at 1-3, but they've taken very different paths to get there. UNLV's season has been filled with some slight surprises, a major spike in a victory over Hawaii and a crushing low in a shocking loss to Southern Utah at home a week later.
In shape after a long road back, Kendall Wallace ready to gun ... and run
First-year coach Dave Rice sees senior guard as an all-around playmaker within his system
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
On Thursday morning, UNLV's men's basketball team will take its one-mile run test. For guards, the time that must be met is 5:45. If you'd have put that challenge to senior guard Kendall Wallace six months ago, he'd likely have laughed until he cried. Now, though, it feels reasonable.
Venue, TV deal set for Jan. 21 meeting between Findlay Prep, Bishop Gorman
Pilots, Gaels will square off at 2 p.m. at Cox Pavilion; Game will be carried on ESPNU
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
A date, time, location and even a teleivsion deal for one of the nation's most anticipated high school basketball games this season is set. The fourth meeting between the two national powers will take place Jan. 21.
UNLV Notebook: Following a tough week, Rebels ready to move on at UNR
Hauck & Co. endure physical week of practice in aftermath of lopsided loss to Southern Utah
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
In order to be successful, college football coaches have to be able to have short-term memories in most situations. But not all situations. A week after suffering one of the program's most embarrassing defeats in recent memory, UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said he doesn't expect to forget the Rebels' 41-16 home loss to Southern Utah that sent them into a bye week on an unexpected low note.
UNLV moves Scarlet and Gray scrimmage to Thomas & Mack on Sunday, Oct. 16
Move allows accommodation for swell of fans as 2011-12 men's basketball season tips off
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
UNLV has changed the date and venue for its season-opening Scarlety and Gray scrimmage. The first chance for the public to see first-year coach Dave Rice's team go full-speed was originally slated for Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Cox Pavilion, due to a previously scheduled major tennis event that had the Thomas & Mack Center booked that day.
Reinhardt, Bennett provide theatrics in wild night of hoops at Bishop Gorman
2012 UNLV commit plays to Rebel-heavy crowd while several others shine in late-season AAU event
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
To the 500-plus UNLV fans who showed up to watch 2012 commit Katin Reinhardt play Wednesday night at Bishop Gorman, it didn't matter whether his potential game-winning 26-footer in the final seconds fell or not. They'd already bonded with him long ago.
UNLV hoops season to tip off with 'Runnin' Rebel Weekend' on Oct. 14 and 15
Fremont Street Experience will host Friday festivities, with Scarlet & Gray scrimmage Saturday at Cox Pavilion
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
Along with a new coaching regime will come a new setup for the UNLV men's basketball team's season-opening festivities. Instead of just one event taking place on the first official Friday night of the basketball season, UNLV will roll out "Runnin' Rebel Weekend."
UNLV Recruiting Notebook: Updates on Johnson, Allen and Carter
Dave Rice in Phoenix Tuesday for in-home visit with 2012 wing Demarquise Johnson, who will visit UNLV next weekend
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
UNLV's quest for a top-notch scoring wing in the 2012 recruiting class brought first-year head coach Dave Rice to Phoenix Tuesday afternoon, where he's having an in-home visit with Westwind Prep's Demarquise Johnson. Johnson, a dynamic 6-foot-5 guard/forward originally from Detroit, took an unofficial visit to UNLV in early August, and is scheduled to be back for his weekend-long official visit beginning Oct. 7.
Gorman to play host to all-star hoops event Wednesday night
Several top prep prospects from near and far will take part in five-game session
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
For those who just can't wait until November to see the star-studded squads at Bishop Gorman and Findlay Prep take the floor, Wednesday night will be your first chance to see some of the Gaels and Pilots go at it. Gorman's main gym will be the site for the Full Court Press Las Vegas Showcase, being put on by Dinos Trigonis who coaches Belmont Shore — the AAU club that features UNLV commit Katin Reinhardt — and organizer of the Pangos All-American Camp.
Hauck labels UNLV's 41-16 loss to Southern Utah as 'all-time bad'
Rebels stunned at home by FCS foe just a week after the 2011 season appeared to be saved
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
UNLV cut Southern Utah a check in the neighborhood of $250,000 to come to Sam Boyd Stadium for what was supposed to be a comfortable spot on the Rebels' 2011 schedule. All that Bobby Hauck's program got in return was … well … even the second-year coach had a tough time appropriately describing the Rebels' shocking 41-16 loss late Saturday night.
LIVE GAME BLOG: UNLV blown out by Southern Utah, 41-16
Thunderbirds send Rebels into bye week stumbling after dominant second half performance
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
Caleb Herring threw three interceptions that were all returned for touchdowns, and that was just the tip of the iceberg on a night when UNLV couldn't get out of its own way. The inability to turn things around after a lackluster first half led to UNLV being pounded on its home turf by a Football Championship Subdivision opponent. Southern Utah walked out of Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday night as 41-16 winners.
Take Five: A closer look at UNLV vs. Southern Utah
Rebels hope to keep momentum building against Football Championship Subdivision foe
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said at his Monday press conference that his program is in no position to overlook anyone. It's a fitting statement for any coach to make when a Football Championship Subdivision foe is coming to town, but for UNLV, it's especially true.
UNLV men's basketball team to make international summer tour next August
New-look Rebels will benefit from 10 days of practices and exhibition games during otherwise dead period
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
The UNLV men's basketball team will be dusting off its passports late next August for a 10-day international summer tour, the Sun confirmed on Thursday morning. Per NCAA rules, programs can make summer tours once every four years. Not only do teams benefit from playing in a handful of exhibition games, but it allows a valuable stretch of practices during what is normally a hands-off period as far as coaches working with their players.
UNLV forward Chace Stanback pleads guilty to DUI charge, draws suspension
Rebels forward gets 30-day suspended sentence under plea agreement, will miss exhibition game and regular season opener
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
In the end, UNLV men’s basketball coach Dave Rice settled somewhere in the middle regarding star senior forward Chace Stanback and the punishment stemming from his May 13 DUI arrest. More than four months later, the issue was finally put to bed Thursday. Stanback, a 6-foot-8 Los Angeles native who is UNLV’s top returning scorer (13.0 ppg) and rebounder (5.9 rpg), pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of DUI-marijuana in Las Vegas Justice Court.
Path to success at UNLV was never an easy one for Sidney Hodge
Lightly recruited out of Palo Verde, sophomore cornerback continues to take advantage of every opportunity
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
In two seasons at UNLV, Sidney Hodge has earned his way up the depth chart and onto the field the same way he did so at Palo Verde High as a junior transfer from Corpus Christi, Texas.
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Hall of Fame announces inaugural four-member Hall of Fame class
Former Rebels coach John Robinson, Las Vegas native Steven Jackson among four inductees
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will reach the 20-year milestone with this December's game at Sam Boyd Stadium, and that is being commemorated by the starting of the bowl game's Hall of Fame. The four-member inaugural class, which will be inducted the week of the game, was announced Tuesday.
UNLV baseball's 2011 recruiting class ranked 32nd in the nation
Chambers successfully taps into loaded local prep talent pool
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
When Tim Chambers took over the UNLV baseball program following the 2010 season, he knew that the first step toward building a nationally-recognized product was to excel in recruiting from the deep local talent pool. Last season, he was able to haul in several newcomers through his über-successful College of Southern Nevada pipeline. Now, he's pulling in the top prep ballplayers the Valley has to offer.
UNLV Monday Notebook: Rebels in no position to overlook Southern Utah
Bobby Hauck's team faces golden opportunity to even record at 2-2 heading into first bye week
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
A week ago, UNLV was trying to forget an unsightly 59-7 blowout loss at Washington State. Monday, the mission was to not get caught up in the positive feelings generated by a potentially season-saving 40-20 upset of Hawaii that unfolded Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rebels' (1-2) next opponent is Football Championship Subdivision foe Southern Utah (2-1), who entering this season, in the eyes of many, looked like UNLV's lone gimme on the 2011 slate. UNLV may have a wave of momentum heading into this Saturday's 6 p.m. tilt, but is in no position to take the Thunderbirds lightly.
Could a Mountain West-Conference USA football merger be on the horizon?
MWC commissioner Craig Thompson tells Idaho Statesman that Big 12, Big East schools being contacted, too
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
While the plates in the college football world are shifting, Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson broke his recent silence on Monday in an interview with the Idaho Statesman.
From now until Oct. 14, UNLV focuses on getting its legs and lungs in shape
As full-team workouts begin, conditioning still a top priority as Rebels look to regularly run
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Some of the differences are subtle, some are not. If you pay close enough attention, you'll notice that when the UNLV basketball players now break a huddle, they yell "Runnin' Rebels" in unison rather than just "Rebels." Another phrase you'll hear around the team's offices and facilities is "Let's Run," which is the marketing slogan being used as the highly anticipated 2011-12 season approaches.
UNLV coach Dave Rice adds two walk-ons for 2011-12 season
Mark Valencia, Bryan Glenn add scout team depth at the end of Rebels' bench
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
UNLV coach Dave Rice has added two walk-ons to his roster for the 2011-12 season. Joining the team are freshmen Mark Valencia and Bryan Glenn.
UNLV changes course, shocks Hawaii in home opener, 40-20
A week after the 2011 season appeared dead, Rebels shine on both sides of the ball in stunning blowout
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011
Just as a more publicized fourth-round knockout was taking place across town at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the UNLV football team was unexpectedly dealing one of its own.
LIVE GAME BLOG: UNLV stuns Hawaii for season's first victory, 40-20
Rebels shine on both sides of the ball, now have chance to even out record next Saturday vs. Southern Utah
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
A one-yard touchdown plunge by Bradley Randle with five minutes remaining made it all but official, as UNLV pulled off a monster upset of future Mountain West mate Hawaii Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium, 40-21. The victory was UNLV's fourth in its last five home meetings with the Warriors, who dropped to 1-2 on the season. The Rebels improved to 1-2, and now have a golden opportunity to even out their 2011 record next Saturday when FCS foe Southern Utah comes to town for a 6 p.m. contest.
Take Five: Getting to know Hawaii
Warriors' always-prolific offense looks to feast on struggling UNLV defense in Rebels' home opener
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
UNLV and Hawaii will square off at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night in the Rebels’ 2011 home opener, and if you’re looking for recent trends to help determine the outcome, there are a couple of options.
Following a slow start, Payne hoping to kick-start senior season against Hawaii
Senior receiver has produced in a big way in two career meetings with Warriors
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
Phillip Payne closed out Wednesday's UNLV football practice at Rebel Park how only Phillip Payne can. In an 11-on-11 drill, backup quarterback Sean Reilly floated a deep ball to the right side of the end zone, where the 6-foot-3 senior wideout was one-on-one against junior cornerback Ken Spigner. As he's done seemingly a thousand times, Payne timed his leap perfectly and twisted his body in order to haul in a ball that, until the second it was caught, looked uncatchable.

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