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Las Vegas Sun Stories: UNLV Football

Las Vegas Sun Stories: UNLV Football


Linebackers hoping to lead defensive turnaround in 2018

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0000

Tackling was an issue for the UNLV defense last season. Defenders were consistently overpowered at the line of scrimmage, and tackling in open space was downright hypothetical. Solving that problem won't happen over the course of 15 spring practices ...

Spring practice giving Rebels chance to tighten passing game

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0000

UNLV fielded an explosive offense in 2017, with big plays in the passing game and running game propelling the Rebels to an average of 28.8 points per game. But it was not always a consistent offense. While freshman quarterback Armani Rogers ...

Rebels' new-look offensive line getting head start in spring practice

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0000

UNLV had one of the nation's most effective rushing attacks last season, ranking 19th in yards per game (230.7) and 18th in yards per carry (5.3). It was the second straight year that the Rebels finished in the top 20 in both categories, a testament to head coach ...

Renewed optimism as UNLV football opens spring practice

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0000

Just a few months after a demoralizing, season-ending loss at UNR extinguished its bowl dreams, the UNLV football team was back on the field Tuesday, holding its first of 15 spring practices at Rebel Park. There was no lingering regret over the missed opportunity ...

UNLV's McCoy the Mountain West Freshman of the Year; UNR cleans up on awards

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:20:00 -0000

McCoy, who averaged 15.4 points and 9.6 in league games, is the fourth UNLV player to win the Freshman of the Year award. The most recent winner was ...

New UNLV cornerbacks coach a native Las Vegan who grew up with Rebels

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0000

Irvin, formerly the defensive coordinator at the University of San Diego, is one of four new defensive coaches to join the program in the offseason, and ...

UNLV football schedule announced for 2018 season

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:23:00 -0000

A trip to sunny Southern California and a home game against an in-state rival will bookend the UNLV football team's 2018 season. The Mountain West Conference released its schedules on Thursday, and all dates and opponents are now locked in for the Rebels ...

UNLV football's 2018 signing class addresses defensive needs

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:15:00 -0000

Junior college transfers in Dominion Ezinwa, Montrice Johns and Tavis Malakius upgrade the UNLV defensive line ....

3 locals make college commitments, including one to UNLV

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 03:42:00 -0000

At least three Las Vegas area high school football players solidified their college plans today following weekend ...

Man accused of sex trafficking of a child

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:21:00 -0000

A man arrested last week is accused of kidnapping a child in Las Vegas and prostituting her in California, according to court logs and ...

Shovels hit the dirt at ceremony for UNLV practice facility touted as game-changer

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0000

“It’s a big tool because the only way you get better is by practicing hard. If you can’t practice hard ... then you’re never going to get better,” former coach Harvey Hyde said ...

UNLV football gets $1 million donation for practice facility

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:55:00 -0000

The university announced today that Las Vegas Sands will donate $1 million for the $28 million state-of-the-art facility ...

UNLV football set to hire Tim Skipper as defensive coordinator

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:06:00 -0000

Former Florida assistant coach Tim Skipper is set to be hired as UNLV’s defensive coordinator, according to a source. The 39-year-old Skipper was Florida’s linebackers coach during the 2017-18 season; he spent the two years prior to that as the Gators’ running backs coach ...

UNLV, thanks to its $189K legal team, pleased with 'where we ended up' in talks with Raiders

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:25:00 -0000

It’s an axiom of business: You have to spend money to make money. UNLV hopes it did that in spending big on outside lawyers to negotiate its stadium use deal with the Raiders ...

UNLV scores big win with draft stadium agreement

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:31:00 -0000

UNLV’s most important football victory of 2017 took place well after its season ended. The university will retain significant control of major revenues on the days its ...

UNLV football announces early signing class

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:11:00 -0000

UNLV came so close to making a bowl game this season that it’s easy to see one more strong recruiting class pushing the football program across the finish line in 2018 and in future years. On Wednesday, the team announced its early 2018 class, and coach Tony Sanchez expressed optimism ...

Early signing day: Arizona teammates make pact to play for UNLV, will upgrade defense

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0000

Defensive tackle Chris Manoa and cornerback Bryce Jackson watched as two Chandler teammates signed together with Arizona State. That’s when it hit them — they’d also find ...

UNLV gains commitment from JC quarterback who started career at Cal

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:33:00 -0000

The Rebels today received a verbal commitment from junior college quarterback Max Gilliam of Saddleback, landing an established passer with ...

UNLV football fires defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:31:00 -0000

UNLV announced on Saturday that defensive coordinator Kent Baer and special teams coordinator Andy LaRussa will not return to the coaching staff next year. Head coach Tony Sanchez said Baer and LaRussa improved the Rebels during their time, but that a change was ...

Former SMU, UNLV and NFL coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:43:00 -0000

Ron Meyer, the football coach behind SMU's powerhouse "Pony Express" teams and whose call for a snowplow to clear a spot so the New England Patriots could kick the game-winning field goal against Miami in one of the NFL's most memorable moments, has died at the age of 76. Meyer died Tuesday in ...