St. Mary’s became a sworn enemy of all those teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble for the next several days, shocking the Zags 60-47 and everyone watching the West Coast Conference Tournament final, which included a packed 7,771 at Orleans Arena.
Ed Graney came to the Review-Journal in May of 2006 as its lead sports columnist. He has covered all major sporting events, including Super Bowls to NBA championships to every Final Four since 1995. Graney also covered the Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) and London (2012). A graduate of San Diego State University, he is a five-time Nevada Sportswriter of the Year and past winner of Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 for columns. He and wife Bonnie have two children, a son (Tristan) and daughter (Bridget).
It was once thought the Raiders were only concerned about being competitive once arriving to their new Las Vegas stadium in 2020, that they wouldn’t do what was necessary — financially and otherwise — to try and contend until beginning play in their shiny Southern Nevada digs.
It’s not certain if Brown will still be rocking the blond mustache when the wide receiver and his new team arrive in Las Vegas in 2020, but this is: The Raiders just pulled off a 65,000-seat domed-sized deal.
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association will hold its spring meeting Wednesday and Thursday, when at some point this will be addressed: Review of “Contribution to Victory” Rule Regarding Forfeits — For Possible Action.
If there is no such thing as playoff hockey, a close second might be the sort of playoff atmosphere in March that the Knights and Calgary offered Wednesday night before a raucous 18,422 at T-Mobile Arena.
The team is now 4-0 since trading for Stone, the latest win a 3-0 blanking of Vancouver on Sunday before an announced gathering of 18,303 at T-Mobile Arena.
Mark Stone made his Las Vegas debut a day after being traded from Ottawa and had an immediate impact on the team and the fans at T-Mobile.
The one delivered Monday from the Golden Knights was as clear as it was needed for a team trying to find itself in late February: The taste of reaching a Stanley Cup Final last season was far too delicious not to attempt a second straight helping.
The NHL trade deadline will arrive Monday, and we will see what, if anything, Knights general manager George McPhee has done to a roster that sits third in the Pacific Division.
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant tinkered with his lineup in key spots and smartly chose to sit a familiar face in another, the moves leading to a 5-1 victory over Nashville at T-Mobile Arena.
Former women’s basketball coach at UNLV is determined not to let health issues keep him from watching his daughter play college volleyball.
The Knights have now dropped a franchise-record five straight at home, the latest a 6-3 final to the Maple Leafs, a score defined by a Toronto side that in no way is stressed by anything the Knights offer.
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant used the word “soft” after a 5-2 loss to Arizona on Tuesday, the team’s fourth straight at T-Mobile Arena and one that definitely bothered Gallant in terms of how his team competed.