If the Oakland Athletics move, Las Vegas would have plenty of competition to land the franchise.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
MGM Resorts executive George Kliavkoff helped land for Las Vegas the 2023 NCAA Division I men’s basketball regional and 2026 Division I men’s hockey Final Four.
The NFL released its schedule on Wednesday, and several opening-week games are intriguing matchups.
Golden Knights owner Bill Foley and Dollar Loan Center CEO Chuck Brennan have purchased an expansion team in the Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2022.
Adrian Ballinger is one of four Americans to reach the tops of Mount Everest and K2 without supplemental oxygen. He has been training in Las Vegas for a summer climb in Pakistan.
Even though the 2022 NFL draft, which will be in Las Vegas, is nearly a year away, there are several mock drafts already out.
The Aviators are back and will play before fans this season, but COVID-19 protocols are expected to be followed. They open their season Thursday.
Grant Stuard was picked last in the NFL draft on Saturday, making him the latest Mr. Irrelevant. He was selected by the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Missouri safety Tyree Gillespie, Illinois cornerback Nate Hobbs and Pittsburgh center Jimmy Morrissey were drafted by the Raiders.
Centennial’s Rhamondre Stevenson, Bishop Gorman’s Brevin Jordan and Desert Pines’ Tony Fields had their names called: Stevenson by Patriots, Jordan by Texans and Fields by Browns.
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois’ new deal takes her through June 30, 2026. She has been in charge of Rebels athletics since April 2017.