The Raiders’ victory wasn’t pretty, but they will take it. Still, they missed several chances to put away a hurting Browns team.
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.
UCLA and Ohio State canceled playing at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday because of COVID-19 issues, forcing CBS Sports Classic officials to play a stand-alone game.
The wave of COVID-19 infections continued to impact the sports world, including in Las Vegas. The Raiders and a headline college basketball doubleheader are experiencing the effects.
UNLV announced an initial football recruiting class of 10 members, but the average player grade was the best in the Mountain West, according to 247Sports.
Ian Rapoport promoted a Las Vegas restaurant as “probably the best in the country” on the NFL Network’s broadcast reporting the Super Bowl being awarded here.
Shad Mayfield became just the third Black world champion in pro rodeo when he won tie-down roping last year. He’s one of three African Americans competing in that event this year.
Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who is serving as the Sooners’ interim coach for its bowl game, was introduced Tuesday as part of the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class.
The Raiders lost a game they had to win, and once again kicking field goals rather than scoring touchdowns did them in.
Arizona State will represent the Pac-12 Conference and Wisconsin the Big Ten in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 30 at Allegiant Stadium.
Utah routed Oregon for the second time in nearly two weeks, earning a trip to the Rose Bowl. The crowd was the second largest for a neutral-site Pac-12 Championship.
Oregon and Utah meet Friday at Allegiant Stadium in the Pac-12 Championship, a little less than two weeks after the Utes routed the Ducks.