UNLV’s football team will play three Mountain West games next season on CBS Sports Network and another on an ESPN channel. TV and game time information for UNLV’s four nonconference games have not been announced.
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.
The UNLV men’s soccer team had 17 first-generation college students on its roster last season, including nine of the 11 starters. The Rebels bring back 12 of those players next season.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez said his team’s defense is hungry to prove it is better than many people believe. The Rebels’ offense, though, should score more than 30 points per game.
UNLV rallied to defeat Air Force 10-7 on Sunday at Wilson Stadium, giving the Rebels’ baseball team the series victory. They hope to carry that play forward over the final month or so of the season.
UNLV running back Xzaviar Campbell rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Saturday’s spring football game. He took advantage of the opportunity with the Rebels’ top two backs sidelined.
UNLV senior defensive tackle Ammir Aziz was surprised with a football scholarship after Friday’s practice at Rebel Park. He has been working nights as a security guard, but can now commit more time to football.
A Hollywood movie could get made about the glory days of UNLV basketball and the role the program played in Las Vegas’ transition to the modern-day corporate-run city.
UNLV lost its two standout starting defensive tackles after last season. Now sophomore Kolo Uasike is showing the Rebels still might be in good shape at that position.
UNLV assistant basketball coach Rob Jeter is leaving to serve on Minnesota’s bench, sources close to the Rebels’ program said Monday. Preston Laird, the director of basketball operations, could get a close look to replace Jeter.