The cost of construction for the Fertitta Football Complex has increased significantly, causing UNLV officials to delay building the interior of the second floor until additional funds are raised.
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 U.S. men’s basketball team will play Uruguay in a second-round FIBA World Cup qualifier on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at Cox Pavilion.
Former NBA referee Monty McCutchen evaluates game officials for the league. He has been in Las Vegas for the Summer League training officials who hope to eventually work in the NBA or WNBA.
With Friday being consolation day at the NBA Summer League, teams decided to rest their top prospects from this year’s draft.
Jaylen Brown said Thursday he hopes a deal gets done to keep teammate and restricted free agent Marcus Smart. The Celtics have reportedly sent Smart a $6 million qualifying offer.
Harry Giles didn’t play last season for the Sacramento Kings, taking a year to strengthen his oft-injured knees. He has shown in the NBA Summer League why the Kings drafted him in the first round in 2017.