UNLV fell flat in its season finale Friday and fell 48-14 to Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Sam Gordon was born and raised in Minneapolis and is back for his second stint with the Review-Journal. He’s covered the NFL, NBA, the Big Ten, the Mountain West and prep sports for various publications during his professional tenure. Gordon, a University of Minnesota graduate, is a basketball junkie who coached high school basketball for three seasons.
Stephen Fulton is making his local debut Saturday inside Dolby Theater at Park MGM, where he’ll risk his title and unbeaten record against fellow undefeated champion Brandon Figueroa.
Jacoby Windmon played on the outside last season and led the Rebels in sacks, but moved to inside linebacker this year, triggering tangible improvement for UNLV’s defense.
UNLV snapped a two-game losing streak Wednesday with a 101-45 victory over Division-III Whittier College at Thomas Mack Center.
The No. 1 Bulldogs and No. 2 Bruins battled in the final of the Good Sam Empire Classic, drawing an enthused crowd of 12,975 to watch a rematch of one of the most memorable games in Final Four history.
Texas transfer Royce Hamm Jr. is blossoming into one of the Rebels’ most indispensable players, doubling as their defensive anchor and one of the nation’s best rebounders.
Giovanni Fauolo sustained the injury Oct. 2 in a 24-17 loss to Texas-San Antonio, but expedited his recovery to return for the end of his final season with the Rebels.
Joe Mixon ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and celebrated the first score by shooting imaginary craps with his teammates.
WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford preserved his perfect record with a 1oth-round technical knockout over Shawn Porter, who announced his retirement after the fight.
UNLV lost by one score for the sixth time this season, this time to No. 19 San Diego State — the Mountain West’s best team — on Friday night at Allegiant Stadium.
Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 knockouts) doubles as a boxing analyst for Premier Boxing Champions broadcasts on Fox, and is garnering a reputation as one of the brightest and sharpest minds in the sport.
The Rebels (2-8, 2-4 Mountain West) will honor their seniors Friday against No. 19 San Diego State (9-1, 5-1) at Allegiant Stadium.
The roster may be different, but Bryce Hamilton’s role remains the same for the Rebels: Get buckets. By any means necessary.
Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter will suspend their friendship Saturday and box for the WBO welterweight title at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob Ultra Arena.