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Boyd receives preseason honor; Rebels picked last in West Division

L.E. Baskow

UNLV football player Devonte Boyd (83) pulls in a touchdown pass over Charles Henry (34) during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Boyd receives preseason honor; Rebels picked last in West Division
UNLV quick hits:
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 (8:30 a.m.)
UNLV was picked to finish last in its division while sophomore receiver Devonte Boyd was the lone Rebel on the preseason All-Mountain West team, it was announced this morning at ...

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Foothill basketball players, from left, Jalen Shepard and Austin Starr Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Foothill High graduate will join UNLV as preferred walk-on
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Foothill High graduate Austin Starr will suit up at UNLV this season as a preferred walk-on, it was announced Monday.

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UNLV coach Dave Rice and New Mexico coach Steve Alford talk before the start of their Mountain West Conference Tournament championship game Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV to face UCLA in opening game at November’s Maui Invitational
Rebels Quick Hits:
Monday, July 27, 2015
UNLV’s first game at the Maui Invitational will come against a recent Mountain West coaching foe, ESPN reported today. The official bracket for the Thanksgiving week tournament comes out ...

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San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey looks for a way around the UNLV defense during their Mountain West Conference game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Pumphrey is a graduate of Canyon Springs High School.
Bern's-Eye View: Even in weak division, UNLV will have an uphill battle
analysis: Boise State and San Diego State are the clear favorites to meet in this year's Mountain West championship game
Monday, July 27, 2015
The 2015 Mountain West Football Media Days start Monday at the Cosmopolitan. Media were asked to predict how the league would play out. Here’s how our Taylor Bern sees it ...

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Andre Rafus (7) of Team Melo elevates for a dunk during the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic at Eldorado High School on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Class of ’17 forward could follow fellow Baltimore natives to UNLV
Rebels Basketball: Andre Rafus’ profile is growing, but he remembers it was the Rebels who first reached out to him
Monday, July 27, 2015
Being the first school to show interest and offer a prospect a scholarship doesn’t guarantee a program will sign that recruit. But it doesn’t hurt.

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Charles O'Bannon Jr., of the Las Vegas Prospects, plays in the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic at Desert Pines High School on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
UNLV targets are teammates in the summer, rivals come fall
Rebels basketball:
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Secondary market tickets to the 2012 Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep game were going for more than $200. Every seat at the Cox Pavilion was filled, and occupying one of them was a young player from Arizona who fell in love with the Pilots and ...

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UNLV defensive back Beau Orth, left, runs with the ball after making an interception as Arizona State tackle Jon Hargis, right, tries to stop him during the second quarter.
UNLV football schedules series with Arizona State starting in 2020
Rebels quick hits:
Friday, July 24, 2015
UNLV football continues to add Big 5 opponents to its future nonconference schedules as the program today announced a home-and-home series with Arizona State starting in 2020.

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Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson brings the ball up the court at Bishop Gorman High during the 2013-14 season. Jackson, a top-30 player in the class of 2016, committed to UNLV.
UNLV commit Justin Jackson still mulling options on 2015 vs. 2016
Rebels basketball:
Friday, July 24, 2015
UNLV freshman Jalen Poyser sent the tweet at 2:04 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 and deleted it by 2:05. The message could still come true but according to its subject, fellow Canadian Justin Jackson, it was and remains premature.

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Renovations at Sam Boyd Stadium this summer brought new turf to the facility for the first time since 2003. The $1.2 million project also widened the playing surface, which cut 860 total seats from the east and west sidelines.
Upgrades to Sam Boyd Stadium include new turf, widened field
unlv football: First-year UNLV football coach Sanchez will have hand in designing field layout, which should have a Las Vegas theme
Friday, July 24, 2015
It’s not the near-campus stadium UNLV officials hope to eventually build for its football team, but recent changes to Sam Boyd Stadium will bring a different feel to Rebel home games this fall. A $1.2 million renovation this summer replaced field turf that hadn’t ...

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UNLV football QB Kurt Palandech (14) takes off running during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Four remaining UNLV football games will be streamed online
Rebels quick hits: Fire up the laptop or desktop for the Battle for the Fremont Cannon and three additional home games
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
All four of the UNLV games that didn’t already have TV information will be streamed online, the Rebels announced today.

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon talk during the Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime. Rice's brother Grant Rice is the Gorman coach, while Simon previously coached Findlay Prep.
Local events will have UNLV’s coaching staff trailing targets all over town
Rebels Basketball:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Two years ago, UNLV coach Dave Rice entered the summer’s final recruiting period with one open scholarship and no plans to use it on an incoming player. Then Jamal Aytes ...

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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker warms up before an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Pair of UNLV football road games to air on Root Sports
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, July 20, 2015
UNLV’s regular season finale at Wyoming was one of two Rebel games picked up by Root Sports, the Mountain West announced today.

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Washington forward Khem Birch blocks a shot by Atlanta center D.J. Shelton during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Birch feels at home in Las Vegas as he continues journey toward NBA dream
pro basketball:
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Khem Birch has spent the first two summers of his professional life in a familiar place trying to prove that he belongs in the NBA. Whenever his career ends, he’s ...

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Marquis Wimberly, a Chaffey College wide receiver, poses with UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez during an unofficial recruiting trip. Wimberly verbally committed during the visit.
UNLV football scores another recruit, lands commitment from JC wide receiver
rebels :
Friday, July 17, 2015
The UNLV football program continues to lock up verbal commitments for its 2016 recruiting class. This time, the Rebels got a playmaker. The 205-pound wide receiver from ...

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Rashad Vaughn drives between Houston Rockets’ DJ Kennedy, left, and Will Cummings, right, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Cox Pavilion.
UNLV’s Vaughn alone in dark room when Milwaukee drafted him
Pro Basketball: The Rebels' leading scorer last season was getting nervous before he went No. 17 and made his pro debut this week in the NBA Summer League
Friday, July 17, 2015
As far-fetched as it was, there was speculation that the Milwaukee Bucks could move to Las Vegas. One might think that Milwaukee first-round pick Rashad Vaughn would love ...

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