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UNLV Athletics bracing for difficult budget situation this year

L.E. Baskow

UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy confers with Deputy Athletic Director Darryl Seibel as the Rebels face Fresno State in the Mountain West tournament Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV Athletics bracing for difficult budget situation this year
Rebels athletics: The Rebels finished with a balanced budget for a second straight year, but that's unlikely to continue
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 (2 a.m.)
UNLV Athletics has reported a balanced budget for the second straight year, although athletics director Tina Kunzer-Murphy is already projecting a probable shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Three things in particular helped UNLV’s total revenues: an extra …

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UNLV sophomore Dalton Baker, center, is congratulated by teammates after coaches surprised him by announcing the walk-on would receive a full scholarship.
UNLV walk-on earns full scholarship ahead of season opener
Rebels football:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Dalton Baker had no idea it was coming. After UNLV’s mock game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night, coach Tony Sanchez told his team to watch the video board so they could see ...

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UNLV's Mekhi Stevenson (2) is praised after a fine reception by head football coach Tony Sanchez during their first fall camp practice on Friday, August 5, 2016.
New stadium would brighten UNLV’s future
where i stand:
Sunday, August 21, 2016
I have a vision for UNLV football — one that is as big and bold as the place we all call home. I see a day when our football program reflects the success of this great city and helps open our university to a much …
UNLV's Mekhi Stevenson (2) is praised after a fine reception by head football coach Tony Sanchez during their first fall camp practice on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Both quarterbacks expected to play in UNLV's season opener
Rebels football:
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Darius Mouton intercepted the pass near one sideline, worked his way up the other and toppled into the middle of the opposite end zone, covering about 99 yards north-south and at least that much east-west as he weaved his way down the field.

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UNLV's Lexington Thomas is hoisted up in celebration after a touchdown run against Hawaii at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.
UNLV not ready to join the Big 12, at least not yet
commentary:
Thursday, August 18, 2016
When all that happens — say, in the next five years if all goes as planned — it will be time for officials to aggressively pursue making a move. And that’s why showing interest now in the Big 12 is important. By flirting with the Big 12 this summer …

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UNLV Rebels defensive lineman Mike Hughes Jr. celebrates after keeping Fresno State from a first down during the first half of their game Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Rebels feel like they've figured out their pressure problem
UNLV football:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Dead last. That’s where UNLV’s paltry nine sacks ranked in the country last season. Out of 128 teams, 127 managed ...

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UNLVs Kurt Palandech signals downfield against Fresno State's defense during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.
Rebels remain undecided at QB, may not pick starter until game day
Sunday, August 14, 2016
It’s less than two weeks before the Sept. 1 opener against visiting Jackson State, and Stanton is still in competition with last year’s part-time starter Kurt Palandech for the nod. The 6-foot-2 ...

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UNLV's QB Armani Rogers tosses the ball as football practice begins during their fall camp on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.
He's the future: Quarterback Armani Rogers getting up to speed in first UNLV camp
Saturday, August 13, 2016
When you are labeled one of the most-coveted recruits in UNLV football history, there is a built-in pressure to live up to the expectations. For Armani Rogers, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound dual threat quarterback who ...

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez shares a lighter moment as his team holds a scrimmage at Nellis AFB on Saturday, August 15, 2015.
UNLV secures verbal commitment from Arizona receiver Johnny Johnson
Friday, August 12, 2016
UNLV football coaches started their day by receiving a verbal commitment from a playmaking wide receiver as the sun was rising. About 12 hours later ...

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UNLV head football coach Tony Sanchez works with his players as practice begins during their fall camp on Friday, August 5, 2016.
3-star recruit picks UNLV football over Virginia Tech, others
Friday, August 12, 2016
The UNLV football program grabbed a verbal commitment this morning from a three-star wide receiver from Texas for its 2017 recruiting class. Houston-area athlete Jaelon Darden ...

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UNLV football adds pass rusher previously committed to Syracuse
Friday, August 12, 2016
Jamal Holloway, who had 101 tackles, including 63 solo, and five sacks last fall for Camden High in New Jersey, is a late addition to UNLV ...

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UNLV's Tau Lotulelei (55) warms up with sprints as football practice begins during their fall camp on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Big things expected from Lotulelei and deeper linebacker corps
UNLV football:
Friday, August 12, 2016
Tau Lotulelei is preparing for the season as a leader in a position group that looks a lot different from last year. There’s experience with Lotulelei, but additions or improvements to ...

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Former UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck returns to Sam Boyd Stadium as the San Diego State special teams coach  for their game on Friday, November 21, 2015.
Ex-Rebel coach Hauck brings something special to Aztecs' special teams
Thursday, August 11, 2016
San Diego State's special teams play took a hug step forward last season after Hauck was hired as the special teams coordinator ...

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UNLV's Darren Woods Jr., (10) eyes the ball for a catch during their first fall camp practice on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Junior Boyd passing down lessons to Rebels' next up-and-coming receiver
UNLV football:
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Life as the understudy can take a little getting used to. Lucky for UNLV freshman receiver Darren Woods Jr., many around the program don’t think he’ll remain in that role for long. UNLV opened its fall camp ...

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez and his players get ready in the tunnel to meet San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Could the UNLV football team win four of its initial five games? My prediction
ray brewer:
Saturday, July 30, 2016
At one point this week while covering the Mountain West football media days, when my emotions clearly got the best of me, I predicted to a group of reporter colleagues that UNLV would finish with a 9-3 record and go undefeated in home games. This from a program ...

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