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Bern's-Eye View: Even in weak division, UNLV will have an uphill battle

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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
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 (2 a.m.)
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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UNLV running backs coach Jamie Christian posted a photo of Rebel coaches on a private plane Sunday, Jan. 26, 2015, during the end of the recruiting season with this message: "On our way! Finish Strong! #UNLVFB." Before Tony Sanchez became coach, the Rebel program didn't have this luxury, which is common with major programs.
Some ways the Rebels’ program has been upgraded with new coaching regime
Monday, July 27, 2015
A single photo speaks volumes about how different Tony Sanchez’s football program is from the previous Rebel coaching regimes. Running backs coach Jamie Christian’s Twitter image of coaches ...

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Among the changes made by UNLV head football coach Tony Sanchez is a redesign of the team’s uniforms, which now tout the valley’s history. Red-and-black pants have a diamond design from the old Stardust sign, and white pants display “Las Vegas” in block letters.
With Tony Sanchez leading the charge, UNLV football poised for revival
Monday, July 27, 2015
Judging by Sanchez’s first months on the job, he already has proven to be different than past UNLV coaches. From recruiting higher-caliber players and getting ...

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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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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 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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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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Coronado High's Donovan Outlaw was offered a scholarship from UNLV football.
How a billboard near airport helped sway recruit to UNLV football
rebels:
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Donovan Outlaw was supposed to be in Reno today attending a football camp at UNR. But his flight was canceled when he arrived at McCarran International Airport, giving him one ...

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Coronado High's Donovan Outlaw was offered a scholarship from UNLV football.
Coronado football prospect is still developing, on UNLV’s radar
High School Football:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Coronado's Donovan Outlaw received a scholarship offer from UNLV after shining at the Rebels’ big man camp. About 40 linemen attended the camp and few scholarship offers were extended, signaling ...

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UNLV football helmets for the 2015 season on April 21, 2015. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
UNLV's trip to the Big House to air on Big Ten Network with early kickoff
Rebels quick hits:
Friday, June 12, 2015
UNLV’s first-ever game against Michigan will air on the Big Ten Network and kick off at 9 a.m. Las Vegas time, it was announced today. The Rebels are playing at the Big House on Saturday, Sept. 19 in a battle of two first-year Division I coaches with disparate previous experience.

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UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Former Rebels AD Livengood helped author report that brought back UAB football
rebels football:
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Jim Livengood is staying busy two years after the Rebels helped him out the door, and recently that included a study on UAB Athletics that could possibly help other non-Power 5 conference teams such as UNLV ...

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UNLV football helmets for the 2015 season on April 21, 2015. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
UNLV has kickoff time for season opener at NIU; Boyd picks up another honor
Rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The first game of Tony Sanchez’s UNLV and Division I coaching career will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas time, it was announced today. The season opener on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Northern Illinois will air on CBS Sports Network.

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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.
Pair of Rebels named to Phil Steele’s All-Mountain West first team
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Two Rebels were named to Phil Steele’s 2015 Preseason All-Mountain West first team, it was announced today. Sophomore receiver Devonte Boyd and senior safety Peni Vea received the honor, with junior running back Keith Whitely and junior Tau Lotulelei named to the fourth team.

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Tony Sanchez chats with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy and another woman after he is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
UNLV coaches try to rally support at community-outreach event
Rebels athletics:
Friday, May 29, 2015
Fans were told they could ask anything they wanted, so when the mic was brought around Wednesday night at UNLV’s Coaches Caravan the questions included how men’s basketball coach Dave Rice planned to better coach free throws, what football coach Tony Sanchez will do to avoid injuries and one concerned grandmother wanted to know what the Rebels will do to get her grandson to go to games like he did with her now that he’s a UNLV student.

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