UNLV Football

Take 5: Rainbow Warriors come to Las Vegas in middle of regime change

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Hawaii wide receiver Chris Gant heads to the end zone to give the Rainbow Warriors the lead over UNLV late in the second half of their game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV won 39-37 on a last second field goal.

Take 5: Rainbow Warriors come to Las Vegas in middle of regime change
UNLV football: Hawaii is a 9.5-point underdog as it breaks in an interim coach on Saturday, but the Rebels not in position to take them lightly
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 (2 a.m.)
It’s homecoming weekend for UNLV and the odds boards predict it’s going to be a good one as the Rebels are favored by more than they have been against Division I-A competition since 2010.

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UNR’s Coach Brian Polian discusses a call with the officials during the Mountain West game between the UNLV Rebels and the UNR Wolfpack at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West football picks Week 10
Analysis:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
West Division leader San Diego State and Mountain Division co-leader Boise State are both off this week, and fellow Mountain co-leader Air Force is playing a nonconference game so there’s not going to be any shakeup at the top this weekend.

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez runs onto the field with his players as they take on Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Rebels’ fight falls apart at end of 55-27 home loss to Boise State
UNLV Football:
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The inevitable started with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the fact that it didn’t feel entirely certain at that stage says more about UNLV’s loss Saturday than the final score does. It got ugly and lopsided, and if all you care about is the final score, that …

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UNLV defender Fred Wilson (24) scoops up a fumble and takes it into the end zone for a much-needed score against Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Analysis: UNLV’s desperate need for a pass rush on display in Boise State loss
Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien goes untouched throughout career day
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Within the first eight plays it was on the field for Saturday’s game against Boise State, UNLV’s defense picked up flags for a late hit and a facemask penalty. The Rebels were at least never going to complete the personal-foul trifecta with a roughing-the-passer penalty. ...

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UNLV defender Fred Wilson (24) scoops up a fumble and takes it into the end zone for a much-needed score against Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Blog: Boise State pulls away for 55-27 victory at UNLV
UNLV football:
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Boise State leaves Las Vegas with a few records, but UNLV made the Broncos earn it. The Broncos eventually wore down the Rebels' defense and broke through with four fourth-quarter touchdowns to get out with a …

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez eyes his players as they warm up versus San Jose State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
Vegas Play of the Day: Boise State at UNLV
sports betting:
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.

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Wyoming quarterback Cameron Coffman, right, throws a pass over Nevada defender Lenny Jones during the third quarter of Saturday's game.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Football Picks Week 9
Analysis:
Friday, October 30, 2015
This is the time great teams make a championship push. That’s true on the field and it’s true in the newspaper picks column game, a race I’m currently losing to Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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UNLV QB Blake Decker, 5, sneaks the ball through the line of scrimmage with solid blocking from his linemen as they look to score again against Idaho State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Take 5: Rebels need explosive plays to corral Boise State
UNLV football:
Friday, October 30, 2015
If you’re one of the first 5,000 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday you can get a free hat, if you’re a kid dressed in costume you can pack up a duffel bag with candy and if you’re the Rebels you can hope that this game goes as well as the giveaways.

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UNLV QB Blake Decker, 5, is pumped up with teammate Kyle Saxelid, 76, after scoring again against Idaho State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Rebels hoping to put more than a scare into visiting Broncos
UNLV football: A big home underdog, UNLV (2-5, 1-2) has its sights on a Halloween afternoon upset against Boise State (6-2, 3-1)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
One side is trying to build something that lasts while the other side has become one of the best-ever examples of how to do so, so it made sense that with Boise State coming to town much of UNLV’s weekly news conference was spent on the Broncos.

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San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) celebrates his rushing touchdown with teammate David Wells (88) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against San Jose State, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in San Jose, Calif.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Football Picks Week 8
Analysis:
Friday, October 23, 2015
Does a car crash hurt any less if you see it coming? I’m not sure, but foreseeing my own disastrous results last week’s didn’t make the 1-5 calamity feel any better.

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Alabama’s Altee Tenpenny finds an opening in the Kentucky defensive line during the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Alabama defeated Kentucky 48-7.
Former UNLV running back Altee Tenpenny dies in car crash
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
A coroner says a 20-year-old college football player has been killed in a one-car crash in Mississippi. Altee Tenpenny was pronounced dead at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday at ...

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The Rebels' virtual-reality tour, which is accessible through a free app, takes potential recruits through several examples of on-campus life, including an up-close look at practice.
Virtual-reality tours latest example of UNLV searching for recruiting edges
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Show a kid a college library or on-campus housing building and he might shrug his shoulders. Throw some virtual reality goggles on that kid and show him a 360-degree view of that same building and you get a different reaction. That’s one way ...

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Fresno State's Kilton Anderson runs for a first down during the first half against UNLV in Fresno, Calif., Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Fresno State won 31-28.
Rebels’ performance an ‘abomination’ in 31-28 loss at Fresno State
UNLV Football:
Saturday, October 17, 2015
The rain came suddenly, a mini monsoon descending on Bulldog Stadium just as UNLV started its desperation drive. Maybe it affected the outcome, maybe it didn’t. The only thing we know for certain is the game never should ...

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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.
Blog: Bulldogs snatch away victory as UNLV drops to 2-5 overall
Rebels football:
Friday, October 16, 2015
The skies opened up just as UNLV was fighting to prevent another winnable game from getting away. The rain didn't stop, but UNLV's offense did.

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Utah State's Kent Myers pitches off for a touchdown against Fresno State's Tyquwan Glass during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West football picks Week 7
Analysis:
Friday, October 16, 2015
The most dangerous part about this week is thinking you know what’s going on. It’s the middle of the season and teams are settling into their spot in the standings, but give it a couple of weeks and what I think I know about these teams could be flipped on its head.

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