UNLV Men's Basketball

Few sports are guaranteed funding as UNLV considers athlete stipends

Sam Morris

UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy cheers the Rebels on during their game against UNR Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Mackay Stadium in Reno. UNLV defeated UNR 27-22 to reclaim the Fremont Cannon.

Few sports are guaranteed funding as UNLV considers athlete stipends
Rebels athletics: Football, men's and women's basketball will receive the new benefit starting Aug. 1; other sports might receive partial funding or wait until 2016-17
Sat, May 16, 2015 (2 a.m.)
Change is everywhere at UNLV Athletics. Physical changes have the department plotting out the possible ways to pay for the rising cost of staying relevant in national recruiting ...
Derrick Jones goes up for a dunk during the Adidas Nations camp on Aug. 4, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif.
Incoming Rebel’s latest effort solidifies place as nation’s elite dunker
UNLV Quick Hits: Derrick Jones’ windmill from the free-throw line at Mendenhall Center might surpass jumping over four people as his top highlight (so far)
Monday, May 11, 2015
UNLV signee Derrick Jones’ dunking ability is no secret, but what he did over the weekend might have taken him to another level ...
UNLV fans celebrate as the game goes into overtime Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Junior college forward Bellot-Green picks UNLV over Colorado State
Rebels basketball:
Monday, May 11, 2015
Last Wednesday, UNLV coach Dave Rice emphasized building a roster deep with versatile players who can play multiple positions. Today, the Rebels added ...
UNLV head coach Dave Rice is frustrated as the San Diego State game gets away from his team at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March, 4, 2015.
Rice putting emphasis on versatility, depth for 2015-16 Rebels roster
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, May 8, 2015
This isn’t exactly new territory for coach Dave Rice and the Rebels. With the bulk of the previous season’s production out the door, Rice will rely on ...
UNLV guard Dantley Walker (30) is feeling good after hitting a three-point basket over Southern Utah during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Walker transferring to Chaminade, could face UNLV in upcoming season
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, May 4, 2015
Dantley Walker decided to transfer out of the UNLV basketball program but he could still end up playing in a Rebels game during the 2015-16 season. The fan favorite chose ...
Stephen Zimmerman competes in a dunk contest during the McDonald's All-American Jam Fest on March 30 in Chicago.
Has UNLV basketball found its next hometown hero in Stephen Zimmerman?
Big man passed on the big programs to help turn around his hometown team
Monday, May 4, 2015
Stephen Zimmerman was wooed by college basketball’s elite programs, among them Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and Arizona. But the Bishop Gorman High School 7-foot center turned them ...
Mercer guard Ike Nwamu (10) moves the ball against Duke forward Amile Jefferson (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
Transfer guard Nwamu commits to UNLV, eligible for 2015-16 season
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
During Ike Nwamu’s first night in Reno, where the Mercer guard was taking his third and final official visit, one of the best available transfers on the market already had UNLV on his mind when he tweeted “Tuscan Leather..”
Greg Floyd Jr., left, practices with the Las Vegas Knicks AAU team at Clark High School Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  Floyd, a sophomore at Desert Pines High School, picked up a basketball scholarship offer this week from UNLV.
Desert Pines sophomore getting bigger in the recruiting world
UNLV Basketball: Greg Floyd Jr., a 6-foot-7 guard, has scholarship offers from more than a dozen schools, including UNLV
Saturday, April 25, 2015
When you’re 6-foot-7 with the skillset of a guard, you won’t stay under the radar for long. Still, Desert Pines High sophomore Greg Floyd Jr. wasn’t quite expecting this. In the past couple of weeks, Floyd has picked up more than a dozen scholarship offers, including ...
UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) waves goodbye for the season to fans after losing to San Diego State in their Mountain West Men's Championship game on Thursday, March, 12, 2015.
UNLV sophomore Wood declaring for NBA Draft
Rebels Basketball: The Rebels’ leading scorer, freshman Rashad Vaughn, and rebounder, Wood, both leave school early for the draft
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
What seemed like a foregone conclusion at the end of the regular season took longer than expected, but sophomore forward Christian Wood’s decision is still ...
Young grandson of Jerry Tarkanian recovering from stroke
Monday, April 20, 2015
The 5-year-old namesake grandson of Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is recovering at home after a stroke left him hospitalized over the weekend ...
Bishop Gorman senior Stephen Zimmerman stands with a poster of himself in the Rebellion student section Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, during his official visit to UNLV.
Zimm City: Bishop Gorman big man picks UNLV
Rebels basketball: Stephen Zimmerman's commitment vaults the Rebels' recruiting class into the top 10 for the second straight season
Thursday, April 16, 2015
After four years of fielding offers from every notable program in the country, Bishop Gorman High big man Stephen Zimmerman is going with ...
Derrick Jones goes up for a dunk during the Adidas Nations camp on Aug. 4, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif.
High-flying forward officially joins UNLV’s incoming recruiting class
Derrick Jones comes to the Rebels with a full highlight reel of dunks
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Small forward Derrick Jones dunked his way into UNLV fans’ hearts months ago. Today, the Philadelphia-area native signed his way there, putting pen to paper on a national letter of intent and officially becoming the Rebels’ ...
UNLV head coach Dave Rice talks to players during a timeout as they play Utah State on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Transfer senior guard from Mercer visiting UNLV this weekend
Rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Findlay Prep product Nigel Williams-Goss won’t be the only transfer guard taking an official visit to UNLV this weekend. Mercer guard Ike Nwamu, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, will also be ...
Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss, left, drives against Washington State's D.J. Shelton in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 72-49.
Former Rebels commit Williams-Goss coming to UNLV for official visit
The Findlay Prep product is transferring after two years at Washington, where he averaged 15.6 points last season
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
UNLV will get the first chance to woo former Rebels commit Nigel Williams-Goss as the Washington transfer is coming to Las Vegas this weekend for an official visit. After leading the Huskies ...
The Las Vegas 51s and Fresno Grizzlies paid tribute to former UNLV and Fresno State basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian during their Triple-A baseball game in Fresno April 10, 2015.
51s, Grizzlies honor Tarkanian with specialized jerseys, tribute
las vegas 51s:
Friday, April 10, 2015
Jerry Tarkanian’s many contributions to Fresno and Las Vegas were celebrated tonight during a Triple-A baseball game ...