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  • Tina Kunzer-Murphy will continue to serve as UNLV's athletic director, as the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, it would extend her contract.
    Board approves contract extension for UNLV interim athletic director
    Oct. 18, 2013
    The Nevada Board of Regents this morning approved an action to extend UNLV interim athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy’s contract to the end of 2014. The extension comes with a $10,000 pay raise to make her annual contract $180,000.
  • Zach Johnson watches his drive during the Shriners Hospital for Children Open pro-am tournament Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
    Players to watch at Shriners Open include a Masters champ, UNLV legends
    Oct. 17, 2013
    Zach Johnson is one of the top golfers on the PGA Tour, finishing last season fifth in the chase for the FedEx Cup with eight top-10 finishes. He’ll be one of the marquee attractions this week at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, which begins today at TPC Summerlin.
  • Tina Kunzer-Murphy will continue to serve as UNLV's athletic director, as the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, it would extend her contract.
    Kunzer-Murphy will be UNLV's AD at least through the end of 2014
    Oct. 8, 2013
    There was no shortage of well-wishers for Tina Kunzer-Murphy. Standing outside of Rebel Park as the football team wrapped up practice, Kunzer-Murphy exchanged handshakes and hugs with a gaggle of Rebels coaches. Their support is a big reason why she’ll continue to oversee UNLV athletics for the foreseeable future. “Everybody knows my love has always been to get back to UNLV and to be in college athletics,” Kunzer-Murphy said.
  • UNLV athletic director candidate John Johnson, currently the senior associate athletic director at Washington State, speaks to the media after a public forum.
    Rebels reaching the final stages of search for next athletic director
    Sept. 18, 2013
    UNLV has its finalists for the 12th full-time athletic director in program history, according to multiple sources, and the next step is getting to know them.
  • UNLV track and field thrower Amanda Bingson begins a throw during practice Tuesday. Bingson, a sophomore, recently set a new UNLV hammer throw record of 183 feet, 4 inches.
    Former Rebel finishes 10th in hammer throw at the World Championships
    Aug. 16, 2013
    Despite two faults in the finals, Silverado High and UNLV product Amanda Bingson placed 10th in the hammer throw Friday at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. She faulted on throws one and three but measured 238 feet on her second attempt.
  • UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
    Livengood has left the building: 'Please keep caring about being a Rebel'
    June 28, 2013
    Jim Livengood’s face is all red. Resting on the floor next to a pile of boxes in his soon-to-be vacant office at the Thomas & Mack Center is a framed collection of photos showing students painting the athletic director’s face in Rebel red.
  • UNLV track and field thrower Amanda Bingson swings through the first rotation of her throw during practice Tuesday. Bingson, a sophomore, recently set a new UNLV hammer throw record of 183 feet, 4 inches.
    Former Rebel sets new American record in women's hammer throw
    June 24, 2013
    If one American record is good, a second is even better. Competing Saturday at the USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, former Rebel Amanda Bingson set a new American record in the hammer throw and then bested her own mark minutes later.
  • UNLV mascot Hey Reb waves a flag as the Rebels take the court at the Thomas & Mack for their home conference opener against Air Force Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
    Rebels roundup: Basketball schedule coming into focus; teams ace APR
    June 13, 2013
    This offseason has been anything but dull on Maryland Parkway. That includes a few items over the weekend and early this week. Let's get everyone caught up, starting with more news from the UNLV basketball team.
  • New Mexico takes on Wyoming during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Mountain West unveils format for 11-team basketball tournament
    June 4, 2013
    The Mountain West men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will include all 11 teams after the additions (Utah State and San Jose State) plus the decisions of Boise State and San Diego State to remain in the league, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kevin Penner from the UNLV 2013 golf team.
    UNLV golf team's season ends after narrow quarterfinal defeat
    May 31, 2013
    The UNLV men’s golf team’s season rested on the shoulders of its best player but in the end the Rebels couldn’t keep the magic going one more day.
  • Kevin Penner from the UNLV 2013 golf team.
    Rebels' golf team rides amazing shot into finals at national championships
    May 30, 2013
    Kurt Kitayama holed out from more than 200 yards on his final shot, putting the UNLV men’s golf team in position for a playoff that they survived late Thursday to advance to Friday’s match play at 8:30 a.m. Las Vegas time at the NCAA Division I Championships in Atlanta.
  • Carl Jonson from the UNLV 2013 golf team.
    UNLV golf, veteran coach ready for national championship run
    May 27, 2013
    The Rebels’ last trip to a national championship tournament was in 2010, back when Carl Jonson and A.J. McInerney were still in high school. Now Jonson, a sophomore, and McInerney, a freshman from Coronado High, are the Rebels’ top performers heading into the tournament in Atlanta.
  • The Los Angeles Angels drafted Efren Navarro with the 1,450th selection in the 2007 draft.
    Former Rebel Navarro stuck behind Pujols, thriving in third Triple-A season
    May 25, 2013
    When Efren Navarro was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 50th round of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Entry Draft out of UNLV, common logic would have suggested the junior return to the Rebels for his senior season.
  • Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be the interim athletic director at UNLV, it was announced Monday, May 20, 2013. Last year Kunzer-Murphy stepped down after a 12-year run as executive director of the Las Vegas Bowl.
    Football ticket sales at the top of UNLV interim athletic director's priorities
    May 21, 2013
    The UNLV interim athletic director will be expected to do everything within their power to improve football ticket sales, maintain good relations and be helpful to every coaching staff, then step out of the way when the full-time hire comes in. That all sounds just fine to Tina Kunzer-Murphy, whom the university announced Monday would fill the position effective July 1.
  • Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be the interim athletic director at UNLV, it was announced Monday, May 20, 2013. Last year Kunzer-Murphy stepped down after a 12-year run as executive director of the Las Vegas Bowl.
    UNLV announces former bowl director as interim athletic director
    May 20, 2013
    Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be the UNLV interim athletic director effective July 1, 2013, UNLV President Neal Smatresk announced Monday.
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