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  • UNLV baseball pitchers, from left, Erick Fedde, Kenny Oakley, Bryan Bonnell and John Richy stand at Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    Career game from pitcher Richy lifts Rebels to tourney win
    May 22, 2014
    John Richy surrendered two first-inning runs today for the UNLV baseball team in its Mountain West tournament opener against Fresno State. But Richy wasn’t bothered ...
  • UNLV baseball pitchers, from left, Erick Fedde, Kenny Oakley, Bryan Bonnell and John Richy stand at Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    UNLV baseball captures Mountain West title with sweep of UNR
    May 17, 2014
    This victory against UNR had more significance for the UNLV baseball team. It helped them accomplish something for the first time in nearly a decade ...
  • UNLV baseball pitchers, from left, Erick Fedde, Kenny Oakley, Bryan Bonnell and John Richy stand at Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    UNLV baseball trying to overcome bad news in home stretch
    May 13, 2014
    The final week of the regular season was already going to be a challenge for the UNLV baseball team. Now the Rebels must go through it without manager Tim Chambers in the dugout.
  • UNLV baseball pitcher Erick Fedde throws in the bullpen during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014.
    UNLV ace Fedde to have season-ending Tommy John surgery
    May 10, 2014
    The 6-foot-4 right-hander, an All-American candidate, was projected as a first-round selection in June’s MLB First-Year Player Entry Draft. It takes more than one year to rehabilitate from the injury, creating uncertainty ...
  • UNLV baseball pitchers Kenny Oakley, 25, Erick Fedde, 20, John Richy, 45, and Bryan Bonnell, 11, throw pitches from the mound at Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    Rebels pitching their way to possibly historic season for the program
    April 15, 2014
    Every once in awhile, maybe if he’s all caught up on the DVR and needs some entertainment, UNLV junior catcher Erik VanMeetren will stir the pot. It’s always a friendly argument, and honestly VanMeetren doesn’t need to do much for the back-and-forth to get started. His pitchers know each other’s stats and how to use them to ...
  • UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
    UNLV baseball’s Tim Chambers humbled by selection to local hall of fame
    March 25, 2014
    He’s still in the middle of his career. And, if all goes according to plan, UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers will add more to his impressive list of achievements.
  • UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde is expected to be a first-round draft pick in June.
    Building a baseball star
    Feb. 23, 2014
    UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers, who was instrumental in Las Vegas baseball star Bryce Harper’s development, is now guiding a pitcher who’s expected be the city’s next big thing.
  • UNLV baseball pitcher Erick Fedde throws in the bullpen during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014.
    One-hitter from Fedde helps UNLV baseball down Central Michigan in opener
    Feb. 14, 2014
    Junior Erick Fedde, the Rebels’ Friday night starter, showed why he’s considered one of the nation’s best, striking out 11 today in a 5-0 victory against visiting Central Michigan in the season opener.
  • Brothers and UNLV baseball players Patrick, left, and Joey Armstrong horse around while having their photo taken during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
    Brothers help power what Rebels hope will be program-changing season
    Feb. 13, 2014
    They’re different players, and on this everyone can agree. Older brother Patrick Armstrong, a senior first baseman, is the top returning hitter in the Mountain West while younger brother Joey Armstrong will trot out for Friday’s opening day at home as UNLV’s starting center fielder after a freshman season at third base.
  • UNLV baseball's Fedde named preseason All-American
    Feb. 3, 2014
    The UNLV baseball team’s Friday night starter this season is one of the nation’s best, according to Baseball America. The nationally respected magazine today included Rebel junior right-hander Erick Fedde on its Preseason All-America Second Team. It also ranked Fedde as the nation’s 17th best junior, regardless of position.
  • 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.
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