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UNLV basketball notches 3 more commitments

UNLV Runnin Rebels head coach Marvin Menzies takes a selfie photo with a fan during the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event at Born and Raised on Wednesday evening.

UNLV basketball notches 3 more commitments
Rebels quick hits: A freshman, a transfer and a grad transfer are heading to the Rebels
Wed, May 18, 2016 (3:15 p.m.)
On Tuesday night during a meet and greet at Born and Raised in Henderson, UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies told a bar full of supporters to expect some news soon about ...

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UNLV Runnin Rebels head coach Marvin Menzies responds to interview questions from a fan during the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event at Born and Raised on Wednesday evening.
Another Chicago player commits to Rebels; big man schedules visit
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Rebels picked up their second commit out of Illinois this week as shooting guard Zion Morgan this morning announced his decision …

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UNLV Runnin Rebels head coach Marvin Menzies speaks to the audience during the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event at Born and Raised on Wednesday evening.
Forward from Chicago commits to UNLV
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, May 9, 2016
The Rebels’ roster continues to grow as 6-foot-7 forward Ben Coupet announced his commitment on Twitter this morning. The Chicago native was in Las Vegas for an official visit over the weekend.

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New UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies appears before the media and invited guests Friday, April 22, 2016, offering his thoughts on the program’s future after the Nevada Board of Regents approved his contract.
UNLV basketball lands another commit in 6-foot-11 Africa native
Rebels quick hits:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Rebels have another piece in place as big man Cheickna Dembele today committed to the program, multiple sources confirmed. Listed at 6-foot-11 and 220 pounds, Dembele was also getting interest from Michigan State and …

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New UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies and his wife, Tammy, applaud Friday, April 22, 2016, as the Nevada Board of Regents approves his contract.
New UNLV coach Menzies left New Mexico State in great shape
Rebels Basketball:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
In addition to the on court success, Marvin Menzies' New Mexico State teams also had success off the court. His players graduated, the team's Academic Progress Rate is in good standing, the team grade point average was pretty solid and his players were out in the community with community service ...

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UNLV's Kendal Keys, 84, takes a big hit from Boise State's Darian Thompson, 4, on a long pass play during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 31,  2015. .
Rebels game at Boise State will air on ESPN2
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, April 25, 2016
UNLV will appear on ESPN2 when it travels to Boise State, it was announced today. The Rebels will kick off at 6 or 6:30 p.m. Las Vegas time on Friday, Nov. 18, in Boise, one of 10 non-Saturday games the Mountain West Conference revealed TV information for this morning.

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UNLV guard Ike Nwamu (34) slams in a dunk off a fast break versus Colorado State late in their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, February 13, 2016.
UNLV’s Nwamu to compete in dunk contest
Rebels Quick Hits:
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ike Nwamu will punctuate his college career with a slam-dunk contest, it was announced this morning. The Rebel guard is one of eight senior dunkers selected for ...

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UNLV forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is shown on the bench with a towel over his head after fouling out against Fresno State during their Mountain West Tournament quarterfinal game at the Thomas & Mack Center, Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Instant Analysis: UNLV puts up good fight against Fresno State, still not enough to extend season
ray brewer:
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The UNLV basketball team’s season is over. The Rebels are missing the NCAA Tournament for a third straight season, falling 95-82 to Fresno State in the Mountain West quarterfinals ...

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Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Oxford, Miss.
Rebels announce Tony Samuel as new defensive line coach
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Former New Mexico State coach Tony Samuel has joined UNLV’s staff as defensive line coach, Rebels coach Tony Sanchez announced today.

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UNLV forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. (33) watches from the bench during a game against South Dakota at the Thomas & Mack Center Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.
UNLV’s Zimmerman sidelined indefinitely with sprained knee
Rebels Quick Hits:
Monday, February 8, 2016
UNLV’s season of mishaps continues as freshman forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is out indefinitely because of a sprained knee, interim coach Todd Simon announced tonight.

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez and his players get ready in the tunnel to meet San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Rebels will host Jackson State and its marching band to kick off season
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, February 8, 2016
UNLV football will open the 2016 season at home against Jackson State University, it was announced today. Equally important for entertainment purposes, Jackson State is bringing its marching band, too.

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Daquan Cook is shown during the Rebels’ first basketball practice of the season at Mendenhall Center on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at UNLV.
UNLV lifts suspension for redshirt junior guard Daquan Cook
Cook was arrested on a DUI count in November and hasn't played for the Rebels since March 2014
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has officially been cleared and is eligible for the first time all season following a November arrest on a count of ...

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Philadelphia 76ers forward Christian Wood (35) grabs a rebound in front of Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during an NBA preseason game on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Philadelphia won 97-95.
Wood makes 76ers roster, becomes fifth Rebel currently in NBA
UNLV Quick Hits:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Former Rebel Christian Wood left school early to play in the NBA, and despite going undrafted that’s exactly what he’ll do as the Philadelphia 76ers named him to ...

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Kendall Wallace takes to the stage during Rebel Fan Fest on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Fremont Street Experience downtown.
Dunk contest will highlight UNLV basketball downtown event
Rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Two weeks before its exhibition game, the Rebels are putting on a show in downtown Las Vegas. And they’re bringing their court with them. UNLV announced that the men’s basketball team will host Runnin’ Rebel Madness on Thursday, Oct. 22, at ...

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UNLV's Lexington Thomas, right, squeezes through the line for a good gain during their first regular season football team practice on Friday, August 7, 2015.
Plenty of freshmen appear in UNLV’s initial depth chart for 2015 season
Rebels Quick Hits:
Monday, August 31, 2015
When Tony Sanchez took the UNLV job last December, one of the first things he and the almost entirely new staff had to do was put together a recruiting class they felt could set a foundation. That group will not be put to the test, because the initial depth chart backs up Sanchez’s assertions that many freshmen will get a chance to play right away.
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