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Rice thinks second open scrimmage will help Rebels’ learning process

L.E. Baskow

UNLV's Kendall Smith, left, and Patrick McCaw fight for the ball during the Scarlet and Gray exhibition game Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Rice thinks second open scrimmage will help Rebels’ learning process
UNLV Quick Hits:
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 (2 a.m.)
During his first four preseasons at UNLV, Dave Rice has often talked about the importance of getting out under the lights and in front of fans in the Thomas & Mack Center. Rice thinks it’s so important the Rebels are going to do it again.

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Findlay Prep guard Rashad Vaughn is interviewed by members of the media while dining with teammates at a local McDonald's on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  He is the star of UNLV basketball's 2014 recruiting class and now honored as a McDonald's All-American.
Rebels picked 4th in preseason poll; Vaughn named league’s top freshman
UNLV Quick Hits:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
UNLV was tabbed to finish fourth and Rashad Vaughn was the third straight Rebel to be named the Mountain West preseason Freshman of the Year, the league announced today.

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UNLV Rebels' Troy Hawthorne (11) hugs UNLV Rebels placekicker Nicolai Bornand (40) after Bornand kicked a game winning field goal in overtime of an NCAA college football game against the Fresno State Bulldogs Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The Rebels won 30-27.
Rebels kicker honored by Mountain West for 2nd time this season
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, October 13, 2014
UNLV sophomore linebacker/punter/placekicker Nicolai Bornand has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday.

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Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson brings the ball up the court at Bishop Gorman High during the 2013-14 season. Jackson, a top-30 player in the class of 2016, committed to UNLV.
UNLV nets first class of 2016 commitment from Findlay Prep forward
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Rebels are still waiting for their first commitment in the class of 2015, but that hasn’t stopped them from working ahead in the class of ...

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Cody Doolin drives past Jerome Seagears during their Desert Reign basketball league game Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Rebels have answers for pair of transfer senior guards
UNLV quick hits: Cody Doolin is all clear to play this season, while the Rebels plan to use a redshirt year for Jerome Seagears
Friday, September 26, 2014
The Rebels likely won’t need to wait on the NCAA making decisions on its own schedule this time around. UNLV coach Dave Rice said Thursday night that senior transfer Cody Doolin is completely cleared while the team hasn’t submitted any paperwork for senior transfer Jerome Seagears because they’re planning on redshirting him this season.

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UNLV basketball fans get players' autographs during their annual preseason Scarlet and Gray scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack.
Rebels’ annual Scarlet and Gray Showcase slated for Oct. 16
UNLV Quick Hits:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Rebels’ annual Scarlet & Gray Showcase is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV announced today. This year the free event will include skills challenges along with the scrimmage, Legends game and autograph sessions.

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Rebels’ class of 2015 target might announce decision sooner than expected
UNLV Quick Hits:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
UNLV might get an answer from one of its top class of 2015 targets sooner than expected, as Indiana guard Jalen Coleman moved up his visit to Illinois to this weekend.

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Washington forward Khem Birch blocks a shot by Atlanta center D.J. Shelton during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Former Rebel Khem Birch signs deal to join Miami Heat
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, September 15, 2014
Former Rebel Khem Birch is officially in the Miami Heat organization after signing with the team over the weekend, the Heat announced. Terms of the deal were not available.

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UNLV's Karam Mashour drives past Cal State-Bakersfield forward Adam Young during their game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. UNLV won their final non-conference game 89-57.
Rebels reveal opponents for opening 2014-15 regular-season games
UNLV quick hits: Also, UNLV is a finalist for class of 2015 guard from Michigan who's announcing his decision on Tuesday
Friday, September 12, 2014
The Rebels will open the basketball regular season against Morehead State at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, it was announced today. Their second game, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, will be against Sam Houston State. Both home games are part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

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UNLV cheerleaders perform during the UNLV Rebels home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels’ long-distance kicker earns league’s weekly award
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sophomore kicker Nicolai Bornand was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced this morning. The honor comes after Bornand hit a 54-yard field goal in the second quarter of UNLV’s 13-12 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday.

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UNLV guard Daquan Cook leaps as time runs out in their Mountain West Conference game against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV notched a 73-69 come from behind victory.
Rebels’ junior guard injures knee, will miss the upcoming season
UNLV Quick Hits:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
UNLV’s depth this season took a hit today as junior guard Daquan Cook suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Cook will miss the entire season and use a ...

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UNLV guard Deville Smith holds the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic championship trophy and his MVP trophy Monday, Dec. 23 2013, at the Orleans Arena. UNLV beat Mississippi State 82-66.
Former UNLV guard to follow former UNLV assistant to UT Martin
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Former UNLV guard Deville Smith will be reunited with former UNLV assistant coach Heath Schroyer, a source confirmed Wednesday night. Smith is transferring to Tennessee Martin, where Schroyer is now the head coach.

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Cody Doolin drives past Jerome Seagears during their Desert Reign basketball league game Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Rebels point guard one step closer to being eligible this season
UNLV quick hits:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
UNLV guard Cody Doolin is one step closer to the basketball court this season. The NCAA granted UNLV’s season of competition waiver, the program announced today, which means...

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Washington's Josh Shirley, center, Gregory Ducre, left, and Alameda Ta'amu celebrate a sack during the first half of the Alamo Bowl college football game against Baylor, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Rebels add Washington transfer to defensive line
UNLV quick hits:
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Rebels’ defensive line got a big boost today with the addition of Washington transfer Josh Shirley.

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UNLV assistant coaches Max Good, left, and Dave Rice talk before the Rebels play Fairfield at the Thomas & Mack Center Sunday, November 21, 1999.
Former coach Max Good returns to UNLV as special assistant
Rebels basketball:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The move that’s been expected since the end of last season became official today, as Dave Rice announced Max Good is joining the staff as special assistant to the head coach. ...

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