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Mountain West announces format for this year’s tournament at the Mack

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Fresno State coach Rodney Terry disputes an official's call during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against New Mexico Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 93-77.

Mountain West announces format for this year’s tournament at the Mack
UNLV Basketball:
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 (12:16 p.m.)
With all 11 men’s basketball teams once again eligible for postseason play, the league announced today that the Mountain West tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center would return to the format it used two years ago.

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UNLV football helmets for the 2015 season on April 21, 2015. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
UNLV's trip to the Big House to air on Big Ten Network with early kickoff
Rebels quick hits:
Friday, June 12, 2015
UNLV’s first-ever game against Michigan will air on the Big Ten Network and kick off at 9 a.m. Las Vegas time, it was announced today. The Rebels are playing at the Big House on Saturday, Sept. 19 in a battle of two first-year Division I coaches with disparate previous experience.

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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.
Future Rebels highlight Las Vegas connections on Canada’s U19 national team
UNLV Quick Hits:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Canada-to-Las Vegas basketball pipeline has been pumping talent to the desert for several years, so it’s no big surprise that Canada’s Under-19 National Team is headlined by three players with Las Vegas connections.

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UNLV football helmets for the 2015 season on April 21, 2015. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
UNLV has kickoff time for season opener at NIU; Boyd picks up another honor
Rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The first game of Tony Sanchez’s UNLV and Division I coaching career will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas time, it was announced today. The season opener on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Northern Illinois will air on CBS Sports Network.

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UNLV football player Devonte Boyd (83) pulls in a touchdown pass over Charles Henry (34) during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Pair of Rebels named to Phil Steele’s All-Mountain West first team
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Two Rebels were named to Phil Steele’s 2015 Preseason All-Mountain West first team, it was announced today. Sophomore receiver Devonte Boyd and senior safety Peni Vea received the honor, with junior running back Keith Whitely and junior Tau Lotulelei named to the fourth team.

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Catcher Erik VanMeetren is shown during UNLV baseball practice at Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The UNLV baseball team hosts Nebraska to open the season on Friday.
Pair of Rebels receive league honors as UNLV baseball enters MW tournament
Rebels baseball:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A pair of UNLV baseball's locals picked up honors from the Mountain West this morning as catcher Erik VanMeetren and pitcher Kenny Oakley were named to the league’s first and second teams, respectively.

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Brett Boyko (69), right, talks with teammates during practice at UNLV Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
Pair of former Rebels drafted by Canadian Football League
UNLV quick hits:
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Former UNLV offensive lineman Brett Boyko has got options, and for a guy who wasn’t selected in the NFL Draft that’s a decent position to be in.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Alabama’s Altee Tenpenny finds an opening in the Kentucky defensive line during the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Alabama defeated Kentucky 48-7.
Alabama running back Tenpenny transferring to UNLV
Rebels Quick Hits:
Monday, May 4, 2015
UNLV football’s newest addition is a former four-star running back looking for a second chance after falling down the depth chart at Alabama. Altee Tenpenny announced today on his private Instagram account that he would transfer to the Rebels ...

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UNLV football head coach Tony Sanchez has encouraging words for his players during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels before August, on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
UNLV football, Sanchez hosting summer camps
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, May 4, 2015
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez and his staff in June will host a series of camps for players entering grades 9-12. ...

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UNLV wide receivers Devante Davis, left, and Maika Mataele celebrate Davis' touchdown against UNR during their game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Mackay Stadium in Reno.
Several Rebels join NFL teams as free agents after going undrafted
UNLV Quick Hits:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Multiple former Rebels have signed free agent deals with NFL teams after no UNLV player was drafted for the fifth straight year ...

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UNLV football helmets for the 2015 season on April 21, 2015. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
Las Vegas featured prominently in UNLV’s new football uniforms
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
From the moment he left Bishop Gorman High to take over at UNLV, Tony Sanchez has been set on rebranding the Rebels. That includes more openly embracing and selling Las Vegas to recruits, right down to the uniforms. Sanchez’s teams ...

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UNLV football player Anthony Williams (6) extends for a pass over Troy Hawthorne (11) during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Three additional UNLV football games slated for national TV coverage
Rebels Quick Hits:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Rebels’ first and last home games of the season will air on CBS Sports Network and they have one more chance at earning some national TV bonus money from the Mountain West, it was announced today ...

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