Rebel Quick Hits

UNLV's Cornett performs well at NFL Scouting Combine

UNLV running back Tim Cornett runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

UNLV's Cornett performs well at NFL Scouting Combine
Rebels quick hits:
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 (9:19 a.m.)
Former Rebel Tim Cornett registered the sixth best 40-yard dash among running backs on Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

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UNLV senior defensive back Frank Crawford celebrates with teammates after taking back the Fremont Cannon with a 27-22 defeat of UNR Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Mackey Stadium in Reno.
Battle for the Fremont Cannon will cap UNLV's 2014 regular season
Rebels quick hits: The Mountain West releases its full schedule, which includes moving the UNLV-UNR game to the end for the first time since 1977
Thursday, February 20, 2014
UNLV and UNR will play the Battle for the Fremont Cannon in the regular-season finale for the first time since 1977, it was announced today.

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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
UNLV quick hits:
Friday, February 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.

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UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy talks during a news conference for the Heart of Dallas Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Three UNLV Athletics marketing employees submit resignations
Rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Three employees in UNLV Athletics’ marketing department submitted their resignations on Tuesday, athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy confirmed today.

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UNLV baseball's Fedde named preseason All-American
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, February 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.

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Las Vegas natives and UNLV linemen Ron Scoggins checks the lettering on teammate Aleks Vekic before having their team photo taken for the Heart of Dallas Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Bowl Bites: Rebels get names on their jerseys for game vs. North Texas
UNLV quick hits:
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Bobby Hauck has said that the bowls are the only reward system for college football players. Well, that and a nameplate.

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Head coach Dan McCarney talks to his players during the North Texas practice for the Heart of Dallas Bowl Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Highland Park High School in Dallas.
Bowl Bites: Getting to know UNLV's Heart of Dallas opponent, North Texas
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, December 30, 2013
UNLV isn’t the only success story playing at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday. North Texas (8-4) has had a better 15-year run than the Rebels but recently their situations have been very similar, with the Mean Green winning only 22 games from 2005-12.

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck talks with Athletic Director Jim Livengood following their game against Wisconsin Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Wisconsin won the game 41-21.
Bowl Bites: Livengood enjoying UNLV and Hauck's success from afar
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, December 30, 2013
The man most responsible for not only putting Bobby Hauck in his current position but keeping him there long enough to make a bowl game now watches the team’s success from the shadows of retirement. Jim Livengood says that’s just fine.

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UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring points to a receiver after not being able to reach him with a pass during their Mountain West Conference game against  San Diego State Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV won 45-19.
Bowl Bites: Rebels plan for gift suite the way they would an opponent
UNLV quick hits:
Sunday, December 29, 2013
The methods differed from person to person, but like they would for a game, the Rebels entered Saturday’s gift suite with a game plan. You never want to be unprepared, even when the opponent is a room full of tables holding free stuff.

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Brett Boyko (69), right, talks with teammates during practice at UNLV Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
Bowl Bites: Team trip to NHL game will be 1st for Canadian Boyko
UNLV quick hits:
Sunday, December 29, 2013
For a lot of kids in Texas, football is a way of life. The same could be said about hockey for Canadians. That’s why it’s a little surprising that UNLV junior offensive tackle Brett Boyko, a native of Saskatchewan, Canada, has never been to an NHL game.

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UNLV coach Dave Rice talks to forward Jamal Aytes during their annual preseason Scarlet and Gray scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack.
Former UNLV freshman forward quickly lands at BYU
Rebels quick hits: The Cougars announce Jamal Aytes will join the program less than 48 hours after the Rebels announced he had decided to leave
Friday, December 13, 2013
It didn’t take long for Jamal Aytes to find his next destination. Less than 48 hours after UNLV announced the freshman forward had decided to leave the program, BYU announced it was welcoming him with open arms.

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UNLV forward Jamal Aytes yells after a Khem Birch dunk against UC Santa Barbara during their game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center.  UC Santa Barbara won the game 86-65.
Freshman forward decides to leave Rebels program
UNLV quick hits: A few months after signing with the Rebels, Jamal Aytes announces he's moving on in search of more playing time
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Rebels will lose some depth in the frontcourt as freshman forward Jamal Aytes has decided to transfer, coach Dave Rice announced this afternoon. Aytes was a late commitment to the Rebels, signing right before the fall semester started. “I have enjoyed my time at UNLV,” Aytes said in a statement, “but transferring gives me a better opportunity for playing time sooner in my career.”

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UNLV running back Tim Cornett gets past Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty during their game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Utah State won the game 28-24.
Trio of Rebels receive 2nd-team All-Mountain West honors
UNLV quick hits: UNLV's Tim Cornett, Devante Davis and Brett Boyko make the league's 2nd team while Fresno State QB Derek Carr repeats as Offensive POY
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
UNLV placed three players on the All-Mountain West second team, the league announced today. Running back Tim Cornett, receiver Devante Davis and offensive lineman Brett Boyko all received the distinction after a 7-5 season that has the Rebels playing in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1.

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Dancing with the devil: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski celebrates his team's 2010 NCAA title.
UNLV working to enter 2014 event that could set up game against Duke
Rebels quick hits: UNLV wants to join Duke and Stanford as one of the 4 teams in the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn
Thursday, December 5, 2013
UNLV is attempting to get into a tournament next season that could set up the program’s first game against Duke since a two-point Final Four loss in 1991.

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UNLV football head coach Bobby Hauck speaks before a cannon-painting ceremony on UNLV's campus Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. The UNLV football team beat UNR 27-22 two days earlier to break an eight-year losing streak in the rivalry game and gain possession of the Fremont Cannon.
Hauck and UNLV agree to new contract through the 2016 season
Rebels football: The Rebels announce a deal to keep Hauck at UNLV for at least the next 3 seasons. The Rebels are bowl eligible for the 1st time since 2000
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Bobby Hauck has agreed to a three-year contract that will keep him in place as UNLV’s football coach through the 2016 season, interim Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy announced Wednesday.

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