Women's Basketball

Take 5: The most important tasks facing UNLV's next athletic director

Sam Morris

UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Take 5: The most important tasks facing UNLV's next athletic director
Analysis: Overseeing the completion of two major projects and continuing the success in fundraising are keys for Jim Livengood's replacement
Thu, May 9, 2013 (2 a.m.)
Speculation behind UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood’s sudden departure won’t likely die down soon. The official line is he’s retiring, though many suspect there may have been a push out that door.


UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Jim Livengood suddenly retires from his post at the helm of UNLV athletics
Livengood, 68, will step away on June 30 after three and a half years with the Rebels
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
He’s retiring, but Jim Livengood isn’t tired. That was the message from the UNLV athletic director who on Wednesday announced he would step away after three and a half years with the university. His decision is effective June 30.


UNLV Lady Rebel basketball player Kelli Thompson is seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
Lady Rebels bounced from league tournament by New Mexico
Mountain West Conference tournament:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The UNLV women’s basketball team’s season ended for the second straight season against New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals at the Thomas & Mack Center. Thursday, the No. 4 seeded Lady Rebels squandered a double-digit first-half lead, falling to the Lobos, 72-59.


UNLV women's basketball game will stream online tonight
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
UNLV fans will have the chance to catch some early-season action from the Lady Rebels without ever stepping into the Cox Pavilion. UNLV.TV will live stream the women’s basketball game against Arizona tonight. The game is free to watch and scheduled to begin at 7.


UNLV Lady Rebel basketball player Kelli Thompson is seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
Behind experienced senior, UNLV women look to reload instead of rebuild
Rebels women's basketball: Kelli Thompson has the skills to build off last year's 22-10 season, but only if she can get a group of young players to follow her lead
Saturday, October 27, 2012
There are two ways to look at the UNLV women’s basketball team’s 2011-12 season. The most obvious, and probably the most accurate, is to view it as a success. UNLV went 22-10, its first 20-win season since 2003-04, finished second in the league and went to the postseason for the first time since 2006.


UNLV's Anthony Marshall is guarded by Nevada-Reno guard Malik Story during their game Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 71-67.
Rebels and Wolf Pack to compete in new Governor's Series
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, October 8, 2012
Conference rivals UNLV and UNR have come together to create a head-to-head competition in 15 sports with an additional academic component factored into the rivalry series, it was announced Monday.


Bishop Gorman's Diamond Major
UNLV women's basketball scores rare commitment from local prospect
hs recruiting: Diamond Major is rated as the nation's No. 54 wing for the class of 2013
Monday, August 6, 2012
When basketball player Diamond Major took an unofficial recruiting trip to the UNLV campus, the 5-foot-11 forward was shocked at what she saw. “The facilities are amazing,” she said. “I didn’t realize how big UNLV was until I went on a visit. I wondered (to myself) why I hadn’t seen this before having lived here my whole life?”


Bob Blum, right, covers a Lady Rebels game with broadcast partner Adam Candee. Blum died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at age 91.
Bob Blum, 91, remembered as a Southern Nevada sportscasting legend
Friends and colleagues fondly remember Blum, who worked closely with both UNLV and the Las Vegas 51s
Sunday, July 22, 2012
One of the most important voices in Southern Nevada sports, longtime UNLV announcer and Las Vegas 51s front-office assistant Bob Blum died Sunday. He was 91.


Members of the Lady Rebels cheer with the Blue Jays during a girls youth summer basketball league game at the Downtown Recreation Center in Henderson  on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Lady Rebels turn night of basketball into memorable moment for Henderson youth teams
unlv athletics:
Saturday, July 14, 2012
When this youth basketball game became a highly contested affair late in the fourth quarter Thursday, the 8- and 9-year-old girls in the Henderson recreation league weren’t alone in sharing in the excitement. That’s because members of the UNLV women’s basketball team made their annual appearance at the Downtown Recreation Center to visit during both of the league’s under-10 games.


Lady Rebel basketball coach  Kathy Olivier watches her team during practice Thursday, October 20, 2011.
Despite quarterfinal loss, Lady Rebels heading in right direction with 22-win season
mwc tournament: New Mexico closes on a 16-4 run to eliminate UNLV in quarterfinal round of women's tournament
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
This loss will definitely sting for the UNLV women’s basketball team. However, the quarterfinal defeat on Wednesday in the Mountain West Conference tournament won’t take away from what has been a break through season. The Lady Rebels squandered a nine-point second half lead Wednesday with less than 10 minutes remaining against New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center, falling to recover after New Mexico connected on four consecutive 3-pointers to erase the deficit in a 61-58 loss.


Athletic director Jim Livengood listens as UNLV President Neal Smastrek delivers his State of the University address Thursday, September 22, 2011.
UNLV athletics look to improve on all fronts in 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood knows that any successful structure starts with a good foundation. And that, he said, is was what the Rebels worked on in the past year.


UNLV womens basketball player Sandrine Nzeukou is seen during practice Thursday, October 20, 2011.
UNLV's Sandrine Nzeukou learns to lead playing for Cameroon national team
unlv athletics:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It didn’t take long for Sandrine Nzeukou to realize she living out a dream. Nzeukou, a senior post player on the UNLV women’s basketball team, played for her native Cameroon last month.


The UNLV bench watches as the final seconds tick away during Tuesday's Mountain West Conference tournament game against Wyoming at the Thomas & Mack Center. Wyoming won the game 60-55.
Lady Rebels eliminated in first-round tourney game
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
There would be no deep run in the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament this March for the UNLV women’s squad. The Rebels rallied back from a double-digit second-half deficit Tuesday, but were limited to 29 percent shooting in falling, 60-55, to Wyoming in a first-round game at the Thomas & Mack Center. Last year, they won two tournament games in making a surprising run to the semifinals.


A smattering of UNLV fans can be seen amid Wyoming fans during the first half of the women's Mountain West Conference tournament basketball game Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV fans showing their true colors at women's basketball game
ray brewer:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Rebels fans are noticeably missing from the Thomas and Mack Center tonight. The UNLV women’s basketball team is playing Wyoming in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament and could have used your help.


Lady Rebels snap 3-game losing streak with win against Air Force
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Freshman guard Kelli Thompson proved Saturday that her age is not indicative of her skills. The Compton, Calif., native posted 20 points and grabbed eight boards to help the Lady Rebels defeat Air Force 69-55 at home on Senior Night, breaking the team’s three-game losing streak.


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