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UNLV defense must rebound fast as pass-happy Hawaii comes calling
Rebels rank third from last in FBS in total defense, pass defense through two weeks
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
After allowing 729 yards combined through the air to its first two opponents of the 2011 season, it's probably an understatement to say UNLV's third foe will be an unwelcome visitor at Sam Boyd Stadium this Saturday. The Rebels (0-2) will play host to future Mountain West mate Hawaii (1-1) in their home opener, which kicks off at 7 p.m.
UNLV's road woes continue in 59-7 thumping at Washington State
Rebels' defense sets ugly tone early as Hauck's club returns home at an underwhelming 0-2
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. — There was no sugar-coating this one. No silver lining to to be excited about. On this Saturday afternoon, UNLV simply didn't show up. The result was a brutal 59-7 defeat at the hands of Washington State, and afterward, the Rebels had no hesitation in admitting that they fell flat on their faces.
LIVE BLOG: UNLV thumped by Washington State, 59-7
Rebels allow 610 yards of total offense as beleaguered defense faces serious questions moving forward
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
What happened in a drawn-out second half at Martin Stadium Saturday afternoon is completely moot. The bloody first half pointed out all of UNLV's flaws and then some, as they head home on the very short end of a 59-7 final score.
Take Five: Getting to know Washington State
Cougars hoping for another outstanding offensive performance after losing starting quarterback Jeff Tuel early on in their season opener
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
It’s been a long three-plus seasons for Washington State under Paul Wulff, who entered the 2011 campaign with a 5-32 record at the helm and an unsightly 2-25 mark in Pac-10 play.
Gorman's Rosco Allen finishes successful UNLV visit, getting closer to a decision
6-foot-9 forward will host in-home visits with UNLV, Stanford and North Carolina before choosing in time for November signing period
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
This much right now is known about the impending college decision that 6-foot-9 Bishop Gorman junior forward Rosco Allen will make: Whatever it is, it will be the right one. Allen's über-thorough research of his potential suitors appears to be just about complete, as he wrapped up a two-day official visit to the UNLV campus by enjoying dinner with the coaching staff late Thursday evening.
UNLV hopes to build off of silver lining from loss at Wisconsin
Offensive line play, running game could prove to be a strength for Rebels moving forward
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
The silver lining from UNLV's 51-17 season-opening loss at Wisconsin last Thursday night was pretty easy to identify. With three freshman offensive linemen playing together for all but one series at Camp Randall Stadium, the Rebels' run game was consistently effective, racking up 146 yards on the ground. Their two-headed monster at running back, consisting of sophomores Tim Cornett and Bradley Randle, was responsible for 126 of those on only 26 carries.
UNLV takes the good with the bad in 51-17 loss at No. 11 Wisconsin
Rebels' offense shows plenty of promise, but defense still has plenty of work to do
Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
MADISON, Wis. — Following last year's 41-21 season-opening loss to Wisconsin, the look on UNLV coach Bobby Hauck's face and the words out of his mouth gave the impression that his team was in for a long ride. This time around, after a 51-17 loss in Madison, Wis., in what was likely the final game the two sides will ever play, the vibe he gave off couldn't have been any different.
WRs Marcus Sullivan, Eric Johnson left home, immediate futures unclear
Speedy receivers and special teams standouts awaiting academic clearance
Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
MADISON, Wis. — UNLV suffered its first blow in the 2011 season opener before even boarding the plane to travel to Wisconsin on Wednesday. Rising sophomore receiver/kick returner Marcus Sullivan and junior receiver/punt returner Eric Johnson were left home from the trip due to academic issues.
LIVE BLOG: UNLV falls to No. 11 Wisconsin in season opener, 51-17
Rebels' offense shows sign of improvement, but defense pushed around in blowout loss
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
MADISON, Wis. — The result surprised no one, but it was more about what Thursday's performance at Camp Randall means for the rest of the season. UNLV lost to No. 11 Wisconsin, 51-17.
For a successful season, UNLV will have to improve on the road
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
UNLV’s 2-11 campaign in 2010 under first-year coach Bobby Hauck was a tale of two seasons.
Take Five: Getting to know Wisconsin
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
In the 10th and what could be final meeting between UNLV and Wisconsin, the Rebels head to Madison, Wis., as more than five-touchdown underdogs. A big spread on the game makes plenty of sense. UNLV is young, growing and last year struggled mightily away from home. On the other side, Wisconsin is stacked, and looking to build off of a stellar campaign in 2010 that began with a 41-21 romp over the Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Feel that electricity in the air? No? You’re not the only one
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
It sounds cliché, but this is a town that will only embrace a winner.
Future scheduling key to the UNLV football program's forward progress
Tenth meeting between UNLV and Wisconsin could be the last as Rebels no longer want 'buy games'
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
During the first weekly press conference of the UNLV football season Monday, sophomore quarterback Caleb Herring spoke in a confident tone about his upcoming first career start. It will come Thursday night on national television. Against a top 10-caliber opponent. On the road. In front of 80,000 screaming fans.
Gorman's Demetris Morant becomes first 2012 local to commit to UNLV
6-foot-9 forward becomes Dave Rice's third commit in 2012 class, choosing Rebels over SDSU and others
Monday, Aug. 29, 2011
UNLV's 2012 recruiting class gained its third member on Monday night, but it received its first dose of local flavor from the loaded senior crop in its own backyard. Six-foot-9 Bishop Gorman forward Demetris Morant gave first-year coach Dave Rice and his staff a verbal commitment.
Trying summer turns productive for UNLV forward Chace Stanback
Following DUI arrest, Stanback improved physically and mentally as he prepares for move to small forward
Monday, Aug. 29, 2011
Last week, while his oldest son was visiting the family in Los Angeles, Harry Stanback noticed some changes. Aside from an enhanced physical presence, Chace Stanback spoke in a different tone. Plenty of work over the summer months spent in Las Vegas ultimately produced the new Chace Stanback look, but Harry knows that the new sound stemmed from one unfortunate night in early May.
Gorman's Rosco Allen to take official visit to UNLV next week
Allen will visit Stanford beginning Tuesday, North Carolina still pushing
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011
UNLV will be hosting its first official visit with a member of the 2012 recruiting class next week, and the visitor will be a familiar one. Bishop Gorman senior forward Rosco Allen, who took a pair of unofficial visits to UNLV during the first week of August, will take an official trip to campus Sept. 7-8 — next Wednesday and Thursday — according to his father, Daniel Allen.
UNLV releases depth chart for Thursday's season opener at Wisconsin
A few competitions still ongoing, a few surprises on Bobby Hauck's first two-deep of the fall
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
If last year proved anything, it's that Bobby Hauck's depth chart can be subject to major change from week to week, and guys must perform to keep their jobs. But on Saturday, he released his two-deep for UNLV's nationally televised Thursday night season opener at Wisconsin, with a handful of surprises catching the eye. The Rebels and Badgers get underway at 5 p.m. PDT on ESPN.
After losing his senior season at UNLV, Matt Shaw eyes a brighter future
A failed drug test cut the 6-foot-8 forward's college career short, but it taught him tough lessons and provided clarity
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
Matt Shaw entered the Ford Center hallway en route to the UNLV locker room following a first-round loss to Northern Iowa in the 2010 NCAA tournament when the fear of getting caught set in. Shaw quickly realized that he may have unexpectedly just played college basketball for the last time.
Overhauled roster could give Findlay Prep a dominant look once again
Eight newcomers give Pilots more size and versatility than ever entering program's fifth season
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
The 2011-12 Findlay Prep basketball team won't look at all like the one whose season ended with a thud in the quarterfinals of the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational last April in Maryland. Literally. Take senior swingman Winston Shepard, for example.
Now at Findlay Prep, 7-foot UNLV target Matt Willms ready to blossom
Canadian center will learn plenty on the practice floor alone against fellow Pilot big men
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
When UNLV first began recruiting 7-foot Canadian center Matt Willms in early July, he was about as under the radar as a 7-footer could possibly be. Dave Rice and his staff were made aware of the big left-hander through a connection with Tyrone Lofton — his coach on the AAU circuit with the Detroit Stars.
Fourth meeting between Findlay Prep, Bishop Gorman set for Jan. 21
Orleans, South Point, Cox Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center all on the table as possible venues
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
It's official: The much-anticipated fourth meeting on the hardwood between local powers Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman will take place on Jan. 21. Next up on the agenda for Findlay coach Mike Peck and Gorman coach Grant Rice is to locate a venue for a game that will draw more local interest than any other high school game in recent memory.
Five signs that UNLV football is headed in the right direction
There's still a ways to go, but it's apparent on the practice field that Bobby Hauck's program is on the right path
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
UNLV will be more competitive and exciting to watch in 2011 than it was in 2010, but is still about a year away from being a program that regularly contends for postseason berths.
Sophomore Caleb Herring officially named UNLV's starting quarterback
Behind a strong, consistent performance to this point in fall camp, Herring earns first career start next Thursday at Wisconsin
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011
Bobby Hauck made it official Sunday evening: Sophomore Caleb Herring will start under center when UNLV opens its 2011 season next Thursday at Wisconsin. It was long assumed based on developments and performances so far through fall camp that Herring would win the job. The announcement from the second-year head coach came a day after Herring shined in the team's Saturday scrimmage in Ely.
UNLV's first fall scrimmage proves to be a mixed bag
Herring solid, but offense mistake-prone with opener less than two weeks away
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011
ELY — UNLV coach Bobby Hauck has been far from disappointed with his team's performance so far in fall camp. Consider Saturday's one-hour scrimmage in Ely a blip on the radar, of sorts.
Marcus Sullivan's star has only grown since scary injury at West Virginia
Former Cheyenne standout already a special teams star, now hopes for expanded role as wide receiver
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011
ELY — What was already a promising freshman season looked like it was coming to a painful, abrupt halt for Marcus Sullivan on an October afternoon last year in West Virginia. Late in a 49-10 blowout loss to the Mountaineers, Sullivan was going up for a ball in the end zone, but while watching the pass in, he was blasted in the chest by a West Virginia safety and left lying on the turf for several minutes before being carted off.
Phillip Payne getting closer to returning from broken foot
UNLV star wide receiver dons pads for the first time this fall camp on Friday afternoon
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011
ELY — UNLV will hold a 2:15 p.m. scrimmage on Saturday afternoon in Ely, and once again, star senior wide receiver Phillip Payne will take in the action from the sidelines as he recovers from a broken right foot foot. But Friday's full pads practice session provided a sign that the preseason All-Mountain West selection is closer to a full return.
Inspired Bradley Randle making a push up UNLV's running back ranks
Randle hopes that this is the year when he lives up to the hype that followed him to Las Vegas
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
ELY — Time is of the essence, and UNLV sophomore running back Bradley Randle doesn't need anyone to remind him of that.
UNLV coach Bobby Hauck to receive 2-year contract extension
Hauck will be under contract through 2014 season, annual salary remains at $350,000
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
ELY — As Bobby Hauck begins his second season at the helm of the UNLV football program, he'll have a new selling point to use when pitching recruits. His job security. UNLV will be awarding Hauck a two-year extension on his original three-year deal, which runs through the 2012 season. Now, he'll be under contract through 2014 and will maintain the same $350,000 annual salary throughout the life of the contract. He'll also still be awarded his $450,000 completion bonus at the end of next season.
Brought along patiently, Cameron Jefferson ready to anchor UNLV's offensive line
Once a raw prospect, Jefferson will continue to learn on the fly at left tackle this season
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
ELY — Injuries and other developments forced UNLV coach Bobby Hauck and his staff to prematurely rip the redshirts off of several freshmen in 2010, putting them on the field well before they wanted to do so. But there was one newcomer who, barring a complete emergency, they were adamant about not putting on the field. It was Cameron Jefferson, who entering the 2011 campaign will anchor one of the nation's youngest, most inexperienced offensive lines at left tackle.
Incoming punter Chase Lansford's boot already making noise
Juco transfer, son of 9-year NFL veteran kicker, hopes to push Kohorst for kicking duties, too
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
ELY — Each day during UNLV's fall training camp, there's bound to be at least one moment that drops some jaws. Tuesday afternoon, it happened to be a punt. No, not the punt return, but the punt itself. It came off the foot of Chase Lansford and traveled roughly 60 yards in the air, rotating in a perfect spiral during its entire flight.
Tim Cornett hopes improved body, mentality helps UNLV rack up wins
Sophomore running back, off of stellar freshman campaign, thinks 2010 was just the start of a strong career
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
Tim Cornett only had one goal entering his first fall camp at UNLV a year ago — become a starter. He went into the offseason with a new goal in mind — make sure that was just the beginning of a stellar collegiate career.
UNLV coach Bobby Hauck establishes no-Twitter policy with players
Sees policy as a way to help his players avoid poor decisions
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
ELY — Several college football coaches around the country this year have made the decision to establish policies regarding their players' use of Twitter. Now add UNLV to the list. As fall camp opened last Tuesday, UNLV players said goodbye to their Twitter accounts.
3 key questions UNLV faces as it opens camp in Ely
Rebels head north for 11 days with plenty of work to do to rebound from 2-11 campaign
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011
UNLV's first fall practice in full pads was Saturday morning in Las Vegas, and Mother Nature brought a welcomed break from this week's sweltering heat. The three-hour session was played under cooler temperatures, overcast skies and some intermittent drizzling.
Back on offense, Taylor Spencer emerging as a serious contender for playing time
Former Bishop Gorman standout now benefitting from the numbers game that had him on defense a year ago
Friday, Aug. 12, 2011
In each of his two fall camps at UNLV, which position Taylor Spencer has found himself at was a result of a numbers game. The former Bishop Gorman standout, after playing defense in only his senior year with the Gaels, was put at safety coming in last season as a freshman. After redshirting, he was moved back to wide receiver. The move looked like a natural one, and Rebels coach Bobby Hauck completely agrees with that assessment.
Katin Reinhardt commits to UNLV, making major statement for Dave Rice and staff
6-foot-4 guard chose Rebels over Texas, Baylor and several others, becomes UNLV's second commit for 2012
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011
UNLV's second commitment for the 2012 recruiting class came early Thursday morning, and this one will likely make a strong national statement in terms of what Dave Rice and his staff are capable of on the recruiting trail.
Bump in ESPN rankings makes Shabazz Muhammad unanimous top prospect in 2012
6-foot-6 wing has one event left on summer schedule, recently finished visits to USC and UCLA
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
Now, it's as official as it will get: Bishop Gorman's Shabazz Muhammad is the nation's unanimous top overall hoops prospect in the 2012 senior class.
UNLV releases 2011-12 Mountain West Conference hoops schedule
Rebels to play second MWC game ever on CBS on Feb. 18 at New Mexico
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
UNLV's 2011-12 men's basketball schedule is now complete, as the school released the Mountain West Conference portion of its slate on Wednesday afternoon. League play will begin on Jan. 14 at San Diego State, but the highlight of the 14-game MWC schedule is another road contest.
Caleb Herring looks to secure starting QB job he's long desired
Job appears to be there for the taking for redshirt sophomore, who got his feet wet in spot duty in 2010
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
Two years ago, Caleb Herring arrived on the UNLV campus as a skinny kid with braces, carrying the label as the Rebels' quarterback of the future. Now a redshirt sophomore, this is supposed to be the beginning of that future. He's bulked himself up some, shed the metal in his mouth and speaks in the confident tone that a starting quarterback should speak. All what's left to do? Win the starting quarterback gig.
Tuesday Practice Briefs: Timetable for Phillip Payne's return unknown
UNLV's star All-Mountain West receiver still 'day-to-day' with right foot in a walking boot
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011
Ready to start with a clean slate as a senior, UNLV wide receiver Philip Payne's debut at fall camp will be a bit delayed. The 6-foot-3 senior was out at Rebel Park on Tuesday morning for the camp's first practice session but was sidelined with an injury.
Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett trims list to 10 schools, UNLV included
After exploding on the summer circuit, don't expect the 6-foot-7 Canadian's recruitment to end any time soon
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011
Let's put it this way: UNLV has as good of a shot today as it did last week at landing Findlay Prep's star Canadian big man Anthony Bennett. As of today, though, he made it known that Dave Rice and his staff has as good of a shot as nine other schools.
With adjustment to his role, UNLV's Oscar Bellfield eager for senior season
A three-year starter at point guard for the Rebels, Bellfield will get more time off the ball this year
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011
In three consistent, productive seasons at UNLV, there's never been a question about Oscar Bellfield's ability to handle point guard duties on both ends of the floor. And even though he wasn't necessarily in need of a fresh start, with first-year coach Dave Rice implementing a new uptempo playing style, that's just what he'll get as a senior.
UNLV sophomore RB Tim Cornett named to Paul Hornung Award watch list
Monday, Aug. 8, 2011
UNLV sophomore running back Tim Cornett was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list on Monday, given annually to the most versatile player in college football. Cornett is one of 50 named to the preseason list, and that itself is a major win for both the Galena Park, Texas, native and his fledgling program.
Gorman's Rosco Allen and Ben Carter wrap up UNLV visits, in no rush to decide
Gorman front-court duo concludes week by taking closer look at UNLV's academic offerings
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011
Rosco Allen said earlier this week that he hopes to make a decision on his future before the start of his senior season at Bishop Gorman in November. After two lengthy unofficial visits to UNLV in the last four days, he now likely has all of the information on his hometown school that he needs. The 6-foot-8 small forward made the trip down to campus alongside Gorman power forward and fellow Rebels 2012 recruiting target Ben Carter on Friday. The Gaels' front-court duo spent more than two hours there.
Gorman's Rosco Allen visits UNLV Wednesday, repeat trip coming Friday
6-foot-8 wing will take closer look at UNLV's academic offerings on next trip to campus; Teammate Ben Carter joining him
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
There was never a point where Dave Rice and his UNLV men's basketball staff were not actively recruiting Bishop Gorman's Rosco Allen. However, their efforts on him increased following the two 10-day July evaluation periods, and almost unexpectedly, there's a chance that Allen's recruitment could be drawing to a close sooner rather than later.
UNLV likely getting unofficial visit this week from Mater Dei's Katin Reinhardt
6-foot-4 combo guard finalizing plans to visit family in Las Vegas; trip would include visit to UNLV campus
Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
Taking the annual summer trip to visit his grandparents in Las Vegas might be a bit more enticing this year for Katin Reinhardt. It will allow the 6-foot-4 combo guard from Mater Dei (Calif.) High to take an unofficial visit to the UNLV campus.
2012 wing Demarquise Johnson to take unofficial visit to UNLV early next week
Talented scorer from Pontiac, Mich., is also considering Missouri, Washington and Washington State
Saturday, July 30, 2011
For Dave Rice and his UNLV men's basketball staff, the July evaluating period was mostly about just being seen in the stands by their previously identified top targets in the 2012 recruiting class. Now comes the actual recruiting. Expect the staff to host a slew of visitors over the coming few months, both for official and unofficial trips. One of the first to come and check out the campus will be Demarquise Johnson.
Deals for Dave Rice, staff provide UNLV athletic department financial relief
Combined, Rebels' four basketball coaches will command less than $1 million in 2011-12
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The financially strapped UNLV athletic department not only got the guy its top target this spring as its new men's basketball coach, but it also didn't have to break the scarlet and gray piggy bank to do so. A copy of Dave Rice's contract, which was approved in June by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, shows that Rice signed a 3-year deal on May 4. He'll pull in an annual salary of $400,000.
A football commitment 2,000 miles away should give UNLV fans hope with Muhammad
If the No. 1 quarterback prospect in 2012 class can commit to hometown underdog, could the same thing happen in hoops?
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A piece of major college football recruiting news broke on Thursday afternoon, and even though it happened almost 2,000 miles away, it should give UNLV basketball fans another reason to have hope when it comes to the recruitment of local star Shabazz Muhammad.
Bum ankle leads to sour ending to AAU season for Shabazz Muhammad
Top 2012 recruit struggles to tally 22 points as Dream Vision falls in adidas Super 64 championship game, 93-78, to Texas Assault
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Shabazz Muhammad said it would have at least taken a broken foot to keep him out of Tuesday night's adidas Super 64 title game at Rancho High. What about a sprained ankle that was swollen up just bigger than the size of a baseball? Well, he tried.
Rested Bobby Hauck, young Rebels likely face more growing pains
Off of 2-11 campaign in Hauck's first season, UNLV features nearly as many freshmen as juniors and seniors combined
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Before each season, Bobby Hauck heads up with his family to their cabin in Kalispell, Mont. While in Northwest Montana, he'll waterski, get in some fly fishing and, in general, just try to decompress.

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