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University accepting nominations for 2012 class through Feb. 27


Ethan Miller

UNLV linebacker, Randy Black, holds up the football after recovering a fumble, Saturday, November 27, 1999.

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Attention UNLV fans: Here is your chance to get a former Rebel inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.

The university announced Wednesday it is accepting nominations for the 2012 hall class. To be eligible, “former student-athletes must have left the school by 2002 or prior and coaches and staff must have left their position at the school by 2007 or prior,” according to a release from the department.

The hall of fame, with the categories of athlete, coach, athletic staff, team and distinguished contributor, was created in 1987. The newest class will likely be inducted in the fall during a football home game weekend.

The deadline for nomination is Feb. 27 and the process is open to the public. Visit the school’s website for a nomination form and to see current hall members.

There are several worthy former athletes, but if I had one nomination, it would be for football player Randy Black. The linebacker Black, who at one point was the Rebels’ all-time leading tackler, was the heart-and-soul of the 2000 Las Vegas Bowl championship team.

Plus, the Clark High graduate proved playing for hometown UNLV is an attractive option for locals. It’s a nomination that should be a no-brainer for the selection committee.

Who else would you like to see included?

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  1. Linda Frohlich would be a good option. Only UNLV player to ever be drafted into the WNBA.

    I think Charlie Spoonhour would be a good sentimental choice too. In reality, he was the one who got the program back headed in the right direction.

  2. Hey Mike: Great call on Linda. She was, in my opinion, the best Lady Rebel ever. Tough call on Spoon. Glad I'm not the one making the decision.

  3. Um. Dick Calvert? 4 decades as the Voice of the Rebels? Comon. I looked at the nomination form, but I couldn't answer half of those top questions about the nominee...

  4. Oh, and Charlie Spoonhour. Contributed greatly to get UNLV back on settled ground.

  5. Anderson Hunt should get the nod. On three of the best teams in UNLV history; 1990 Final Four MOP; 3 straight Big West All Tourney teams; Big West Freshman of the year in 1989; Honorable Mention All Conference 1990; 1st team All Conference 1991; Honorable Mention All American 1991; 1st in 3 point field goals made and attempted; 13th on the all time scoring list; and the man who took down Midnight Lute in 1989!

  6. Everytime I go to the T&M, the pride of players, teams, and games flood my memory as a life-long REBEL fan. I go to every football game and Rebel football fans do not get the same treatment. Numbers of Rebel greats should be painted on the Press Box or painted on the field. I try to tell my kids about these players but there isn't any honor at the games. BTW, Reggie LaFrance should be recognized as a great Rebel TE, an Emmy winning television editor, nationally recognized television director, and a great Rebel Alum.