Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 10 a.m.
UNLV football 2016
- Will UNLV football become bowl eligible this season?
- Yes — 78.7%
- No — 21.3%
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Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
For the second straight year, UNLV junior receiver Devonte Boyd was named to the preseason All-Mountain West team, the league announced this morning from its media days at the Cosmopolitan.
Boyd was the lone Rebel selected, while the media poll pegged UNLV to finish fifth in the West Division. Last year, the Rebels finished fourth in the division at 2-6 after being picked to finish last.
Boyd has finished the past two seasons as an All-Mountain West second-team pick. He already has the eighth (980) and 12th (904) highest receiving seasons in program history, and early this year, he’ll likely enter the top 10 in career receiving yards.
San Diego State was a unanimous pick to defend its title in the West Division, while Boise State is the favorite to reclaim the crown in the Mountain Division. The three preseason players of the year are all from San Diego State, including Canyon Springs High grad Donnel Pumphrey, and all three won their awards after the 2015 regular season, too.
Here's a look a the full all-conference team and predictions:
Predicted order of finish
1. Boise State (27) 172
2. Air Force (2) 126
3. Utah State 111
4. Colorado State 95
5. New Mexico 74
6. Wyoming 31
1. San Diego State (29) 174
2. UNR 129
3. San Jose State 122
4. Fresno State 76
5. UNLV 73
6. Hawaii 35
QB — Brett Rypien, sophomore, Boise State
WR — Devonte Boyd, junior, UNLV; Thomas Sperbeck, senior, Boise State
RB — Donnel Pumphrey, senior, San Diego State; Brian Hill, junior, Wyoming
OL — Fred Zerblis, senior, Colorado State; Nico Siragusa, senior, San Diego State; Jake Simonich, senior, Utah State; Austin Stephens, senior, Utah State; Chase Roullier, senior, Wyoming
TE — Billy Freeman, senior, San Jose State
DL — Nik D’Avanzo, senior, New Mexico; Alex Barrett, senior, San Diego State; Travis Seefeldt, senior, Utah State; Ricky Ali’ifua, senior, Utah State
LB — Christian Tago, senior, San Jose State; Calvin Munson, senior, San Diego State; Dakota Cox, senior, New Mexico
DB — Damontae Kazee, senior, San Diego State; Weston Steelhammer, senior, Air Force; Dameon Baber, sophomore, UNR; Andrew Wingard, sophomore, Wyoming
P — Hayden Hunt, senior, Colorado State; Michael Carrizosa, junior, San Jose State
K — Tyler Rausa, senior, Boise State
RS — Rashaad Penny, junior, San Diego State
Offensive Player of the Year — Pumphrey
Defensive Player of the Year — Kazee
Special Teams Player of the Year — Penny
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.