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Reader Q&A: UNLV sports and cereal talk

Wade Vandervort

UNLV basketball head coach Kevin Kruger gets driving tips from instructor Vinny Mykulak during the Spring 2021 Rebels Caravan event at Dream Racing, Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Reader Q&A: UNLV sports and cereal talk
Tue, May 25, 2021 (2 a.m.)
With football having wrapped spring practice and the basketball roster nearly full after a flurry of offseason activity, this seems like a good time to open up the UNLV mailbag for a reader Q&A ...
From left, UNLV coaches Marcus Arroyo, Lindy La Rocque, Kevin Kruger and Dawn Sullivan pose for a photo during the Spring 2021 Rebels Caravan event at Dream Racing, Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Caravan signals return toward normalcy for UNLV sports
Friday, May 7, 2021
Lindy La Rocque led the UNLV women’s basketball team to one of the most remarkable turnarounds in program history in 2020-21 ...
UNLV Rebels head coach Marcus Arroyo watches practice at Rebel Park Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Good vibes, wet coaches at final UNLV spring practice
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Marcus Arroyo is a largely humorless man. That’s not a bad thing—his job is to win games, after all, not to open for Carrot Top. But that made it seem all the more noteworthy that the second-year UNLV head coach was loose, laughing and generally ...
Larry Grant, a former NFL player and UNLV football's new defensive analyst, watches practice at Rebel Field Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Grant was a linebacker for various NFL teams from 2008 to 2014.
Former 49er brings football acumen, NFL expertise to UNLV program
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Football players on the UNLV defense are in a film session when the video suddenly reverts to old San Francisco 49ers practice film. They are talking about technique, using an example from a former NFL linebacker they are quickly embracing ...
UNLV Rebels head coach Marcus Arroyo watches practice at Rebel Park Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
UNLV football refocused after first spring scrimmage
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
UNLV football hit the practice field on Tuesday for its first session since Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage, and the vibe was a bit different than the first two weeks of spring practice ...
UNLV Rebels wide receiver Kyle Williams, right, celebrates with UNLV Rebels wide receiver Steve Jenkins (84) after scoring a touchdown in the second half of UNLV's home opener at Allegiant Stadium Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.
UNLV needs more production from developing receivers in 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
UNLV’s passing game didn’t exactly pop last year, and the team’s quarterbacks took most of the blame for that. But if second-year head coach Marcus Arroyo is to get his offense humming in 2021, it’s going to take an improved performance from the ...
UNLV Rebels quarterbacks Cameron Friel, left, and Doug Brumfield practice at Rebel Park Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Quarterback competition is on for UNLV football
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Tuesday was unofficially “Quarterbacks Day” at UNLV spring practice. One week into a position battle that figures to last well into fall camp, the competitors took turns addressing the media for the first time in 2021—except for the freshman ...
UNLV football coach Marcus Arroyo addresses players during the program's initial session of spring practice on March 30, 2021.
UNLV football seeks distance from 2020 season on first day of spring practice
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
UNLV football opened spring practice on Tuesday, and the general message throughout the program seemed to be simple: This is not the 2020 team ...
UNLV Rebels head coach Marcus Arroyo is shown before a game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Allegiant Stadium Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.
UNLV football schedule released for 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
The last time UNLV won a football game was November of 2019. Now we know when the scarlet and gray will get their next chance, as the team’s 2021 schedule was released in full on Friday ...
Wayne Nunnely, the only UNLV football player to also become head coach of the program, has passed away at the age of 68.
Remembering a legend: Pioneering UNLV coach Wayne Nunnely dies
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
A late-September college football game featuring two winless teams was one of the more meaningful contests in NCAA history. UNLV beat Ohio University 26-18 in 1988 for its first win of the season — a result that arguably was secondary. It was the first time in Division I history both teams had ...
Jeremy Lam, a 41-year-old with aspirations of joining the UNLV football team, poses for a photo at Phase 1 Sports gym, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.
Living the dream: 41-year-old ready to participate in tryouts to become a UNLV walk-on
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Jeremy Lam is majoring in communications. But he’s attending college later in life mostly in hopes of doing the impossible and earning a walk-on spot on the UNLV football team. A wide receiver, Lam knows his quest could be considered a long shot — he hasn’t played a down …
UNLV football coach Marcus Arroyo speaks during a press conference announcing the Rebels' 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.
UNLV football turning attention to transfer market as signing period opens
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Wednesday marked the first day of college football’s spring signing period, but for UNLV it was mostly a cursory event. There were no new additions to the ...
UNLV mascot Hey Reb is carried by fans during a game against UNR at the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.
UNLV ditching Hey Reb! mascot, keeping Rebels nickname
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
UNLV will no longer use the Hey Reb! mascot for its sports teams but will continue to use the Rebels nickname. University President Keith Whitfield said in a statement that he finds no issue with the nickname, which at one point in the school’s history represented a Confederate soldier. “I was drawn to ...
The Rebel Girls sport their holiday attire during a break in the game Tuesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
A holiday movie marathon dedicated to UNLV athletics
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Last year we spread holiday cheer by dedicating Christmas songs to the UNLV basketball program, but let’s think bigger in 2020.
New UNLV football head coach Marcus Arroyo responds to a question from a reporter during an introductory news conference at the Fertitta Football Complex at UNLV Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
Marcus Arroyo lands big 2021 recruiting class at UNLV
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Marcus Arroyo was not able to deliver a win for UNLV on the field in 2020 but he continues to rack up recruiting triumphs, as he secured a second straight impressive class on Wednesday when the program signed 19 high school prospects to letters ...