There may come a day when a story on the UNLV basketball team won’t reflect back to the glory days of the Jerry Tarkanian era. Alas, that time has not yet arrived. But it’s still nice to see The New York Times’ William C. Rhoden, who also wrote about the Rebels in the 1980s and ‘90s, give the program some positive national recognition. Rhoden’s feature on the return of David Rice and, subsequently, Stacey Augmon to UNLV focuses on how the first-year Rebel coaches are attempting to move the program forward by bringing back on-court characteristics from its high-profile past. Perhaps by the time the NCAA Tournament starts in March, the national media will allow this season’s Rebels to stand on their own merits. But somehow we doubt it.
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