Illuminated Descent

Sky and technology offered complementary splendors on the morning of Oct. 15, and this YESCO worker had a front-rope seat. The sign at Harmon Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard—the world’s largest full-motion LED screen—passed diagnostic muster.

We hear the big blue canopy above it is just fine, too.

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Eyes on dunk contest at Scarlet & Gray Showcase

Eyes on dunk contest at Scarlet & Gray Showcase

By Mike Grimala

Thursday's Scarlet & Gray Showcase is meant to be a crowd pleaser. Fans and students can meet the players, take in a UNLV legends game, and get a look at the 2012-13 team for the first time in an intra-squad scrimmage. But the event generating the most buzz after practice on Tuesday was obvious: the dunk contest. The dunk competition is a new addition to this year's Showcase, and with good reason, as the Rebels have a number of high fliers lining the roster. A crowd pleaser, indeed.