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  • RunRebs

    Derrick Jones Steals Show in 107-45 Blowout Win

    By Mike Grimala

    Rebels put on dunk exhibition as they steamrolled over New Mexico Highlands.

  • Sports

    Five Reasons UNLV Should Do What It Takes to Keep Dave Rice

    By Greg Blake Miller

    When news broke today that the University of South Florida had offered its basketball head coaching job to UNLV’s Dave Rice, the response from some Rebel fans—frustrated with the team’s just-concluded 20-13 season—was swift, with a hint of “good riddance” and immediate nostalgic calls to bring in Cal State Northridge coach Reggie Theus. The question […]

  • The Week

    For the Rebels, a Long Wait Till Next Year

    By Mike Grimala

    After a rocky finish to the season that saw the Rebels dissolve on the court, combust in the locker room and miss the NCAA tournament, the 2014-15 campaign can’t come soon enough.

  • Sports

    A Wildcat in the Rebels’ Den


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    I’m sad when UNLV loses to UNR. I’m sad when UNLV loses to San Diego State. And although I’m happy to hear that UNLV is still well-regarded in the Mountain West Conference, a little voice in my head always adds, “But who the hell cares about the Mountain West?”

  • RunRebs

    Kevin Olekaibe’s Senior Surprise

    By Mike Grimala

    Shotgun marriages rarely have happy endings. Las Vegas knows that better than most cities. But there are exceptions.

  • RunRebs

    Rashad Vaughn and the Rebel Future

    By Mike Grimala

    From the Department of the Obvious: Not everything has gone right for the UNLV basketball program this season.

  • The Week

    Rebel Evolution

    By Sean DeFrank

    A funny thing happened to the UNLV basketball team as it entered the final minutes of the second half of the seventh game of what had been unfolding as a nightmare season.

  • The Latest

    The Bennett Perspective

    By Matt Jacob

    Nobody saw it coming—not the fans, not the pundits, probably not even some chief decision-makers in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ organization. And right up to the moment when NBA commissioner David Stern said his name, not even Anthony Bennett saw it coming.

  • RunRebs

    Top Seven Shot-Blockers in UNLV History

    By Sean DeFrank

    Keon Clark set the Rebels’ single-season record with 112 blocks in 1996-97. With his wiry 6-foot-11 frame, long arms and grasshopper-like leaping ability, Clark could seemingly swat shots from anywhere on the court.

  • Jamal Aytes, an Early Starting Five and More Rebel Questions

    By Mike Grimala

    The summer college basketball recruiting periods are over, most of the Rebels are on campus for early workouts, and the full 2013-14 schedule should be released any day now. Seems like as good a time as any to dip into the reader mailbag for another edition of Words With Fans (now with "fancy" graphics!). Let's dive in. (Note: Some questions have been tweaked to clean up Tweet-speak) WORDS WITH FANS

  • Sports

    Findlay Prep Coach Todd Simon Set to Join UNLV Staff

    By Mike Grimala

    Rebels fans should already be familiar with the newest member of the UNLV coaching staff, as Findlay Prep coach Todd Simon is set to join the program sometime within the week.

  • Sports

    Draft Shocker: Anthony Bennett Goes No. 1 Overall

    By Mike Grimala

    In one of the most shocking NBA Draft moments in recent memory, former UNLV forward Anthony Bennett was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Bennett had mostly been projected in the mid-lottery by most mock drafts, but in the end the Cavaliers couldn't pass up on his combination of explosive athletic ability and offensive polish.

  • Draft Day Here for Bennett, Muhammad

    By Mike Grimala

    Today is going to be a busy day for a pair of Las Vegas-area basketball products, as both Anthony Bennett and Shabazz Muhammad are certain to hear their names called during the first round of the NBA Draft. Bennett's wait should be short, as he's one of the consensus top talents available in the draft and an outside candidate to go first overall. Muhammad will wait a bit longer, as most mock drafts have him pegged anywhere from the top 10 to the mid-20s.

  • Sports

    Anthony Bennett Still Producing for UNLV

    By Mike Grimala

    Anthony Bennett may have posted his final double-double in a Rebels uniform, but that doesn’t mean he’s done producing for UNLV. As the one-and-done freshman gets set to hear his name called during Thursday’s NBA Draft, the UNLV program and the current coaching staff are just beginning to reap the benefits that come from producing a high-profile lottery talent like Bennett.

  • Sports

    Rebel Reunion

    By Sean DeFrank

    For the former Rebel basketball players attending the UNLV Legends Reunion on June 1, this year’s get-together is truly a cause for celebration. With Jerry Tarkanian’s upcoming induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and a statue of the longtime UNLV coach soon to sit outside the Thomas & Mack Center, expect the smiles to be a little bit brighter, and the hugs a little bit tighter.