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Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Mike:

No Canada: UNLV basketball cancels exhibition trip

UNLV basketball has canceled its weeklong preseason exhibition trip to Canada, which was scheduled for next month. The Runnin’ Rebels were ... → Read More

Top prospect Zaon Collins has UNLV in his final four

Coveted point guard prospect Zaon Collins announced his final four college choices on Monday, and UNLV is firmly in the mix. In addition to the Rebels, Collins listed Arizona, Arizona State and USC as the other ... → Read More

Newest UNLV football commit Anthony Rosas is a people person

For new commit Anthony Rosas, the most impressive thing about UNLV was the people who make up the football program ... → Read More

Former starting QB Armani Rogers transferring from UNLV

UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers is entering the transfer portal and will play his final season at another school. Rogers made the announcement via Twitter ... → Read More

Analysis: David Jenkins is star scorer UNLV needs

Expectations are sky high for David Jenkins in 2020-21. As a sophomore at South Dakota State two years ago he scored 19.7 points per game and drilled 45.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, making him one of the country’s most efficient offensive players ... → Read More

UNLV's Otzelberger sees possible timeline shift for college basketball

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to warp the country’s sports timelines, and college basketball is no exception. UNLV suffered its own setback when ... → Read More

Rebels in the running for 2021 recruit Arthur Kaluma

College sports may be at a standstill due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but recruiting never stops. The UNLV basketball program got some good news on that front on Wednesday, as Class of 2021 forward Arthur Kaluma ... → Read More

Fall sports possibilities and more reader questions

Like most of the sports world, it seems like UNLV fans are worried about fall sports. The COVID-19 outbreak has thrown things into turmoil ... → Read More

Desiree Reed-Francois trying to get fall sports trending in right direction

On Saturday morning, UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois made her weekly visit to check on the progress of Allegiant Stadium. While standing outside, she took the opportunity to ... → Read More

Up and running: UNLV football plots its attack under new coach Marcus Arroyo

Because of the cancellation of spring practice, some mystery remains about how the team will look under new coach Marcus Arroyo. But the players, most of whom have completed a mandatory two-week local quarantine in order to return to campus, feel like they have a good idea. → Read More

Should UNLV continue to be the Rebels? Why change could be forthcoming

University officials removed the statue because the mascot — and the “Rebels” nickname itself — is tied to a racist past. Many students, former players and community members say ... → Read More

UNLV basketball targeting Liberty big man Joshua Jefferson

UNLV has expanded its recruiting efforts in the 2022 class, as the program offered a scholarship to Liberty forward Joshua Jefferson last week. Jefferson, a 6-foot-8 post player, is the second recruit in the class to receive an offer ... → Read More

Removal of Hey Reb! statue could be beginning of end for Rebels nickname

“It makes me very proud of the university to recognize that this is the way of the country. To start making changes, you have to admit that certain things represent the wrong things." → Read More

Devin Tillis looking forward to joining UNLV teammates for workouts

Monday marked the first day that UNLV basketball players were able to return to campus, but it’s going to be a gradual process. Incoming freshman Devin Tillis, for instance, won’t arrive in Las Vegas until Friday, at which point → Read More

UNLV removes Hey Reb! statue; mascot's future uncertain

UNLV removed a statue of its controversial “Hey Reb!” mascot from a prominent spot on campus on Monday, with acting president Marta Meana citing “recent events throughout our nation” as the impetus for its removal ... → Read More

Five takeaways from first week of UNLV football voluntary workouts

The circumstances aren’t normal, but after a week of workouts it looks like the Rebels are firmly back in offseason mode ... → Read More

Pivotal season ahead for Raiders tackle Kolton Miller

Want to hear a somewhat-alarming fact about the Raiders’ recent draft history? Since the fifth-year option rule was instituted in 2011, the team has not ended up exercising that option on any of its first-round selections ... → Read More

Biggest difference for Runnin’ Rebels in 2020 might be shooting

UNLV struggled to put enough shooting on the floor in T.J. Otzelberger’s first year as head coach. A combination of injuries and players not performing up to expectations left the 2019-20 Rebels especially inadequate from 3-point range ... → Read More

UNLV athletes can return for voluntary workouts next week

UNLV announced it will begin allowing athletes to return to campus for voluntary workouts on June 8. Football, volleyball and women’s soccer players can return to campus beginning on Monday. Men’s and women’s basketball ... → Read More

What it's like going through a thermal scan at a reopened Las Vegas casino

Walking into a casino is going to be different from now on, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a hassle. While the mood inside Red Rock Resort was largely festive... → Read More