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Recent articles by Mike:

New UNLV coach fills all boxes on checklist for success

The UNLV football program has never been a consistent winner, reaching four bowl games all-time and none since 2013. The roster usually has a few solid pieces, just not enough to prevent six consecutive losing seasons. The fan base, in a town that usually only supports winning teams, loses interest ... → Read More

UNLV hires Marcus Arroyo as next football coach

UNLV has hired Marcus Arroyo as its next head football coach, a source confirmed to the Sun. The 39-year-old Arroyo spent the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Oregon, where the Ducks have had success ... → Read More

The Sun's UNLV All-Decade team for 2010s

One thing this All-Decade exercise spotlights is the turnover the program has been through over the last 10 years, with coaches and players churning through at breakneck pace ... → Read More

UNLV dismantled in 33-point loss to BYU

The Runnin' Rebels have a long way to go. That was the prevailing lesson learned on Saturday, when UNLV traveled to Salt Lake City and got dismantled by BYU, 83-50. It wasn't just the margin of defeat that illustrated the gap between UNLV and a good team ... → Read More

Live blog: BYU blowing out Rebels at half, 46-25

UNLV came into the season with a short roster due to two redshirting transfers, but head coach T.J. Otzelberger seemed prepared to combat the lack of depth by ... → Read More

Bryce Hamilton delivers for UNLV in double-overtime win at Fresno State

Bryce Hamilton scored a career-high 21 points to lead UNLV to a double-overtime win at Fresno State on Wednesday, but the sophomore's scoring touch may have been the least impressive aspect of his breakout performance ... → Read More

Live blog: Three keys for UNLV basketball at Fresno State

Coming off Saturday's heartbreaking loss at Cincinnati, the Rebels will look to open conference play on Wednesday by snagging their first Mountain West win — and their first road win — of the season. Three keys to watch ... → Read More

Rebels searching for winning formula in close games

UNLV suffered another close defeat on Saturday at Cincinnati, losing in overtime for the third time already this season. The poor results in crunch time are no doubt maddening for the players, and especially for head coach T.J. Otzelberger ... → Read More

Analysis: Early to-do list for next UNLV football coach

It's not a stretch to say that the next head coach — whoever it ends up being — is better set up for success than any Rebels coach in program history ... → Read More

Rebels can't finish comeback, fall in OT at Cincinnati

Just hours after the football Rebels scored a dramatic, walk-off victory in overtime against rival UNR, the Runnin' Rebels tried to do the same at Cincinnati. The basketball team was less successful than its gridiron counterpart, however ... → Read More

Live blog: Three keys for UNLV football at UNR

There's no other way to put it, UNLV's 2019 season has been a disappointment. The Rebels came into the year expecting to qualify for a bowl game, but two separate four-game losing streaks ... → Read More

Rebels ready to defend Fremont Cannon against UNR

UNLV running back Charles Williams, who has rushed for 1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns this year, said a win in the cannon game would go a long way toward putting a positive spin ... → Read More

Rebels overcome unforced errors to beat Jackson State

With eight minutes to play on Tuesday, UNLV found itself barely fending off visiting Jackson State by a frighteningly close score of 54-50. The Rebels only had themselves to blame, as ... → Read More

Live blog: Three keys for UNLV basketball vs. Jackson State

UNLV will try to snap a two-game home losing streak tonight when Jackson State (1-5) comes to the Thomas and Mack Center. Three keys for the Rebels: After playing a string of teams that were determined (and equipped) to slow down the tempo, UNLV finally gets an opponent that should ... → Read More

UNLV should pursue Hawaii's Nick Rolovich as next football coach

With Tony Sanchez out at UNLV after Saturday’s game, it’s fair to start considering who will emerge during the coming coaching search. In a perfect world, that candidate ... → Read More

Tony Sanchez fired as UNLV football coach

UNLV announced today that Tony Sanchez has been fired as head football coach. Sanchez, who is in his fifth year at UNLV, will coach the team in its season finale on Saturday at UNR. The team released statements from Sanchez ... → Read More

Offensive woes doom Rebels (again) in loss to SMU

UNLV went cold down the stretch on Saturday, allowing yet another opponent to pull away in the final minutes. This time it was SMU recording a victory at the Thomas & Mack Center, 72-68, but the story has become all too familiar for the ... → Read More

Rebels rally to close out Sam Boyd Stadium with 38-35 win over San Jose State

The final UNLV football game at Sam Boyd Stadium ended up being one of the best in the 49-year history of the venue, as the Rebels held for dear life in a 38-35 win over San Jose State on Saturday. UNLV took the lead on a 1-yard Charles Williams ... → Read More

Rebels ready for final game at Sam Boyd Stadium

UNLV will take the field at home for the final time this season today, and it will also be the final time the Rebels will play at Sam Boyd Stadium ... → Read More

Otzelberger: UNLV 'cooperated' with Joel Ntambwe waiver request

The NCAA has denied Joel Ntambwe's waiver request to play this season for Texas Tech, and on Friday UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger said his program "cooperated" with Ntambwe's request and the NCAA during the process. Ntambwe emerged as ... → Read More