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Past articles by Mike:

No. 21 UNLV women will face Michigan in NCAA Tourney

The UNLV women’s basketball team is heading to the Bayou. NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on Sunday, and the No. 11 seed Scarlet and Gray will take on No. 6 Michigan on Friday in Baton Rouge ... → Read More

What's next for UNLV after season-ending loss to Boise State?

UNLV waited just a bit too long to play its best basketball of the season. After digging a 22-point deficit in the first half of Thursday’s Mountain West quarterfinal game against Boise State ... → Read More

UNLV women win 22nd straight, clinch NCAA berth

Tight score, an opponent that couldn’t miss, the season hanging in the balance — Wednesday’s Mountain West women’s championship game would have been nerve-wracking for most teams. The UNLV women aren’t most teams ... → Read More

UNLV basketball bottoms out in blowout loss to Utah State

What is the opposite of peaking at the right time? At a time of year when the UNLV basketball team is trying to play its way into a postseason berth, the Scarlet and Gray instead turned in their worst performance of the 2022-23 campaign ... → Read More

Coach faces media for first time since UNLV football player's unexpected death

Barry Odom addressed the media today for the first time since UNLV football player Ryan Keeler was found dead on Feb. 20, but the coach had little to say about the situation. Odom met with reporters at the Fertitta Football Complex after the team’s first spring practice session and fielded ... → Read More

UNLV basketball prioritizing late-game execution vs. Utah State

As the calendar turns to March, it seems like every college basketball game is coming down to the final possession. It’s the time of year when little things like foul strategy, timeout usage and set plays can ... → Read More

Keeler prescribed medication for nausea by UNLV before death last week

Ryan Keeler had been battling illness for a week and was prescribed medication by the UNLV football training staff just days before he was found dead on Feb. 20, according to a police report obtained by the Sun ... → Read More

Durango knocks off Liberty for first state title since 1996

With about 10 seconds to go in Saturday’s Class 5A boys’ state championship game, Durango senior point guard Tylen Riley wanted the ball in his hands. → Read More

Centennial girls make it eight in a row with title win over Coronado

The Centennial girls’ basketball team clinched its eighth consecutive state championship on Saturday with a 59-20 victory over Coronado that felt as perfunctory as the final score indicates ... → Read More

UNLV signee Rob Whaley’s transformation into a top recruit

Two years ago, Rob Whaley weighed in at more than 320 pounds, leading most Division I programs to question his discipline, his work ethic and whether he’d ever be able to keep up with pace of the college game. As a result, his recruiting interest dried up. It was then that Whaley realized how close he was to letting his basketball future slip away. → Read More

E.J. Harkless carries UNLV to last-second win vs. Air Force

UNLV has relied on E.J. Harkless to be its late-game closer all season, but on Friday night against Air Force he watched someone else take the potential go-ahead shot. That didn’t stop him from winning the game anyway ... → Read More

E.J. Harkless willing to take on bigger workload for UNLV

Sometime soon, UNLV guard E.J. Harkless is going to play his 945th minute of the season. It will be more than the fifth-year senior has ever played before, but so far Harkless seems to be dealing with the workload just fine ... → Read More

UNLV football player Ryan Keeler passes away

UNLV football player Ryan Keeler has died, a source close to the team confirmed on Monday. A Chicago native, Keeler transferred to UNLV from Rutgers last offseason. He appeared in seven games during the 2022 campaign and totaled 8.0 tackles ... → Read More

Scuffling UNLV basketball facing tough test at Boise State

Is the season slipping away from UNLV? Kevin Kruger’s squad has lost two in a row and now sits in seventh place in the Mountain West standings (16-10 overall, 5-9 MWC), but the team remains talented and dangerous — if they can ... → Read More

UNLV basketball adjusting to life without turnovers

The UNLV basketball team has lost its identity. Earlier in the year, when things were good — when the Scarlet and Gray ripped off 10 straight wins to open the season ... → Read More

No. 23 UNLV women grab Mountain West crown beating SJSU

Alyssa Brown scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Desi-Rae Young had a double-double and No. 23 UNLV clinched its second straight Mountain West Conference regular-season championship, beating San Jose State 77-60 ... → Read More

Valentine's Day massacre: UNLV basketball swept by San Jose State

San Jose State is a better basketball team than UNLV. It may be hard to believe for anyone who has followed UNLV, San Jose State, or the Mountain West in general for the past decade, but the Spartans proved it for 40 minutes on Tuesday night ... → Read More

UNLV basketball looks to bounce back against San Jose State

A loss like the one UNLV suffered at San Diego State on Saturday can do bad things to a team. Given the way SDSU physical manhandled the Scarlet and Gray for the full ... → Read More

UNLV basketball can't keep up in one-sided loss at San Diego State

With less than four minutes remaining in UNLV’s 82-71 loss at San Diego State, senior Luis Rodriguez was subbed out and made his way to the bench ... → Read More

UNLV basketball set for second shot at first-place San Diego State

Is UNLV basketball poised to score a season-defining victory? The Scarlet and Gray head west to take on No. 25 San Diego State on Saturday (1 p.m., FOX), and a win would surely boost Kevin Kruger’s squad as they head into the final stretch of the season ... → Read More