March 28, 1990 |
Shon Tarver, who led Santa Clara High to two consecutive state Division IV basketball championships, announced Tuesday that he has given an oral commitment to attend Nevada Las Vegas. Tarver, a 6-foot-5 off-guard who averaged 31.6 points this season, was also named Division IV Player of the Year on Tuesday for the second year in a row.
July 6, 2011 |
Armen Gilliam , who was part of the UNLV basketball team that made a run to the Final Four in 1987 and played for several NBA teams died at 47. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday that Gilliam died Tuesday night at the LA Fitness gym in Bridgeville, Pa., while playing basketball. The office said an autopsy was pending. The Phoenix Suns drafted Gilliam as the No. 2 overall pick in the 1987 NBA draft. In addition to the Suns, Gilliam played for the Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz.
December 16, 1998 |
Jeff Kearin, Cal State Northridge's football assistant head coach, is joining John Robinson's staff at Nevada Las Vegas. "It was tough to leave but it's something I think I had to do for myself in order to get a head coaching job someday," Kearin said. Kearin, 38, was a Northridge assistant the last four seasons under three coaches and was the team's recruiting coordinator. He was an assistant to Robinson at USC from 1991-94. Kearin will be tight ends coach and help with special teams at UNLV.
September 22, 2010 |
With their point-a-minute defense leading the way, New Mexico's Lost Lobos took over the Bottom Ten lead. The Lobos, edged 14-56 by Utah, have allowed 180 points in three games. However, they face a threat to the top spot Saturday when they play equally inept Nevada Las Vegas (0-3), ranked No. 6. It's a must-lose game for both teams. No. 7 North Carolina, which had 12 players sit out a 24-30 loss to Georgia Tech because of an NCAA investigation, announced it's switching to six-man football.
December 4, 2000 |
Jeremi Rudolph and Kevin Brown each topped the 100-yard mark in rushing and quarterback Jason Thomas added 126 yards on the ground as Nevada Las Vegas hung on Saturday to defeat Hawaii, 34-32, and assure itself of a postseason bowl game. With the victory, the Rebels (7-5) will play Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl. It was a dominant offensive show displayed by UNLV, which finished with 431 yards on the ground. Thomas rounded out the attack with 124 yards passing.
March 6, 1998 |
Tyrone Nesby made a three-point basket with 1:24 left to give Nevada Las Vegas the lead, then sealed the win with a pair of free throws as the Runnin' Rebels upset fifth-ranked Utah, 54-51, in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament at Las Vegas. Nesby, who had a game-high 22 points, rebounded a miss by Andre Miller of Utah (25-3), and then sank two free throws after being fouled with 6.4 seconds left.