1. UNLV-BYU: Rivalry, or Just Ordinary Hatred?

    The stage is set. The No. 12 BYU Cougars (21-2) will travel to Las Vegas this weekend to take on the UNLV Rebels (18-4) on Saturday at 1:00 PM PST.   The Cougars are fresh off a relatively easy 20 point home win over TCU...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 787 reads 2 comments

  2. Dangerous Precedent Set: SEC Fines South Carolina Over Fan Celebration

    According to the Associated Press, South Carolina will be fined for violating league rules against permitting fans on the playing area following a 68-62 victory over top-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday night...

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  3. Mountain West Conference Basketball Power Rankings: BYU Sitting Pretty

    The halfway mark of the conference season is approaching, and two things are very clear: BYU is very, very good. Air Force is not. The rest of the league is kind of a jumbled mess. UNLV and New Mexico are gaining momentum...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 539 reads 1 comments

  4. BYU Basketball: Contender or Pretender?

    As the NCAA tournament approaches and conference play heats up, the hierarchy of college basketball contenders slowly begins to come into focus. The cream eventually rises to the top. The BYU Cougars are off to one of the best starts in school history

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 1,019 reads 9 comments

  5. MWC Basketball: UNLV, BYU, New Mexico Put Dancing Shoes On Layaway

    The best basketball west of the Big 12 is played in the Mountain West Conference. BYU, New Mexico, UNLV, and San Diego State are picking up the slack in an unfortunate and uncharacteristic down year for the perennially powerful Pac-10...

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  6. MWC Basketball Power Rankings: Conference Play Begins

    Conference play finally kicked off this week, and the results were more than a little surprising. Colorado State sits atop the standings thanks to a road win at Wyoming, and New Mexico is near the bottom after losing at home to UNLV...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 136 reads 4 comments

  7. Mountain West Basketball Midseason Awards: Jimmer Fredette Sets Bar High

    Conference play is officially underway, and with it arrives the unofficial midway point of the basketball season.   Now is the perfect time to look forward and the perfect time to look back...

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  8. Alabama vs. Texas: The BCS Not-ional Championship Game

    On Thursday, Jan. 7 at 8:00pm, Texas will play Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. One team will emerge victorious, secure a perfect season, and hoist a sparkling, crystal football-shaped trophy...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 1,257 reads 27 comments

  9. MWC Basketball Power Rankings: The Future Is Now

    The Mountain West Conference has arrived at the unofficial half way point of the season. Conference play kicks off this week when New Mexico visits San Diego State on Tuesday...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 560 reads 4 comments

  10. MWC Basketball Power Rankings, Dec. 28 Edition

    It was a wild and wacky week for the Mountain West Conference. New Mexico lost for the first time. UNLV couldn't bring home the Diamond Head Classic Trophy. Utah suffered another head scratching defeat...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 758 reads 10 comments

  11. UNLV Basketball: All I Want for Christmas Is...

    The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels are off to a terrific start. They have been consistently impressive, but are far from perfect. The season is relatively young, and the Rebels have work yet to do if they hope to achieve their full potential...

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  12. Mountain West Conference Basketball Power Rankings: Dec. 21 Edition

    The top three teams in the MWC had another strong week, going 7-0 and improving their combined record to 32-2. The MWC is one of only four conferences nationwide with three or more teams who have already notched 10 victories...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 552 reads 3 comments

  13. Mountain West Conference Power Rankings: December 14th Edition

    As a whole, the MWC is off to a terrific start. None of the nine teams have a losing record. New Mexico, BYU, and UNLV are a combined 25-2...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 587 reads 6 comments

  14. UNLV Basketball: Rebels Ahead of Schedule, Kansas State Coming to Town

    After notching hardfought road victories over Arizona and Santa Clara last week, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels moved up to No. 17 in coaches poll and No. 18 in the AP poll...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 677 reads 7 comments

  15. Alabama Dominates Florida: Tebow's Bid For History Denied

    Tim Tebow will not play for the National Championship this year. Tebow's Florida Gators were dominated by the Alabama Crimson Tide 32-13, falling in the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 578 reads 11 comments

  16. UNLV Basketball: Rebels Off to a Sizzling Start

    Two years ago, UNLV men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger was voted the MWC Coach of the Year, as well as the United States Basketball Writer’s Association District VIII Coach of the Year, after ...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about almost 5 years ago 581 reads 9 comments

  17. 10 Turkey-tastic Reasons for UNLV Fans to Give Thanks

    Approximately 600 years ago, Pocahontas and Sacajawea sat down with Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln for a delicious turkey dinner, and Thanksgiving was born...

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  18. Breaking News: Sanford Out at UNLV

    After five long disappointing seasons, Mike Sanford is out as UNLV head football coach, the Las Vegas Sun reports.   The far-from-surprising announcement comes 24 hours after the Rebels seventh loss, an error filled 45-17 defeat to the Air Force Falcons..

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  19. UNLV Rebels Basketball: 10 Keys To the Season

    After many long and grueling months, the UNLV Running Rebels finally take the court this week. With an exhibition contest against Washburn tonight and the first official game against Pittsburgh ...

    Chris Golightly Written by Chris Golightly about 5 years ago 416 reads 3 comments

  20. UNLV Visits TCU: Upset Brewing on Halloween?

    The TCU Horned Frogs and the UNLV Rebels will face off in a Halloween showdown in Fort Worth. The national spotlight found TCU last weekend, and they reveled in it...

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  21. Mountain West Basketball Preview: Top 10 Potent and Powerful Athletes

      Everyone loves a good, scrappy defender. Hustle should always be applauded. A high basketball IQ is an important asset for a young player. The mid-range game is a lost art form...

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  22. UNLV Football, Mike Sanford, and The Fans' Struggle To Cope

    It has been a rough two months for Mike Sanford, the UNLV football team, and the fans of the program.   When Rebel football is brought up as a topic of conversation around Las Vegas, inevitable head-shaking, eye-rolling, and heavy-sigh-heaving ensue...

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  23. UNLV Football Midseason Report Card: You Can't Spell Defense without "D" and "F"

    The halfway point of the college football season has arrived. For some teams, preseason hype has been substantiated. Elsewhere, hopes and dreams are already crushed...

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  24. Mountain West Conference Preview: Montezuma's Revenge

    In mid-February 2009, the basketball landscape of the Mountain West Conference appeared as rich and healthy as it had in the ten year existence of the conference...

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  25. Florida Gators' QB Tim Tebow: College Superstar, NFL Lost Cause

    Florida Gator QB Tim Tebow's performance against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday demonstrated exactly why Tebow will never be a successful NFL QB.   Tebow is a fantastic runner...

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