Las Vegas native Kyle Mellies became the first men's soccer player at UNLV since 2001 and fourth all-time to earn academic all-america honors, as he was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Soccer Second Team, selected and announced on Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Staging the Battle for the Fremont Cannon in the final game of the season for the first time since 1977, UNLV (2-10/1-6) hosts Nevada, Reno (6-5/3-4) Saturday night on ESPNU ... As part of a new tradition at the annual game featuring the only two football-playing programs in the Silver State, both teams will wear their dark home jerseys on Saturday for the second straight year.
The UNLV Rebels enter the final week of the 2014 regular season with one home match remaining - a "Senior Night" affair Tuesday against the San Diego State Aztecs. UNLV will recognize its four seniors - Allison Davies, Daryn Glenn, Jayme Jacinto and Katlin Winters - for their contributions to the volleyball program as student-athletes.
A poor shooting night from the floor was too much for UNLV to overcome, as it dropped a 79-70 women's basketball contest at Hawai'i on Sunday night at the Stan Sherrif Center, in the final game of the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic.
The UNLV volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss to the Boise State Broncos at the Cox Pavilion Saturday night. Something had to give in the Mountain West match that pitted two squads riding lengthy winning streaks against each other. The Rebels carried a run of six straight victories into the showdown, while the Broncos stretch sat at five. Unfortunately, it was the visitors from Idaho that kept their successive run alive behind set scores of 25-20, 18-25, 22-25, 25-22.
Christian Wood had 18 points and 13 rebounds and UNLV held Temple to five second-half field goals in posting a 57-50 victory in the consolation game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday night.
After suffering its first loss of the season on Friday night to Stanford (89-60) in the semifinals of 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the UNLV men's basketball team will face Temple in the tournament's consolation game on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST.
Power won over quickness on Friday night as the UNLV Lady Rebels suffered their first loss of the season to a much bigger Missouri squad, 79-60 in the first game of the Bank of America Rainbow Wahine Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.
UNLV fought hard all game long but could not solve the UC Irvine defense, while Anteater Iwasa Cameron scored two first-half goals to pace his team to a 3-0 win over the Rebels in the first round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament Thursday night from Anteater Stadium.