Former UNLV sprinter Kaysha Love will compete for the U.S. bobsled team next month in the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
The university remained in-house when replacing Desiree Reed-Francois, hiring interim athletic director Erick Harper in the full-time role.
UNLV formalized the hiring of athletic director Erick Harper on Monday, effective Jan. 1, university president Keith E. Whitfield announced in a statement.
Erick Harper becomes the 15th athletic director in UNLV history, succeeding Desiree Reed-Francois, who departed in August for the same position at Missouri.
The Mountain West released a new COVID-19 policy Wednesday regarding winter and spring sports.
The wave of COVID-19 infections continued to impact the sports world, including in Las Vegas. The Raiders and a headline college basketball doubleheader are experiencing the effects.
Now that the American Athletic Conference’s attempt to woo four Mountain West schools has failed, the MW is positioned to take a long, hard look at its options.
The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is Saturday. Former UNLV running back Joe Haro said it feels like “yesterday.”
The Rebels are going about their business sans Desiree Reed-Francois, who on Sunday was announced as the new athletic director at Missouri.
Keith Whitfield as university president is now taxed with replacing Desiree Reed-Francois, who departed for Missouri of the Southeastern Conference.
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois is leaving the department to become the AD at Missouri, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
Three were drafted out of College of Southern Nevada, with one CSN transfer, one from UNLV and one out of high school among Las Vegas players selected in rounds 11 to 20.
Dwaine Knight is a two-time national coach of the year and has been inducted into four halls of fame. He led UNLV to an NCAA record 31 consecutive regionals and the 1998 national title.
Garrick Higgo won the Palmetto Championship on Sunday when leader Chesson Hadley blew a two-shot lead with bogeys on his final three holes.