The Mountain West will begin negotiating new TV contracts in April, and how the deals come together will affect the conference’s growth.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
Boise State was the unanimous choice by the Mountain West media to win the conference’s Mountain Division, and UNLV was picked to finish third in the West Division.
Some major questions follow the Mountain West into next football season. Here are five.
UNLV picked up the first member of its 2019 basketball recruiting class when three-star point guard Ethan Anderson committed Sunday. He also had offers from two Pac-12 Conference schools and Mountain West member Boise State.
UNLV announced an initiative called “The FANtastic 20” on Thursday, a program to improve fans’ experience this football season.
The Las Vegas Invitational announced the pairings for its strong field at Orleans Arena. North Carolina plays Texas at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, and UCLA-Michigan State follow at 7 p.m.
UNLV senior Lexington Thomas was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list, an honor that goes to the nation’s top running back.
UNLV senior Shakur Juiston was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, which recognizes academic achievement.
The NBA Summer League wrapped up Tuesday night, having broken more attendance records. It’s an event that has come a long way from its humble roots, and the effort is constant to keep it growing.
The cost of construction for the Fertitta Football Complex has increased significantly, causing UNLV officials to delay building the interior of the second floor until additional funds are raised.
The U.S. men’s basketball team will play Uruguay in a second-round FIBA World Cup qualifier on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at Cox Pavilion.
Former NBA referee Monty McCutchen evaluates game officials for the league. He has been in Las Vegas for the Summer League training officials who hope to eventually work in the NBA or WNBA.