Former UNLV football player Kenny Keys has died, coach Tony Sanchez and athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said in statements Friday night. The details involving Keys’ death were not immediately known.
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.
NBA players said they supported the idea of a team being placed in Las Vegas. They practiced Thursday and Friday at Mendenhall Center as part of a Team USA minicamp.
There could be pressure on Gregg Popovich to duplicate Mike Krzyzewski’s success, but the 69-year-old has been soaking in the experience of coaching players whom he usually draws up game plans to defend.
UNLV junior wide receiver Darren Woods Jr. was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. The trophy honors the combination of community service with achievements on the football field and in academics.
South Florida wide receiver Grantis Poole tweeted Wednesday that he had committed to UNLV. He attends Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida.
Mountain West football notes: UNLV guard Justice Oluwaseun is on track to possibly return in August from a torn ACL suffered in spring practices.
UNLV Evan Pantels was named to the Lou Groza Award watch list, an honor that goes to the nation’s top kicker.
The Mountain West will begin negotiating new TV contracts in April, and how the deals come together will affect the conference’s growth.
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.