UNLV Rumors & News

  • UNLV transfer Jordan Cornish commits to Tulane

    The Score "Mike Dunleavy landed a big piece for Tulane's future Friday as UNLV transfer Jordan Cornish told CBS Sports Jon Rothstein he's committed to the Green Wave program." July 02

  • UNLV picks up St. John’s transfer Christian Jones

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV received help for its frontcourt on Tuesday when Christian Jones decided to transfer from St. John’s. The 6-foot-7-inch forward is a graduate transfer who will be eligible to play immediately. He spent the previous four years — playing three — for the Red Storm. Jones played in all 32..." June 14

  • Ben Carter officially joins MSU basketball team

    Detroit News "Ben Carter is officially a member of the Michigan State basketball team. The graduate transfer from UNLV announced early in May that he intended to play his final season of eligibility at Michigan State and the school confirmed on Tuesday the 6-foot-9 forward will join the program for the..." June 01

  • UNLV basketball adds three more players, including two transfers

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "When Marvin Menzies took over as UNLV’s basketball coach April 22, he had four players on his roster. Now, less than a month later, he has added eight players to bring the roster to 12, picking up three more Wednesday in Uche Ofoegbu, Jordan Johnson and Djordjije Slijivancanin. Ofoegbu and..." May 19

  • UNLV Forward Ben Carter Will Transfer To Michigan State For Final Collegiate Season

    College Spun "UNLV forward Ben Carter visited Michigan State over the weekend, and apparently he liked what he saw. Carter announced on Twitter that he will play his final collegiate season for Tom Izzo and the Spartans. Carter chose MSU over Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, and N.C. State. Last season, he..." May 04

  • 4-star guard Jaylen Fisher decommits from UNLV

    College Basketball Talk "Coaching changes can wreak havoc on a program’s recruiting class, and that’s been the case for UNLV thanks to the tumultuous nature of their search for a new head coach. Thursday evening one prospect who remained committed to the Mountain West program throughout the process that ultimately led to..." April 29

  • Former UNLV coach Dave Rice hired as Nevada assistant

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The UNLV-UNR basketball rivalry just got a lot more intense. Dave Rice, the Rebels’ coach until he was fired Jan. 10, will become an assistant to UNR coach Eric Musselman. CBS Sports first reported it Monday." April 26

  • Ben Carter to visit Michigan State Spartans

    The Only Colors "The college basketball transfer market is once again turning the offseason into free agency thanks to the graduate transfer rule. We're once again seeing solid players like UNLV's Ben Carter able to transfer from programs in disarray and look to end their collegiate careers in a better..." April 24

  • Dwayne Morgan will stay with UNLV men’s basketball team

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The indications were there all week, and on Wednesday, Dwayne Morgan made it official. He will remain at UNLV. Morgan, who will be a junior next basketball season, had considered leaving, but began to change his mind after Marvin Menzies agreed on Saturday to a five-year contract. That..." April 20

  • UNLV F Derrick Jones Jr. hires agent & will stay in NBA draft

    Today's U "According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, UNLV freshman forward Derrick Jones Jr. has hired an agent (Aaron Turner) and will stay in the 2016 NBA draft. If you recall, Jones Jr. was sidelined the last three games of the 2015-16 season as a result of an indefinite suspension by the NCAA, as it looked..." April 19

  • Marvin Menzies Reportedly Will Be Named Next UNLV Basketball Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "Following the sudden departure of Chris Beard, UNLV wasted no time in securing its next head coach, reportedly filling the vacancy with New Mexico State's Marvin Menzies. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Menzies and UNLV verbally agreed to a deal. On Friday, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first..." April 18

  • UNLV close to deal with Marvin Menzies after losing Chris Beard

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV officials moved quickly Friday to hire a new men’s basketball coach, and by the end of the night they were closing in on an agreement with New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies, sources said. The university was forced into action shortly after Chris Beard shocked the college basketball world..." April 16

  • Chris Beard leaves UNLV for Texas Tech one week after being formally hired

    Yahoo! Sports "Seven days after he was formally named UNLV's new basketball coach, Chris Beard is leaving for another job. Beard is leaving to replace Tubby Smith as the head coach at Texas Tech. UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued a statement Friday confirming Beard is leaving, calling the..." April 15

  • George Karl interested in vacant UNLV head coaching position

    Sporting News "George Karl, who was recently fired by the Sacramento Kings, is interested in the suddenly-vacant UNLV head coaching position, according to USA Today. UNLV learned Friday morning that Chris Beard was leaving the school for Texas Tech. Runnin' Rebels athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued..." April 15

  • Ex-UNLV assistant Ryan Miller leading candidate to replace Chris Beard

    The Score "UNLV may not have to look far to replace Chris Beard. The Runnin' Rebels are targeting former assistant Ryan Miller for the vacancy and he's their leading candidate, a source tells Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. Miller is flying to Las Vegas on Friday to meet with school officials, Parrish..." April 15

  • Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech; UNLV hopes issue 'resolved' Friday

    Las Vegas Sun "Chris Beard was introduced last Friday as the UNLV basketball coach. This Friday, he might be introduced for another job. Beard is the leading candidate to replace Tubby Smith at Texas Tech, discussing the position with officials from the Lubbock, Texas, school tonight in the Las Vegas area...." April 15

  • UNLV guard Jordan Cornish transfers to Cal

    Pacific Takes "The California Golden Bears have made a splash on the transfer market, landing UNLV guard Jordan Cornish. Cornish served as a sixth man for most of the season, before injuries thrust him into a starting role. He averaged 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds a game for the Runnin' Rebels. Per NCAA..." April 11

  • Rebels guard Patrick McCaw heading to NBA

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Patrick McCaw thanked so many people he sounded like he was accepting an Academy Award. But he wanted to recognize the help that led him to make Monday’s announcement he was turning pro, and McCaw made it clear this wasn’t a solo effort. He thanked coaches, teammates, staff, the university..." April 05

  • Chris Beard on verge of signing 5-year deal to coach UNLV

    ESPN "UNLV is expected to hire Arkansas-Little Rock's Chris Beard as its next head coach, sources told ESPN. Beard met with UNLV officials over the weekend and is on the verge of signing a five-year deal." March 28

  • Mick Cronin to Return to Cincinnati

    Bleacher Report "Despite speculation that Mick Cronin may leave the University of Cincinnati for another position, the longtime Bearcats head coach announced Friday he will return to the program for the 2016-17 campaign. In a release on the school's official athletics website, Cronin explained the reasoning..." March 25

  • Dwayne Morgan expected to ask UNLV for his release

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV sophomore forward Dwayne Morgan will ask for his release to move closer to his Baltimore home, ESPN.com reported Wednesday. The move apparently has caught UNLV by surprise. Those reached in the athletic department said they didn’t know of Morgan’s decision, and a Twitter message to him was..." March 23

  • Report: Southern Utah hires UNLV interim coach Todd Simon

    Las Vegas Sun "UNLV interim basketball coach Todd Simon will take over at Southern Utah, according to multiple media reports. Simon was an assistant for two full seasons before taking over in January when Dave Rice was forced to resign. Simon was one of the Rebels top recruiters and went 9-8 as UNLV’s interim..." March 22

  • UNLV to discuss coaching vacancy with Cincinnati's Mick Cronin

    CBS Sports "UNLV has asked for permission to speak with Cincinnati's Mick Cronin about the Runnin' Rebels' men's basketball coaching vacancy, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Monday. Cincinnati.com has reported that UC granted Cronin permission. This comes a few hours after Cincinnati president Santa..." March 22

  • Rawle Alkins decides on his college choice tonight

    Rumble in the Garden "The long recruiting tale that has been St. John's pursuit of New York native Rawle Alkins is coming to an end - tonight! After more drama than The Bachelor, we will finally know who gets the signature on the LOI. According to Paul Biancardi, Rawle Alkins is ending his recruitment after only..." March 07

  • San Diego State 92, UNLV 56

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Winston Shepard and sophomore guard Trey Kell scored 18 points apiece to lead San Diego State to a 92-56 victory over visiting UNLV on Saturday night at Viejas Arena in San Diego. Sophomore forward Malik Pope had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists for San Diego State..." March 06

  • NCAA rules UNLV forward Derrick Jones ineligible

    College Basketball Talk "Less than a week after he scored 23 points and had a key blocked shot that preserved UNLV’s 79-74 win over Wyoming, freshman forward Derrick Jones learned that he’s been declared ineligible by the NCAA. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the reason for the NCAA’s decision centers around..." March 02

  • UNLV 79, Wyoming 74

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Derrick Jones Jr. scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead UNLV to a 79-74 Mountain West victory over Wyoming on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Senior guards Jerome Seagears and Ike Nwamu each finished with 18 points and freshman forward..." February 27