UNLV Rumors & News

  • Jerry Tarkanian admitted to hospital, resting in ICU

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital after waking up Wednesday morning struggling with his breathing, coughing and suffering from low blood pressure. Tarkanian, 84, was admitted to Valley Hospital Medical Center and was resting comfortably in the intensive care..." November 20

  • UNLV lands four-star high-flying prospect Derrick Jones

    SLAM Online "Moments after Kentucky landed two top-15 prospects in Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe live on ESPNU, Derrick Jones, who was also considering the Wildcats, opted for the UNLV Rebels instead. The explosive 6-6 forward averaged 15.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and two blocks per game last season as a..." November 14

  • Cody Doolin could be the ideal antidote to what has ailed UNLV

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Shortly after Cody Doolin abruptly left the University of San Francisco two weeks into his senior season, UNLV coach Dave Rice called to gauge the point guard's interest in joining the Rebels this year. By the time he hung up the phone, Rice had a hunch Doolin's recruitment would be..." October 20

  • Report: Four-star SF Justin Jackson commits to UNLV

    SI.com "Four-star small forward Justin Jackson has committed to UNLV, reports Jeff Borzello of CBSSports. Jackson is ranked as the No. 33 player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com. The 6-foot-7 forward is a native of Canada and attends Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada​. He chose the Runnin'..." September 30

  • UNLV transfer receives waiver to play immediately at UT-Martin

    College Basketball Talk "Deville Smith has received a waiver and will be eligible to play for Tennessee-Martin immediately this season, a source confirmed to NBCSports. Smith spent last season playing for UNLV, where he averaged 9.7 points and started 18 games at the point as a junior. UT-Martin will be his fourth..." September 29

  • UNLV’s Daquan Cook out with knee injury

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV point guard Daquan Cook suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will redshirt this season, coach Dave Rice said. Cook, who was considering redshirting this year before the injury, is a junior with two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015-16. " September 04

  • Former UNLV guard finds a new home

    College Basketball Talk "Former UNLV guard Deville Smith has found a new home as the 6-foot guard will play his final year at Tennessee-Martin. Smith announced his move on Twitter but the story was first reported by CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein. Smith will follow former UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer, who is..." August 25

  • Report: Former UNLV guard transfers to UT Martin

    College Basketball Talk "New UT Martin head coach Heath Schroyer spent the past three seasons on Dave Rice’s staff at UNLV, and according to a report Schroyer has added a former Runnin’ Rebel to his roster. Guard Deville Smith, who was one of the options used by Rice at the point guard position last season, has decided..." August 21

  • Cody Doolin awarded fifth-year, but not eligible for ’14-’15 just yet

    College Basketball Talk "UNLV sent out a release on Tuesday morning announcing that Cody Doolin has been given a fifth-year of eligibility by the NCAA. “We are very happy for Cody,” UNLV head coach Dave Rice said in the release. “He has a tremendous amount of experience as a point guard and he has become a leader in..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UNLV transfer receives waiver, eligible immediately at Florida-Gulf Coast

    College Basketball Talk "Demetris Morant has a waiver to grant him immediate eligibility at Florida-Gulf Coast granted, the school announced on Tuesday. “I’m very happy that the process is over and was completed before the school year even started,” Morant said in a release put out by the school. “I’d like to thank..." August 05

  • UNLV starting PG Deville Smith leaving program

    CBSSports.com "The roster fluctuation at UNLV continues. Rising senior Deville Smith is planning to leave the program, according to a report by MyLVSports.com. Smith, a 6-foot point guard who began his career at Mississippi State, started 18 games and averaged 9.7 points and 2.7 assists last..." May 22

  • Rutgers guard commits to UNLV, adding another transfer to the mix

    Las Vegas Sun "Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears is the newest Rebel, he told the Sun today. Seagears, a 6-foot-1 guard, was in town for an official visit and made his decision known just before taking off on his flight back home to Maryland. Seagears has one year of eligibility remaining and the Rebels expect..." May 16

  • UNLV’s Morant transferring to be close to father

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Demetris Morant, who played sparingly as a redshirt freshman, is transferring from UNLV to a college in Florida to be close to his ill father. Morant will seek a waiver from the NCAA in hopes of being granted eligibility for the 2014-15 basketball season. He is most likely transferring to..." May 14

  • Khem Birch leaving UNLV for NBA

    ESPN.com "UNLV junior big man Khem Birch told ESPN.com he is headed to the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Canadian big man averaged 11.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocks last season. Birch began his college career at Pittsburgh and played 10 games before transferring to UNLV." April 25

  • Cyclones add UNLV's leading scorer, JUCO standout

    Covers.com "The Iowa State Cyclones added some needed help in the backcourt Sunday when former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones announced he would transfer to Ames. The 6-foot-5 guard led the Rebels in scoring last season (13.6 PPG) while also averaging 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He will be eligible..." April 14

  • Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized again in Las Vegas

    CBSSports.com "Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital, according to a report from the Associated Press. The 83-year-old Tarkanian, who made his name at UNLV -- winning a national title there in 1990 -- has been battling health issues in recent years. He spent 11 days..." April 11

  • Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized again in Las Vegas

    CBSSports.com "Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital, according to a report from the Associated Press. The 83-year-old Tarkanian, who made his name at UNLV -- winning a national title there in 1990 -- has been battling health issues in recent years. He spent 11 days..." April 10

  • Junior Roscoe Smith to leave UNLV and enter name in NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "You remember Roscoe Smith, he was a starter as a freshman on the 2011 UConn national championship team. If you’re wondering what happened to him since, he played another season for the Huskies then transferred out to UNLV, where this past season he averaged 11.1 points and 10.9 assists a game for..." April 05

  • UNLV’s Rice offered head coaching job at South Florida

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "It appears Dave Rice has what every basketball coach desires. He’s in a no-lose situation. Soon enough, Rice either will have a new and improved deal to remain at UNLV or he will accept a contract offer from South Florida worth close to $8 million. A decision is expected today. Rice is..." March 29

  • UNLV’s Rice offered head coaching job at South Florida

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Already facing an intriguing offseason, UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice is in the middle of more drama. Rice is considering accepting the coaching position at South Florida, which has offered a five-year contract for $1.2 million per year. According to sources, the offer was extended within the..." March 28

  • Tennessee-Martin to hire UNLV's Schroyer

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee-Martin is expected to name UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head coach, multiple sources told CBSSports.com. An official announcement is expected on Thursday. Schroyer has been with the Runnin' Rebels since 2011 and was previously the head coach at Wyoming and Portland..." March 18

  • UNLV's leading scorer Dejean-Jones dismissed from team

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Time for the reboot to begin. There will be no more basketball for UNLV this season after the Rebels were bypassed Sunday by the 32-team National Invitation Tournament and the team opted not to accept a bid to either the College Basketball Invitational or the Collegeinsider.com..." March 18

  • Bryce Dejean-Jones not returning to UNLV next season

    CBSSports.com "Despite a 20-win season, it was something of a disappointing campaign for UNLV, which did not reach the postseason. But the Runnin' Rebels have a terrific recruiting class coming in, creating some optimism in Vegas for next season. But they will be without leading scorer Bryce Dejean-Jones, who..." March 17

  • San Diego St. 59, UNLV 51

    ProSportsDaily "Dwayne Polee II scored 18 points off the bench as the Aztecs held off a late rally to defeat the Runnin' Rebels in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Xavier Thames collected 17 points and six assists for top-seeded San Diego State (29-3), which will play New..." March 15

  • UNLV's Dejean-Jones, Smith expected to play vs. Wyoming

    CBSSports.com "UNLV will get both Bryce Dejean-Jones and Roscoe Smith back for Thursday's Mountain West tournament quarterfinal game vs. Wyoming, Dave Rice said Tuesday. Dejean-Jones missed the Runnin' Rebels last game at Nevada due to suspension while Smith was sidelined for the past two games because of a..." March 12

  • San Diego St. 73, UNLV 64

    ProSportsDaily "Xavier Thames scored a game-high 19 points and the visiting Aztecs finished the contest on a 12-2 run to remain tied for the Mountain West Conference lead with one game to play. Matt Shrigley and Dwayne Polee II came off the bench to score 14 and 13 points, respectively, as San Diego State..." March 06

  • UNLV forward Roscoe Smith out for Wednesday's game vs. SDSU

    CBSSports.com "San Diego State has a difficult road trip to UNLV before the season-ending showdown with New Mexico, but the Aztecs won't have to deal with one of the Runnin' Rebels' best players. UNLV junior forward Roscoe Smith will miss Wednesday's game with a concussion, the school announced Sunday..." March 03

  • San Francisco's Cody Doolin to transfer to UNLV

    CBSSports.com "San Francisco point guard Cody Doolin will transfer to UNLV, a source has confirmed. The news was first reported by Rivals.com. Doolin averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 assists this season before leaving the Dons' program after four games. The 6-foot-2 point guard did remain a student at the Bay..." February 21

  • Top recruit Rashad Vaughn chooses UNLV over Iowa State

    CBSSports.com "It's not often a recruiting list that includes three of the biggest powerhouses in college basketball has two other schools at the top of the pecking order. But that's how it was for Rashad Vaughn, who had Iowa State and UNLV ahead of Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas. As the best uncommitted..." February 12

  • Top recruit Rashad Vaughn chooses UNLV over Iowa State

    CBSSports.com "It's not often a recruiting list that includes three of the biggest powerhouses in college basketball has two other schools at the top of the pecking order. But that's how it was for Rashad Vaughn, who had Iowa State and UNLV ahead of Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas. As the best uncommitted..." February 11

  • It's decision day for five-star guard Rashad Vaughn

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota doesn't normally produce multiple five-star players in a given high school class, but with Duke-bound point guard Tyus Jones emerging at an early age, everyone else took a back seat. Rashad Vaughn was one of those players. He received early offers from a handful of high-major schools..." February 11

  • John Calipari, Iowa State watch five-star Rashad Vaughn in injury return

    CBSSports.com "Rashad Vaughn has missed most of the past month with Findlay Prep due to an injury, but you couldn't tell on Monday morning. The five-star senior had 12 points off the bench for Findlay Prep (Nev.) as the Pilots cruised to a win over Wesleyan Christian (N.C.), 73-44. Vaughn didn't show much..." January 22

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