UNLV Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Boise State 81, UNLV 69

    The Sports Xchange "Propelled by a 32-10 run in the middle of the second half, Boise State enjoyed a rare strong finish in a 81-69 victory over UNLV on Tuesday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos (18-10, 9-6 Mountain West) had lost five of their last seven, and they held the lead in the final 10..." February 24

  • UNLV 102, Nevada 91 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Patrick McCaw scored 25 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds to lead UNLV to a wild 102-91 Mountain West overtime victory over Nevada on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Senior guard Jerome Seagears finished with a season-high 21 points,..." February 21

  • Air Force 79, UNLV 74

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Jacob Van scored 17 of his career-high 21 points in the second half to help Air Force upset UNLV 79-74,in Mountain West play Tuesday night at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Junior guard Zach Kocur scored 19 points, including two free throws with 19.7 seconds left to..." February 17

  • Stacey Augmon lobbying for UNLV head coaching job

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Stacey Augmon, one of the greatest defensive players in NCAA basketball history, won a national championship with UNLV in 1990. His jersey hangs in the rafters at the Thomas & Mack Center. And after spending 20 years in the NBA as a player and coach, Augmon returned to his alma mater in 2011 to..." February 16

  • UNLV 87, Colorado State 80

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Sophomore guard Patrick McCaw scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had four steals to lead UNLV to a 87-80 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night in a Mountain West Conference game at the Thomas & Mack Center. Freshman guard Jalen Poyser scored a..." February 14

  • UNLV's Zimmerman Jr. out indefinitely

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV freshman forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is out with a sprained left knee, and it's uncertain when he will return. He was ruled out indefinitely after undergoing an MRI on Monday morning and then being checked out by team doctors. Zimmerman was injured in the first half of Saturday's..." February 09

  • UNLV dismisses guard Daquan Cook from men's basketball team

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV interim men's basketball coach Todd Simon announced Friday that junior Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team. "We appreciate all that Daquan contributed while a member of our team," Simon said in a statement. "He is on track to graduate this spring and we will continue to support..." February 08

  • UNLV's Ben Carter out for season with torn ACL

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "As the second half of Mountain West play begins, two major factors have emerged giving strong indications as to how the rest of UNLV's basketball season will play out. The Rebels must force their will upon other teams and get into a transition game; getting bogged down in a halfcourt set is..." February 02

  • UNLV dismisses Dave Rice, according to sources

    ESPN "UNLV has fired Dave Rice, multiple sources told ESPN. The move comes as the Rebels (9-7) have lost five of six and are off to an 0-3 start in Mountain West play. According to a source, Rice was informed of his firing earlier Sunday. He then met with the team at 5 p.m. PT to let the players..." January 10

  • Goodluck Okonoboh is leaving UNLV

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The UNLV men's basketball team returned from Hawaii with one less big man on its roster. Goodluck Okonoboh asked to be released from the program and the Rebels granted the sophomore forward's wish to transfer, the team announced on Friday. "We appreciate all that Goodluck has done for our..." November 30

  • UNLV suspends Daquan Cook for 13 games following DUI arrest

    CBS Sports "UNLV coach Dave Rice has come down hard on one of his players, suspending him for nearly half of the regular season after he was arrested and charged with DUI. Daquan Cook was apprehended on Sunday for being intoxicated behind the wheel, and on Tuesday afternoon UNLV announced Cook will not..." November 03

  • Jaylen Fisher, No. 34 prospect, commits to UNLV

    ESPN "ESPN 100 prospect Jaylen Fisher has committed to UNLV, he announced Wednesday. Fisher, a 6-foot-1 point guard and the No. 1 senior prospect in the state of Tennessee, selected the Rebels over Arkansas, Memphis, Baylor and Indiana. "I weighed out the pros and cons, and UNLV came out to be the..." October 08

  • Findlay Prep’s Carlos Johnson commits to UNLV

    Las Vegas Sun "UNLV’s connection to Findlay Prep got a little stronger today as class of 2016 wing Carlos Johnson became the latest Pilot to commit to the Rebels. “I choose UNLV because it is a great fit for me and my family and I love the city of Las Vegas,” Johnson said in a statement. Johnson recently..." September 26

  • Class of 2016 guard commits to UNLV basketball

    Las Vegas Sun "History and common sense tell us there will be more maneuvers for UNLV, but for now the Rebels are all set on scholarships for 2016 because today guard Christian Vital announced his commitment on Twitter. “Much prayer has been put into this and I have come to point where I feel they have been..." September 24

  • Ex-St. John’s star Chris Obekpa transfers to UNLV

    New York Post "Chris Obekpa is headed to Sin City to revive his career. The former St. John’s shot-blocking dynamo announced his transfer to UNLV with an Instagram post on Wednesday that read “Rebirth” with a photo of the UNLV mascot. Obekpa has to sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules, and has one..." August 06

  • Tyrell Bellot-Green commits to UNLV basketball

    Coloradoan "Sorry, Rams, junior college forward Tyrell Bellot-Green won't be playing for CSU next season. I spoke with a source close to Bellot-Green on Monday morning who confirmed that the 6-foot-7 Canadian out of Hill College in Texas will be attending UNLV in the fall. He later confirmed this with an..." May 12

  • Mercer star Nwamu transfers to UNLV

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Ike Nwamu, a 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard, announced Saturday he is transferring from Mercer to play basketball at UNLV. As a graduate transfer, Nwamu will be eligible for the 2015-16 season. He led the Bears in scoring last season at 15.1 points per game and shot 37.2 percent from 3-point..." May 03

  • UNLV's Christian Wood declares for NBA draft

    The Score "UNLV forward Christian Wood is turning pro. The Rebels sophomore announced on his personal Twitter account Wednesday that he will forego his final two years of college to declare for the NBA draft. " April 23

  • Rebels waiting on Wood to decide if he’ll be back

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Sometime soon, Chris Wood must make a decision that will impact his future and UNLV’s front line in a major way next season. The sophomore forward has been quiet for more than a month as he contemplates his status for the NBA Draft. The deadline for underclassmen to enter is April 26. “I’m..." April 19

  • Five-star center prospect Stephen Zimmerman commits to UNLV

    CBS Sports "Five-star prospect Stephen Zimmerman will be staying close to home to play his college ball. The center committed to UNLV via Twitter on Thursday night, ending months of speculation as to who would win the race for his services. Zimmerman is the No. 9 prospect nationally according to..." April 17

  • Report: UNLV freshman guard Rashad Vaughn to enter NBA draft; Vaughn denies it

    Pro Basketball Talk "To me, this is why the proposed changes to the NCAA rules on when players can announce for the draft — and letting some underclassman go to a combine where they can get honest feedback from teams, not agents/family/hangers-on — is so needed. UNLV freshman guard Rashad Vaughn may be entering the..." March 28

  • Sources: UNLV’s Rashad Vaughn plans to enter NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Nevada-Las Vegas freshman guard Rashad Vaughn has plans to enter the 2015 NBA draft, league sources told Yahoo Sports. A formal announcement is expected in the near future, sources said. The 6-foot-6 Vaughn has a chance to ascend into a first-round draft choice with a good..." March 27

  • Dave Rice will remain at UNLV

    CBS Sports "Dave Rice will remain UNLV 's coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Monday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Rice just completed his fourth season at his alma mater by finishing 18-15 and missing the NCAA tournament for the second straight season. Consequently, his status was very..." March 16

  • UNLV’s leading scorer out with a torn meniscus

    College Basketball Talk "Rashad Vaughn tore the meniscus in his left knee in a win over Fresno State on Tuesday night. Vaughn, a freshman guard and a potential first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, was UNLV’s leading scorer this season at 17.8 points. Vaughn also missed a game earlier this season after suffering a..." February 12

  • Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian dies at 84

    USA Today "Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, who led the Runnin' Rebels to four Final Fours and the 1990 NCAA men's basketball championship, died Wednesday at age 84, his son Danny Tarkanian announced. Jerry Tarkanian had been hospitalized this week with breathing problems. Despite his accomplishments,..." February 11

  • Tarkanian resting comfortably at Las Vegas hospital after latest health scare

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was resting comfortably Monday night at Valley Hospital Medical Center after being unresponsive earlier in the day while being treated for low blood pressure and an infection. Tarkanian, 84, was in the hospital’s intensive care unit, according to his..." February 10