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Current Athletics News

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People | June 16, 2022

Students tackle food and housing insecurity through service to the community.

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Athletics | June 13, 2022

Hammer thrower and advocate for body positivity among the 11 honorees at this year's ceremony.

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Athletics | April 18, 2022

Athletics Director Erick Harper is as excited about the Rebels' off-field success as he is about on-field accomplishments.

Business and Community | April 14, 2022

Public is invited to volunteer for Sleep in Heavenly Peace on April 30 at Thomas & Mack Center; goal of 100 beds in one day would set local organization’s record. 

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Campus News | April 6, 2022

UNLV student-athletes refuel with healthy food and tailored nutrition, thanks to a partnership with the Harrah College of Hospitality.

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People | April 4, 2022

From softball player to mentor, the Academic Success specialist helps UNLV's student athletes prepare for life after sports.

Athletics In The News

Las Vegas City Wire
June 23, 2022

A former University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) female track-and-field female athlete never had aspirations of even attending college, and she has now been inducted into the Rebel Hall of Fame.

June 23, 2022

UNLV is honoring Hall of Famer Dwaine Knight with a new scholarship.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
June 22, 2022

On Wednesday it was announced that Hall of Fame Coach Dwaine Knight, the 2021-2022 season Director of Golf for the UNLV men’s golf program, will be honored with a new scholarship in his name. The scholarship will be awarded to one Rebel men’s golfer on an annual basis.

Las Vegas Sun
June 22, 2022

Lindy La Rocque doesn’t remember the days before Title IX became the law of the land — the UNLV women’s basketball coach hadn’t been born yet. Then again, that’s true of a lot of coaches working today.

June 22, 2022

UNLV plans to award the Dwaine Knight scholarship each year. They cite Knight's contributions, dedication to UNLV Athletics, and career successes, as reasons to name the scholarship in his honor.

Las Vegas Weekly
June 16, 2022

In her second season as a collegiate head coach, La Rocque—daughter of legendary Las Vegas prep coach Al La Rocque—guided UNLV’s women’s basketball to the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles, and to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years. Her future couldn’t be brighter. 

Athletics Experts

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Recent Athletics Accomplishments

July 7, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies) recently published in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport a manuscript titled "Content analysis of biological sex-specific media coverage of sport: The case of National Collegiate Athletic Association athletic department home webpages." The article was…
April 8, 2021
Desiree Reed-Francois (Athletics) has been recognized by the publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of its "Top 25 Women in Higher Education." In its annual special report the publication recognized women who were selected for making a difference in higher education by tackling some of its toughest challenges, exhibiting…
June 18, 2019
UNLV Athletics' marketing unit was recognized during the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators' Best Of Awards at the organization's 28th annual convention in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. The Rebels' marketing department was awarded the silver medal in the Fan Engagement Video category for its "This is UNLV Athletics…
March 9, 2017
Nancy Lough, James Hines (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Margo Malik (Athletics) participated in the Sport and Recreation Law Association's 30th annual conference in Las Vegas this month. Lough, the invited keynote speaker, titled her talk, "If We Build It, Will They Come? Considering 30 Years of Sport Law and Policy."…
April 1, 2014
Tina Kunzer-Murphy (Athletics) was honored in February as a "Women to Watch" by Vegas Inc. She was among 16 inspirational women throughout the Las Vegas Valley who were recognized for having an impact on the community. She was recognized for her achievements throughout her career and, most recently, for being named the first female athletic…
December 1, 2012
Cheryl Sgovio (Thomas & Mack) received the the 2012 Caterer of the Year Award from the Las Vegas chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) at a gala awards evening in November. The award is designed to recognize the caterer who has done the most to provide NACE-Las Vegas their time, energy, talents, leadership, and…