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Current Athletics News

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Athletics | November 18, 2021

The Vegas Effect program guides student-athletes through the uncharted waters of marketing their name, image, and likeness.

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Campus News | October 21, 2021

Campus building projects require a team effort to come to life.

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Athletics | April 29, 2021

Kevin Kruger, son of former coach Lon Kruger, is ready to put his stamp on the Runnin’ Rebels as the team’s new leader.

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Athletics | March 29, 2021

Women’s hoops’ Lindy LaRocque earns top coach honors in Mountain West.

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People | March 8, 2021

You can. You will. Let's go! That's the mantra that the UNLV athletic department's first sport dietitian uses for herself and for her student-athletes.

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Athletics | February 17, 2021

Nunnely, who played fullback for UNLV, became the program's first Black head coach in 1986 before going on to long NFL career.

Athletics In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 18, 2022

Former UNLV sprinter Kaysha Love was named Monday to the U.S. Olympic bobsled team that will compete next month in the Winter Games in Beijing.

Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal
January 13, 2022

New UNLV AD Erick Harper will be "tasked with reinvigorating an increasingly tepid fan base amid a general lack of success within school’s two prominent revenue-generating programs: men’s basketball and football."

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 13, 2022

After a six-month national search, UNLV introduced one of its own to take over as the school’s new Athletic Director. That person is Erick Harper, and he says he has a mission of making the Rebels a championship brand.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
January 12, 2022

Making things official. It was an emotional day as Erick Harper was officially introduced as the next UNLV athletic director.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 12, 2022

Erick Harper ambled to the podium Wednesday morning inside the board room at the Thomas & Mack Center to make an endearing admission at his introductory news conference as UNLV athletic director.

Las Vegas Sun
January 12, 2022

Longtime UNLV athletics administrator Erick Harper sees the empty seats on game day. It’s his job to bring supporters back to campus.

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…