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Current Athletics News

5 students hold paper mustaches in front of face
Campus News | August 15, 2019

Back-to-school events to highlight UNLV campus traditions and student involvement.

Eric Nepomuceno standing, with book in hand, in front of the Thomas & Mack
People | June 24, 2019

Bringing together his love of both sports and law, athletic compliance is a good match for UNLV's senior associate athletics director.

Nick Garritano kicks a football as a referee signals behind him.
Athletics | April 15, 2019

Nick Garritano may not have looked like a kicker, but he sure had the leg of one.

TJ Otzelberger at podium during news conference
Campus News | April 15, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who've made news thus far in 2019.

TJ Otzelberger in suit pointing to right. welcome text on graphic
Athletics | March 27, 2019

Rising star tabbed as Runnin' Rebels leader.

man in wheelchair receiving honorary jersey
People | March 15, 2019

Bruce Layne spent decades attending, teaching, and advocating for his alma mater. Now he's memorialized by Rebel baseball.

Athletics In The News

El Tiempo
August 30, 2019

There will be a tightrope act at Allegiant Stadium this month and it has nothing to do with entertainment.

Las Vegas Sun
August 29, 2019

As I watched men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger and his staff teach their student-athletes a defensive set recently, I thought about how this editorial mirrored what I was seeing on the floor: the future of UNLV athletics. The Runnin’ Rebels — part of a group of more than 480 UNLV student-athletes — are the future, and it is our mandate to provide the best possible experience for them as they attend our university.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 15, 2019

Consider it a reward for perfect attendance at school.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 15, 2019

UNLV has created the Rebel Rewards Program for season-ticker holders.

Travel Weekly
August 12, 2019

Legal sports wagering is spreading; online and mobile betting is increasing, and the NFL's RedZone channel is almost addictive. But there's nothing quite like wagering and watching games in Las Vegas. Its sports books lead the way in technology, comfort, and camaraderie. With multiple games broadcast on multiple screens, with bets riding on nearly every play, there can be anticipatory hushes, lusty cheers and despairing boos simultaneously.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 17, 2019

UNLV is instituting the Tickets for Teachers program in which men’s basketball tickets are distributed to elementary and middle schools in the Clark County School District.

Athletics Experts

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Recent Athletics Accomplishments

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...
July 27, 2012
Lisa Kelleher (Intercollegiate Athletics) and Starr Wharton (Student Recreation and Wellness Center) attended the Step UP! Be a Leader; Make A Difference facilitator training at the University of Arizona. The pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program educates students to be proactive in helping others. It raises awareness of help...