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Current Athletics News

A man spins a basketball on his finger
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.

Athletics | March 29, 2021

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

Portrait of UNLV Athletics Dietiian Nicole Kiley
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.

A group of football players carry their coach on their shoulders
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.

Exterior view of Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion and Mendenhall Center
Athletics | February 8, 2021

James J. Baumberger Estate gift of $8 million is the largest in UNLV Athletics history.

man sitting in front of display wall that says "We Are UNLV"
Campus News | November 10, 2020

A commitment to serve those who serve our country.

Athletics In The News

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 16, 2021

UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois has announced the hiring of Greg Hulen as senior associate athletics director, chief revenue officer.

Yahoo! Sports
April 19, 2021

The National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches is announcing its group of 12 assistant coaches for its first Coalition Academy, which has been assembled to help aid them in acquiring head coaching jobs.

Washington Post
April 16, 2021

An organization started by Maryland’s Mike Locksley is trying to help advance the careers of minority football coaches by connecting them with the people who do the hiring in college sports.

Associated Press
April 16, 2021

An organization started by Maryland’s Mike Locksley is trying to help advance the careers of minority football coaches by connecting them with the people who do the hiring in college sports.

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2021

UNLV football coach Marcus Arroyo sported a hat on the sidelines this fall with “Rebels” written in cursive across the front. It became so popular that supporters on social media wondered how they could get their hands on one.

KNPR News
January 19, 2021

The Clark County Commission has its hands full with public safety issues, the airport, University Medical Center, housing and planning.

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...