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Intercollegiate Athletics News

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Current Athletics News

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Campus News |

News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.

Christine Parris in red suit speaking at mic during event
Athletics |

Nearly 35 years after shining on the softball diamond, Christine Parris returns to campus for a well-deserved induction into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.

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People |

The longtime student advisor is the 2024 Senior Administrative Faculty of the Year.

Steve Stallworth speaks to a crowd with the Strip in the background
Athletics |

Legendary men’s golf coach Dwaine Knight and former NFL standout Talance Sawyer are among those enshrined as part of class of 2024.

Jennevee Morales walks on campus
People |

She’s got spirit, yes she does! UNLV Cheer connected Jennevee Morales with the campus and our surrounding community.

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Campus News |

Steered by President Keith E. Whitfield and UNLV Alumni Association, the first-ever event drew the support of around 100 participants.

Athletics In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

Las Vegas is known for major sporting events, world class entertainment and conventions. There’s a conference later this month that is going to combine all three to continue to elevate our city and at the same time to give some UNLV students an opportunity for growth in the field they’ve chosen to go into.


It's been 34 years since the entire Runnin' Rebels national championship squad has seen each other, until last weekend when they gathered to film a documentary about the win.

KSNV-TV: News 3

UNLV student-athletes have posted their second-highest cumulative grade point average in school history, according to the athletic department. Rebels achieved a cumulative 3.31 GPA following the spring semester, a record 14th straight semester with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Las Vegas Sun

The phone would ring Monday mornings at the office of UNLV golf. Dwaine Knight would answer and give this student journalist all the time he needed for a story. No other coach on campus was as accommodating to a writer from the campus newspaper. Then again, few people are like Knight.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Hunkie Cooper always remembers what his mom told him long ago: That the things you do for yourself die and go to the grave with you, but the things you do for others create a legacy that you can’t outlive. Everything he has done is to promote the latter.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

An endowment of $1.05 million will fund career development for women in sports, according to a Wednesday news release from the UNLV Athletics Department. The Diana Bennett Career Development Program for Women’s Sports will provide internship programming, resume building, career professional development and a variety of networking and job experience initiatives. The program is part of the “Rebel Up” Campaign, the Athletics Department said.

Athletics Experts

Head coach of UNLV men's tennis team.

Recent Athletics Accomplishments

Kyle Wilson (Athletic Training) along with alumni Yvonne Tapia and Ulises Sanchez-Flores (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Science) spoke on “Athletic Trainers in the Industrial Setting” at the 2024 Far West Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Tapia is also part-time instructor at UNLV.
Corrie Van Tuyl, Nestor Talon, Oscar Colmenero, Libby Mckindley, Breanna Romo, Madison Walker, Juan Aurelio Garcia, and Lauryn Dawes (all Athletic Training) competed in the 14th Annual Bailey Arnheim Games hosted by California State University, Long Beach on April 2, 2023. UNLV's team won 1st place in the Quiz Bowl, a Jeopardy!-like academic…
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…
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,…
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…
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."…