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Current Athletics News

Jade Thomas looks up as she prepares for a live news broadcast
Campus News | January 30, 2023

Jade Thomas brings her love of the game to the viewers as part of the student-led broadcast program Rebel Report. 

Dominic Lavoie holds a phone up to his ear during a news segment on a basketball game.
People | January 30, 2023

Inspired by his love of sports, Dominic Lavoie brings fresh energy to sports journalism.

Teneka Ash takes notes during a broadcast show at a basketball game.
People | January 30, 2023

Senior film major Teneka Ash dives into sports journalism as a member of the Rebel Report team.

replica cannon with signage above saying "Rebels"
UNLV History | January 27, 2023

The winner of the annual rivalry game between Nevada's two universities gets one of college football's most memorable trophies.

photo illustration of man holding large camera
People | January 9, 2023

He never intended to fall for photography, but after this UNLV alum found out what it was like to take a good shot during an elective class — he was hooked.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

Athletics In The News

Yahoo!
February 6, 2023

No matter the outcome, Super Bowl LVII is making history. When the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs clash on Feb. 12, Eagles assistant performance coach Autumn Lockwood will stand on the sidelines as the first Black woman to coach in the event’s history.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 3, 2023

The Super Bowl will see one local face on the sidelines when the two teams battle it out later this month. Eagles assistant coach Autumn Lockwood is set to be the first black woman to coach in a Super Bowl, joining a list of three other women to ever coach in the championship game.

Popsugar
February 3, 2023

Super Bowl LVII is shaping up to be the best one yet (and no, not just because Rihanna is performing at halftime). This year represents a series of monumental firsts for Black athletes, coaches, agents, and fans.

The Minority Eye
February 2, 2023

Philadelphia Eagles assistant sports performance coach Autumn Lockwood is poised to make Super Bowl history. Upon kickoff, Lockwood becomes just the fourth woman to coach in the Super Bowl and the first Black female to do so.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
January 4, 2023

CPR on the field and an ambulance taking a player to the hospital. Monday night in Cincinnati represented the worst-case scenario. “This was unprecedented. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” Las Vegas Raiders Chief Medical Officer Dr. Navdeep Singh said.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 24, 2022

Jim Bolla, UNLV’s all-time winningest women’s basketball coach who led the program to the NCAA Tournament seven times, died Friday night after a long illness, a source close to his family confirmed.

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…