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  1. DATE: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 KICKOFF: 8:02 pm PT SITE: Allegiant Stadium (65,000/Artificial Turf) Las Vegas TV: CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn & Tom Herman) RADIO: ESPN 1100 AM & 100.9 FM (Russ Langer, Caleb Herring & Steve Cofield) UNM RADIO: Lobo Radio Network (770 KKOB-AM flagship in Albuquerque) Play-by-Play ...Robert Portnoy / Analyst... DonTrell Moore ONLINE: Live Stats at www.unlvrebels.com TICKETS: unlvtickets.com or call (702) 739-FANS This marks the third non-Saturday game ever between these teams and the first staged in Las Vegas (UNLV lost in Albuquerque on Labor Day Monday in 2005 and won a 38-35 Friday night thriller in 2017) UNLV’s 31-17 win over UNM in Albuquerque last fall gave the Rebels a 13-12 all-time lead in the series UNLV has a 6-5 series lead in games played in Las Vegas UNM has won four of last five in Sin City UNLV has taken seven of the last 10 vs UNM Eight of the last 15 games played between these two programs have been decided by seven points or less These schools played five straight seasons (1978-82) when UNLV first thought itself headed to the Western Athletic Conference - UNLV won 3 of the first 5 games vs UNM UNLV just won its opening MW game on the road for the first time since 2015 at UNR and can move to 2-0 in league play for only the second time in history (2013) with what would be its third straight victory overall for the first time since taking four in a row in 2013 UNLV’s LARGEST WIN: 65 (72-7 in 1980) ---- UNM’s LARGEST WIN: 36 (50-14 in 2018) At USU, UNLV’s defense picked off at least five passes in a game for the sixth time in history and for the first time since vs. now-defunct program Pacific in 1992 (school record is six vs. Santa Clara in 1974) Adding in the team’s first fumble recovery of the fall got UNLV to plus-six in turnover margin in a game for the first time since vs. Idaho State in 2015 (4 INT, 2 FR) UNLV’s league-leading scoring output (39.5 PPG) has been well-balanced as the Rebels lead the Mountain West with nine passing touchdowns (three more than the next team) and sit third with 11 rushing scores This year, UNM has won the turnover battle three straight games, and the other game was a time was a tie at two apiece UNM has given the ball up just four times, which is a marked improvement from the 18 times last year The Lobos did not score against LSU marking the second straight year that UNM didn’t score against an SEC team UNLV sits second in the MW with 11 sacks in four games after totalling 22 all of last season The two first downs vs LSU for UNM was the fewest UNM has ever amassed in a game. The previous low was against BYU in a 27-0 loss. That was on November 3, 1962 when the Lobos got just three first downs in the contest Rebels, PK Daniel Gutierrez is tied in 3rd place for career FG's with Dillion Pieffer (2000-03) and needs 8 to tie Sergio Aguayo (2004-07) in 2nd place - Nick Garritano is 1st with 53 career FG's Gutierrez has made a UNLV record 16 straight FG's UNM has opened the game with the ball in 22 of 23 games in the Danny Gonzales era - UNM has elected to receive every time they have won the toss The Lobos are the 8th youngest team in the nation this season with 84 of the 115 rostered players being Fr./So. It has been 4,717 days since the Lobos have blocked a punt - Back to October 31, 2009 against UNLV. UNM is only 5-10 all-time on September 30, having never played UNLV on this date Super Senior linebacker Austin Ajiake (“AH-g-kay”) became the first defensive player from UNLV to be named Mountain West Player of the Week since 2019 In its 55-year history, UNLV has played 20 Friday contests with an 8-11-1 record on Fridays
  2. LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men's basketball program will host its Sneak Peek event on Friday, October 7 at 6 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The event is free and open to the public and will offer Runnin' Rebel fans an opportunity to watch the 2022-23 team in action, meet the guys and win prizes. Free food will be available for UNLV students and they will also have the chance to win a pair of Joyner Lucas concert tickets, which will be given away at the conclusion of the evening. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free T-shirt. The team will be formally introduced at the beginning of the event in "Midnight Madness" style and then will be available at the conclusion for a meet and greet with all fans, including autographs and pictures. "We love welcoming our fans to campus," head coach Kevin Kruger said. "We will have a couple of weeks of official practices under our belts before the Runnin' Rebel Sneak Peek and are excited to have Runnin' Rebel fans back in the Thomas & Mack Center. It should be a great night!" Following introductions, the team will run through a variety of on-court drills commencing with a 5-on-5 scrimmage. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event is expected to last an hour, concluding at approximately 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Runnin' Rebels open the 2022-23 season with a four-game homestand that begins on Monday, Nov. 7 vs. Southern. UNLV will then host Incarnate Word on Saturday, Nov. 12, Dayton on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and High Point on Friday, Nov. 18.
  3. Why i highlighted the injury updates...........after quite some time, these players are still "tentative"
  4. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2022/sep/26/unlv-basketball-hoping-to-hit-the-ground-runnin/ UNLV basketball hoping to hit the ground runnin’ With 10 full workouts and three games under their belts, Kruger felt it was prudent to get the team off its feet for a while and use what was left of the offseason to recuperate. Now, with practice beginning on Monday, Kruger is expecting his players to show up rested, recharged and ready to storm into the 2022-23 season at full speed. “I’m really hoping to see readiness,” Kruger said. “We know they’re not going to be in Game 7 shape, but that’s not really the main focus leading up to this week. Having that Canada trip, we were able to put in a lot of things that you might normally use the first few weeks for to get ready.” Kruger is glad to avoid some of the speed bumps that would normally slow a team that is incorporating nine newcomers. “A lot of the terminology, the drills and the segments that we go through in practice, we’re not going to have to sit and explain them for a long time,” the second-year head coach said. “We’ll be able to reiterate stuff, introduce some new things. These fall practices are a little different. We’ll probably go longer than we did for the Canada practices. Now with six weeks until the first game, we can do a lot more breakdown and have longer segments, and they’ll be more prepared for that.” UNLV is holding another open practice on Oct. 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center, which Kruger hopes will continue to build excitement around the program. “One of the things we explain to guys when we recruit them is, this city loves basketball,” Kruger said. “The city loves UNLV. We didn’t even put very much effort into getting those people there for that [Aug. 13 open practice], whereas the Oct. 7 event that we’re going to have at the Thomas & Mack, that will show them that the fanbase really supports UNLV. Hopefully we can have a great turnout for that.” Senior guard Elijah Harkless is set to play a big role in the backcourt after averaging 10.0 points per game last year at Oklahoma. He missed the summer practices and Canada exhibitions due to a knee injury, but is expected to suit up for practice on Monday (though he may not be a full participant quite yet). Senior forward Victor Iwuakor also missed the Canada trip but will participate in limited fashion on Monday. Junior forward Isaiah Cottrell, a transfer from West Virginia, will not practice due to a foot injury suffered in Canada.
  5. LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Super Senior linebacker Austin Ajiake ("AH-g-kay") became the first defensive player from UNLV to be named Mountain West Player of the Week since 2019, the league announced Monday. Ajiake helped UNLV earn a 34-24 victory at Utah State on Saturday night by leading all players with 11 total tackles, including seven solo stops and one tackle-for-loss. The Fremont, California, (Bellarmine Prep) product also hauled in his second interception of the season and returned it nine yards to set up a score. It was one of five picks on the night by the Rebels, who are now tied for second in the nation for turnover margin at plus-nine. For the season, Ajiake ranks third in the league with 8.75 tackles per game (42nd in the nation). This marked the third week already this season that a UNLV player was honored by the league as quarterback Doug Brumfield (Aug. 29) and running back Aidan Robbins (Sept. 19) each took home offensive honors. It is the first time since 2019 that at least three Rebels earned MW player of the week kudos as LB Javin White, QB Kenyon Oblad and CB Jericho Flowers all earned a nod that fall.
  6. The Bill Hill betting app has UNLV -15 over New Mexico with an O/U of 45.5
  7. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2022/sep/24/red-hot-unlv-football-halfway-to-bowl-game-after-t/ The facts as things stand today: UNLV is 3-1. UNLV has a burgeoning star at quarterback. UNLV won by double digits for the second straight week, and third time in four contests. UNLV forced six more turnovers against Utah State, bringing the defense’s total to 10 on the season (nine interceptions). Junior cornerback Nohl Williams picked off two passes, including the game-ender as the buzzer sounded. Junior defensive back Jerrae Williams added an interception, as did sophomore DB Cameron Oliver and senior linebacker Austin Ajiake. Ajiake was proud but not surprised to see his unit step up and protect the lead down the stretch. “It’s hard to lose a game when you get six turnovers like that,” Ajiake said. “It’s something we pride ourselves on throughout practice, making sure we’re stripping at the ball and getting picks.” The postgame celebration inside the UNLV locker room was audible through the walls at Merlin Olsen Stadium, and with good reason, as the Scarlet and Gray now look like a team to be reckoned with in the Mountain West. “It’s too loud right now in there. The boys are too excited,” Brumfield said with a grin. “Another win. Opening conference with a W against last year’s champion is a great feeling.”
  8. BSU losing to UTEP got my vote - Broncos were 15/16 point favorites. Desperation has set in up in Boise with staff shakeups within 24 hours of the loss. if things don't fix themselves, BSU probably sees a coaching change in December. As of right now, this is a coaching thing or has the BSU program slipped overall ? Nevada losing to AF was expected, the only question was by how much -- The Pack scoring a few point late allowed them to cover some bets as double digit underdog. Plus AF coming off the loss to Wyoming made this one AF's game to lose. Hawaii can barely win when at home.......don't expect the Bows to win on the road which has been an issue even in the better times. New Mexico getting drilled at LSu was a give. In these cases the question is: How bad will it be? Being shut out could be the biggest disappointment from this Lobo game USU losing to UNLV not an outright surprise.......this game was a case of two teams going in opposite directions........UNLV showed they might be on the rise while USU showed they are fading from last seasons MWC contenders Wyoming losing to BYU not a big shocker.......the Pokes stayed in the game & showed they could be a factor in MWC play. CSU is just a total mess.......this loss isn't good just from the loss being to an FCS team, but this CSU team is going nowhere and the stolen hire HC from Nevada is looking like a major blunder by the CSU AD. Best thing about the CSU woes is that Nevada fans can take solace in seeing CSU reenact Custer at the Little Big Horn each week
  9. 2022 Women's Volleyball Standings SCHOOL CONF CPCT. OVERALL PCT. STREAK Boise State 2-0 1.000 10-3 .769 W2 Colorado State 2-0 1.000 9-4 .692 W2 San José State 2-0 1.000 8-4 .667 W2 New Mexico 1-1 .500 10-2 .833 W1 UNLV 1-1 .500 10-3 .769 W1 Utah State 1-1 .500 9-4 .692 L1 Nevada 1-1 .500 7-6 .538 L1 San Diego State 1-1 .500 3-10 .231 W1 Air Force 0-2 .000 8-6 .571 L2 Fresno State 0-2 .000 6-8 .429 L2 Wyoming 0-2 .000 4-10 .286 L3
  10. Saturday, November 26, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links Hawai‘i San José State 12:30 p.m. PT San Jose, California (Conf.) TV: Spectrum Sports Nevada UNLV 3 p.m. PT Las Vegas, Nevada (Conf.) MWN Air Force San Diego State 6 p.m. PT San Diego, California (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
  11. Friday, November 25, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links Utah State Boise State 10 a.m. MT Boise, Idaho (Conf.) TV: CBS New Mexico Colorado State 1:30 p.m. MT Fort Collins, Colorado (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network Wyoming Fresno State 7 p.m. PT Fresno, California (Conf.) TV: FS1
  12. Saturday, November 19, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links UNLV Hawai‘i 6 p.m. HT Honolulu, Hawaii (Conf.) TV: Spectrum Sports San José State Utah State TBA Logan, Utah (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Colorado State Air Force TBA Colorado Springs, Colorado (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Boise State Wyoming 5 p.m. MT Laramie, Wyoming (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network Fresno State Nevada 7:30 p.m. PT Reno, Nevada (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
  13. Friday, November 18, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links San Diego State New Mexico TBA Albuquerque, New Mexico (Conf.) TV: FS1
  14. Saturday, November 12, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links San José State San Diego State TBA San Diego, California (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Utah State Hawai‘i 6 p.m. HT Honolulu, Hawaii (Conf.) TV: Spectrum Sports New Mexico Air Force 1:30 p.m. MT Colorado Springs, Colorado (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network Wyoming Colorado State 5 p.m. MT Fort Collins, Colorado (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network Boise State Nevada 7:30 p.m. PT Reno, Nevada (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
  15. Friday, November 11, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links Fresno State UNLV 7:30 p.m. PT Las Vegas, Nevada (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
  16. Saturday, November 5, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links Air Force Army 9:30 a.m. MT Arlington, Texas TV: CBS Hawai‘i Fresno State TBA Fresno, California (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Colorado State San José State TBA San Jose, California (Conf.) TV: MWN/NBC Sports Bay Area BYU Boise State TBA Boise, Idaho TV: FOX Sports Networks New Mexico Utah State 1:30 p.m. MT Logan, Utah (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network UNLV San Diego State 4 p.m. PT San Diego, California (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
  17. Saturday, October 29, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links Colorado State Boise State TBA Boise, Idaho (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Wyoming Hawai‘i 6 p.m. HT Honolulu, Hawaii (Conf.) TV: Spectrum Sports San Diego State Fresno State TBA Fresno, California (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Nevada San José State 7:30 p.m. PT San Jose, California (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
  18. Saturday, October 22, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links Utah State Wyoming TBA Laramie, Wyoming (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Fresno State New Mexico TBA Albuquerque, New Mexico (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Hawai‘i Colorado State 2 p.m. MT Fort Collins, Colorado (Conf.) TV: Spectrum Sports UNLV Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. ET South Bend, Indiana TV: Peacock San José State New Mexico State 4 p.m. MT Las Cruces, New Mexico TV: FloSports Boise State Air Force 5 p.m. MT Colorado Springs, Colorado (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network San Diego State Nevada 7:30 p.m. PT Reno, Nevada (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
  19. Saturday, October 15, 2022 Football Away Home Time Location Links Nevada Hawai‘i 6 p.m. HT Honolulu, Hawaii (Conf.) TV: Spectrum Sports San José State Fresno State TBA Fresno, California (Conf.) TV: FOX Sports Networks Utah State Colorado State 5 p.m. MT Fort Collins, Colorado (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network New Mexico New Mexico State 6 p.m. MT Las Cruces, New Mexico TV: FloSports Air Force UNLV 7:30 p.m. PT Las Vegas, Nevada (Conf.) TV: CBS Sports Network
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