Rebel head football coach Bobby Hauck’s fourth recruiting class at UNLV, made up of 20 future Rebels, was announced Wednesday inside the Redd Room at the Thomas and Mack.
Despite freshman forward Anthony Bennett’s 25 points the Runnin’ Rebels couldn’t pull it out on the road Saturday night, losing to Boise State 77-72.
Freshman forward Anthony Bennett has been included in the 12-player Midseason Watch Lists for both the 2013 Oscar Robertson Trophy, which goes to the National Player of the Year, and the 2013 Wayman Tisdale Award, which is given to the National Freshman of the Year.
On the night the NCAA honored Coach Jerry Tarkanian with a one of a kind painting, the Rebels were able pull off a win, beating Wyoming 62-50 Thursday night.
UNLV running back Bradley Randle is skipping his senior season to make himself available for the 2013 NFL Draft on April 25-27.
The UNLV football program has hired former NFL quarterback and veteran college coach Timm Rosenbach as their new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
UNLV is back in the AP Top 25 after winning back-to-back home games against Chicago State and Cal State Bakersfield. The Rebels are now ranked 24th in the AP Top 25 and moved up five spots to 19th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Anthony Bennett had a season-high 28 points along with 10 rebounds to lead UNLV over Cal State Bakersfield 84-63 on Saturday night. Bennett, who had 21 first-half points, was 10 of 13 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
UNLV forward Mike Moser is out until January. Coach Dave Rice says Moser suffered a dislocated elbow during Sunday’s game against Cal, when he scrambled for a loose ball and a Cal player fell on Moser’s right arm.
The Rebels had multiple players earn First Team All-Mountain West for the first time since 2006 as senior linebacker John Lotulelei and junior place-kicker Nolan Kohorst were honored as part of the conference’s official postseason awards.