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No mention of Bishop Manogue, Faith Lutheran, Sierra Lutheran, or The Meadows. Just because BG does it better than anyone else they should not be singled out. If there is a change then it should be that all private schools should be eliminated from the public school athletic structure and just not the successful ones.
3 hours, 43 minutes ago on Legislator wants Bishop Gorman banned from football playoffs
@Rebel Joe Yeah, I remember all the beat downs that Kruger's teams use to apply.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games
@Vagrant So do you think Sanchez was selected because bandwagon fans wanted him and were demanding his hiring or that someone actually put their money where their mouth is and actually donated to the program. If you want to have any impact or voice in either football or basketball then get off the sidelines and put up your money.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games
@Rebel Joe Hardly, I graduated from UNLV in '84 and have been a donating alumni since. 12,500 fans is the best average since Tark's time and is certainly at the top end of any of the schools in the conference with only UNM possibly drawing more. Dream on if you think that UNLV is going to be able to get back to the glory days of Tarkanian. Anyone that thinks that has not been watching the changing landscape of college athletics.
@Vagrant They don't need you, 12,500 fans already support the team/school. Bandwagon fans are the first to fall off anyway.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games
@Still PFP Hard to think that Kenley will be Rivera as I thought Gagne would be a lifer. Puig could be that guy.
2 days, 4 hours ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: LF/CF/RF/Departed Friend Matt Kemp
Regardless of the baseball reasons or the roster flexibility, as a fan the Kemp trade makes me sad. Everyone wants to have that one player that is cradle to grave a cornerstone of the franchise. I thought we might have two in Kemp and Kershaw, and now I pray that we at least have one.
@PagansOedipalComplex They do have good pitching, if they can figure out how to score some runs without sacrificing their pitching they could easily be in contention.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official
Does anyone know if the CBA allows a player that is traded during the offseason to be traded during the next season? It seems that this has happened before but I get the MLB and NBA rules mixed up. If so, does anyone else think that Kemp might not be long for SD, that they are hoping for a continuation of the second half of 2014 and will then flip him for a prospect haul to a major market team that can better handle the contract?
@AlainaButtar ....and Roscoe left for the same reason. Although a year older, he needed to add length to his offensive game as he is in a difficult spot in that he can't really guard on the wing but he just isn't big enough to be a PF. He is going to have to be a floor spacing 4 and hustle player if he is going to get any chance in the Association.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Still a UNLV fan, Birch feels himself getting better in the NBA D-League
@Getrekt Yes, but that view doesn't fit in with the bashing Coach Rice crowd.
@MajorPuigBaseball Who is the "we" in this eating of money? People act as if somehow the Dodger payroll is coming out of their pocket. Does a reduced payroll mean that ticket prices are going to drop?
1 week, 1 day ago on So Long, Matt Kemp
@LiterallyPFP Can I say yes to all?
@TellMyWifeISaidHello I don't know, I watched joc many times this year and he has a lot of swing and miss stuff. He may prove me totally wrong but I'm not sure that he is a can't miss star.
@DBrim My god, what are you interviewing for, access to the launch codes?
As a whole I cheer for the laundry and not the player, but I guess it is hard to see how this makes us better at baseball. Almost all arguments for this trade is the more efficient use of payroll, but considering that the Dodgers are raking in money, from a TV contract that only they are benefiting from, I don't see why I should care about how much money they spend. The idea for cost controlled players is great for TB, OAK and KC but LA, BOS and NY should be about building on core players and I always thought that Kemp was part of that core. There will be no stupid statements like I'm forsaking the team or even hating on the FO, just disappointed that a player that I enjoyed watching will no longer be there.
@- Casey - @WildWilli I didn't realize it was your money they were spending.
1 week, 1 day ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin
Glad to see the headline writer still referring to the school as UNR.
1 week, 6 days ago on Regents approve $11.5M for renovation of UNR football stadium
@Vagrant Why would she get that message when there is at least 11,000 at TM every game?
1 week, 6 days ago on End of Rebels' bench gets into the action during 60-point victory
@Mike Petriello still think there is a better chance that he is a productive over priced player than anything they could get in a trade. It's not as if the Dodgers need the cash savings.
2 weeks ago on The Only Bad Matt Kemp Trade Is A Bad Matt Kemp Trade
@Mike Petriello @West Coast Ram so why sell low?
I hope they keep Kemp because they won't get a top prospect. If they want to get out from under the contract there is greater possibility of that happening with another full year of very good production and health from Kemp in 2015.
@steelmohawk Just the opposite for me. I sent him an official 1988 WS baseball with a letter and he sent back the ball signed and personalized with my name. That cemented my appreciation of him forever.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Source: Every Team Wants Matt Kemp
@gumby2323 My kid played college baseball for three years and never once was told that a spot would be automatically be his. Each year you prove your value in practice and games. Also, I'm not sure that he was taught something new about his game during that time, sure there were many small adjustments and reminders to focus on things he already knew going into that level of play. The idea that Rice needs to teach a kid how to more effectively dribble or show him a crossover is crazy. Players learn most of their basketball moves by mimicking someone else and then practicing on their own.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Sophomore guard Kendall Smith joins growing list of transfers from UNLV
@RebelDad2014 This is a product of youth sports today. Having been involved in youth travel baseball for twenty years I've never seen the ease in which a parent will remove their kid from a team if they are not a featured player. There is no attempt to work to get better, simply go to another team that will temporarily satisfy their immediate need. It goes from parent to child so there is no surprise that it is happening at the college level.
In college, there is also a degree of over recruiting and when a coach tells a player what their role will be with the team it could very well be true at that moment but if they land a better recruit later then all of a sudden that original player will find their role significantly reduced. I hold little resentment towards the players because in most cases they are just trying to find their true talent level.
As far as Kendall leaving he was given several chances to secure more playing time but just didn't capitalize on the opportunity. I think he should have stayed and worked harder to earn more time but he will go somewhere else where there won't be so much competition.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on UNLV transfers elsewhere
@gumby2323 It would have been nice if Moser would have stayed but there may have been some bad feelings there due to the attention Bennent and Birch were receiving.
@Vegas Pragmatist @RebelDad2014 @West Coast Ram @Taco man Maybe because all those schools have years of tradition to draw on.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Instant Analysis: Hauck wasn't a bad coach, but victim of circumstances at UNLV
@CharlesAdler @Shamany Yes, a new medical school so our newly printed attorneys could sue our new doctors.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on 'I love my guys': Hauck's UNLV tenure ends with blowout loss to UNR
@Tick correct, the money should be spent on practice and training facilities, academic support, larger recruiting budget, better travel accommodation, and better salaries to hire assistant coaches. A new stadium is not necessary at this time but money does need to be spent.
Decker wasn't the answer but some how beat out Sherry. That my friend is coaching since Sherry was the starter Hauck selected last year before Herring saved his bacon and cost UNLV $400K. Had Herring not pull last years team from the flames this "over his head" coach would have been fired last year. Hauck can be a good coach and over his head at the same time, I once coach a little league team to a State title but I never received a single call from a high school, college or professional team. If I hear one more time that Hauck was successful at Montana so he would have been successful at UNLV if only they would have supported him more is ridiculous.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Instant Analysis: Hauck wasn't a bad coach, but victim of circumstances at UNLV
@RebelDad2014 Yes, because 5 straight years of 7-5 produces a culture to have periodic 10-2 seasons.
@Vegas Pragmatist @Taco man "better resources" could and should be an upgrade to practice and training facilities, more academic support, more funds for assistant coaches, better travel for the team to away games. All these thing are important when a player is choosing a program. As a parent of a college athlete, the decision to go to a previously successful program is only important if it tied to the current coach. Every kid thinks they can be part of their own success and going to a program that might be down provides immediate opportunity to play.
@Jacopo (How is this a bad plan!) Since one was a contributor to 3 WS teams I would say the Panda.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Juan Nicasio, Fascinating Relief Project
@gumby2323 I like these kind of debates instead of the usual comments on this site. I agree the Vaughn needs to play better but I think he will as he learns what it takes at this level. I was disappointed that we didn't see the zone press in the Temple game as it was pretty effective in the Stanford game and even if you only use it occasionally it could speed up the tempo and get them some transition points.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Wood carries Rebels past Owls in solid bounceback victory
Shamany, if Robinson was 45 years old instead of 65 when he was here he surely would have turned to program around, Harvey Hyde and Tony Knapp both had good teams that ran exciting offenses. It can be turned around but it will not be done with the current staff. I live in the far NW end of town and have still gone to a few games every year but I'm not going to be a season ticket holder to watch the same deficiencies that this coaching staff continues to display.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Was the clock operator to blame? UNLV loses at Hawaii on game’s last play
@RebelDad2014 Why would you shutdown the program, which would make us change conferences, when this is simply a coaching problem. I'm not saying that they could get Urban Meyers, but if he had one off-season with the exact same players I'm willing to bet that he would win 7 or 8 games. It is all about getting that right guy and willing to move on when you discovered that you don't have one. TMK should be held accountable for giving a multi-year extension to a coach that only had one season with nore than 2 wins. It will be more expensive now but move on and get a new coach in here.
@Shamany The way all this turns around is with the right coaching staff and Hauck has proved that he is not the right person. If you get the right coach he will get enough talent to get competitive, once that happens the fan base grows and then there can be serious upgrades to the facilities or new stadium. Would it not be much easier right now to talk about a new stadium had the football team been coming off two 7 win seasons and they were sitting at 8-4 heading into a game against Reno?
@gumby2323 I agree with the need to push the ball to get some early offense but disagree if you are suggesting that when in their half court offense they need to shoot early in their sets. Their half court offense is still not very good and they need better off ball motion in their offense, they need sharper cuts to the basket, they need to set better screens at the top of the key to get the ballhandler freed up. The biggest improvement just needs to be knocking down the open shots, there have been a lot air balls on open shots early this season.
Take the win and get back home. The offense still needs plenty of improvement, it would be nice to see the pick and roll live up to it's name as the Rebels setting the picks rarely roll hard to the basket. Their ability to set picks makes it obvious that most of them have never had to do the dirty work of basketball.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Live blog: Rebels right back on the Barclays Center court against Temple
@Vagrant Thanks for the advice but I'll be at the Mack supporting my school and team.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Stanford takes UNLV to school in Brooklyn beatdown
Yellow, do you consider Dawkins a good coach? If so take a look at his first three years when you are judging Rice's first three years. Dawkins had 2 sub .500 seasons in his first 3 seasons before he took his forth team to the NIT. The program that Dawkins inherited was coming off a sweet 16 appearance.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Live blog: Rebels about to tip off against Stanford in the Big Apple
Interesting request about Grandal, doesn't he grade out to be a pretty poor defensive catcher? As for Martin, I think it is tough for young players that come up and have success in NY or LA as they get sucked into the celebrity lifestyle and if they are not careful it derails their career. Only Russell know if he was working as hard on his game after he arrived as he did coming up through the minors, but there were certainly more distractions. It is funny that Martin is considered such a quality defensive catcher because when he was in blue I used to always complain about his blocking ability.
1 month ago on Did The Dodgers Make A Mistake In Non-Tendering Russell Martin in 2010?
@I wear shoes in Hentucky Only if you think aggression is something you can do defensively. The aggression that Yellow is talking about is driving the ball to the basket.
1 month ago on Rebels move to 2-0 with another rally and hard-fought victory at home
Again this season the offense doesn't have enough off ball movement and is dependent on the ball handler breaking down his defender with dribble penetration. This is great for the pro game but most college PGs aren't good enough to base an entire offense around this principle. More off ball screens to spring the shooters loose for open shots or free up the post players with better post position would have been a pleasant surprise.
I know that everyone wants UNLV to press and trap on the defensive side of the ball but one thing that appears to be different from the games that I remember when that was our staple is that there is so many timeout in the game so it is difficult to get any flow or really fatigue the opponent with a press. Maybe someone knows for sure but has the NCAA increased the number of team or media timeouts in the last 20 years? For me it almost makes the game less enjoyable to watch as there are timeouts taken within one minute of a previous timeout.
1 month ago on Instant Analysis: Rebels miss 15 free throws to make things interesting, still win
@I wear shoes in Hentucky You don't have to listen, stop going to the games and reading stories about the team and everyone can be happy.
@CharlesAdler Exactly who is overrating them? Most fans that sit around me at the T&M realize that this is a pretty young roster that will have some individual talent but will make a lot of mistakes. They should be entertaining to watch and develop but I don't think I've heard anyone indicate that the expectations are for much more than to edge into the tournament if everything goes right.
1 month ago on Doolin delivers in UNLV debut, leading Rebels to 60-59 victory
@Yellow_Evan13 @I wear shoes in Hentucky Yellow, I agree and not only were we the more aggressive team the majority of the second half but the MSU big guys didn't move very well. They were the players picking up early fouls in the second half which pushed their team into the bonus pretty early. For fans that actually watch/attend the game instead of just read the stat sheet/box score, foul disparity is usually not because of officiating bias, but the losing team's fans will always cry about it.
Now run ten laps and....
If there is one thing that can help any team trying to find their footing is the ability to score from the line and punish the opponent that gets into the bonus early in a half.
@Lobo true, but Max is younger than Zack and I also don't think there is anyway that ZG doesn't opt out so you may end up paying the same price for either guy. The one year of having them both can be offset by losing HanRam and dropping Beckett's contract.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Brandon McCarthy Is a Good Fit for the Dodgers
@Lobo one pick lost, one pick gained.