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Certainly not the only reason but having a short bench could be a contributing factor.

4 days, 18 hours ago on McCaw finds his happy place while leading UNLV to win against Wyoming

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If you look at his history he still had the ability to move to national prominence. The fact that it took several years for him to get OU nationally ranked should tell you how bad the stature of the UNLV program was when he took over.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rice hits milestone in one of UNLV's most complete games of the season

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There was no ability for the school to counter the OU offer. Lon would have had taken the Rebs to a couple final fours to have enough general public support and donations to keep him here. He was happy here but when you get that kind of offer you can't turn it down.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rice hits milestone in one of UNLV's most complete games of the season

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As long as the RAF members and scholarship donors are satisfied then the rest is just noise.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rice hits milestone in one of UNLV's most complete games of the season

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No doubt, but each of those schools have coaches that are more experienced than Rice. Part of the problem is Rice is still feeling his way as a HC and at times is not confident in the direction he wants to go. Patience is the key with the coach and the players.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rice hits milestone in one of UNLV's most complete games of the season

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It is a glimpse of the future if the future holds these players. The biggest concern has been the trend of losing players that still have eligibility.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rice hits milestone in one of UNLV's most complete games of the season

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Not going to dispute your account, but they allowed 53 points. The problem was their inability to put the basketball through the hoop.

2 weeks ago on On night dedicated to Tarkanian, Rebels come up short once again

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You mean the power house of 25 years ago?

2 weeks ago on On night dedicated to Tarkanian, Rebels come up short once again

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This is exactly why as a high school or college athlete you continue to work hard and bide your time. Had Kendall Smith shown any character he would have been cutting into Cody's minutes because he was a better defender and now he would be moving into a starting lineup at the offhand spot. Good luck at CSUN.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rebels heading to Air Force while trying to overcome Vaughn's injury

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What the Rebels lack is another front court defender. Anytime GO is in foul trouble or off the floor the post defense is nonexistent. CW likes blocking shots from the weak side but is not a good post defender. The W/L record is disappointing even for a rebuilding Rebel team but this group is fun/frustrating to watch. I'm not even in the State anymore but my RAF we be renewed for next year.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Live blog: Rebels in Fort Collins hunting for fourth straight victory

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How can you call an open 3, shot by a player with a 48+% a desperation shot? For those that criticize at least be accurate in your arguments.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Live blog: Rebels in Fort Collins hunting for fourth straight victory

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@Rebel Jedi  Why do I have a feeling that if Walker played for another MW team he would be the type of player that would scorch the Rebs for 28pts. Now Vaughn might score 40 on him, but given enough opportunity the kid can score.

1 month ago on Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR

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@drrose1414 @Rebel Jedi With all the others they are hiding on the defensive end they would have to hire David Copperfield to coach the team.

1 month ago on Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR

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@ph90702 I don't even know what that means.  It featured two under .500 conference teams, both on losing skids and a game so enticing that the conference's television partner wants to stream your game so they might get 2,000 eyeballs watching the game. Doesn't that sound like the definition of Tier 3?

1 month ago on Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR

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I hope the boys turn two wins into three and three into four.  I'm way past the thought that the team will put 40 minutes together but the upside is these close games are exciting.

1 month ago on Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR

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Does anyone know why UNLV can't get one of our local television stations to broadcast the game so we don't have to stream the game?  I can understand if the conference has a contract with espn but if they won't put the game on television then have a clause that allows the game to be picked up locally.

1 month ago on Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR

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@ELJeffe  Don't take my comments wrong, I love what Morgan brings I just don't think he has found his groove yet.  My only concern is that he might feel that he hasn't been given enough opportunity to learn from his mistakes.  To gumby's point, I sure wish they could have figured a way to keep Savon as he would have helped this team tremendously.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rebels preparing for fight to snap skid against in-state rival

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@rebeltom @RichardoTubbs  Agree, but I'm I the only one that hates the home "grey" uniform?

1 month, 1 week ago on Rebels finally on the right side of game-ending plays in win vs. Utah State

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I think it is safe to say that Rebel fans would be more accepting of what is happening this year if there was some sense that all the underclassmen would be back next year, but with what has happened in the past I think everyone is just waiting to see who leaves.  Not saying that those that want to try for the NBA are beholden to UNLV but it would be nice to see some of these kids grow into really special players.  The biggest talk is of Vaughn taking a shot at being a lottery pick but his defense is not ready for the NBA and Chris Wood still needs to get stronger even if he views himself as a wing player.  The player that I have concern about leaving to another school is Morgan because he isn't getting more opportunity to develop.  He appears to be the only one that is pulled from the game as a result of a playing mistake.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rebels preparing for fight to snap skid against in-state rival

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@ELJeffe @Rebel Jedi If Chris was stroking the shot from the outside I don't think anyone would mind him hanging around the arc, but he is not a pure shooter like Durant (even when he was a freshman at Texas).  At this stage he need to work harder to get open, continue to take the ball to the basket and let his outside game develop with more experience.  What was evident was the rest of the team was keeping the ball away from him in the second half when he just stood at the three point line.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rebels' effort for naught as San Diego State pulls away for 7-point victory

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@mj2001  I'm sure that Anthony will be more than happy to compare paychecks with you.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on UNLV collapses in OT at Boise State, falls to 1-3 in the Mountain West

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@Rebel Jedi  Totally agree, and this is where I think the Rice detractors have a valid point.  The decision of not calling a time out was inexcusable.  At that point Rice's main objective should have been to get Doolin back in the game so he had someone that could execute a final play. It is one thing if the team had a run out on the possession but as soon as BSU was back and into a set defense the TO should have been called.  You don't leave it in the hand of a kid. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on UNLV collapses in OT at Boise State, falls to 1-3 in the Mountain West

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@Rebel Jedi  The problem with both player's game is that they can't play defense.  Everyone thinks that because Wood blocks some shots he is playing good defense but he would get thrown around like a rag doll in the NBA.  He provides very little resistance when players post him up and he is certainly not quick enough to guard a stretch 4 in the NBA.  Vaughn is probably good enough offensively to go to the draft but he shows very little effort on the defensive side and that would get him a quick ticket to any NBA bench (or even a D-League assignment).

1 month, 2 weeks ago on UNLV collapses in OT at Boise State, falls to 1-3 in the Mountain West

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@wyatt1952  You obviously were not around for the Rollie years.  That was embarrassing.  It is one thing to be disappointed that games are not being won when we think we should win, but I'll go back to the Rebels have beaten 8 top 20 schools in the last 3+ years.  How can that be the lowest period ever?  Some prospective please.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on UNLV collapses in OT at Boise State, falls to 1-3 in the Mountain West

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@Rebel Joe @ohnoitsmickey  Let's wait and see exactly how much money the hiring of Sanchez actually brings in.  My guess it will be significantly less than the reported $30M.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on UNLV collapses in OT at Boise State, falls to 1-3 in the Mountain West

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@Yellow_Evan13 Does Rice make $1M per year?  If not then where is a cash strapped school going to make up that difference.  Not only that, but $1M head coaches have expectation of hiring higher priced assistants.  I'm not saying I love Rice or even that given time he will turn into a good HC but I'm not sure the school can get the kind of coach you desire.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on UNLV collapses in OT at Boise State, falls to 1-3 in the Mountain West

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@Catfishin  Man, I wish we worked for the same company.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: SP Roberto Fausto Carmona Hernandez

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@MikeCarter1  If I could like this comment a 1,000 times I would.  The biggest joke about this conference is the TV package.  It would be better for UNLV to just have local TV rights to all away games.

2 months ago on Don't expect UNLV's New Year's Eve plans at Wyoming to be pretty

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What this really shows is how volatile college basketball is today.  Everyone judges the coaches, players and the program based on the past success as well as prior rules.  No longer can you just outwork the opponent with countless hours on the practice floor.  Plus too many kids come to school thinking that they are already developed players so when they don't get the star treatment they are too eager to transfer.  The change in the NBA rules over the years have made it easier for players to leave early for professional ball.  All these things have hurt college basketball in general and not necessarily UNLV more than any other, but one thing that Tark always relied on was to be better conditioned than the opponent and that would help lead to victory.  With a 20hr. limit on practice time it makes it hard to develop individual skills for players, put in team concepts for both offense and defense, and work at the highest level of conditioning.  It is too bad, as college basketball used to be the best blend of the team game and individual athletic ability.

2 months ago on Rebels grab votes in AP top-25; Wood named national player of the week

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The ONLY criticism on the night is that UNLV begs people to come to the stadiums to support the teams and on the first night that the crowd was over 12,500 it was a total cluster f getting out of the parking lot.  I know that this is not UNLV's issue and should be laid at the feet of the T&M event management.  The stadium has poor traffic management and the wifi in the building absolutely blows.


What a great win by the players and coaches.

2 months, 1 week ago on Instant Analysis: UNLV takes significant step forward in development, upset No. 3 Arizona

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The fact that the refs didn't see the net being "brushed" on the shot attempt was typical of their entire game management.  No two actions were called the same last night and both teams can point to several key plays in which the refs either blew the call or didn't even make a call.  Since replay has come into sports, officiating as a whole in all sports has declined.

2 months, 1 week ago on Young Rebels stand up and take down No. 3 Arizona in raucous Mack

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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.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Legislator wants Bishop Gorman banned from football playoffs

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@Rebel Joe Yeah, I remember all the beat downs that Kruger's teams use to apply.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games

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@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.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games

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@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.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games

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@Vagrant  They don't need you, 12,500 fans already support the team/school.  Bandwagon fans are the first to fall off anyway.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games

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@Still PFP Hard to think that Kenley will be Rivera as I thought Gagne would be a lifer.  Puig could be that guy.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: LF/CF/RF/Departed Friend Matt Kemp

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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.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: LF/CF/RF/Departed Friend Matt Kemp

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@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.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official

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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?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official

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@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. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Still a UNLV fan, Birch feels himself getting better in the NBA D-League

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@Getrekt Yes, but that view doesn't fit in with the bashing Coach Rice crowd. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Still a UNLV fan, Birch feels himself getting better in the NBA D-League

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@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?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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@LiterallyPFP  Can I say yes to all?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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@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.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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@DBrim  My god, what are you interviewing for, access to the launch codes?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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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.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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@- Casey - @WildWilli I didn't realize it was your money they were spending.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin

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Glad to see the headline writer still referring to the school as UNR.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Regents approve $11.5M for renovation of UNR football stadium

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@Vagrant Why would she get that message when there is at least 11,000 at TM every game?

2 months, 4 weeks ago on End of Rebels' bench gets into the action during 60-point victory

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