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Former Rebel Khem Birch signs deal to join Miami Heat

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Washington forward Khem Birch blocks a shot by Atlanta center D.J. Shelton during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Former Rebel Khem Birch signs deal to join Miami Heat
UNLV quick hits:
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 (12:17 p.m.)
Former Rebel Khem Birch is officially in the Miami Heat organization after signing with the team over the weekend, the Heat announced. Terms of the deal were not available.

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UNLV's Karam Mashour drives past Cal State-Bakersfield forward Adam Young during their game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. UNLV won their final non-conference game 89-57.
Rebels reveal opponents for opening 2014-15 regular-season games
UNLV quick hits: Also, UNLV is a finalist for class of 2015 guard from Michigan who's announcing his decision on Tuesday
Friday, September 12, 2014
The Rebels will open the basketball regular season against Morehead State at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, it was announced today. Their second game, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, will be against Sam Houston State. Both home games are part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

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UNLV cheerleaders perform during the UNLV Rebels home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels’ long-distance kicker earns league’s weekly award
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sophomore kicker Nicolai Bornand was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced this morning. The honor comes after Bornand hit a 54-yard field goal in the second quarter of UNLV’s 13-12 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday.

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UNLV guard Daquan Cook leaps as time runs out in their Mountain West Conference game against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV notched a 73-69 come from behind victory.
Rebels’ junior guard injures knee, will miss the upcoming season
UNLV Quick Hits:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
UNLV’s depth this season took a hit today as junior guard Daquan Cook suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Cook will miss the entire season and use a ...

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UNLV guard Deville Smith holds the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic championship trophy and his MVP trophy Monday, Dec. 23 2013, at the Orleans Arena. UNLV beat Mississippi State 82-66.
Former UNLV guard to follow former UNLV assistant to UT Martin
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Former UNLV guard Deville Smith will be reunited with former UNLV assistant coach Heath Schroyer, a source confirmed Wednesday night. Smith is transferring to Tennessee Martin, where Schroyer is now the head coach.

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Cody Doolin drives past Jerome Seagears during their Desert Reign basketball league game Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Rebels point guard one step closer to being eligible this season
UNLV quick hits:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
UNLV guard Cody Doolin is one step closer to the basketball court this season. The NCAA granted UNLV’s season of competition waiver, the program announced today, which means...

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Washington's Josh Shirley, center, Gregory Ducre, left, and Alameda Ta'amu celebrate a sack during the first half of the Alamo Bowl college football game against Baylor, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Rebels add Washington transfer to defensive line
UNLV quick hits:
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Rebels’ defensive line got a big boost today with the addition of Washington transfer Josh Shirley.

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UNLV assistant coaches Max Good, left, and Dave Rice talk before the Rebels play Fairfield at the Thomas & Mack Center Sunday, November 21, 1999.
Former coach Max Good returns to UNLV as special assistant
Rebels basketball:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The move that’s been expected since the end of last season became official today, as Dave Rice announced Max Good is joining the staff as special assistant to the head coach. ...

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UNLV takes on Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium. The university is working to enhance the game-day experience.
UNLV football season-ticket sales steady; officials pushing for more
unlv quick hits:
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Season-ticket sales for UNLV football are slightly ahead of last year’s figures with about one month until the Sept. 6 home opener against Northern Colorado. As of July 30, there have been 3,684 season tickets sold for the Rebels’ six-game home schedule. UNLV needs to average ...

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UNLV running back Tim Cornett gets past Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty during their game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Utah State won the game 28-24.
Rebels’ leading rusher signs free-agent deal with Houston Texans
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Former UNLV running back Tim Cornett will get a shot to make an NFL roster, and it’s coming in his backyard.

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Hey Reb leads the UNLV basketball team out of the tunnel for their game against Illinois Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Cetner.
Rebels begin Mountain West play on the road for 2nd straight season
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Rebels will open their Mountain West schedule at Wyoming on New Year’s Eve, it was announced today.

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A look at Sam Boyd Stadium during the 2014 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.
UNLV officials hope to replace turf at Sam Boyd Stadium
rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
UNLV officials might not be done making upgrades to Sam Boyd Stadium. Director of Athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy said Tuesday they hope to replace the turf playing surface at the stadium, which hosts UNLV football games. The project is estimated at $400,000-$700,000 and would replace turf installed in 2003. In May, a new...

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Fans rush the court and UNLV guard Kevin Kruger following the Rebels' 60-50 victory over Air Force at the Thomas & Mack Center on Feb. 20, 2007.
Former Rebel guard joins coaching staff at Northern Arizona
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, July 28, 2014
Former Rebel Kevin Kruger is leaving his father’s staff at Oklahoma to become an assistant at Northern Arizona, Kruger announced via Twitter earlier today.

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Brett Boyko (69), right, talks with teammates during practice at UNLV Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
UNLV football picked 4th in division; 3 Rebels make preseason team
Rebels quick hits:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
UNLV was picked to finish fourth in its division while three Rebels were named to the preseason All-Mountain West team, it was announced today at the league’s annual media days at the Cosmopolitan. The teams and standings are selected by members of the media.

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UNLV baseball pitcher Erick Fedde throws in the bullpen during a media availability day Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014.
Former Rebel pitcher comes to terms with Washington Nationals near deadline
pro baseball:
Friday, July 18, 2014
It went down to the wire but former UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde is officially a member of the Washington Nationals after agreeing to terms on deal just hours before today’s signing deadline.

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