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Fans in the student section wear white during the white out during the UNLV game against Wyoming at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las ...
1:45 p.m.
The UNLV basketball team has just one loss at the Thomas & Mack Center in coach Dave Rice’s two-year tenure. A significant reason for the success is the home court advantage created by the Rebellion student-cheering section — everything from cheering on their feet the entire game to holding up giant-sized cutouts of players and prominent Las Vegas figures to create an awesome game-day atmosphere. Read more...

2 a.m.
There always will be a special place in my heart for the Silver Bowl. That’s what we locals call Sam Boyd Stadium, the starter home of sorts of the UNLV football program if the proposed UNLV Now project becomes a reality. Read more...

Frankie Edgar will fight as a featherweight for the first time at UFC 156.
6 p.m.
New Jersey fighter will miss upcoming MMA Awards to prep for his February 2 bout with Jose Aldo. Read more...

11:33 a.m.
UNLV’s recruiting success rate when it gets kids on campus is very high. That percentage ticked up again Friday morning when California senior guard Kendall Smith announced his commitment on Twitter after attending Thursday’s Rebels victory. Read more...

2 a.m.
On Friday, we posted a long piece that I wrote tracking Canyon Springs High School’s football season. Now comes this addendum, because I must share with you my personal feelings after having found myself becoming attached to the team. Read more...

12:12 a.m.
Enjoy Dec. 12, 2012 — or 12/12/12 — while it lasts. It will mark the last time all three numerals in a date are the same for the next 80-some years. On this special day, Las Vegas is paying special attention to all things 12. Read more...

The space at Score! cost $2 million to develop, and the memorabilia is worth much more. It is on loan from halls of fame and ...
2 a.m.
No one wanted to play ball with Jim Beckmann when he first pitched the idea for Score!, a sports memorabilia museum and exhibit on the Strip. “Everyone said no,” Beckmann said. For many, Las Vegas conjured up images of casinos and gambling, which didn’t sit well with some image-conscious sports organizations. “It was about educating our partners that sports tourism is a big market here,” Beckmann said. Read more...

8:37 a.m.
Wearing a brown loin cloth and an Aztec-inspired headdress with multicolored feathers, Antonio Medina stretched and flexed before the start of Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. His last marathon, he didn’t train at all, hubris he paid for in the following days. Read more...

E.J. Scott, who is going blind from a degenerative eye disease called Choroideremia, is running 12 marathons in 12 months. He runs with a guide ...
2 a.m.
This afternoon, E.J. Scott will be among the thousands of runners at the starting line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon. The only difference is that he’ll be wearing a blindfold. Read more...

UNLV forward Mike Moser dunks on New Mexico during the first half of their game Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M.
2 a.m.
Move aside, college basketball pollsters. While the two major polls tabbed the Rebels at No. 18 and No. 19 in the nation, sports books in Las Vegas listed no more than 13 teams ahead of UNLV in future odds to win the national championship. Read more...

The two Nevada schools battle it out for the coveted Fremont cannon on Saturday.
5:44 p.m.
The Rebels play the Wolf Pack this Saturday for the coveted Fremont cannon. Read more...

2 a.m.
Cost and location plans for a domed, 60,000-seat “mega-event” stadium on the UNLV campus are coming into sharper focus two months before a review by the university system’s Board of Regents. Read more...

Green Bay Packers Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Seattle.
10:42 a.m.
With three decades in the sports handicapping industry, Jimmy Vaccaro, one of Nevada’s top bookmakers, has never seen anything like this. The controversial ending to the Monday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers not only made Seattle the winners on the field, it gave them the victory at Las Vegas sports books, thanks to an apparent blown call by officials. Read more...

Gold medalist Gabby Douglas performs at the T&M Thursday night.
6:13 p.m.
Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and more!

Las Vegas local driver Danny George goofs around with fans while sitting in his 1994 Mazda Miata prior to running his qualifying races during the ...
6:52 p.m.
Lesson 1: Respect the Miata.