Sideline Stars

  • Sideline Stars

    For Kabo and Rebels, Strength and Conditioning Is Year-Round

    By Mike Grimala

    Three months from the official start of practice for the 2014-15 college basketball season, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels are working. Playing basketball at the Division I level is basically a full-time job (though the NCAA might beg to differ), and like the rest of the work force, the athletes don’t get the summer off. With […]

  • Sideline Stars

    The Marlboro Fan

    By Rob Miech

    Ken Johann’s Hemingway-like visage nearly disappears in a tobacco cloud. Decades of Winstons have produced a deep, raspy voice. My throat and lungs nearly seize. When UNLV soccer coach Rich Ryerson calls to ask if Johann wants to accompany him to the Rebels’ basketball game that night, the octogenarian booms: “Does a bear shit in […]

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    Prodigal Daughter

    As UNLV basketball players high-five and joke with the ball boys and girls before a recent game at the Thomas & Mack Center, Kreigh Warkentien can’t help smiling. She spent a good part of her childhood out on that hardwood. Warkentien, 25, is UNLV’s director of basketball operations—one of only three women to hold such […]

  • Rebels: The Postseason

    Stretch, Superfan

    By Sean DeFrank

    Nobody refuses Stretch. The longtime UNLV basketball fan is a fixture in the tunnel of the Thomas & Mack Center after every home game, collecting autographs until the last player has left the building. Tonight, the Rebels have just finished off Boise State, and Stretch is joking with Kendall Wallace.

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