UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host New Mexico Wednesday At 8 PM




Game at Thomas & Mack Center at 8 p.m.

After playing two straight games on the road, the UNLV men’s basketball team will be back at home at the Thomas & Mack Center to host New Mexico on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. 5,000 Rally Towels, presented by Cox Communications, will be given to fans.

The Runnin’ Rebels lost both of their last two games – at Boise State last Tuesday in overtime (82-73) and at San Diego State on Saturday (53-47). Prior to that, UNLV defeated San José State (74-40) in its last home game on Jan. 10.

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, has used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.5 ppg, which is third in the Mountain West. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 10 double-doubles this year, which ranks ninth in the country, and has averages of 14.1 ppg (second on the team, 8th in MW), and team highs of 9.6 rpg (1st in MW, 23rd in the country) and 2.9 bpg (2nd in MW, 14th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is second on the team and third in the MW in blocks, also with 2.9 per game (15th in the country, 2nd among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.3 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.0, which leads the conference and is 21st nationally.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are second in the nation in total blocks (132), third in blocks per game (7.3 bpg), fifth in defensive rebounds per game (28.33) and 18th in field-goal percentage defense (37.5).

Wednesday night’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen calling the action, and Lauren Gardner reporting from the sidelines. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #19


New Mexico (12-6, 4-2 Mountain West) 

UNLV (10-8, 1-4 Mountain West)

 Wednesday, January 21, 2015
 8 p.m.
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen, sideline: Lauren Gardner)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com


Get Hired or Learn More about a Career in Information Technology (IT) on July 30

One-Stop Career Center

Get Hired or Learn More about a Career in Information Technology (IT) on July 30
Hundreds of Jobs Available for Qualified Job Seekers

They are often the hardest jobs to fill in Southern Nevada, yet they are often the most available and among the most highly paid.

Local employers are actively seeking job seekers with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The problem?  The Southern Nevada workforce isn’t adequately trained to meet the rising job demand in these industries.

That’s why Workforce Connections’ One-Stop Career Center is holding its first IT Training Expo and Hiring Event on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  Like all services provided at One-Stop, this expo is at no cost to the job seeker or employer.

Job seekers can learn about the exciting careers and training available in the IT field.   The Nevada Governor’s of Economic Development reports the average annual wage for IT positions stands at $44,800.  (http://www.diversifynevada.com/key-industries/information-technology)

Employers, including DTT Investigations, Cox Communications, Stations Casinos, MGM and Robert Half Technologies will also be onsite to interview ready candidates for IT job opportunities.   Job seekers who wish to be interviewed must complete the pre-screening process.  Please bring your resume, transcripts and portfolios to share with prospective employers.

WHAT:        IT Training Expo & Hiring Event
WHEN:       Wednesday, July 30, 2014
TIME:         10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:    6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 190  (Charleston & Torrey Pines)

“High paying jobs, especially those in information technology, are available in Southern Nevada but right now we don’t have the skilled workforce to fill all of those open positions,” said Ardell Galbreth, Executive Director of Workforce Connections, the public agency that oversees the One-Stop Career Center.  “Our goal is to identify and train those who are interested in entering this field, and assist in connecting qualified job seekers with employers who are hiring.”

Website:  www.NVCareerCenter.org

Twitter:  @OneStopCareerNV

Facebook:  facebook/com/OneStopCareerCenterNevada

Workforce Connections’ One-Stop Career Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Phone: (702) 822-4200.


About Workforce Connections:  Authorized by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), Workforce Connections is part of a national network of local boards tasked with creating workforce talent that keeps the nation competitive.  Workforce Connections serves Clark, Lincoln, Nye and Esmeralda counties, coordinating job development and career pathway building to maximize the potential of the Southern Nevada Workforce. Workforce Connections distributes funds earmarked for training, apprenticeships and other viable approaches designed to produce qualified employees who fulfill current needs and supply future capacity in emerging fields.  We work with relevant agencies and organizations to connect those looking for a job with the best resources available to that they can make a difference in their own lives.




The Luxury Golf, Fashion and Lifestyle Event Partners with

Notable Brands to Raise Funds for the Nonprofit Organization



Newly appointed Assistant Coach to the Los Angeles Clippers Michael Woodson of The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, the inaugural luxury golf, fashion and lifestyle experience at Southern Highlands Golf Club with hospitality provided by Nevada’s only triple Forbes Five Star resort, Mandarin Oriental of Las Vegas, is exhilarated to announce partnerships with prominent luxe brands and is proud to reveal that a portion of the proceeds generated from the event will benefit the national nonprofit organization, Nations of Coaches.


“Today, more than 70% of college men’s basketball players come from a one- or no-parent home,” stated Tommy Kyle, Nations of Coaches Executive Director. “We need more coaches like Mike Woodson, who is not only a great coach but an outstanding father figure.”


Nations of Coaches was founded in 2005 by long-time basketball coach, Jim Haney, who also serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Haney dreamed of launching a support system dedicated to college basketball coaches to help them deal with the everyday pressure to produce and win. The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational has teamed up with Cox Communications, Land Rover of Las Vegas, Sprite, Perrier, Hope & Grace Wines, Careerbuilder.com, The Upper Deck Company and The Macallan, alongside CIROC, Sean Jean and VYBX.


“I’m incredibly appreciative of the outpour of support to ensure the success of such a special event,” said Coach Michael Woodson.


The three-day event will commence with a Sunday wine tasting and a private dinner. Monday will follow with the CIROC Celebrity Welcome Party at the alluring 23rd floor Mandarin Bar, with a live performance by vocal sensation Brian McKnight. The evening’s co-hosts, professional golfer and fashionista Seema Sadekar and ESPN’s Jay Harris, will introduce celebrity guests and announce golf tournament pairings. On Tuesday, participants will play 18 holes at the exquisite Southern Highlands Golf Club.


For more information, visit www.CoachWoodsonInvitational.com.


About The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational

The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational will be the only summer golf event in Las Vegas where influential sports figures and celebrities congregate. Founded by the former NBA player and head coach of the New York Knicks, Mike Woodson lives with the mission to give back to the community through sports and friendship. All for a good cause, The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational celebrates the world of basketball, while showcasing the best of golf, fashion and entertainment. For more information, visit www.CoachWoodsonInvitational.com, like on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/COACHWOODSONinv or tweet @COACHWOODSONinv.


About Nations of Coaches

Nations of Coaches’ vision is to equip coaches to leave a legacy of excellence.  NOC serves, connects, and equips coaches to help them deal with the everyday pressure to produce and win.  Nations of Coaches is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information, please visit www.nationsofcoaches.com.


South Point Arena and Cox Charities Partner for 2014 Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding Event


South Point Arena and Cox Charities Partner for 2014 Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding Event

Local charity benefits from Vegas Shootout at South Point on Saturday April 19

South Point Arena partners with Cox Charities to celebrate the return of the Championship Bull Riding (CBR) tour’s Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout, on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Cox Charities, an initiative focused on improving the quality of life for children and families of Southern Nevada, will receive a charitable contribution of $3 for every ticket sold to the rodeo event.

“For 36 weeks of the year, South Point is home to some of Las Vegas’ largest western events,” said Ryan Growney, general manager of the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. “Our ongoing relationship with Cox Charities provides us the opportunity to give back to the community that supports us, by donating a portion of the proceeds from one of our top rodeo events.”

Cox Charities is an employee-run philanthropic initiative enabled by local cable operator Cox Communications.  Having given away nearly $1 million to local nonprofits since its inception, Cox Charities is dedicated to supporting organizations which benefit children, families, education – particularly STEM focued initiatives, and diversity.

“It’s obvious that the South Point and Tuff Hedeman are as supportive of the local community as are the 1300 Cox Las Vegas employees,” said Stephanie Stallworth, director of Public Affairs for Cox Communications. “Our employees love raising money to benefit local non-profits through Cox Charities. Our partnership with the CBR will help even more charities right here in Southern Nevada.”

This year’s CBR Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout, presented by Boot Barn, showcases the world’s top 24 riders competing during three rounds of an “8-second formation” competition. The tour will include Aaron Pass, all-star rider and current CBR champion, Cole Echols, the newly crowned 2013 CBR World Champion, and Cody Teel, the 2012 PRCA World Champion. Guests can watch the best of the best in bull riding as participants compete for record-setting prizes and the opportunity to participate in the “The Road to Cheyenne CBR Tour Finale.”

Tickets for the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout are now on sale, beginning at $20. Discount coupons are available for all military, children and senior citizens at Boot Barn, Cox Solution Stores and other South Point sponsor locations. For more information on special room rate packages or to make a reservation, please call 866-791-7626 or email reservations@southpointcasino.com and reference “2014 CBR Package.” For more event information, please visit the South Point Arena event website or visit the CBR website.

About Cox Charities
Since 2007, Cox Charities has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to Southern Nevada non-profit organizations that support children, families and education, with a focus on STEM initiatives. The program was created as a result of employees’ interest in the giving strategies of the company. Cox Charities is a partnership with United Way of Southern Nevada and is funded primarily by Cox employee contributions and a variety of fundraisers including an annual Cox Charities Golf Tournament. A committee, comprised entirely of Cox employees, reviews all grant applications and selects the recipients. The Cox Charities Advisory Board, also employee-led, approves the grants and awards the monies. For more information about Cox Charities, or to apply for a grant, please visit www.coxcharitieslv.com.


About The CBR
Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide, professional bull riding organization. The CBR Tour events are professionally produced live shows designed to be an adrenaline rush the whole family will enjoy. CBR is broadcast primetime, nationwide, on FOX SPORTS NETWORK (FSN) with over 26 weeks of gripping, television seen by more than 14 million viewers annually. Combined with its subsidiary tour, the Horizon Series, CBR will visit over 70 venues throughout the United States reaching more than 250,000 fans in live attendance this year. CBR is the home of THE REAL COWBOY SPORT™ – the best bull riders and bulls in the world. We are committed to the riders, the fans, corporate sponsors, and all those involved in the professional bull riding industry. For more information on CBR, please visit http://www.CBRbull.com or call us today at 817.626.BULL (2855).


About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.


For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.