UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Head Back Out On Road To Play South Dakota Saturday


UNLV and Coyotes will play at Sioux Falls’ Sanford Pentagon on Saturday

After defeating Saint Katherine, 113-53, on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the UNLV men’s basketball team (5-2) has had a week without games to concentrate on final exams. The Runnin’ Rebels’ “Rodeo Road Trip” will continue this weekend with a game in Sioux Falls, S.D., against South Dakota (3-7) at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who had to replace all five starters from a year ago, have mainly 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 16.2 ppg, but he did not play vs. Saint Katherine because of a back injury. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has five double-doubles this year, which ranks eighth in the country, and has averages of 13.3 ppg and team highs of 9.6 rpg and 3.6 bpg. Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is tied for the team lead in blocks at 3.6 per game, which ranks seventh in the nation. Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad with 5.7 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 5.0, which is eighth-best in the country.


As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels lead the country in blocked shots (9.1 bpg) and are 11th in field-goal percentage defense (34.8).


Saturday’s game will be televised by Midco Sports Network and also be available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App with Jay Elsen and Greg Stemen calling the action. 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.


UNLV (5-2, 0-0 Mountain West) 


South Dakota (3-7, 0-0 Summit League)

 Saturday, December 13, 2014
 7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST
 Sanford Pentagon (3,250), Sioux Falls, S.D.
TV: Midco Sports Network/ESPN3 (Jay Elsen, Greg Stemen)

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

The Pretty Reckless to Rock the Annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music Festival

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The Pretty Reckless to Rock Out at Annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Festival


The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycle and Music Festival will now be giving its guests the opportunity to see The Pretty Reckless unleash wild stage antics and grungy hard rock songs on Friday, Aug. 8. Crowds can expect an onslaught of aggressive rock from the group including the hit song, “Heaven Knows,” currently No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts. The Pretty Reckless joins a star-studded lineup of bands to perform at the annual nine-day festival. Over 25 nationally known bands will take to the Chip’s main stage Aug. 1-9 including Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Florida Georgia Line, Train, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zac Brown Band and many others.

“When it comes to a great stage performance, The Pretty Reckless has the whole package,” says Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, Rod Woodruff. “Tremendous talent, intense energy, and an in-your-face attitude that will totally captivate the audience when they take the Chip’s stage this August. I’m really looking forward to excitement.”

Passes for the Buffalo Chip’s 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival are on sale now. All concerts are free with camping. For more information or to get passes to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, visit www.BuffaloChip.com or call (605) 347-9000.


About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Since 1981, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has provided nine days of epic live music experiences and exciting activities for fans from around the globe. The family-owned and operated Sturgis Buffalo Chip is host to the Sturgis Rally’s cornerstone event, known as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ and The Best Party Anywhere™. Concerts are free with camping. Passes grant access to music industry’s hottest stars, the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise, 25 bars, mouth-watering food and beverage vendors and thrilling exhibits. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip offers clean, well maintained facilities, private showers, cabins, RVs, paved roads and more. Outrageous events such as unforgivably hot bikini contests and jaw-dropping daredevil stunts are a few of the many daily spectacles unique to the Chip. The famed creek-fed 580-acre camping resort is located three miles east of Sturgis, SD. Now in its 33rd year, this event is one of the few remaining independent music festivals in the world. The Buffalo Chip is a festival experience like no other. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.