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Runnin' Rebels Tickets Selling Fast

Runnin' Rebels Tickets Selling Fast

LAS VEGAS - Can you imagine a day when they have to throw up a "No Vacancy" sign at the Thomas and Mack Center? If seat sales are an indication, there hasn't been this much interest in Runnin' Rebels basketball in 20 years.

"Coming off last season, the excitement was really strong," said Thomas and Mack Center Ticket Sales General Manager Matt Smith.

"We have an exciting style of play. We have good players who are returning. We have good players coming in," said UNLV Head Coach Dave Rice.

Whether it's tradition, interest in players, or recruiting, the Thomas and Mack is selling out. Available seats in the lower bowl have nearly vanished.

"I expect after these two days, with all the deposits, with all the deposit holders, they will come in and take up the lower level inventory," Smith said.

"It's a great home-court advantage for us, and we just like to share all the success with the fans," Rice said.

Coroner Identifies Man Killed Sunday

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office released the name of the man found shot to death Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Brandon Maurice Campbell of Las Vegas. Campbell died as a result of a gunshot wounds to the head and chest. His body was discovered near an apartment building at Twain Avenue and Cambridge Street.

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need


HELP of Southern Nevada is holding a drive for school supplies for kids in need this school year.

The nonprofit is collecting all kinds of items from colored pencils to calculators. The group will be putting the supplies into backpacks to distribute to their school-aged clients.

The collection started Monday at HELP’s office at 1640 E. Flamingo. It will last through Thursday, September 13. People can also donate online at helpsonv.org.

Legendary UNLV Broadcaster Dies

LAS VEGAS -- Legendary Southern Nevada broadcaster Bob Blum passed away early Sunday. He was 91.

Blum had been having health issues since Easter weekend after falling and breaking his artificial hip. 

The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame describes Bob Blum as the "godfather of sports broadcasting in Southern Nevada."

Blum was a native of South Bend, Ind. He arrived in Las Vegas in 1973 to broadcast UNLV athletics. He spent the next 30 years announcing everything from UNLV Rebels basketball to Las Vegas 51's baseball.

This past year, he finished his 27th year as the voice of Lady Rebels basketball.


NBA Summer League Wraps Up Successful Season

LAS VEGAS -- The NBA Summer League wrapped up its last game Sunday. Organizers say it was a record breaking season, or in other words, a slam dunk.

"We've had a very successful league we've had record attendance," said Executive Director Warren LeGarie.  "TV has been off the charts. Las Vegas has proven itself to be one of the great hosts in the country."

LeGarie says the NBA Summer League has been coming to Las Vegas since 2004 and it's been a growing success for the organization, the city and the fans.

"I got to meet Kendall Marshall when he came out of the locker room.  I said what's up.  He said, 'how you doing kid?'  Then he gave me a shoe," said 14-year-old fan Chris Parker.  "He autographed it."

'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Casting in Las Vegas

'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Casting in Las Vegas

Head out Wednesday to see if you have what it takes to be on TV.

Plenty of people travel to Las Vegas hoping to become a millionaire. Now a game show is coming here to potentially make that a reality.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Head-On Collision Closes Eastern Near Airport

LAS VEGAS -- A head-on collision on Eastern Avenue near McCarran Airport will shut down the road for the next two to three hours.

Initial reports indicate that a car driving erratically on southbound Eastern collided with a pickup truck. Two people were transported by ambulance for further medical care. Their condition is unknown at the moment.

Eastern will be closed in the vicinity of Sunset Road and Pama Court until further notice.