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Ray Brewer

Assistant Managing Editor/Digital and Sports

Ray has been covering sports in Southern Nevada since 1996. His work is regularly honored by the Nevada Press Association.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    Once again, the season begins with no reason the Rebels shouldn’t win games.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Here are talented fighters poised to be the next great draw.

  • Breaking News

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Jerry Tarkanian, the towel-biting, head-shaved, raspy-voiced coach who built the UNLV basketball program into a powerhouse and led the Rebels to the 1990 national championship, died today. He was 84. During ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

    The Rebels’ team changes each season, but this voice is the one constant.

  • NASCAR Weekend

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    You can be part of NASCAR race weekend in Las Vegas without opening your wallet. If you aren’t going to Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there are still plenty of ways to be involved. And they are free.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

    The son of Armenian immigrants, Jerry Tarkanian was urged by his stepfather to become a barber. His true calling, of course, was basketball.

  • Sports

    Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

    The countless winter evenings spent at the Thomas & Mack Center during my childhood helped fuel an unreachable dream: I wanted to play for the hometown Rebels. Thinking back, it was sure fun imagining myself in the Rebels’ scarlet and gray and slamming home an alley-oop pass from Mark Wade. That’s why Ishe Smith's rise to prominence as a championship boxer is easy to appreciate. If you thought it was difficult getting one of a handful of roster spots at UNLV, imagine the long odds of becoming a boxing champion ... at age 35.

  • UNLV

    Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

    When Jerry Tarkanian’s family arrived today at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the former UNLV basketball coach’s many grandchildren in attendance had a suggestion.

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

    Making an NFL roster is easier said than done, but there are plenty of local products ready for action this season.

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

    Bishop Gorman's freshman quarterback already has double-digit scholarship offers.