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Mike Grimala

UNLV beat writer

Mike covered high school and college sports for The Boston Globe and before moving to Las Vegas in 2012 to cover UNLV athletics for Mike is a Massachusetts native, a graduate of Northeastern University and a fan of all Boston sports teams (though he’s not as obnoxious about it as you’d imagine).

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Sports

    Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

    Can this star-studded Aces squad bring the city its first professional sports championship? There are plenty of reasons to think they can get the job done.

  • Sports

    Thursday, July 4, 2019

    Eight years into his big-league career, Bryce Harper maintains the youthful verve that became his trademark back in his teenage “wild child” days in Las Vegas ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    T.J. Otzelberger hasn’t coached a game at UNLV yet, but the hard work of building the program back into a contender began the the minute he accepted the job ...

  • Sports

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    The Aces are back for their second season in Las Vegas after narrowly missing the playoffs in 2018, and no WNBA team appears more poised for a breakthrough campaign. With the first public look at the team set for ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    March Madness is hard. Leading a team to the Final Four is hard. Winning a national championship is hard. Those were the lessons A’ja Wilson learned two years ago when she guided South Carolina to the only national title in the program’s history.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    One day as a youngster, Bryson Stott stepped to the plate in his T-ball league and looked out at an empty infield. In the name of safety, the opposing coach had moved his players back to the outfield during Stott’s at-bats, keeping the tykes out of the line of fire.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    The past 12 months will forever be remembered fondly in local sports circles, as they brought a Stanley Cup Final appearance, the debut of two new professional teams and a handful of big fights. What’s in store for Las Vegas’ sports franchises in 2019? Here are ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

    A bunch of question marks surround the Runnin' Rebels heading into the 2018-19 season. Concerns include, but are not limited to, outside shooting, ball handling and a soft schedule that will require UNLV to win nearly every nonconference game to have any ...

  • Football

    Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

    The UNLV football team has a very clear goal this season: to qualify for a bowl game. The Rebels came up just short last year, losing the final game of the season at UNR in dramatic fashion to finish with a 5-7 record (teams that are .500 or better earn postseason eligibility), and there are no more excuses.

  • Sports

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    The idea of Las Vegas as home to an NBA franchise has swirled on and off, with varying degrees of intensity, for more than a decade. It rose up in February 2007 when the city hosted ...