UNLV has just hired Jim Livengood to try and revamp the Athletic Department.
He talks about his plans for UNLV's teams and what it will take to get a
winning season in football and even make it to the Final Four.
Author James McManus came to Las Vegas a few years ago to cover the World Series of Poker but got a real close-up view because he made the final table. He's back with a new book on poker and the meaning of American life.
In 2004, he was the champion and by 2005 he was the bad boy of NASCAR. We
talk with NASCAR driver and one-time Las Vegan Kurt Busch about how he's
changed and how NASCAR is dealing with diminished sponsorships.
Did they lose on Manny Pacquiao? Did they win on the Yankees? And how will
they handle March Madness. Jay Rood from MGM Grand and Art Manteris from
Station Casinos join us to talk about how the big moments in recent months
have played out in the sportsbooks.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been called barbaric and brutal but
few have dare called it gay. Thaddeus Russell does just that and we talk to
him about the big new sport of mixed martial arts and why he thinks it's
The Las Vegas Locomotives play their second and last game at home in Las
Vegas tonight. We talk with United Football League Commissioner Michael
Huyge about the plans for the league and whether it can survive as a
second-tier league when it only has four teams.
It's not exactly one of the big four sports leagues but a new start-up
football league, the UFL, has placed one of its four franchises in Southern Nevada. The Las Vegas Locomotives will be dressed in aquamarine, but former Giants Super Bowl coach Jim Fassel will be coaching the new team when the
season begins October 8th.