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Dave Rice replaces Lon Kruger at UNLV

Updated: April 11, 2011, 10:18 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

UNLV has reached back to its greatest era in hiring Dave Rice, a former Jerry Tarkanian player.

Rice, a BYU associate head coach, is the first former Tarkanian player to be hired by the Rebels since Tarkanian was forced out in the early 1990s.

Rice confirmed the hire to ESPN.com early Sunday before UNLV issued a press release on Rice's hiring and announced, pending board of regent approval, a news conference Monday.

Rice replaces Lon Kruger, who left to coach Oklahoma ...

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