UNLV coach Mike Sanford denied any improper contact took place but USC’s pursued the matter since the summer and even examined phone records for signs of communication between the players and Rebels coaches. — Scott Wolf AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 TE Lewis honored Marcedes Lewis, a Poly High graduate, was named the country’s tight end of the week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. Lewis had a career-high eight receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown against the Huskies. Six-foot-nine offensive lineman Ed Blanton is expected to play on PAT and field goal units. … Nikolas Dragovic played well on special teams but is out for the season with a knee injury. … Safety Jarrad Page missed some practice with a sore calf, an injury sustained during fall camp. He’s expected to fully recover. — Jill Painter The NCAA’s opened an investigation into the transfer of former USC players Rocky Hinds and Eric Wright to UNLV, according to sources. USC’s alleged improper contact took place before Hinds and Wright officially transferred and the NCAA’s interviewed people familiar with the case. Under NCAA rules, an athlete may not speak to other schools until obtaining a release. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!