November 25, 2010
You know it's a strange year when you look forward to Boise State at Nevada more than Notre Dame at USC or Michigan at Ohio State. But it's still rivalry week for many of our contestants, and we've reached into the joke book to add some spice to the soup. It is unfortunate some rivals can't defend themselves because they are not ranked ? Texas, Clemson, Mississippi, Kansas, Michigan, Brigham Young ? but let that serve as motivation for next year. There wasn't a lot of movement in this week's rankings order, save Nebraska's slip after its debacle at Texas A&M, but this could be the weekend for some wild shakeups.
February 5, 1986
Nevada-Reno won the United States International University Men's Invitational by five strokes Tuesday with Reno golfer Robert Icban posting the tourney's best score at 215. San Diego State was the only local entry in contention, finishing 13 strokes back in third place. Aztec Mike Foley was second in the individual competition, four strokes off the lead. Host USIU placed seventh, 44 strokes behind the leader.
April 30, 1987
United States International University's softball team split a doubleheader with Nevada Reno Wednesday at Reno. USIU (7-1, 19-14) lost the first game, 1-0, but won the second by the same score. Johna Allen singled in Becky Wolfe in the ninth inning for USIU in the second game. Terry Esquivel (10-6) was the winning pitcher. In the first game, Susie Benson singled in Yvette Denday in the third inning for Reno (6-2, 14-29). Beth Pierpoint (11-16) was the winner; Karen Winkler (7-8) lost for USIU.
October 25, 2002 |
The one thing that can be said of "Waking Up in Reno" is that it's rigorously consistent. Every note rings false, for writers Brent Briscoe and Mark Fauser have overlooked no stereotypes or cliches of small-town blue-collar speech, behavior or tastes.
June 9, 2008 |
A months-long swarm of earthquakes picked up again as a string of minor temblors rattled Reno, causing downtown high-rises to sway and knocking items off walls and shelves. About 20 minor quakes were reported on the city's western edge over 12 hours ending about noon. Magnitude 3.9 and 3.6 quakes struck within a couple minutes of each other shortly before 11 a.m., having been preceded by 3.2 and 3.0 quakes, said researchers at the seismological laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.
March 16, 1985
The University of San Diego scored five runs in the second and fifth innings to beat the University of Nevada-Reno, 14-8, in a West Coast Athletic Conference baseball game at USD Friday afternoon. Torero right fielder Paul Van Stone had a double, triple and four RBIs, and shortstop Robbie Rogers went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Third baseman Dave Rolls also had three hits, and Shawn Baron and Bill Ismay had two hits each for the Toreros, who collected 15 hits.
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February 22, 1986 |
Police in Reno, Nev., have arrested a transient sought in connection with the Jan. 29 bludgeoning death of his 73-year-old stepgrandmother in La Habra, a police spokesman said. Reno police made a routine traffic stop about midnight Friday and took into custody Charles Wayne Keeler, 27, who was driving his stepgrandmother's 1974 Mercury Comet sedan, La Habra Police Capt. Michael Burch said.
February 22, 1990 |
Reno, a manic New York stand-up comic, has somehow found a forum at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her "Reno Enraged" garners a few laughs. But it's nothing special. The big question is why Reno has been blessed (or stuck, depending on your perspective) with the "artist" cachet and the MOCA stage, while most similar comics ply their trade at the Comedy Store or the Improv. Perhaps she physically needs a larger stage than she might get in a club?
May 8, 1986
Loyola Marymount University can clinch the West Coast Athletic Conference baseball title and a spot in the NCAA regionals by winning two of three games this weekend in Reno. The Lions hold a two-game lead over Pepperdine with three conference games left to play. They will play an 11 a.m. game Friday and a 6 p.m. double-header Saturday at Nevada-Reno, where the odds are on Loyola. Not only are the Lions fourth-ranked nationally at 42-10, but they have a 19-2 road record.
September 5, 2013 |
Horror spoofs have become something of a spawning menace these days, especially when horror movies themselves are often ridiculous enough to warrant laughter. At least "Hell Baby" has the distinction of coming from two funny parents - writers-directors-stars Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911!") - and emphasizes a gallery of amusingly offbeat characters brandishing shtick over ripped-off-from-classic-movies sight gags. The simple set-up has eager parents-to-be Jack (Rob Corddry)