December 9, 2005 |
Could undefeated Nevada be the best basketball team in the West right now? The Wolf Pack, ranked 17th in the country, gets to showcase its talent -- Nick Fazekas plays a leading role in that department -- against No. 16 UCLA Saturday at Anaheim in the Wooden Classic, and compare itself to 13th-ranked Washington, which plays New Mexico in the first game.
March 16, 2005 |
Dozens of fake Nevada driver's licenses were confiscated during a pre-dawn raid at a University of Nevada, Reno, fraternity house, authorities said. Two people were arrested during the investigation conducted by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Officers confiscated 150 to 200 fake driver's licenses in various stages of completion at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.
March 23, 2004 |
A judge is the scorekeeper. A field house is named after the mayor. The casinos here are small and cozy, filled with men and women wearing blue jeans and boots and big hair and bigger hats. But no pizza-sized pendants or boulder-sized diamond earrings. When Nevada Las Vegas went to its first Final Four in 1977, its fans stunned the locals in Atlanta with their sparkling accouterments and nouveau riche confidence. But this isn't UNLV. It's the University of Nevada. Not Nevada-Reno, not UNR.
March 20, 2004 |
There are four letters in NCAA, but there's a three-letter acronym that lurks in the background throughout the NCAA tournament. It's NBA. Nevada's Kirk Snyder is a junior from Upland High who is not nearly as well known as some of his Southern California high school classmates -- Cedric Bozeman, for one. But he appears to have an NBA game, even if he does not yet have the chain. Snyder touched the silver Michael Jordan "flying man" icon that hung against his chest Friday.
August 31, 2003 |
Katharine HAAKE is the director of the creative writing program at Cal State Northridge and, not incidentally, the niece of the man who served as chief engineer for the construction of Shasta Dam. These two points of reference allow us to fix her masterful novel "That Water, Those Rocks" on the literary landscape.
July 13, 2003 |
Geography focuses on features of the landscape that can be observed and measured, including climate, vegetation, population and land use. But the geographers whose essays are collected by editor Gary J. Hausladen in "Western Places, American Myths" affirm that the American West transcends such tools of measurement. To truly understand the West, they acknowledge, a scientist must consider not only what we know but also what we think we know.