August 2, 1991 |
The Big West conference voted unanimously Thursday to accept the University of Nevada into the league, Commissioner Jim Haney said. Currently a member of the Big Sky conference, Nevada--formerly known as Nevada Reno--fills the spot left vacant when Fresno State announced earlier this year it is leaving the Big West to join the Western Athletic Conference.
August 2, 1991 |
Best thing the Big West Conference did this week: Decided to move its postseason bowl game from Fresno to Las Vegas in 1992. Intended result: No more tanking of late-season Big West games to avoid second trip to Fresno. Possible ramification: Name change from California Raisin Bowl to I'll See You And Then I'll Raise You Bowl. Next-best thing the Big West Conference did this week: Invited Nevada to replace Fresno State in 1992.
May 29, 2005 |
The University of Nevada, Reno, mistreated and neglected research animals, the government announced after a seven-month investigation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture cited the university in 46 violations of federal animal welfare regulations at the College of Agriculture from May 2004 to this March. The USDA offered to settle the case for an $11,400 fine, and university officials said they would pay it to put the matter behind them. Associate professor Hussein S.
December 25, 1991
Todd Norman of Saddleback College has announced he has signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Nevada. Norman, a 6-foot, 225-pound linebacker, was selected first-team All-Mission Conference this season. He was named second-team all-conference last season. "I liked the school, and they needed an inside linebacker," Norman said. Norman was a two-year starter at Trabuco Hills High School and was an All-Pacific Coast League selection as a junior and senior.
May 28, 2000 |
A University of Nevada, Reno, cheerleader has filed an extortion complaint against the squad's coach over a $500 fine levied against her for competing in an event without the coach's blessing. Nicole Archie, a senior journalism student, filed the complaint last week with UNR police against Coach Heather Soper-Wilson, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. Archie and a male cheerleader were fined $500 apiece for competing in the National Cheerleading Assn. championships in Daytona, Fla., in April.