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Candidates swing to Nevada
A university student reported
Friday that she was sexually as-
saulted in a residence on North
Sierra Street, according to the
University of Nevada, Reno Po-
lice Department records.
UNRPD Chief Adam Garcia
said students were not notiﬁed
of the assault because it did not
happen on campus and, as far as
he knows, the suspect is known.
The Reno Police Department is
investigating the case because it’s
in RPD’s jurisdiction, Garcia said.
The incident was not in RPD’s
log nor was it brought up in
Monday morning’s meeting, RPD
Commander Leigha Struffert
said. She said UNRPD should
have the incident report.
Garcia said the incident is not a
“It’s inappropriate to discuss
details without ﬁrsthand knowl-
edge,” he said.
The Nevada Sagebrush staff
can be reached at editor@
By Jessica Fryman
There were no major injuries
at Saturday’s Nevada-UNLV
football game, said University of
Nevada, Las Vegas Police Chief
José Elique. In the past, ﬁghts be-
tween fans from the rival schools
left students battered.
This year’s number of ﬁghts
and other problems, includ-
ing minors in consumption of
alcohol, appear to be similar to
previous games. UNLV police
were still compiling the data as
of Monday, said Jim Morrow,
records supervisor for UNLV
“(Police) were very busy the
entire night,” Morrow said.
“That’s why we are still compil-
About 80 police ofﬁcers from
four different agencies staffed the
game, about double the number
of police at a regular
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WOLF PACK CELEBRATES
FOURTH WIN OVER UNLV
Junior Chris Miles, president of Students for Barack Obama at UNR, helps organize signs in preparation for Obama’s visit to
campus Tuesday. Several students spent last Sunday making signs and creating chalk drawings across campus.
By Jessica Estepa
Chancellor Jim Rogers, who
has served as a voice against state
budget cuts this past year, said he
won’t seek the renewal of his ﬁve-
year contract with the Nevada
System of Higher Education.
tract ends June 30.
“This has not
been a secret,” Rog-
ers, 70, said. “I told
everybody all along
that ﬁve years was
works as head of
the eight higher
education institutions in Nevada,
including the University of Ne-
vada, Reno. During his term, he
contemplated a run for governor,
donated money to different NSHE
factions and publicly denounced
Gov. Jim Gibbons’s budget cuts.
He has also clashed with the Board
of Regents, the 13-member board
that oversees NSHE and the chan-
cellorship, over system authority.
“He’s been an outspoken
leader for the quality and fund-
ing of higher education,” NSHE
Vice Chancellor Dan Klaich said.
“With his tremendous successes,
he will be hard to replace.”
When Rogers steps down, an
interim chancellor will hold the
ofﬁce while the board conducts a
yearlong nationwide search for a
permanent replacement, Board of
Regents chair Michael Wixom said.
The search will begin after the 2009
Nevada legislature session ends.
Klaich said some have specu-
lated that he will take over as
interim chancellor. He said he is
not seeking the position.
See ROGERS Page A4
By Jessica Fryman
The student government sen-
ate will vote Wednesday whether
to approve Casey Stiteler as Di-
rector of Campus Programming.
president Eli Reilly
Stiteler to the
before the Associ-
ated Students of
the University of
the nomination favorably Monday.
Sens. Gracie Geremia, Erich
Beyer and Taylor Anderson were
the committee members in at-
tendance. Sens. Jessica Purney
and Patrick Kealy participated
in the meeting via telephone at
separate times so the committee
could meet quorum.
In April, the committee rejected
Reilly’s nomination of Stiteler to
the position. The committee said
they were concerned that Stiteler
did not have ASUN experience.
Reilly appointed Stiteler to the
position when the senate re-
➤ What: ASUN Senate will
vote whether to approve
Casey Stiteler as Director of
➤ When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
➤ Where: Rita Laden Senate
Chambers on the third ﬂoor
of the Joe Crowley Student
See FIGHTS Page A4
See FLIPSIDE Page A4
Senate to vote
STORY: B1 COLUMN: B2 GAMEDAY: B6
A look at the
By Nick Coltrain
One political science professor called
presidential nominee Barack Obama’s
on-campus speech Tuesday, a mere ﬁve
weeks before Election Day, a “unique”
happening for Nevada.
Another called college campuses a
“logical stopping point” for Democrats
on the trail.
They both said to expect the candi-
dates and their surrogates to make more
appearances in the Reno area. Polls
show that Nevada, with ﬁve electoral
votes, is one of the few states without a
chosen nominee. And Washoe County
is a close county in a close state.
“Nevada is very important,” said
Rick Gorka, a Nevada spokesman for
Republican nominee John McCain. “At
the end of the day we are looking at a
very close election. Regardless if a state
has ﬁve electoral votes or 55, every one
of those votes are very highly prized.”
A poll-trending Web site, pollster.com,
lists Nevada support at 47.2 percent for
Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) and 45.7 percent
for Sen. Obama (D-Ill.). A similar Web
site, realclearpolitics.com, lists McCain
at 47 percent and Obama at 45.3.
As of Monday evening, Sept. 21 was
the most recent polling date used on
the two sites.
And if the polls stay like that, then
the candidates and their supporters
will keep pushing in the state, said Eric
Herzik, a University of Nevada, Reno
political science professor.
Obama support visibly surged at UNR
after Friday’s speech announcement.
Students chalked the sidewalks over
the weekend, made signs and started
waving them at Lawlor the day before.
Aside from that kind of support,
Nevada already has an important role
in the presidential elections, said David
Damore, a political science professor at
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
TODAY: Sen. Barack Obama
speaks on the quad. Gates open at
8 a.m. and the speech is expected
to start at 10 a.m.
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BY THE NUMBERS
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A2 • SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
By Jennie Lindquist
Cheryll Glotfelty knew she
wanted to edit Nevada’s ﬁrst
anthology. For 13 years, she
thumbed through literature,
always keeping her desk clean
and rarely feeling overwhelmed.
At the start of the project, she
was even pregnant.
With her child now 12 and her
book ﬁnished, the assistant pro-
fessor at the University of Nevada,
Reno is reveling in her success.
“This is a high point of my whole
professional life,” Glotfelty said.
After years of balancing her
family and her commitment to
the anthology, Glotfelty released
the book, “Literary Nevada”,
Sept. 18 at the Mathewson-IGT
The book focuses on illustrat-
ing Nevada’s culture and history.
Some authors, including the
famous Sammy Davis Jr., high-
light their experiences about
Reno, Las Vegas, nuclear testing
“This is going to be her legacy,”
Nevada state archivist Guy
Rocha, said. “She’ll be remem-
bered for this.”
The University of Nevada Press
printed 4,000 paperback copies
and 1,000 hardback copies. With-
in a week of the release, half the
stock sold. Copies are available
at the UNR library, public librar-
ies, bookstores and museums
throughout Nevada. It is also
being sold on Amazon.com.
While Glotfelty did most of
the editing alone, student inter-
est inspired her and helped her
to ﬁnish the product.
Patricia Cooper-Smith, a grad-
uate student in English in the 90s
and student of Glotfelty, found
photographs and proofread.
“She’s a dedicated and talented
teacher.” Cooper-Smith said.
Students in a Western
Literature and Nevada class
inspired Glotfelty to create
the anthology. When Glotfelty
had students research Nevada
authors for the class, she found
the students wrote with more
liveliness about Nevada than
other states. She said she won-
dered why Nevada didn’t have
its own book.
“Students lead me into the
topic,” Glotfelty said. “I thought
maybe this is my next project.”
Once committed to the idea,
she faced the challenge of
limited pages set by the press
and sorting through works by
“She worked hard to ﬁnd the
best possible excerpts,” Rocha
said. “It took Cheryll Glotfelty to
bring it together.”
Glotfelty does not plan on
updating the anthology, but
she might establish a Web site
to update readers. Glotfelty will
use the book in the capstone
course Nevada in Literature
Publishing the book was an-
other challenge. Glotfelty raised
$30,000 for the publisher and
the reprint copyrights. While
some copyrights were free, oth-
ers cost up to $700.
To Nevadans, the 831-page
anthology is more than a
cluster of Nevada stories. It
is a representation of literary
culture that beats down the
stereotypes surrounding Ne-
vada, Rocha said.
“As a Nevadan, I am proud
of it,” Rocha said. “Nevada is
thought of as kind of a maver-
ick state. The anthology brings
a new understanding to Nevada
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By Wheeler Cowperthwaite
Gen. John Abizaid, the former
commander of the U.S. Central
Command, will give a presentation
about foreign policy Wednesday.
The four-star general, who
oversaw operations in Iraq, will
present “The Foreign Policy
Challenges of our Next Presi-
dent” at 7 p.m. in the Joe Crow-
ley Student Union Ballroom for
free, said Meghan Wagonseller,
Associated Students of the
University of Nevada director of
Abizaid will talk about the fu-
ture of relations with Iran, North
Korea and terrorism around the
world, said Sundance Bauman,
Flipside Productions’ contem-
porary issues chairman.
The general was scheduled to
speak last year for The Joe open-
ing, but the engagement fell
through when Abizaid had to go
to Washington, Bauman said.
The Northern Nevada Inter-
national Center asked Abizaid
to speak, Bauman said. Flipside
provided the venue.
University of Nevada, Reno
President Milton Glick will in-
troduce the general. A question-
and-answer session will follow
the speech. Bauman said he
expects about 700 people at
the presentation, half of them
students and faculty and half the
“He wants to convey to young
people what his experiences
are,” said Carina Black, the ex-
ecutive director of the Northern
Nevada International Center.
“He’s been wanting to do this for
a really long time.”
The next president will face
problems from the area Abizaid
commanded, political science
professor Leonard Weinberg
said. Abizaid’s area of command
included substantial oil supply
areas and hot spots of terrorist
“His take on what the next
president is likely to confront is
very important,” Bauman said.
Abizaid headed U.S. Central
Command from July 2003 until
May 2007 according to UNR’s
ofﬁce of Media Relations.
Central Command covers the
27-country region between
the European and Paciﬁc com-
mands. He also oversaw opera-
tions in Iraq and Afghanistan,
according to the Army Times.
Abizaid served for 34 years in
the Army and rose from infantry
platoon leader to four-star
general. He served in Lebanon,
Bosnia, Kurdistan, Grenada,
Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
He studied at the University of
Jordan and has a master’s degree
in Middle Eastern Studies from
Harvard University. He is ﬂuent
A protest area will be set up
outside of the student union
during the event because
Abizaid’s speech about foreign
policy is “very controversial,”
“People will protest anything,”
said Lauren Kohler, the Flipside
special events chairman. “We’re
preparing for the worst.”
Wheeler Cowperthwaite can be
reached at editor@nevadasage-
day at the Joe. John Abizaid
General to speak on foreign policy
By Jay Balagna and
The student government’s
conduct committee issued a
statement Thursday recogniz-
ing Speaker of the Senate
Priscilla Acosta’s violation of
the Nevada Open Meeting Law.
The committee decided against
any form of reprimand because
they said Acosta did not violate
the law with malicious intent.
Acosta did not attend the
meeting because she was out of
town, but submitted a statement
for the committee to read.
Acosta violated the open
meeting law for the Sept. 3 sen-
ate meeting when she failed to
post the agenda in four physi-
cal locations. When Getchell
Library closed, the body lost
one of its posting locations and
did not acquire another in time
for the meeting.
Acosta’s statement said she
thought the Internet sufﬁced as
a fourth posting place and was
unaware of the violation at the
time of the Sept. 3 meeting.
Some senators argued the
mistake was not with malicious
“Let’s be realistic here,” Sen.
Jessica Purney said. “How many
people actually walk by the bul-
letin board and say ‘I want to
go to that meeting.’ I don’t feel
anyone was really wronged that
The committee’s formal
statement recognized Acosta’s
violation, but said that it was
not severe enough for a formal
Last semester, the 75th
session’s conduct committee
censured former Sen. Jeremiah
Todd for violating the open
meeting law. Todd failed to post
agendas for several interim
meetings during winter break.
Acosta posted the agenda
for her meeting online and in
three of the four physical loca-
tions. She did not break the law
The committee brieﬂy com-
pared Acosta’s case to a former
case, but did not specify names,
only stating that a previous
senator violated the law several
times when censured.
“This is a very different cir-
cumstance and I don’t like that
people are comparing them,”
Conduct Committee Chair
Gracie Geremia said before the
Other options the commit-
tee discussed included issuing
community service hours,
presenting the senate with
open meeting law information
or censuring Acosta.
After discussing the matter for
about 30 minutes, the commit-
tee settled on issuing a formal
statement recognizing Acosta’s
misconduct, but not reprimand-
ing her for the violation.
Senators who voted in favor
of the statement are: Purney,
Geremia, Patrick Kealy and Jen-
Sen. Erich Beyer said he
thought a statement was not
a strong enough reprimand.
He was the sole dissenter.
Beyer advocated for a stricter
punishment throughout the
meeting. After the committee
agreed to not censure Acosta,
Beyer suggested community
service as an alternate pun-
“We should lead by example
and show that we are all ac-
countable under the law,” Beyer
Several members raised ques-
tions about the legality of the
conduct committee sentencing
a senator to community service.
Geremia was concerned over
the example that may be set by
such a decision.
“I don’t know if that would
be the right precedent to set for
the community,” Geremia said.
“That’s not something the legis-
lative branch normally does.”
Kealy said a statement was
a sufﬁcient response to the
violation and felt that students
would be best served if the sen-
ate moved past the issue.
Jay Balagna and Jessica Fryman
can be reached at editor@neva-
By Tara Verderosa
More than 300 students
gathered in an effort to break
the Guinness World Record
for mass-mooning Tuesday
night. Mooners faced south
(in the direction of UNLV)
and dropped their pants at
“Back in the ‘90s it was a
tradition at the university,”
said Christina Gunn, Flipside
Productions’ university weeks
chair. “We did break the re-
cord (in the ‘90s), which at the
time was just over 1,000 but
we didn’t have any officials or
proof of the event.”
The current record for mass-
mooning is 2,000 behinds,
held by Australia during a visit
from President Bush in 2007,
This year, Flipside was
prepared with photographers
and a ticket count to send to
the Guinness Book of Word
Records, just in case the record
was broken. While the event
was more than 1,000 behinds
short, students said they are
optimistic that numbers will
continue to rise at future
“It all starts with getting
people involved,” Gunn said.
“Just getting a small group at
first can lead to something big
later. It’s all about school spirit
and this is how it starts.”
Charlie Jose, a 19-year-old in-
ternational affairs major, agreed.
“This was a lot of fun last
year,” Jose said. “I know the
school is trying to make it a
tradition and it’s awesome that
people are showing support.”
Flipside gave away anti-UN-
LV T-shirts, Moon Off shorts,
energy drinks and snacks to
the first 300 students to arrive.
Flipside also sponsored a raffle
every 10 minutes, giving away
gift cards to on-campus res-
taurants and two vouchers to
see any show at the Eldorado.
“Its something fun to do
and a good way to show UNLV
that we won’t back down,” said
Carley Bloomer, an 18-year-old
atmospheric science major.
But for 18 year-old econom-
ics major Jeff Mohlan, the
reason is even simpler.
“I want to see bare asses
everywhere,” Mohlan said.
“I’m proud to let everyone
see mine. I’ve been sculpting
this fine piece of meat for 18
Tara Verderosa can be reached at
Three hundred students participated in Tuesday night’s midnight Moon Off in the Quad by facing south
and exposing their backsides toward the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Moon Off shows all, fails to break record
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 www.nevadasagebrush.com
A trafﬁc stop at Talus
Way and North Virginia
Street resulted in the
arrest of the driver for an
A University of Nevada,
Reno student was
arrested at Argenta Hall
for possession of heroin
and drug paraphernalia.
A trafﬁc stop at North
Virginia and 15th streets
resulted in the arrest
of the driver for an
The driver was also
charged with exceeding
the posted speed limit.
a male subject found
loitering in the area
of North Virginia
and 16th streets.
An adult male was
arrested for possession
of marijuana at North
Virginia and 17th streets.
A university student was
cited for possession of
marijuana and drug para-
phernalia at Nye Hall.
A university student
reported the theft of a
parking permit, iPod
and stereo faceplate
from his vehicle while
parked in the Sierra
Street Parking Complex.
A trafﬁc stop at Evans
Avenue and Jodi Drive
resulted in the arrest
of a university student
for operating a vehicle
with a revoked driver’s
license and for failure
to obey a stop sign.
A university student
reported being followed
and harassed by a
suspicious male at
Ofﬁcers responded to
a report of a broken
window on the south
side of Argenta Hall.
POLICE BLOTTER NEWS BRIEFS
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UNR CAMPUS WEEKLY WEATHER DISCUSSION: We are expecting clearing, comfortable weather Tuesday through
Thursday. Later in the week, a developing cyclone in the Eastern Paciﬁc will bring cooler temperatures and cloudiness
starting Friday and a good chance of precipitation Saturday and into the weekend. As the trough begins to move over
the area expect higher winds on Friday afternoon into Saturday.
light S winds
Clear with light
SW winds 10-
SW winds 10-15
30% rain Sat-
When police ofﬁcers crash your party or pull you over on
the street, you don’t lose all your rights. It’s important to
know what you can do in these sticky situations.
A Preliminary Breath Test, PBT, is blowing into a Breathalyzer.
“There will never be random PBTs,” Gene Drakulich, a civil rights attorney who works with university students said. “The
ofﬁcer will have to have probable cause before administering the PBT.”
Probable cause is deﬁned as reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime. If an ofﬁcer sees a student who is visibly
drunk, they have probable cause to administer a PBT.
➤If the ofﬁcer has probable cause, you can’t refuse to blow into the tube. If you do refuse, the ofﬁcer can take you into
custody and force you to have blood taken, Drakulich said.
Dealing with the deputies
SCENARIO: Cops show up to a
party — and you’re there, underage
and nervous. Everybody is telling
you to keep quiet. You ditch your
drink. The owner or renter of the
house goes to the front door, swings
it open and two possible situations
When the cops show up to a house
they have a reason to be there,
whether they received a complaint
or witnessed an illegal activity tak-
ing place, said Todd Renwick, com-
mander of University of Nevada,
Reno Police Services.
Ofﬁcers witness illegal activity
➤Investigate anyone who might be
“The cops can walk into the house
because there is a crime being com-
mitted in their presence,” Drakulich
➤Cooperate with ofﬁcers.
Ofﬁcers respond to a complaint
➤Knock on the door.
➤If someone answers, state why
they are at the house.
➤Tell the owner/renter to tone
down the party.
If the owner opens the door and
the ofﬁcers see underage drinking or
drugs in the house, they have prob-
able cause and can enter the house
and start the investigative process,
After the ofﬁcers have had a con-
versation with the homeowner or
ﬁnished the investigation the situa-
tion is over.
➤“A student has the right to not
answer the door,” Drakulich said.
➤Open the door just enough to talk
to the ofﬁcer.
GETTING PULLED OVER
SCENARIO: You are cruising down the street, rocking out to some music and
talking to friends when you hear sirens and see lights in your rearview mirror.
Most people are nervous in this situation, but there are things that can be done to
decrease the tension.
➤Run your plates once they have pulled you over.
➤ Explain why you have been pulled over.
➤Ask for your driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration.
If for some reason the ofﬁcer suspects that the driver of the vehicle has been
drinking, he or she will have to have probable cause, such as the smell of alcohol
on the driver’s breath, before starting the ﬁeld sobriety test, Renwick said.
➤Be patient and let the ofﬁcer do his or her job.
➤It’s OK to have dialogue with an ofﬁcer.
➤You can refuse a car search if there is no probable cause.
GREEK LIFE GUIDELINES
There are some limitations
on the rights of fraternities
and sororities, said Cairn A.
Lindloff, leadership and greek
➤There can’t be alcohol at
university-related social func-
➤Members of legal age are
allowed to have alcohol in the
fraternities and sororities.
➤Fraternities and sororities
can be put on probation for
throwing a party with underage
RESIDENTIAL HALL RULES
➤If everybody in the room is 21 or older and the
door and windows are closed, alcohol is allowed.
➤Residence staff will never do random PBTs.
However, they may stop a student for their safety.
➤Paramedics and cops will show up on the
➤If your health is a huge concern, you will be
sent to the hospital.
➤If you are in decent condition but may
need supervision, you will be taken into police
custody and watched.
➤If you are underage and under the inﬂu-
ence, you will receive a citation.
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A student is placed under arrest and led away during a football game.
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Student town hall
meeting to explain
NSHE budget cuts
Associated Students of the Uni-
versity of Nevada president Eli Reilly
will host a student town hall meeting
from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Great
Room on the fourth ﬂoor of the Joe
Crowley Student Union.
Reilly will discuss recent budget
cuts and their effects on the uni-
versity. Reilly will also explain what
ASUN is doing to help the university
through the budget crisis.
“I hope that students will walk
away from this knowing what’s hap-
pening with the cuts and exactly how
it will affect them,” Reilly said.
Regents to discuss
UNR Fire Science
Academy, budget cuts
The Nevada System of Higher
Education Board of Regents will
meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs-
day and from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday at
the Desert Research Institute in Las
The regents will discuss the Fire
Science Academy and the 2009-11
biennium budget, among other top-
The Board of Regents meetings
are held every month and rotate
between Nevada institutions.
Check The Nevada Sagebrush Web
site for a live blog from the meeting.
Lip sync competition
to support student
A No Talent Show: Lip Sync
Competition will be held from 7 to
10 p.m. Friday in the Joe Crowley
Student Union Theater.
Money raised at the event will
beneﬁt the Center for Student Cul-
Tickets are $5 for students who
don’t want to lip sync but would like
to attend the event. Entry fees for
the event are $25 for a solo act and
$75 for a group up to six people. The
grand prize is $350.
Instruments will be available
for people who want to pretend to
Winners will be chosen by an
applause meter at the end of the
For more information, contact El-
len Houston at the Center for Student
Cultural Diversity at 775-682-8404.
University to host
Race for the Cure
fund raiser Sunday
The University of Nevada, Reno
will host the Susan G. Komen Race
for the Cure in the Quad Sunday.
Registration for the event begins at 7
a.m. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.
The event is held every year to raise
money for breast cancer research and
has raised more than $1.7 million so
far. This is the ﬁrst year the event is
being held at UNR.
The races include a ﬁve-kilometer
timed run, a ﬁve-kilometer walk and
a one-mile walk. The races cost $10
for children, $30 for the adult ﬁtness
walks and $32 for the adult timed
run. UNR students who present
their student ID at the event will be
charged $20 for the walk and $22 for
For more information, visit www.
komennorthnv.org or call Cary Groth
School of Journalism
forms high school
The Reynolds School of Journal-
ism at the University of Nevada,
Reno is forming a high school press
association to support journalism
classes and students. Journalism
dean Jerry Ceppos announced the
program at the 2008 Nevada Press
Association banquet in Mesquite on
The program will be called the
Reynolds High School Journalism
“We’re setting this program up
because you just can’t do high school
journalism alone,” Ceppos said.
“You really need a network of other
advisers professors and professional
journalists and that’s what we want
to provide for this state.”
The association will hold two
meetings each year at UNR and
communicate through e-mail and by
phone at other times.
“We’re getting such an ethusiastic
response,” Ceppos said.
For information, contact the
Reynold’s School of Journalism at
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A4 • SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
Students present ideas for sports grill
By Jay Balagna
A year after the opening of
the Joe Crowley Student Union,
a large space labeled the sports
grill concept still sits empty. In
an effort to ﬁll the third ﬂoor
space, students have offered
At the Sept. 17 Associated
Students of the University of
Nevada Senate meeting, Van
Pham and Troy Micheau from
Wolf Pack Radio presented food
cooperative examples from
other schools as possibilities for
A cooperative is deﬁned as a
voluntary, jointly owned, demo-
cratic enterprise. Most coopera-
tives, or co-ops, serve organic
food, and vegetarian or vegan
meals. Many of the examples
cited in the presentation also
could double as all-ages music
The presenters said they
hoped that a co-op at UNR could
incorporate ideas from all of the
examples to create something
unique for the university.
“We’re pushing for a program-
ming space that sells food dur-
ing the day,” Pham said.
Co-op members democrati-
cally control and provide vol-
unteer labor for most co-ops.
In the presentation, Pham
mentioned that the volunteer
labor idea may have to be
changed for the idea to work
All true co-ops follow seven
principles established by the In-
ternational Cooperative Alliance
in 1996, Pham said. These seven
principles are: voluntary and
open membership, democratic
member control, member eco-
nomic participation, autonomy
and independence, education,
cooperation and concern for
The senate was presented
with ﬁve different examples of
successful co-ops at various
universities. The schools ranged
in size from 2,850 students at
Oberlin College to 32,000 at
Concordia University, and geo-
graphically from the University
of California, San Diego to the
University of Maryland.
The co-ops presented
also vary widely in how they
operate. The co-ops at the
University of Michigan and the
University of Saint Louis are
both programming concerts,
primarily providing venue
space for concerts and other
events instead of food, although
the co-op at the University of
Michigan does share a space
with a restaurant that operates
during the day. Oberlin Col-
lege offers a more traditional
dining option and co-ops at
the University of Maryland
and Concordia University offer
storefront-type food collec-
tives, providing members with
weekly or biweekly baskets of
organic produce and an on-
campus store. The University
of California, San Diego offers
a combination restaurant and
“I thought it was awesome
that they took the initiative to
do that,” Whitney Lee, an ASUN
senator, said. “I’m really hoping
those ideas come up again be-
cause I feel like we’ve gotten so
bogged down with the bar and
grill concept that we’ve become
really close minded towards
Jay Balagna can be reached at
University of Michigan-
Ann Arbor: 40,000 stu-
Saint Louis University:
Oberlin College: 2,850
University of Maryland:
University of California,
San Diego: 25,800 stu-
Music Venue: Uses the
space of a restaurant that
operates during the day
Music Venue: Serves al-
Dining and housing co-op:
Has a traditional restaurant
staffed by members of the
Food co-op: Offers a store-
front and produce baskets
to members. No sit-down
Food co-op: Storefront.
Offers a volunteer-for-food
program to help students in
ﬁnancial need. No sit-down
Three co-op options on
campus: Offers a conve-
nience store, a food co-op
with hot meals and bulk
groceries, and a leftist cafe
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
UNLV home football game,
Elique said. The University of
Nevada, Reno, Las Vegas Metro-
politan and College of Southern
Nevada police departments
helped UNLV before, during
and after the game. UNLV will
forward student misconduct
records from the game to the
appropriate universities for
further investigation, Morrow
“We plan for this event every
year,” Elique said. “It’s one of
those events that we staff up
significantly because we an-
ticipate problems with it. This
year, we didn’t have a major in-
cident as far as people getting
injured. The police presence
Sgt. Bob Kroll of Metro agreed
that planning and extra staff
helped control fans. He said
although there were ﬁghts and
drunken behavior, fans behaved
better this year compared to
“From our perspective, it was
a fairly quiet event with few
incidents,” said UNR Police De-
partment Chief Adam Garcia.
Jessica Fryman can be reached at
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cessed during the summer, but
he was never sworn into ofﬁce.
The judicial council ruled the
appointment invalid because
Stiteler never resigned as Flipside
Productions’ concert chair.
Although never ofﬁcially di-
rector, Stiteler has led Flipside
for about three months, Reilly
“In the last few months, he’s
had his chance to prove him-
self,” Reilly said. “The leader-
ship he’s shown amazes me.”
Reilly reopened applications
for the director position, but
Stiteler was the sole applicant.
After reconsidering Stiteler
for the position Monday, the
conduct committee decided
he is ready for the job.
“The big reason is I feel like
we could never get anyone else
up to speed in time, making him
the most qualiﬁed,” Beyer said.
Stiteler said he would resign
from concerts chair if the sen-
ate approves his nomination
Wednesday. The administra-
tive and contemporary issues
chairs still remain vacant on
the programming board.
Jessica Fryman can be reached at
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
“That will all be decided by
the board next June,” he said.
Rogers said when he steps
down as chancellor, he will
not seek another position in
“I don’t want to interfere,”
he said. “When they hire an
interim, I shouldn’t be looking
over his shoulder.”
Rogers, a multimillionaire
philanthropist and owner of
began his time as chancellor
in 2004. His biggest accom-
plishment as chancellor was
ending the feud between the
eight institutions, he said. The
institutions would demand
funding over one another and
the presidents didn’t get along.
“This system is so small and
has so little,” he said. “If the
eight institutions don’t get along
with each other, then it brings
the entire system down.”
for the chancellor was ﬁxing
problems at the College of
Southern Nevada, which has
had seven presidents during
the last nine years.
Rogers also headed the
creation of the health sciences
system, a statewide collabora-
tion of programs, educators
During his last eight months
as chancellor, Rogers will con-
tinue to ﬁght budget cuts for
NSHE, he said. The system cut
about $57 million from its 2008-
09 budget and stands to lose
more than $192 million during
the next biennium. He plans to
create a plan to present to the
state legislature next spring.
“That’s what I spend every
day on,” he said.
Jessica Estepa can be reached
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“It’s a race that the Republicans
have barely won twice and the
Democrats have been gaining
steam,” Damore, a Democratic-
leaning independent, said.
Because this race is shaping
up to be similarly close, the ﬁve
electoral votes could become
vital in the race for the 270 votes
needed for victory, Herzik said.
He used the example of the
2000 elections – if Democratic
nominee Al Gore had earned
18,000 more votes in Nevada,
then Florida would have become
“Eighteen (thousand) sounds
like a lot, but it’s not. It’s an up
tick in turnout of Clark County
of maybe 2 percent,” Herzik said.
“(In 2008) We’ll get fewer general
stops then, let’s say, Ohio, but
we’ll still get a good share.”
Herzik wasn’t surprised by
Obama’s choice to speak at
UNR. Universities tend to have
the necessary facilities and they
are symbols of higher educa-
Plus, “universities are gener-
ally seen as liberal islands, so
you’re almost always going to
get a more favorable welcome,”
Herzik, a registered Republican,
Republicans tend to favor
sporting events and veterans’
rallies, he said.
“If McCain came here I don’t
know if he would necessarily
come to the university,” Herzik
said. “(President George W.)
Bush never did.”
Bush will speak Friday in
Reno at the White House Con-
ference on North American
Wildlife, The Associated Press
Jeff Giertz, Obama’s Nevada
spokesman, said Obama is
stopping at the campus partly
to push for extra support in
Washoe County and among its
“(Young people voting) is
extremely important,” Giertz
said. “One of the hallmarks of
our campaign has been to bring
voters into the process that have
never been involved in the pro-
The county and its young
voters are similarly important
for McCain, Gorka, the cam-
paign’s Nevada spokesman,
And now it is push for both.
Nick Coltrain can be reached at
BY THE NUMBERS
electoral votes from
percent is the spread be-
tween McCain and Obama
University of Nevada, Reno Police Department Commander Todd Renwick breaks up a ﬁght during
halftime. Some UNLV fans tried to sit in the Nevada section, provoking a brawl between students.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to a crowd at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center in May 2007, months before he clinched the
Republican presidential nomination.
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks
during a rally in the Virginia Street Gym last January.
Jill Derby, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Nevada’s 2nd District, speaks to UNR junior
Karen Maass about registering to vote. She spent time on campus in the Hilliard Plaza last Thursday
encouraging students to register. With only 15 days left to register to vote, student groups are doing
everything they can to get as many students registered as possible.
CANDIDATE REGISTERS VOTERS
classifieds SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 • A5
“Yeah, we can’t explain it either.”
Students need to keep rivalry respectable
STAFF EDITORIAL I GAME-TIME CONDUCT
What did you think of the UNR and UNLV football game?
Going to grad school: Not
always the obvious choice
A6 • SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
hese days, it seems like
college is an extension
of high school, serving
just as a natural
progression to a successful
Many students, however,
are now considering advanced
degrees to set them apart from
those with a bachelor’s degree
when applying for positions or
to increase their salary poten-
tial. After all, the statistics seem
to the U.S.
in 2005, the
ing of those
with a graduate or advanced
professional degree was $57,600
while those with a bachelor’s
degree earned about $44,000.
While the pay incentive may
entice many, careful consider-
ation of the costs and beneﬁts of
going to grad school is es-
sential. Otherwise, you may ﬁnd
yourself with a load of debt and
a salary equal to or only slightly
higher than your colleagues
with bachelors’ degrees.
One of the most important
things to consider is the cost of
a graduate program. There is
extreme variability in the costs
of different graduate programs
and schools. Some graduate
students actually get a salary for
their graduate work and others
are stuck paying up to $100,000 a
year. According to FinAid.org, the
average graduate student borrows
$37,000 in student loans.
This is an especially
important consideration if your
chosen career doesn’t neces-
sarily guarantee a large salary.
Paying off a debt of this size,
along with other inevitable
expenses, can potentially be
an insurmountable task. My
advice is to be realistic with your
expectations regarding your
graduate degree. For example, if
you get a doctorate in sociology,
don’t expect a six-ﬁgure salary.
If you plan on going to medical
school, on the other hand,
expect a comfortable salary.
Another important consider-
ation is whether an advanced
degree is really necessary or
useful in your chosen ﬁeld. For
example, if you want to be a
researcher, physician or lawyer,
an advanced degree would be
the only option.
On the other hand, a person
with a business degree may
be able to advance within a
company to achieve the same
position or salary as someone
with a Master of Business Ad-
ministration. This is especially
important when you consider
the MBA requires a loss of
salary for two years, which
could have been invested and
drawing interest during that
time, in addition to the high
cost of the actual program.
When weighing the ﬁnancial
pros and cons of graduate school
or a professional degree, it is easy
to forget the most important rea-
son for going to graduate school
— an interest in your chosen ﬁeld
of study and the desire to become
more knowledgeable about a
If you are going to grad school
only to make more money in
the long term, you are missing
the point. In the end you may
consider it a waste of time,
money and effort. However,
if you truly are interested in
what you do, the ﬁnancial costs
should not deter you from
pursuing an advanced degree.
Alex Alexiades is a columnist for
The Nevada Sagebrush. He can
be reached at editor@neva-
While it’s not here to save the world or help
us graduate with a diploma by any means,
alcohol is a part of life and an even bigger
part of college.
Ask any college student what they did this weekend
while they were watching the University of Nevada, Reno
and University of Nevada, Las Vegas game. I have $5 that
says a majority of them drank something alcoholic.
I also have $5 that says quite a few of them were
(gasp) under the legal drinking age of 21.
So where did this magical age come from? Was it a
winning bingo number or did lawmakers decide that
it’s only fair college seniors get some exposure to bar
etiquette before they graduate into the big, bad world?
The truth is, since the passage of the
National Minimum Drinking Age Act of
1984, Congress has taxed 10 percent of
federal highway funds from any state
with a minimum drinking age different
That’s a pretty hefty price and one the
state of Nevada certainly can’t afford
to pay right now. It oversteps a bit too
much on the federal government’s part
for my liking, but I digress.
Prior to that though, it was a general
conception that adulthood began at
the age of 21. It wasn’t until President
Franklin D. Roosevelt lowered the draft age from 21 to
18 during World War II and the voting age was lowered
from 21 to 18 by the 26th Amendment in 1971 that this
perception was challenged.
The drinking age, however, has been stuck in limbo
and left up to individual states to decide by rights of the
21 st Amendment.
Today, the drinking age is still left in this gray area,
caught in an awkward stage between adolescence and
adulthood. Many argue that the age 21 hypocritically
suggests that the “youth” population is old enough
to die for their country and vote for leaders of their
country, but they better not be caught with a Bud Light
Critics of lowering the age have consequently
pointed out the increased drunk driving accidents
among 18-year-olds in less restrictive states. It has been
noted that “blood borders” have been created between
restrictive and less restrictive states, with 18-year-olds
driving across state lines into the state with a lower
drinking age. More driving time will naturally equate
with more drunk driving accidents.
Arguably, I think all states need to be on the same page;
otherwise these accidents will continue to occur.
That being said, perhaps this “beer on the pedestal”
mentality had best be banished?
Otherwise, we’re only fostering this allure of the
forbidden fruit, and we all know what happened to Eve.
The need to binge drink among underage individuals
is an overwhelming epidemic across our country today
and one that cannot be ignored.
I’m unsure whether or not America is ready for such a
change, but I think the possibility should be adequately
Perhaps the age 21 is too strongly rooted in our
American culture that it would mean the demise and
downfall of our country if we did change it, but hey, I say
if there’s enough interest in the debate, then debate.
Krystal Bick is a columnist for The Nevada Sagebrush.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
t was disgusting how
Nevada and University of
Nevada, Las Vegas fans
acted at Saturday’s rivalry
The constant ﬁghts and
obscenities at Saturday’s
game did a disservice to both
universities. The trash cover-
ing the tailgating area was
disrespectful to our state.
Fans couldn’t even make it
through the national anthem
without breaking into a “Fuck
We, as Nevadans, are better
While Rebels fans out-
numbered Nevada fans by a
conservative four-to-one, that
doesn’t give the overall poor
performance by either side an
Granted, it is a rivalry game
and both sides get feisty. We
support that – a rivalry is only
fun with jabs at the other side.
But those jabs shouldn’t turn to
punches and kicks or stadium-
wide, expletive-riddled chants.
Blaming the Rebel fans for all
the transgressions won’t work
either – those same chants
happened while Nevada
played an excellent game
against Texas Tech just a few
It doesn’t hold weight to say
that UNLV fans started all of
the ﬁghts and all of the chants
either. To bleed Silver and
Blue means to be better than
the other side in everything,
Student body president Eli
Reilly got this philosophy right
at the game. When anti-UNLV
chants started in the Nevada
section, Reilly and Co. would
yell pro-Wolf Pack slogans
and chants louder than the
Overall, it was better this
time around than it was even in
2006. As one Sagebrush staffer
described it, “you couldn’t go
to a vending machine without
getting into six ﬁghts.”
The police at this year’s game
said the same: it was far better
than in years past. There were
fewer ﬁghts and no reported in-
juries, according to preliminary
reports by University of Nevada,
Reno police, UNLV police and
Las Vegas Metro police.
There were also 80 ofﬁcers at
the game, twice that of normal
UNLV games. It is sad that
Nevada students have such a
Some ofﬁcers were on horse-
back for the added intimida-
tion and crowd control factors.
Others ﬂared their lights at
the tailgate to announce their
presence. More acted swiftly
to stop ﬁghts when fans would
invade the other side’s section
to rile things up.
We commend them for
pulling it off in such a hectic
We need to imagine how
much sweeter victory would
be if those in Nevada blue
were not the ones acting like
animals – that would be a
victory on the ﬁeld and for the
students as a whole.
this year we
didn’t have as
good a record,
the cannon still
bled blue and
we won the
game, which was
pretty cool. “
“It was not re-
ally that big of a
shock to me to
ﬁnd out that we
because I didn’t
really think we
were going to
“I think it was
a really good
STORY: UNR CUTS
On Sept. 23, 9:47 a.m., WL
Why not cut “The Center” for
Diversity instead? I think our
academics are more impor-
tant than any politically cor-
rect agenda on this campus…
On Sept. 24, 11:01 a.m., SS
So by cutting all of the pro-
grams that help students
master their course work and
actually graduate from col-
lege, what message is Glick
trying to send? As a recent
alumni, I refuse to donate any
money to the university as
they are obviously not com-
mitted to helping students
anymore. Glick needs to take
a hard look at what these
decisions mean to the future
of the school. Without the
math and writing centers,
and the free tutoring, I would
have never made it through
my core classes. I know I am
not the only student who feels
On Sept. 24, 1:44 p.m., JP
I feel there ARE classes that
should be cut. Remedial
classes–the ones that should
have been completed in high
school. Perhaps cutting these
classes would save us money
and let us keep the centers
that are vital for students.
On Sept. 24, 8:55 p.m., Grig-
ory Lukin wrote:
JP: Sorry, but you’re dead wrong
on this one. Remedial classes
are great money-makers for
UNR and other colleges in
general. Just think of it: there’ll
always be dummies struggling
with basic subjects, so why
not make money off them?
Since the courses are remedial,
they’re easier to teach, which
means “professors” can also
be replaced easier - which, in
turn, means you can shovel in
the cash and avoid raising their
salaries all at the same time. It’s
genius, really - making the most
out of Nevada’s failing educa-
MOON UNLV, FAIL
TO BREAK WORLD
On Sept. 24, 10:36 p.m.,
Rebel Fan wrote:
Wow….only at UNR.
On Sept. 25, 11:21 a.m.,
Casey Stiteler wrote:
Associated Collegiate Press
Pacemaker Finalist 2006,
Society of Professional Jour-
Mark of Excellence Best All-
Around Non-Daily Finalist
Student Society for Newspa-
Design First Place Overall De-
sign, 2007, Redesign, 2006
Design First Place Web site,
Yep…Only at NEVADA.
STORY: PACK SENIORS
On Sept. 28, 12:55 p.m.,
Congrats, Nevada team. Great
ARE YOU A
On Sept. 24, 2:14 a.m., Chris
The fact that people have taken
notice of all the political activity
at UNR is remarkable. It has been
said that Washoe County is THE
swing county of THE swing state.
And quite posslibly UNR might
decide the election for the coun-
ty, therefore the state, therefore
perspectives SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 • A7
Strippers: Feminist leaders or objectiﬁed pieces of ﬂesh?
trippers used to be interactive porn,
according to my girlfriend Scarlett, and I
used to be a normal guy who loved naked
women. Then Scarlett voluntarily went
to a strip club and strippers turned into slaves of
men’s wallets and I turned into a vile, slimy part
of the misogynistic machine.
When I asked if she wanted a lap dance, I
turned single for about an hour. The ﬁghting
lasted for millennia.
It didn’t help that I got a lap dance a week
before. It helped less that there were two strip-
pers…at the same time. And I paid extra to touch
them. I paid $200 – necessary research for this
column, I swear.
At ﬁrst, Scarlett was only upset that I wasn’t
spending $200 on us.
The next week she went to a different strip club
with me and saw women selling themselves in
front of everyone. This strip club surprised even
me as many in Las Vegas only allow lap dances in
special rooms or booths.
This one reminded me of a ﬁsh market with
girls showing off the goods, pitching prices and
wrapping up when no buyers showed interest.
The cold indifference on the women’s faces
showed their bottom-line interest in money.
And the men’s faces betrayed entitlement and
ownership. They held the
women like girlfriends
between dances. Scarlett
asked, “What other time can a
man hold a stranger with such
Scarlett values intimacy and
saw the girls as things being
bought, not humans doing a
job. The strippers no longer
women but centuries of
She’s a bit dramatic; it’s
“Couples work years for real intimacy. Going
to a strip club is like buying a knock-off Prada
bag made by blind Chinese children with only a
thumb and index ﬁnger,” she said during one of
Sorry to any ﬁngerless Chinese children, I take
full responsibility for the offense.
Her perspective is hard for me to fully com-
prehend since I “put the pussy on a pedestal.”
Because I love women, a strip club exalts the
female form by making it the center of attention.
For those few hours, I am every stripper’s bitch.
When I leave the club poor, I’m really the victim
of the patriarchy and happy to oblige.
On a more cerebral level, if the stripper thinks
she controls the man, she has the power.
Strength and dominance in this situation is
internal and if the man thinks he has power too,
it’s a mutually dominant situation.
This is only true when the playing ﬁelds start
equally. Abusive managers or customers who coerce
or pimp strippers destroy the balance between a
woman doing her job and a woman being exploited.
It’s unfair to assume every stripper has been
abused but I can’t assume they all want to put my
face in their cleavage.
For now, I’m on relationship probation while
Scarlett reads up on her feminist literature: “XXX:
A Women’s Right to Pornography” and “Pornogra-
phy – Men Possessing Women.” Seriously.
Until we agree – when she goes blind and senile
– I’ll settle with putting my face in her cleavage.
Though to be fair, the twins love me and I can
listen to whatever music I want.
Michael Higdon is a columnist for The Nevada
Sagebrush. He can be reached at mikeman@neva-
hy should we care? This world seems as screwed
up as it could possibly get. Sick and starving, kids
suffer on the streets. Natural disasters uproot and
displace families. Political strife divides neighbors.
There’s too much crap going on. What could we possibly do?
In our own communities and around the globe, the problems
abound. Lounging in my desk chair, I sit back
and I ponder. The world’s screwed. There’s
nothing I can do to change it. So I may as well
sit here and stare out my window, take another
drink of my $2.50 Sobe, and forget it all.
But how many movies can I watch before I get
bored? How many drinks can I have before the
party scene gets old? How many A’s can I make
before realizing that good grades don’t grant the
satisfaction I’m searching for? How many songs
can I rock on Guitar Hero before simply leaving
my ﬁngers aching and numb?
I don’t want to be numb.
As a college student, I have so many oppor-
tunities and freedoms. I have the freedom to
get an education, to decide my own career path, to make money,
to vote, to expose myself to new experiences, to speak, to express,
to be who I want to be and to choose the way I will inﬂuence the
world around me.
Why should I care? I am reminded of a Chinese proverb
which reads: “It is better to light a candle than curse the
In the university setting, we have innumerable resources at
our fingertips. We have Associated Students of the University
of Nevada clubs to promote awareness of issues that inflame
and inspire us. We can print advertisements, hold campaigns,
create Web sites, and fund raise for chosen causes. We have
access to information through the classroom, the Internet,
professors and our fellow peers, with whom we can com-
municate freely and gain shared support. Not only do we
have the power to implement change, but those we come in
contact with on campus have the same abilities. Together we
can start a revolution to change our personal perspectives,
change our community and change our world.
People are already making waves against the worldwide
misery that has taken so many captive. Even on campus at the
University of Nevada, Reno students are deciding to accept the
challenge to go beyond themselves and serve a greater cause
than personal gratiﬁcation by starting up student clubs on
Project 58 acts to directly stop injustices against aban-
doned street children in Kenya. ONEvada determines to
further the ONE campaign by fighting global poverty and
diseases, such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. STAND
strongly advocates for humanitarian relief with the genocide
in Darfur. Engineers Without Borders works to benefit
worldwide communities through technological development.
Circle K involves students in service, leadership and fellow-
ship through local events, such as the Relay for Life. This is
only a fraction of the groups.
Why should I care? With so many opportunities, the question
should be: Why shouldn’t I care? With all the problems in the
world, it’s easy to become cynical, sit back and complain.
The challenge is stepping up and risking yourself on behalf of
Ally Patton is a columnist for The Nevada Sagebrush. She can be
reached at email@example.com.
Government aide crucial for future
do not know any time in history where
we have seen ﬁve of the largest ﬁnan-
cial banks in this country crash, other
than in 1929. This is serious, and for
those of you who see the news and change
the channel after watching the recent mess
with Lehman Brothers
and AIG, please wait.
For those of us
graduating in a year
and preparing own
credit lines and bank
accounts, this ﬁnancial
crisis will make it hard
for us to take out loans
for graduate school.
This is important
because if banks in the
near future are not as
liquid, then the price of
everything around us
will rise — education, food and energy.
Honestly, I am afraid that inﬂation will
reach a point where we won’t be able to go
out anymore with friends to movies, dinner
and clubs. We all have to start saving now
to even match how much things will cost in
several years. There is no stop to this mess
and we are going to have to wait it out and
see if the market can ever correct itself.
The federal government should have
regulated this sector of the economy so
greed and mismanagement couldn’t have
run rampant, as they have today. The
deregulation of the ﬁnancial sector was one
of the worst moves by this administration
because everything from the price of gas,
electricity, loans and food has risen to the
point of chaos.
It is too bad that Wall Street and these
gigantic insurance banks were left
unregulated. Now we are in the middle of
one of the worst ﬁnancial crises since the
Great Depression. Even though many
of us are opposed to regulation, this is
evidence that smart regulation is the way
While I am not advocating excessive
regulation, there should be some sort of
transparent and mutual oversight, where
the government and corporations act
accordingly to find the cobwebs and get
rid of them. Government assistance is
Government has been and will always be
on our side. Even though you think govern-
ment should not interfere in markets, these
bailouts will help you and every citizen in
the long run.
I am conﬁdent this assistance will help
tremendously. In the meantime our markets
will not be as productive as they were, but will
prosper in the long run.
Our federal government just fed these
banks extra fuel to retool their management
and ﬁnances. I am not advocating for com-
plete government control over our markets,
but for a free market that is conscious and in
partnership with government.
Governments and corporations are the
sole benefactors in our lives and I believe
if they are that powerful, then they should
work together to further our nation’s
progress socially, economically and
Systematic regulation is bad for markets,
but when a nation relies so much on these
insurance banks, the government has to
bail them out so that they can continue to
prosper and help the little guy.
David Olivieri is a columnist for The Nevada
Sagebrush. He can be reached at editor@
students that one
person can make
all the difference
COLUMN: BATTLE CRY
CALLS STUDENTS TO
UNR FRONT LINE
On Sept. 24, 1:28 a.m., Rebel
Krystal…just a few thoughts in
response to your article:
Like April, I began my college
career at UNR, only to come to
my senses and transfer down
to UNLV. While at UNR, there
was seemingly constant com-
plaining about the school being
referred to as UNR instead of
Nevada (usually with UNLV
somehow being at fault); yet
many UNR students, including
yourself, still say UNR???
As to the importance placed on
the rivalry game by each school,
I will agree that the game is a
much bigger deal up north than
at UNLV. Maybe if our only goal
for the season was to beat UNR,
things would be more equal?
At any rate, we would rather go
11-1 and lose to UNR than vice
versa. I do not believe Coach
Ault could say the same.
On the education issue, other
than the College of Mines (sur-
prise, surprise) what programs
at UNR do you believe to be
renown? The med school is de-
cent, but certainly not renown.
Other than a pretty good geo-
sciences program I am not sure
what else you have up there. Is
UNLV the next Harvard…no. But
c’mon Krystal…both schools
have a few solid programs and
both are improving.
As to our student body spirit
being nonexistent…that is
simply inaccurate. Students
walk around campus with
UNLV shirts on and drive
around town with UNLV flags
and bumper stickers…just
like most schools. I think that
will be evident to you when
you arrive for the game this
You are right…for the most
part UNLV football has not
been very successful, but dis-
mal? We have gone to bowl
games, and won. Even if we
didn’t win, its not like we were
shut-out or anything. But I
guess no team is shut-out in
a bowl game anymore…oh…
Finally, the whole strip joint,
slot machine, strip mall com-
ment (along with the porn
handout crack) really does
not make much sense. One,
it doesn’t happen….and two,
have you driven a mile down
Virginia St. lately?? Yep…strip
joints and slot machines. (The
strip malls are at the south
end of town.)
On Sept. 24, 10:29 a.m., Sage-
brush Forum Troll wrote:
Dear Rebel Fan,
A. Read our column from last
week on how three of our grad
school programs our now in the
top 50 of the nation.
B. The J-School at UNR has one
of the best programs in the na-
tion with professors and staff
from the most esteemed news-
papers in the country.
C. Came to your senses and
went to UNLV? My dog could
graduate from UNLV on the
Millenium with a 3.5 GPA and
two degrees in both Business
and Political Science in a three-
year span. And that is not giving
credit to your school’s teaching
D. Your “experience” with the
reasoning behind the “Nevada
not UNR” controversy is obvi-
ously incredibly uneducated.
Read any of our previous ex-
planations for this in the UNLV
Special Section or elsewhere in
E. A major percentage of UNR
students are from Vegas…and
we know how much school
spirit you have. It is okay for a
commuter campus, but in real-
ity it is nothing compared to a
real University town. Everyone
up here loves UNR.
F. Yeah, we say UNR not Ne-
vada because we’re not idiots.
It is what the university is
called. That’s like those people
who say “Freedom Fries” to try
and show pride. Yeah, you’re
taking a stand…but you’re in-
correct and sound stupid.
G. There are very few strip
clubs in Reno in comparison
to Vegas. And no one goes
to Reno to gamble but old
people who think Vegas is too
far away. So the whole “Slot
Machine” problem really only
messes with you guys.
H. Good Luck this Saturday,
you’re going to need it.
IN OPEN FORUM
On Sept. 23, 6:06 p.m., Taylor
Did anyone ask him why
they decided to cut career
services or what impact
charging $150 for a semester
of tutoring will do to
Or about him saying they would
do cuts based on performance
ﬁrst and there are still faculty
and staff that have jobs who
don’t do their job and others
were cut who received excel-
lents on their las review? From
the same department!
Or why the University is still
offering remedial classes, tak-
ing up money and space for
people who aren’t ready for a
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Your friend the “drinking machine” overloads...
Signs the party has gone on too long.
... and bursts into ﬂames.
You start hitting on the “ugly chick.” Pete “Party Animal” Piñata, from the party planet,
has indicated he’s had enough.
Those pigtails make
you look really cute.
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me in the stomach with
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This may completely change
the university’s policies when
it comes to drinking. But Glick
admitted he hasn’t thought a lot
about what would happen if the
If the legal drinking age is
lowered to 18, the university
will start serving alcohol said
Joe Crowley former UNR presi-
dent and professor emeritus.
Universities still face one big
problem: liability. If a university
allows students to drink it might
be held responsible if a student
drinks himself to death.
“It’s easy to get sued these
days,” Crowley said.
Did the disappearance of
alcohol weaken traditions at
UNR? Most ofﬁcials agree alco-
hol had something to do with
it but it isn’t the only culprit.
Geddes said traditions become
irrelevant over time as students
change. Freshmen traditionally
wore beanies to school. But that
tradition died when World War
II veterans refused to wear them
their ﬁrst year.
Rubinstein likened school
traditions to a house party.
“If you had a party and in-
vited all of your friends, but told
them, ‘Oh, no drinking tonight’
would your friends show up?”
Rubinstein said. “Your friends
would, but your other social
acquaintances might not.”
Alcohol, like free food, is a
good lure for students who
are not interested in tradition,
Reilly said, but students who
are interested in the event will
still show up.
Reilly admitted the school
has had problems with alcohol
in the past, like John Davies, a
student who drank himself to
death in 1975 as a part of an ini-
tiation to a drinking club called
the Sundowners. He said if the
university provides alcohol at
events, students must show
they can act responsibly.
“It’s going to start with
students, period,” Reilly said.
“Things went away for very
speciﬁc reasons with the Sun-
downers and things like that. If
behavior in the student section
improves (at football games),
things like that will go a long way
in showing we are responsible.”
Clint Demeritt can be reached
By Jay Brissenden
“Run Fatboy Run” mixes great
performances with silly British
humor to overcome its simple
and predictable story to become
one jolly good comedy.
After ditching his pregnant
ﬁancée (Thandie Newton, “Nor-
bit”) at the altar, Dennis Doyle’s
(Simon Pegg, “Hot Fuzz”) life
has gone nowhere. As a security
guard at a fashion store, the most
eventful parts of his week include
getting to see his son during visita-
tion times and chasing down drag
queen shoplifters. When Dennis
learns that his ex’s new ﬁancé
(Hank Azaria, “The Simpsons”)
is running a local marathon, he
decides to enter the race to prove
he wants her back.
Who would have thought the
tall, insecure and awkward guy
from “Friends” could craft an
extremely entertaining comedy?
In his directorial debut, David
Schwimmer, a New York native,
creates a British comedy that
brings more laughs than Eng-
land native Frank Oz’s dark Brit-
ish comedy “Death at a Funeral.”
That’s quite a feat for someone
who is more recently known for
voicing the depressed and anx-
ious giraffe in “Madagascar.”
Using a great mix of witty dia-
logue and awkward situations,
“Run Fatboy Run” doesn’t fall
victim to the over usage of slap-
stick and gross-out humor like
many of this year’s comedies.
Whether it is Dennis vigor-
ously using a clothing manne-
quin’s hand to scratch his crotch
or having to watch his ex’s new
ﬁancé powder his “goods” after
a shower, the laughs are never in
With “Shaun of the Dead”
and “Hot Fuzz,” Simon Pegg
has become a comedic force to
be reckoned with. In those two
ﬁlms, Pegg played a contained
character who was serious and
intelligent. In “Run Fatboy Run”
one could say Pegg was let off
the leash. Acting like a pathetic
moron was what he was born to
do. By constantly ﬂaunting his
unattractiveness, it seems Pegg
may have taken a few cues from
Like most comedies today
though, it is the supporting cast
that often steals the show. In
this ﬁlm, it is undoubtedly Dylan
Moran (“Shaun of the Dead”) as
the gambling-addicted friend
Gordon. Mixing randomness
with vulgarity, Gordon delivers
the ﬁlm’s biggest laughs.
One example comes when
talking about his last relation-
ship ending in a broken col-
larbone and a dead meerkat.
Another comes after Gordon
pops Dennis’ gigantic blister,
which leads to Gordon getting
a face full of puss. Disgusting as
that is, Gordon effortlessly turns
the situation into an awkward
one when he states, “That was
the second most disgusting ﬂuid
I have ever had in my eye!”
Along with this amusing ﬁlm
comes an onslaught of special
features ranging from audio
commentaries to bloopers. The
only worthwhile features are the
always interesting deleted scenes
and a pre-interview feature with
Simon Pegg. In the pre-interview
Pegg is seen sitting, waiting to
be interviewed, but cannot get
a drink of water, because all of
the bottles are ﬁlled with vodka.
Even the assistants don’t know
what is going on after the third
bottle they bring is still full of
vodka not water. Pegg insists
it is the clever Thandie Newton
getting back at them.
“Run Fatboy Run” may not
rank with the elite Judd Apatow
comedies, but in this slow fall
season, it is probably one of the
best ﬁlms you can rent.
Jay Brissenden can be reached at
Hank Azaria (left) and Simon Pegg (right) compete head to head while head over
heels for the same woman (Newton) in a hilarious love triangle.
PG-13 for some
rude and sexual
Brit comedian mixes well with American humor
By Danielle Gonzalez
Bringing liberation to the un-
derground hip-hop scene, Canto
I’s album “While You Were Sleep-
ing” showcases lyrical ﬂare while
discussing real life issues. Canto I
offers a break from the mainstream
hip-hop beats and messages.
“6:00 AM,” the ﬁrst song on the
album, is meticulously assembled.
It tastefully weaves together clas-
sical music and modern hip-hop.
You will deﬁnitely be swaying back
and forth to the laid-back rhythm
on this track.
The group skillfully delivers
honesty and conviction on “Think
They Know.” They boldly take a
stand on this track with perfect tim-
ing, rhyming each verse so it ﬂows
naturally into the listeners’ ears.
Las Vegas gets a shout-out in the
song “The Flats.” The song conveys
a message of the Las Vegas life.
Casino-like sound effects will sound
all too familiar for Nevada natives.
“Death Connection” demands
the listeners’ attention. The
catchy beat combined with the
dark message draws the listener
into the song. The beauty of the
song lies in drama-ﬁlled voices
that exchange a death-gripping
dialog. The conversation creates
imagery that enables the listener
to see what the rappers are talk-
ing about. It’s like storytime for
a mature audience.
Canto I is not afraid to address
current issues of America either. In
the song, “Current Status” featuring
Lacy RedHead, they manage to
capture the essence of societal cor-
ruption. The female vocals provide
a soulful backing to the conscious
lyrics. The song pulls on the conﬂict
between a brutal reality and a pos-
sibly positive future. The song ends
with nothing but the sound of a
voice speaking out a poetic verse.
Old school hip-hop breaks out
in the title track, “While You Were
Sleeping.” The rhythmic ﬂow
continues to lull one into this
song. The scratching of records
brings the old school hip-hop
groove back with the song, “Lets
Get Up” featuring Tree Woodz,
and a jazzy funk is brought to the
album. The song is more positive
than other songs on the album.
The singing in “P.S.” adds
depth to the album. It also gives
the listener a break from all the
fast-ﬂowing rap. Ultimately, the
singing brings interest to the
song. Canto I provides a breath
of reality to their listeners.
Canto I proves that the vibe
for old school hip-hop is far
from dead with this resurrecting
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thize with her position. It was
a decent performance, but not
the best in show.
Show stealers in this ﬁlm were
the government ofﬁcials chas-
ing Shaw and Holloman. Always
the asshole, Billy Bob Thornton
(“Mr. Woodcock”) plays Agent
Thomas Morgan with the FBI.
With a sailor’s mouth ﬁlthy
enough to make Andrew Dice
Clay blush, Thornton provides
the small bit of comic relief that
keeps this ﬁlm alive.
Rosario Dawson (“Death
Proof”) also co-stars as Zoe
Perez, an agent for the U.S.
Air Force. Always gorgeous,
Dawson steals the show as a
commanding ofﬁcer and quick-
“Eagle Eye” is nowhere near
the best ﬁlm of the year, nor is it
the worst. Much like LaBeouf’s
last major movie, this ﬁlm
settles right into a comfortable
medium achieving nothing
more than mediocrity.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A11
one has come to expect with
the band, but it also displays
the ability of Deerhoof as one
of the front-runners for mod-
ern indie art-rock with a bit
The album crash-lands in
our human hands Oct. 7, just
three days after the band hits
San Francisco’s Great Ameri-
can Music Hall with bands
Okay and Happy Hollows. For
those of you who wish to treat
yourselves to a great concert,
the show starts at 9 p.m. and is
hardly offensive at $15.
Van Pham can be reached at
By Troy Micheau
Crystal Antlers released
“EP” independently a few
months back to massive
applause from indie crit-
ics around the country.
Now that the CD has been
picked up by Touch and Go
Records the proverbial poo
is going to hit the fan for
these guys. The word must
be spread, people. This
band rules. Thoroughly.
They basically pour a
40oz. of the drug-fueled
cold sweat of Hendrix’s
“Voodoo Chile” over a
pile of ’90s post-hardcore
spazz a la “At the Drive In”
to serve up a sound that
wallops and swoons all
at once. It’s the sound of
the blues getting dragged
through the mud by a
bunch of punks raised on
’60s psychedelic rock by
their hippie parents.
“EP” is hazy, dirty and
noisy as hell but the
emphasis is on the mood
rather than the butt kick-
ery, allowing it to sink
deeper into the listener’s
consciousness than the
average rock ‘n’ roll revival
dance party record. The
slower passages in “Until
the Sun Dies (Part 2)” and
“A Thousand Eyes” are
haunting and beautiful,
and though their primary
function is to pave the way
to the epic payoffs of those
songs, they are two of the
most moving moments on
Still, “EP” is first and
foremost a rager, and it’s
easy to get lost in the on-
slaught. On the first listen
“EP” sounds like a raucous
ode to the “Jesus and Mary
Chain” on speed, which
is awesome, but a decent
pair of headphones reveals
a web of fuzzed out guitars
spitting waves of riffs over
the ferocity of the rhythm
section, while the organ
holds down the central
melody of each song.
The whole thing might
have come off as a huge
mess if it didn’t sound so
effortless and natural.
The only drawback to
“EP” is that there aren’t
really any surprises. There
are some great dynamic
shifts from loud to quiet,
fast to slow and so on, but
they never stray far from
their basic formula. There
is something to be said
for consistency but a little
hurt, especially when it
concerns a band forging a
new path in a style of mu-
sic designed to challenge
rock ‘n’ roll’s status quo.
That minor complaint
aside, “EP” destroys. It’s
solid and focused and
definitely leaves me want-
ing more. I just hope that
they give themselves a
little more room to stretch
out next time.
Troy Micheau can be reached
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Shiny Toy Guns with
Jonezetta and The Delta
Fiasco at The Underground
Shiny Toy Guns will bring
their music to Reno along
with surf/southern rockers
Jonezetta and The Delta
Fiasco, an electronica group
from Liverpool, England.
555 E. Fourth St.
Show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15
Hieroglyphics with Blue
Scholars, Casual, Pep Love
and Souls of Mischief at
With blends of hip-hop,
funk, rap, indie and freestyle,
these artists will perform
in Reno as a stop on ‘The
Freshly Dipped Tour.’ West
Coast hip-hop legends Hi-
eroglyphics boast an always
energetic and unpredictable
555 E. Fourth St.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 in advance
and $25 at the door
The Chop Tops with Beer-
can, The Xenophobes, The
Strikers and Buried in Red
at Satellite Cocktail Lounge
“Revved up rockabilly” group
from Santa Cruz, The Chop
Tops, will impress an over-21
crowd at the Satellite Cock-
tail Lounge with several local
830 Casa Loma Dr.
Show starts at 9 p.m.
Tickets are $10
First Thursday with KTHX
and Great Basin Brewery at
The Nevada Museum of Art
Sponsors of the museum,
KTHX and Great Basin
Brewery, present an evening
of live music featuring Sol
Jibe and refreshments fea-
turing Vintage Wine Shop
and Tasting Bar.
160 W. Liberty St.
From 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10, $8 for se-
niors and students, and $4
The Loved Ones with
Jackson United, Beat
Union and Over Vert at The
Americana rockers The
Loved Ones come to Reno
straight from the city of
2500 E. Second St.
Reno, NV 89595
Show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $27.50 to
Jamie Kennedy with K-Von
at Grand Sierra Resort
Comedian Jamie Kennedy,
known for his roles in the
“Scream” movies and the
CBS series “The Ghost
Whisperer” will perform
with fellow comedian and
UNR graduate K-Von.
2500 E. Second St.
Show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $27.50 to
Spicy cuisine pleasantly authentic
By Colleen Hagen
When dining in the archetype
of any ethnic cuisine, many
people stick with their tested
favorite dish—the linguine at
the Italian dig, the chow mein at
the Chinese restaurant, etc.
Local restaurants bank on this.
Reno is not exactly a gastronom-
ic U.N. satisﬁed with a variety of
cuisines, so most ethnic restau-
rants fortify their menus with
the most recognizable dishes of
the culinary culture.
This has been my major gripe
about local Mexican fare since
I took a trip to Mexico and left
my enchilada-laden comfort
zone. I returned with a new
taste for authentic cuisine and
found that $1-Margarita-night
places around town no longer
But Coco’s Mexican restaurant
ﬁlls the void, serving up faithful
The restaurant is housed in an
old roadside diner with a long
row of counter seating bordered
by vinyl booths. The décor is
made up of religious imagery
and lovely carved and woven
wall hangings. Unfortunately, it
is equally comprised of cheap
grocery store Cinco de Mayo
The contradiction speaks for
the difﬁculty of a restaurant
maintaining cultural authentic-
ity in a town that only embraces
Mexicana through its clichés:
sombreros and mariachi bands.
But the dual-language menu
at Coco’s is far from cliché.
There was a wondrous variety
of unique dishes I haven’t found
The pollo tepeaqueno
($11.95) was a three-piece por-
tion of chicken marinated in a
tangy orange sauce and secret
spices. The end result, though
lacking in orange flavor, was
perfectly fulfilling, crispy
grilled chicken, served with
tasty, albeit oily, fajita-style
peppers and onions.
One excellent dish is the
chilaquiles ($7.95), crisp hand-
made tortilla chips mixed with
shredded chicken, cheese,
lettuce and sour cream. I tried
it with the green sauce, which
was mildly spicy with a biting
lime ﬂavor. The crispy tortilla
chips quickly yield to the dish’s
juiciness, sopping up the amaz-
Still, my favorite dish was the
ultimate cliché: tacos. Though
the price of Coco’s $1 tacos is a
nice draw, it is the pork mari-
nated in Mexican spices and red
sauce, also called adovada, that
makes it worth every penny.
Though you can choose
chicken asada or ﬁsh ($2) tacos,
the adovada trumps them all.
The red chili pepper, cumin
and garlic ﬂavors give the pork
a spicy, smoky ﬂavor similar to
that of a buffalo wing. The meat
is served atop a small handmade
tortilla and served with salsa.
However, not all the dishes
were great. The oddly sour and
revolting albondiages tasted
rotten and put me out $7.95,
while the rice and beans that
came with most dishes were
pretty average. The mushy rice
had a polenta-like consistency
and the refried beans were
Coco’s did win points by serv-
ing my favorite Mexican drink,
horchata ($1.50), the cinnamon-
ﬂavored sweet rice milk. Bonus:
Mexican classic Sol and other
beers are only $3.50 each.
In total, you can come out of
an amazing and authentic Mexi-
can lunch of a few adovada tacos
and Sol a mere $6.50 lighter and
Colleen Hagen can be reached at
Coco’s Mexican Restaurant
1499 N. Wells Ave.
Mon., Wed.-Sat.: 9 a.m. to
Tues. and Sun.: 9 a.m. to
TRY IT YOURSELF
By Ruth Anderson
“Where’s my money?” Leon-
ard Guevara, a representative
for the Reno Chop Shop, yelled
to a fellow employee. “Pay up,
The other man wove through
the line of hand-painted bikes
under their tent and with a deep
laugh, handed Guevara a wad of
“We get a lot of work from
this,” Guevara said. “There are
people from over the hill, like
Sacramento and there are even
people from Utah that are in-
terested in our work. Trust me,
there are a few Mormons that
love bikes,” he said.
Street Vibrations Motorcycle
Festival has been tradition-
ally known as a “celebration of
music, metal and motorcycles.”
This year, however, with the
economy in a state of limbo,
Street Vibrations has become an
opportunity for local shops to
According to KRNV-TV, “pro-
ducers of a popular northern
Nevada motorcycle gathering
say the event could pump more
than $72 million into the local
On average, those who come
to Reno have a budget of $375
per day, according to a visitor
proﬁle study conducted in 2007
by the Reno-Sparks Convention
and Visitor’s Authority. For the
250 vendors at this year’s event,
this is an especially promising
“Screw what they say about
our economy,” Don Biselli, of
Reno Custom Framing and Art
“I have done three times bet-
ter than last year,” he said of his
airbrushed pop art. “People are
still making money and if they
want something they are still
going to buy it.”
Biselli’s optimism seemed
realistic considering the hordes
of leather-clad bike enthusiasts
maneuvering through the sea
of booths in downtown Reno.
However, not every vendor
shared the same hopefulness.
“It has been very slow,”
D.R., a representative of Sparks
RJ Calvert Co., said.
“Nobody’s spending the mon-
ey,” he said looking at his table
of card and comic collectibles.
“You look around and nobody’s
carrying bags, and you hear the
regulars talking and they are
just hoping for it to pick up.”
The event was expected to
draw an estimated 20,000 at-
tendees the ﬁrst day and total of
47,000 by Street Vibration’s cul-
mination on Sunday. According
to these numbers, the ﬁnancial
success for vendors appeared
The mass amount of souvenirs,
knockoff items, ofﬁcial Street Vi-
brations garb and motorcycle ac-
cessories gave attendees plenty
of places to spend their money.
Also, despite economic turbu-
lence, there was still a plethora
of bikes, beer and leather.
Regardless of the event’s suc-
cess, Guevara intended to have
“I come for the girls,” he said
with a broad grin.
Ruth Anderson can be reached at
‘Vibrations’ boost biker businesses
Bikers hauled in from all over to enjoy “Street Vibrations,” a festival that happens twice a year and
celebrates leather, chrome, patches, beards and anything else associated with motorcycle culture.
By Nathan Slinker
The streets of Reno are
haunted with the down-and-
out. Weekend nights are wild
with drunks falling through
crosswalks while muttering to
themselves. Critics gape at the
public display and curse the
cigarette smoke that lingers in
their hair long after the casinos
of last night pass into history. If
these alcoholic-veined men or
the cocktail waitresses that serve
them ever search for an author,
they will ﬁnd Willy Vlautin.
Vlautin’s second novel,
“Northline,” follows Allison
Johnson, a high-school dropout
from Las Vegas who ﬂees to
Reno. “The girl,” as Vlautin so
often refers to her, is escaping
her semi-skinhead boyfriend,
Jimmy Bodie, before he can
ﬁnd out she’s pregnant. In Reno,
even as she begins a new life,
her past lingers, always around
the cold, dirty corners. Just like
the nightmares that inevitably
haunt Allison, the past too
appears “out of nowhere, like
blood leaking from a nose.”
Even after her bruises fade, the
letters from Jimmy keep arriv-
ing. His ever-present existence
in her head, the post-blacked-
out periods of her days, and the
contemplations on her recent
pregnancy provoke anxiety and
suicidal tendencies—as well as
imaginary conversations with
Newman (in Allison’s head)
helps pull the gravel out of her
“I’ve done some horrible
things,” Allison tells Newman.
“We all have. You ever seen
“You sure were an asshole in
“I’ve been bad. You aren’t
bad. You just got what I’d call
bad nerves. That, my girl,
you’re gonna have to work
Fleeting hope and glim-
mers of humor appear in the
conversations with Newman,
and Allison needs every piece
of light she can cling to.
Vlautin’s characters through-
out the novel are penetratingly
true to life, and true to the Ne-
vada that is so often glossed over.
From Jimmy Bodie’s ignorant
skinhead pals to Dan Mahony,
a kind but timid VA hospital em-
ployee who was gang-beater on
the university campus, Vlautin’s
prose are curt and vivid.
“One of them tripped me
and I fell, and then they just
started kicking me. One of the
guys bent down and started
hitting me in the face. Then
another one did, and then
another. They had to rebuild
my cheekbone. They broke my
arm and hand. They broke two
ribs, and punctured one of my
Everyone Vlautin brings forth
from Nevada’s darkness has a
darker story inside them. As
Allison’s struggle unravels on
Reno’s dim streets, the hopes
and horrors of the people she
meets are wiggled around and
spat out like loose teeth that
have been waiting for freedom
since a drunken ﬁght in a long
Vlautin has known Reno
and this novel proves that he
won’t soon forget the chilly
neon or the bleak alleys that
lurk a few blocks from UNR.
His previous book, “The Motel
Life,” was set chieﬂy in Reno
and raced, tragic and drunk,
around northern Nevada. In
similar fashion, “Northline”
brings tears as it weaves pain-
ful ﬁction about life in a city
that is all too real.
Nathan Slinker can be reached
The overall appeal of Coco’s Mexican Restaurant comes from the authentic decoration and cuisine featured at the above eatery.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 • A11
Rapper T.I. began working
on his sixth studio album,
‘Paper Trail’ while he was
under house arrest on
pending gun charges in No-
vember of 2007. Collabora-
tions with artists such as
Rihanna, Justin Timberlake
and Usher are featured on
‘IRON MAN’- DVD
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth
Paltrow, Jeff Bridges
A billionaire weapons-
maker decides to change
his ways after being held
captive by a group of terror-
ists and builds a high-tech
suit of armor with which he
can battle the forces of evil.
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi,
Jason Segel, Kristen Bell,
A man decides to go on a
Hawaiian vacation in order
to forget about his recent
ex-girlfriend, who happens
to be a television star. How-
ever, he soon discovers that
she is vacationing at the
same resort with her new
Julianne Moore, Mark Ruf-
falo, Danny Glover
When an epidemic of in-
stant blindness sweeps
across the nation, those
who have been affected are
quarantined and left to cre-
ate their own society, which
quickly dissolves into chaos.
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
‘HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS
AND ALIENATE PEOPLE’
Simon Pegg, Megan Fox,
Based on the memoir by
Toby Young, ‘How to Lose
Friends & Alienate People’
follows a young writer who
struggles to ﬁt in with the
at a new magazine.
‘NICK AND NORAH’S
Michael Cera, Kat Dennings,
After a teenage boy’s
girlfriend leaves him, he
attempts to make her jeal-
ous by hanging around a
new girl. What begins as
a meaningless date quickly
becomes a potential ﬂing.
Thus begins a whirlwind
night of adventure, romance
Comedy, Drama, Romance
By Janet Lee
The first thing you notice
when you sit down to unwrap
“Radio Retaliation” is the
organic casing. The CD is
wrapped in primitive paper
covered with bold artwork that
will have you reading the lyr-
ics the entire time the music is
First impressions give the
record an almighty boast. This
review may or may not have
been influenced by the Albert
Einstein quotes on the cover.
For the record, DO NOT
simply download “Radio Retali-
ation.” Half of the experience is
in the written lyrics, otherwise
Does the music live up to
the wrappings? “Radio Retalia-
tion” is undeniably groovy. The
ambient beats make for the
ultimate chill-out session
that isn’t too intrusive as to
disrupt your, say, studying.
What Thievery Corporation has
done is place politically-driven
lyrics against trance-inducing
pulsation (“I’m the president of
the shadow government / The
grand governor of the Federal
Reserve / Public enemy of the
society / the one you cannot
see the 33°”).
Think the protests of the ‘60s
overlapped with a luxury car ad
soundtrack. The juxtaposition is
a genius observation of the way
Americans are given devastat-
ing news with a lollipop, but
the music in and of itself is not
The album goes by surpris-
ingly fast considering there
are 15 tracks to get through.
Each track flows seamlessly
into the next. The transitions
are so seamless, in fact, that
with the first couple listens
it’s impossible to tell which
track you’re on. There isn’t too
much here, besides the lyrics,
that has not been done before
by other prolific electronic
musicians and even Thievery
Corporation themselves. If
“Radio Retaliation” is your first
Thievery Corporation album,
you just might fall in love, but
seasoned fans are likely to be
That isn’t to say “Radio Re-
taliation” doesn’t carry some
wonderful tracks. “Sound the
Alarm” features Sleepy Won-
der, whose vocals are the very
definition of “cool.” “Beautiful
Drug” and “La Femme Paral-
lel” can be played again and
again. Ironically, the two latter
tracks are the least politically
active of the bunch. Despite
the unceasing synthesizer, TC
manages to weave in a plethora
of more exotic instruments,
particularly in “Mandela.” The
album is strongly inspired by
soul and jazz, and the most
memorable tracks emphasize
those elements. Creating “Ra-
dio Retaliation” was a grand
collaboration, but some tracks
are prime examples of too
many cooks in the kitchen.
Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, the
heart and soul of TC, presented
the musical community with a
unique concept. The conﬂict-
ing lyrics and music welcome
discussion. The lack of politi-
cally-active music is strikingly
absent from the 2008 repertoire.
Unfortunately, the music itself
didn’t quite match the concept
in its originality.
Janet Lee can be reached at
By Van Pham
When you’re opening for
Radiohead, things can’t be so
bad. That seems to be the trend
for any number of hip art-rock
bands that are being thrown
into larger tours with the likes
of the aforementioned Brits or
Nine Inch Nails, who have re-
cently boasted Liars and Grizzly
Bear, as well as Deerhunter and
HEALTH, respectively, as addi-
tions to their tour lineups.
Bay Area art-rock cutest-
ers Deerhoof have had the
pleasure of doing so in 2006,
dosing the California coast
with their brand of bombast
and kitsch, playing off the
release of 2005’s “The Runners
Four.” At the same time, they
were poising themselves for
2007’s “Friend Opportunity,”
well-received by press and
How do you come down from
success like that? Slowly and
simply. This seems to be the
approach they took with their
latest album, “Offend Maggie,”
an offering that is less obtuse
than its predecessors.
Originally toted as a “two
act” album, the track listing
has changed to suggest that
the opus they had originally
planned has somehow trans-
formed. If one compared album
art alone between this year and
last year’s releases, the David
Shrigley pieces on “Friend Op-
portunity” suggest the nature of
the music in the release – color-
ful, busy and maybe even a bit
“Offend Maggie” gives the
listener a blank canvas. Just as
the music has developed into
a more airy and less raucous
effort, the art suggests there is
more space and opportunity for
But in its obvious maturity
and darkness, Deerhoof can’t
seem to shake its trademark
adorability (see: “Basket Ball
Get Your Groove Back,” in which
vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki sings
“Pivot Pivot Pivot Pivot Escape/
Dribble/Bunny Bunny Bunny
Jump”), contained in the tiny
Matsuzaki. Amidst the cuteness
that rears its bunny head in
many of the band’s previous
louder songs, the band chooses
a subdued version of theirselves
for “Offend Maggie.” Drummer
Greg Saunier takes a break from
his usually maddening, crash-
ing drum work to help guide
more pop-sensible songs. He
shrugs off some of the band’s
more free-jazz skittishness for
moodier, early-’90s rock, chan-
nelling Pavement and Stephen
Matsuzaki’s vocals, how-
ever, remain the focal point
for many songs – interesting,
considering it was never easy
to understand her in the first
place. This time she ventures
to sing in Japanese on several
tracks. It adds a layer of incom-
prehensibility to her sweet
yips that make the album
sound like an interpreting of
alien pop music.
That being said, “Offend Mag-
gie” does put a halt in what
Shia LaBeouf, left, and Michelle Monaghan, right, star in this sci-ﬁ, conspiracy thriller where all things technology-related are not only unsafe but in most cases lethal.
Release Date: Sept. 23
Trip-Hop, Dub, Lounge
The duo of Eric Hilton, left, and Rob Garza, right, combine smooth,
jazzy sounds, thumping trance tracks and exotic instrumentals with
socially and politically conscious messages.
‘Eagle’ preys on innocent audience
Release Date: Oct. 7
Indie Rock, Art-Rock
Deerhoof tread softly
See DEERHOOF Page A9
By Julian Rhodes
With 2008 being an election
year, the Big Brother-themed
“Eagle Eye” seems to be released
right on time to remind the
nation of the dangers of tech-
nology. This starts as a social
commentary, but ends up being
just some more dirt in a dust
tornado as car crashes and chase
scenes keep this ﬁlm from being
anything beyond mediocre.
Splicing plots from ﬁlms like
“Minority Report,” “The Bourne
Identity,” “I, Robot” and “Phone
Booth,” this highly predictable
sci-ﬁ ﬁlm stars Shia LaBeouf
(“Indiana Jones and the Crystal
Skull”) as blackmailed slacker
Jerry Shaw. After being con-
tacted mysteriously by phone,
Shaw is forced to follow orders
or he will be tried for treason.
Through this mishap he meets
Rachel Holloman, played by
Michelle Monaghan (“Made
of Honor”), who must comply
or risk losing her son. The two
team up against their will and
hilarity ensues. Just kidding.
While the story seems simple
enough, constant foreshadow-
ing and a resonating sense of
mystery make this ﬁlm feel like
it should be a bit more com-
plicated. Bad organization of
scenes and premature delivery
make the twist in this ﬁlm about
as satisfying as a handjob from
Leonard Nemoy. While the
overall feel of the event screams
“SCIENCE FICTION,” the end
is obvious and the same fulﬁll-
ment could have been achieved
at home on the couch.
Aside from a predictable plot,
this ﬁlm is one big chase scene,
sort of like “The Bourne Iden-
tity.” The only problem: LaBeouf
is not Matt Damon. Not to say
Damon is a good actor by any
means, but rather LaBeouf has
had much better performances.
For example, that one time he
played an awkward kid in an
unusual situation and relied on
quirky actions for laughs. Oh
wait, that has been his entire
Monaghan was better, but
also not amazing. Consistently
portraying the overbearing
mother, she nailed the worried
portion of her part, drawing the
audience into actually sympa-
Release Date: Sept. 26
Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Mon-
aghan, Rosario Dawson, Billy
PG-13 for intense sequences of
action and violence
See EAGLE EYE Page A9
• SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
SERVING UNR’S TRADITIONS SINCE 1873
A group of students and alumni meet on the patio outside of Red’s Little Waldorf Saloon before a home football game. Many of the bars near campus are filled to capacity prior to football games.
® Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery
124 Wonder St.
The Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery fea-
tures a two-level brewery that produces 310
gallons (or 2480 pints) of beer in each batch.
Silver Peak makes both ales and lagers; thus
far, the brewery has produced about 20 dif-
ferent styles of beer varying with the seasons
and the discretion of the brewer. While they
strive to make each beer different from the
others, they also aim to maintain the distinct
style of that particular type of beer. A few
years ago, the owners of the brewery de-
cided to contribute to the city’s efforts to im-
prove the downtown Reno area by opening
the Silver Peak Grill and Taproom on Sierra
Street to expand their business.
® Great Basin Brewing Company
846 Victorian Ave.
Established in 1993, the Great Basin Brew-
ing Company is Nevada’s oldest and most
award-winning brewery. The brewery usually
serves four ﬂagship beers and four to six sea-
sonal specialties at a time. The beers brewed
at the downtown Sparks location have won
numerous awards from the Great American
Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, among
others. The brewery also hosts many special
events throughout the year, such as open mic
comedy and live music indoors or outdoors
on their dining patio, and offers space for
banquets, private parties, and meetings.
® Buckbean Brewing Company
1155 S. Rock Blvd., Ste. 490
Buckbean Brewing Company was founded
in 2007 with the intention of creating a new
type of brewery that appeals to both male and
female beer fans. The brewery specializes in
two speciﬁc types of beer: Original Orange
Blossom Ale—which is the ﬁrst to use orange
blossoms to add to the ﬂavor and aroma of
the beer—and Black Noddy Lager. The owners
derived the name of their company from the
buckbean plant native to the Tahoe Mead-
ows, which has traditionally been used as a
substitute for hops when brewing beer. The
company plans to use the buckbean plant in
the future to craft some specialty beers.
® Brew Brothers Microbrewery
345 N. Virginia St.
Located within the Eldorado Casino, Brew
Brothers Microbrewery was named the
Best Brewpub in America by Nighclub & Bar
Magazine, as well as being named “Best Mi-
crobrew,” “Best Beer Selection” and “Best Live
Music” in the Best of Reno poll. Brew Brothers
is also the highest-selling brewpub in North
America. The brewery features eight custom
microbrew and offers live music regularly.
It also hosts a variety of special inexpensive
deals on speciﬁed nights, like Tuaca Tuesdays,
Rockin’ Wednesdays, Sailor Jerry’s College
Thursdays, and 3 Wisemen Sundays.
—Casey O’Lear, editor@
By Clint Demeritt
While today’s studies show that four-
out-of-ﬁve college students drink,
nary an alcoholic drop can be seen at
University of Nevada, Reno-sponsored
But in the earlier years of UNR tradi-
tion, drinking was an intrinsic part of
the proceedings. During such school
events, drinking ranged from social to
heavy but usually pervaded throughout
traditional celebrations. Is the absence
of alcohol the reason pubs are packed
and school events are empty?
HISTORY OF ALCOHOL AT UNR
During the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s
the university freely dispensed
alcohol at homecoming parades,
winter carnivals, back-to-school
dances and other Associated Stu-
dents of the University of Nevada
events. One popular event Regent
Jason Geddes remembers is “Hello
on the Hill.” Held in Hilliard Plaza,
the dance welcomed students back
“We set up the band on one end,
serve alcohol and just have a big
dance, welcome back to school
party,” said Geddes, who graduated
from UNR in 1990. “That was packed.
I mean, we would ﬁll that thing.”
He said alcohol was also present
later in the year when ASUN events
hosted comedians, bands and dances.
But in 1986, ASUN started to cut
back on the number of events where
they served alcohol, said Garry Ru-
binstein, coordinator of the substance
abuse treatment program at UNR.
“It did appear to me that the only
way students would go to events was if
alcohol is present,” Rubinstein said.
He said no one event triggered this
decline, just a general culture shift.
Geddes said the students who fol-
lowed his class, after 1990, appeared
less interested in drinking.
ALCOHOL AT UNR TODAY
Today alcohol plays a much smaller
role at university events. The school
only serves it at football games and
special events like artist receptions
or banquets. Though the administra-
tion doesn’t keep track of how many
students attend these special events,
about 10 to 15 percent of attendees
are under 21, said Jerry Marczynski,
associate vice president of student
life services, who approves requests
for alcohol for events.
Student groups are allowed to hold
events where they serve alcohol but
everyone at the event must be 21
or older. Marczynski said almost no
clubs at UNR meet the age require-
ment. He hasn’t seen any student
club requests for alcohol since he
started his job three years ago.
But past events show the presence of
alcohol doesn’t guarantee popularity.
Geddes said his school events were hit-
and-miss even with alcohol present. He
said the turnout was usually depended
on the quality of the entertainment, not
the amount of alcohol.
Even today ASUN is experimenting
with a beer garden at the student tail-
gate for football games. At the student
tailgate section, along with the free
food and party games students can
get into a sectioned-off beer garden
with an ID.
Inside, students can buy beer at
half the price it would be found in
the stadium. The experiment has
been considered a failure so far due
to poor attendance, current ASUN
President Eli Reilly said.
“It’s the rules,” Reilly said. “There
were tons and tons of people in the
unofﬁcial tailgating locations having
a good time, barbecuing, drinking, of
course. There were lots of people up
there because the rules weren’t being
as stringently enforced as they were
in the ofﬁcial tailgating area.”
WILL IT EVER COME BACK?
University President Milton Glick
said, even if alcohol proves to increase
event attendance, serving it is not
appropriate since almost half of the
student body is under age. However,
a coalition of university presidents is
petitioning the government to lower
the drinking age to 18. AMYBECK/NEVADASAGEBRUSH
Phi Delta Theta member Mike Schmeiske plays a game of beer pong at the
tailgate party before the rivalry game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. See TRADITIONS Page A8
Did the disappearance of alcohol
on campus effect school spirit?
SECTION B TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
Pack, Kaep burn Rebels
NEVADA 49, UNLV 27
UNLV can’t stop nation’s No. 3-ranked rush offense
Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick jogs off the ﬁeld after the Wolf Pack’s 49-27 win against intrastate rival UNLV. Kaepernick led Nevada with 240 yards rushing and 176 yards passing.
Vegas win cures Pack skid
➤ Nevada: 444 rush yards,
176 pass yards, 10 of 14 on
third down conversions and
36:19 possession time.
➤ UNLV: 54 rush yards, 327
pass yards, 4 of 13 on third
down conversion and 23:14
➤Nevada quarterback Colin
Kaepernick: 176 pass yards,
240 rush yards and ﬁve
By Emerson Marcus
Hold the red paint. Again.
Nevada kept the Fremont
Cannon blue Saturday for the
fourth-straight year in its 34th
annual battle with UNLV.
“The blue cannon must stay
blue and true,” Nevada safety
Uche Anyanwu said.
The Wolf Pack, 19-15 in its
all-time series with the Rebels,
won 49-27 with an unrelenting
run game. Nevada (2-2), ranked
third in the nation in total rush-
ing, ran for 444 yards Saturday
and ﬁve touchdowns. Oklahoma
State and Navy are the only
schools in the nation with more
rushing yards per game than
“We did not defend the option
well,” said UNLV head coach
Mike Sanford, who is 0-4 against
Nevada. The Rebels (3-2) had
won back-to-back overtime
games against major confer-
ence schools (No. 15 Arizona
State and unranked Iowa State)
before losing to Nevada. “It’s a
very speciﬁc type of offense that
they run, and we worked on it
all week and we did not defend
Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick led
the offense and set a single-game
school record for rushing yards
by a quarterback (240). He was
also named National Player of
the Week on Monday by College
“We thought I would be able
to run a little this week,” Kaeper-
nick said. “I was a little surprised
they couldn’t adjust.”
Ault has designed his Pistol of-
fense to move more horizontally
this year because of Kaepernick’s
speed at the quarterback posi-
tion. On Saturday, Nevada stuck
to its horizontal rush game,
which led to opportunities
“We showed what this of-
fense can do,” Ault said. “I know
(Kaepernick) is impressive, but
that offensive front of ours did a
really good job.”
One of the offensive front
members, center Dominic
Green, was the ﬁrst to touch the
cannon after the game.
For Green, it’s hard to remem-
ber the last time the cannon
was red. UNLV last beat the
Wolf Pack in 2004, when Green
was a redshirt freshman and the
Democratic Party’s presidential
candidate was Massachusetts
Sen. John Kerry.
“It’s a good feeling,” Green
said, as his 6-foot-3, 295-pound
frame hovered over the replica
cannon of John C. Fremont’s
howitzer. “It really hasn’t sunk
in yet. It’s my last game in this
rivalry. It feels awesome.”
After the game, the most
valuable and heaviest rivalry
trophy in all of college sports
was wheeled next to the north
end zone. Every Nevada player
got a glimpse of the cannon im-
mediately after the game, but it
was Green and fellow offensive
lineman senior Greg Hall who
pulled it back into the visiting
“Let’s do this,” Green said to
Hall as they dragged the cannon
into the locker room.
For about 15 minutes the team
sat in the locker room with the
“We just wanted to embrace
it,” Nevada running back Vai Taua
said. Taua ran for 123 yards on 19
carries. “We were celebrating it.”
For Nevada’s head coach, the
victory in Las Vegas is a cul-
mination of two long weeks of
By Emerson Marcus
The importance of Saturday’s
49-27 victory for the Wolf Pack can
be best described by one word for
Nevada’s two-game losing
skid against the Big 12 was fol-
lowed by a bye week that gave
the Wolf Pack time to prepare
for its interstate rival.
Timing wasn’t as good for
UNLV, who had to battle in
back-to-back overtime games
before hosting Nevada.
“This is on all of us,” UNLV
coach Mike Sanford said. “It’s
everybody in the football pro-
gram’s loss…there is not going
to be blaming of one particular
area, this is a team loss.”
For Nevada, the victory in Las
Vegas washes most of the bad
taste from its Sept. 13 loss at
“It feels a lot better than two
weeks ago,” Nevada safety Uche
Anyanwu said. “It feels good to
get the ﬁrst championship of the
season, the state championship.”
TOUGH PASSING GAME
The Wolf Pack derailed its
skid, but still saw familiar ﬂaws
on the defensive side of the ball.
UNLV quarterback Omar
Clayton torched the Wolf Pack
defensive backﬁeld for 327 pass-
ing yards and three touchdowns.
“We gave up some big plays
that we shouldn’t have,” An-
Nevada’s rush defense held
UNLV senior Frank Summers to
20-rush yards on nine carries.
UNLV only rushed for 54 yards
Saturday and had to rely heav-
ily on its pass attack, especially
after Nevada took an 11-point
lead in the second quarter.
The Rebels showcased a con-
sistent ﬁve-receiver set, similar
to the attack Missouri and Texas
Tech had in Nevada’s previous
two games. UNLV’s pass attack
gained 142-yards in the ﬁrst
quarter, but Nevada adjusted to
contain the Rebels and allowed
185-pass yards the rest of the
“With ﬁve (receivers) you
have to change your offense and
adjust,” Nevada coach Chris
Ault said. “You can’t sit against
the spread in one defense.”
BATTLE OF THE JAEKLES
UNLV may not have won the
game Saturday, but it did win
the battle of the Jaekles.
Rebel kicker Ben Jaekle kicked
the longest ﬁeld goal of his col-
legiate career when he booted
a 52-yard ﬁeld goal 43 seconds
before the end of the ﬁrst half.
He also kicked a 47-yard ﬁeld
goal in the ﬁrst quarter, going
2-for-2 on the day.
Brett Jaekle was 0-for-0 on the
day, but that was because Ne-
vada was scoring touchdowns
and not settling for ﬁeld goals.
Nevada tripled UNLV’s sea-
son turnover total to three this
weekend. UNLV led the nation
in least amount of turnovers
allowed coming into Saturday’s
battle for the Fremont Cannon.
The Rebels had only surren-
dered one turnover this season
on a fumble. Clayton’s lone
interception was the ﬁrst on the
year for him. He had 12 touch-
downs with no picks before he
threw the fourth quarter inter-
ception. It also ended his UNLV
school record of 173 passes
without an interception. The
record was the second longest
in the nation behind Florida’s
Tim Tebow (183).
Nevada center Dominic Green helps weel the Fremont Cannon back
onto the ﬁeld after the team celebrated with the trophy immediately
following the end of Nevada’s 49-27 win against UNLV. See NOTEBOOKPage B4
See FOOTBALL Page B4
REBEL PASSING GAME
UNLV wide receiver Phillip
Payne jumps for a pass from
quarterback Omar Clayton.
Clayton had 327 yards passing
and three touchdowns Satur-
day, but threw his ﬁrst intercep-
tion of the season, which ended
his UNLV school record of 147
passes without an interception.
THE ZONE READ
Nevada quarterback Colin
Kaepernick reads the defense
before handing off to running
back Vai Taua. The zone read led
to 440 yards rushing and many
DIVING TO VICTORY
Kaepernick runs another zone
read play into the end zone to
put Nevada up 42-27 with 8:41
left in the fourth quarter.
BY THE NUMBERS
on’t get cocky about the
good old-fashioned Rebel
beat down Saturday.
UNLV was overrated go-
ing into the game
the Wolf Pack’s
Wins against ex-
Arizona State and
the “We’re just
happy to be in the
Big 12” Iowa State
prove UNLV is
a good team.
Nevada can’t con-
sider this a quality win.
The Wolf Pack, in all its glory,
beat its archrival. It’s a good win. It
kept the cannon blue and quieted
obnoxious UNLV fans. But Nevada
still has a lot of work to compete for
a Western Athletic Conference title.
UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton
would have been the player of the
game if Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick
hadn’t continued to be, well, Colin
Kaepernick. Clayton threw for
327 yards and three touchdowns.
Clayton also ran for 47 yards, which
proved Nevada’s vulnerability
against tough quarterbacks.
Nevada’s vulnerabilites could be
attributed to its fatigue in the defen-
sive backﬁeld, ranked second to last
(118) in NCAA Division I football in
passing yards allowed per game.
The second-to-last ranking isn’t
the only blip on the stat sheet for the
pass defense. Nevada’s opponents
have averaged 342-passing yards
per game. The Wolf Pack has also al-
lowed seven receivers to accumulate
95 yards or more this season, and
at least one receiver to rack up 150
yards or more in each game this year
(excluding Grambling State).
That spells trouble for Nevada
when it battles Fresno State’s com-
bination of Tom Brandstater and
Seyi Ajirotutu; Boise State’s quarter-
back Kellen Moore, who just passed
for 386 yards against No. 12 Oregon;
and New Mexico State’s innovative
Wolf Pack safeties Uche An-
yanwu and Jonathon Amaya have
shined this season in the back-
field. Anyanwu is Nevada’s leading
tackler by far (29), but that doesn’t
mean he is a great tackler. It
means Nevada’s opposing receiv-
ers are getting behind the defen-
sive backs and giving Anyanwu an
inordinate amount of tackling op-
portunities at the safety position.
College football is also faster
this season because of its new
NFL-styled 40-second play clock.
Nevada has played fast-paced, no-
huddle spread offenses this year,
which continues to beg the ques-
tion: Is the problem fatigue?
If it is, the Wolf Pack has talent on
the bench that isn’t being used. Ne-
vada freshman Isaiah Frey led in many
statistics during summer camp games,
but hasn’t played a down this season.
Starting the true freshman
would prevent Frey from redshirt-
ing this year. But if his playing
time gives Nevada a chance to
compete against top opponents in
the conference, it’s worth a shot.
The Wolf Pack needs a new strat-
egy, partly spurred by more sub-
stitutions during games to give its
backﬁeld a breather between plays.
Maybe cornerbacks Mike Evans and
Antoine Thompson would beneﬁt
from a couple extra plays on the
sideline if Frey plays.
Nevada coach Chris Ault can’t save
talented freshman if the team doesn’t
improve against passing attacks.
Emerson Marcus is the sports editor
of The Nevada Sagebrush. He can be
reached at emarcus@nevadasage-
The sophomore quarterback
accounted for 416 yards
on offense, rushing for
240 of those, ran for three
touchdowns and threw for
two more against UNLV.
He almost single-handedly
won the Fremont Cannon
for Wolf Pack. After an
early stumble, Kaepernick
carried the team on his
shoulders and then some.
His second half-opening
66-yard touchdown run
officially clinched the game.
National Performer of the
Week award couldn’t have
gone anywhere else.
at Idaho Saturday 2 p.m.
THE SKINNY: Nevada comes
off a 49-27 victory against
the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas. It will try to extend its
winning streak in Moscow,
Idaho where it will battle the
Vandals (1-4). Idaho is widely
considered to be one of the
worst teams in college football.
at SacramentoStateThursday 1 p.m.
St. Mary’s Sunday 1 p.m.
THE SKINNY: The Wolf
Pack came close once again
Sunday against UC Davis but
were victims of a last-minute
goal and fell 2-1. The loss
was Nevada’s fourth one-
goal defeat of the season. It
is now 0-7-2 on the season.
The Wolf Pack will have two
opportunities this week to
attain that elusive ﬁrst win of
Idaho Thursday 7 p.m.
Boise State Saturday 7 p.m.
THE SKINNY: Nevada’s skid
reached four matches after
losing to San Jose State, Utah
State and the UNLV this week.
The Wolf Pack is now 5-8 this
season and 1-3 in Western
Athletic Conference play.
Wolf Pack Classic* Monday-
* at Reno, Nev.
THE SKINNY: The Wolf Pack
tied for ﬁrst at the Giustina
Memorial Classic Sept. 22 and
23, the team’s second meet of
the season. Nevada lost a one-
hole playoff to tournament host
Oregon State to ofﬁcially ﬁnish
After running yet another option-read play,
Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick scampers
into the end zone for one of his three rushing
touchdowns Saturday against UNLV.
Big win, big trophy and still
big problems on defense
ARE THE CONSECUTIVE WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE GAMES THE NEVADA VOLLEYBALL TEAM HAS LOST. IT IS 1-3 IN THE WAC.
NINE ARE THE GAMES THE NEVADA SOCCER TEAM HAS LOST THIS SEASON. THE WOLF PACK IS 0-7-2 THIS SEASON AND HASN’T WON
SINCE OCT. 26, 2007. 240 ARE THE RUSHING YARDS SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPERNICK TOTALED SATURDAY AGAINST UNLV. HE
ALSO SCORED ON RUNS OF 4, 66 AND 28 YARDS. ONE IS THE PLACE THE MEN’S GOLF TEAM TIED FOR AT THE SEPT. 22 AND 23 GIUSTINA MEMO-
RIAL CLASSIC. IT LOST A ONE-HOLE PLAYOFF TO FINISH SECOND TO OREGON STATE. .667 IS THE WINNING PERCENTAGE NEVADA ATHLETICS
HAD AGAINST UNLV ATHLETICS THIS WEEKEND. THE FOOTBALL AND RUGBY TEAM WON WHILE VOLLEYBALL LOST. THIRTY-EIGHT ARE THE POINTS THE
NEVADA RIFLE TEAM LOST TO TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY BY IN ITS FIRST MATCH OF THE SEASON. THE FINAL SCORE WAS 4625-4587. 1 IS THE NUM-
BER OF QUARTERBACKS IN NEVADA FOOTBALL HISTORY TO RUSH FOR MORE THAN 200 YARDS IN A GAME. COLIN KAEPERNICK IS THAT QUARTERBACK.
The Wolf Pack is losing games
but not by a wide margin. It has
led two of its last four matches
two sets to one but has
been unable to seal the deal.
Granted, the team has only one
senior in Allison Hernández,
but the underclassmen must
step it up if this team’s going
to have any chance of doing
some damage in the Western
Athletic Conference. If they
continue playing how they are
right now, it is going to be a very
SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
10/14/07 AT BOISE STATE
The then-freshman quarterback
accounted for ﬁve touchdowns,
passing for three and rushing for two. He totaled
420 yards passing and rushing. The game was an
instant classic, with Boise State prevailing 69-67
after four overtimes in the highest scoring overtime
game in National Collegiate Athletics Association
history. Here, Kaepernick made himself known
as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the
9/27/08 AT UNLV
Though Kaepernick, now a sopho-
more, was playing in his ﬁrst “Battle
for the Fremont Cannon,” he seemed like a sea-
soned pro. He rushed for 240 yards, passed for 177
and scored ﬁve times in the 49-27 victory. He gave
the Rebel defense ﬁts all night and single-hand-
edly made sure that the cannon would stay silver
and blue. The game even earned him a National
Performer of the Week Award.
5/22/08 SAN JOSE STATE
The then-junior catcher blasted
three home runs and had ﬁve RBI’s
in Nevada’s 11-0 win over San Jose State in the last
game of the ﬁrst day of the Western Athletic Con-
ference Tournament. Jaquez stepped it up big time
in the bottom of the sixth inning when he launched
a pair of two-run-home runs. The game was so bad,
it was called due to the WAC’s 10-run rule after
12/2/07 IDAHO STATE
The Wolf Pack point guard scored
a career-high 32 points to lead Ne-
vada to victory in the championship game of the
annual Nugget Classic. The talented Criner shot
13-22 from the ﬁeld and was named the tourna-
ment’s Most Valuable Player for her outstanding
4/4/08 AT FRESNO STATE
Nevada’s ace pitched a gem against
the then-10th-ranked Bulldogs. She
threw an 11-inning shutout, scat-
tering three hits and fanning 11. The Wolf Pack
needed her spectacular play to be able to beat
Fresno pitcher Morgan Melloh who was 23-3 at
the time. Melloh allowed just ﬁve hits and struck
out 13 but came up short due to Holverson’s mag-
UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton looks to pass Saturday in Nevada’s 49-27 win against the Rebels. Clayton passed for 327 yards.
WEEKLY TOP 5…
came up short due to Holversons
sports SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 • B3
By Nick Saccomanno
When Meghann Morrill was 6
years old, she learned a valuable
lesson in her family’s Virginia
Her father used to remove
bothersome pigeons from the
tin-roofed barn with a BB gun.
While he was away on a business
trip, Morrill attempted to do the
same, but had less success.
“Meghann didn’t make sure
to have a ceiling board behind
the pigeons she was shooting
at, so the roof looked like swiss
cheese,” Morrill’s father William
Morrill said. “From that day
forward I made sure she knew
shot placement was of critical
importance. Evidently she took
it to heart.”
She did, and is currently the
third-ranked female shooter in
the nation with hopes of making
the 2012 Olympic team. The
three-time All-American was
also recently nominated for the
National Collegiate Athletics
Association’s Woman of the Year
Morrill’s nomination warrants
attention, but the person behind
the hardware and how she bal-
anced athletic excellence with
human decency is what makes
this former Nevada riﬂe team
member a success.
“I was dumbfounded,”
Meghann Morrill said about the
nomination letter she received
Friday. “It took me ﬁve minutes
to ﬁgure out who sent it to me.”
She had no idea she had been
nominated for an award that
will send 10 female Division-I
athletes to a ceremony in India-
napolis Oct. 19.
That might seem odd, but for
Morrill, her accolades are not
her fondest memories. Those
things appear in the form of
family relationships and how
they have shaped her desire to
“Even though I’m driven to
accomplish, I have a love for my
family and friends,” she said.
“They’re always there.”
Morrill’s close relationship
with her father has served as a
connection to both her shooting
career and her development as
a person. He tells stories about
her early shooting exploits, her
desire to always know more
and her drive to be the best at
whatever she does.
When Morrill was young, she
asked questions fervently. On
one particular occasion, her
thirst for knowledge outlasted
her father’s will.
One day, Morrill and her
brother caught some trout from
the family’s pond and waited
for their father to come home
and clean the ﬁsh. He did, with
both children watching intently.
When he was ﬁnished, the ques-
“The questions lasted through
supper until after supper at
which point I handed her off to
her mother and went to bed,”
Morrill’s father said. “I escaped
Morrill’s desire to obtain
knowledge has led to her being
an exceptional student at Ne-
vada. She graduated with a 3.89
GPA and was named one of the
College of Business Administra-
tion’s outstanding students.
The athletic and academic
success made Morrill a worthy
candidate for the NCAA Woman
of the Year. Along with her com-
munity service record, it gives
her a chance to receive an honor
in Indianapolis next month.
She has worked with many
organizations in Reno and has
fond memories of the result of
one of her community service
“We planted trees in Sparks,
and I just went back and saw
kids playing on them, climbing
and breaking a few branches,”
Morrill has a unique ability to
examine the effect of her actions
without being removed from
the situation. She credits her
ability to view the scope of her
actions on her respect for tradi-
tion, something the riﬂe team at
Nevada knows a lot about.
The team won a national
championship in 1956, and has
placed in the top 10 at the na-
tional tournament nine times.
Banners hang from the rafters
of the riﬂe range on campus
and Morrill knows exactly what
they mean to her.
“I’ll just say people don’t like
to see us show up at NCAA’s,
because they know we are going
to compete,” she said.
Morrill’s attention to detail
and respect for what has come
before permeates into every
aspect of her life, including her
future plans. She is set to attend
law school at the University of
Virginia in Charlottesville and
is working out when she will
attend classes because of her
“When I started thinking
about graduate school, I knew
I wanted to go back to Virginia
or Texas,” she said.
Morrill spent time in both
places growing up. She feels
a connection with both and
the things they represent for
her: drive, determination and
“It has been a pleasure watch-
ing her grow,” her father said.
“And most of the credit goes to
Nick Saccomanno can be reached
Former Nevada riﬂe member Meghann Morrill was named to the list of candidates last Friday for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Morrill is one
of 10 candidates who will have the chance to win the award. She graduated last year, but will soon attend law school at the University of Virginia.
Morrill sets aim at Woman of the Year
By Emerson Marcus
LAS VEGAS — Wolf Pack setter
Sonnie Sei was ready for a nap
after playing in three different
cities in four days.
“We are exhausted,” Sei said,
after Nevada’s 3-1 loss to the
Rebels. The Wolf Pack also fell
at home Thursday to San Jose
State 3-2 and at Utah State on
Saturday 3-2. “When we came to
(Las Vegas on Sunday morning)
we ate and took a nap in (the
UNLV visitors’) locker room.”
Nevada (5-8, 1-3 in Western
Athletic Conference) battled
fatigue and the Rebels to a ﬁrst
set victory, but lost the remain-
ing three sets.
“I’m tired and all the girls
are tired,” Nevada coach Devin
Scruggs said. “Part of it is sched-
uling’s fault. We had to schedule
a match with UNLV and this was
the only time we could possibly
ﬁt in this match.”
The Wolf Pack led the begin-
ning of the second set, but
fatigue would soon set in for a
team that traveled 1,504 miles
in about 30 hours. The Rebels
went on a 6-0 run and took the
ﬁnal two sets easily (25-13 and
“We obviously could have
played better,” Scruggs said.
“The offense is one part of our
game we have to work better on.
We have to get more consistency
in the offense. Last night, Kylie
Harrington was in the negative,
but tonight (.333 kill percent-
age) she was all-world. We just
need more consistency.”
Nevada setter Sonnie Sei passes to outside hitter Lindsey Baldwin in
Nevada’s loss Sunday to UNLV. The Wolf Pack arrived in Las Vegas
Sunday morning after a ﬁve-game match at Utah State the night before.
By Terry Walsh
LAS VEGAS — The University
of Nevada football team was not
the only Wolf Pack squad to give
UNLV a beating on Saturday.
In its ﬁrst match of the pre-
season schedule, the Nevada
Rugby Club pounded the Rebels
47-17 in a game that was more
lopsided than the score indi-
While possessing the ball on
the Rebels’ half of the ﬁeld for
nearly 15 of the ﬁrst 20 minutes
of the match, the Wolf Pack
scored on three tries (rugby’s
equivalent to a touchdown)
before the Rebels added a try
and a conversion in the closing
seconds of the ﬁrst quarter to
cut the lead to 17-7.
“We came out strong, which
was huge for us,” Nevada Rugby
Club President Kyle Herzberg
said. “We did a good job of con-
trolling the ball from the start of
The Wolf Pack opened the sec-
ond quarter with a quick score
by junior D.J. Lynn to extend its
lead to 15. With a commanding
lead, the Wolf Pack played many
of its rookies for the remainder
of the game.
“We have a lot of rookies and
a lot of ﬁrst time guys on our
team,” junior Ahron Osheroff
said. “It was a great learning
experience for everyone, espe-
The Nevada rugby player Spencer Shea pounds through UNLV’s defense Saturday in the ﬁrst of the Wolf
Pack’s three-sport weekend in Las Vegas. Nevada rugby beat UNLV 47-17 at the intramural ﬁelds.
Pack tackles Rebels in Vegas
Nevada soccer player Annabelle Allen dribbles near the out-of-
bounds line Sunday in Nevada’s 2-1 loss to UC Davis.
By Garrett Estrada
Nevada lost another game in
its closing minutes Saturday
when UC Davis kicked the tie-
breaking free kick in the 88th,
securing its fifth victory of the
“We couldn’t finish on our
opportunities to score,” coach
Jaime Frias said.
The team, a strong underdog
in the match, showed signs of
strength throughout. The Wolf
Pack had its chance to pull the
upset with a few key plays, but
couldn’t get the shots in.
Certain things did go right
for the Wolf Pack. The offensive
presence put pressure on the
Aggie defenders, bringing the
ball to the goal in the 14th and
21st minutes with near-missed
shots on goal.
“We were hammering them,”
In the 40th minute, UC Davis
scored on a long throw to mid-
fielder Gabina Bohlman. The
score put the Aggies on top 1-0
just before halftime. Nevada
did not take long to respond.
Senior forward Samantha Miller
beat her defender and quickly
headed the ball to sophomore
defender Erin Smith, who
scored Nevada’s first and only
goal in the 47th minute. The
defense also stepped up its
game with goalkeeper Sarah
Hunt recording six saves on
A noticeable new aggression
showed on the Nevada side in
the second half. Players started
fighting for the ball, winning
many of the tackles and keep-
ing the team alive. Some of the
Aggies fans from the stands
voiced their disdain for these
more physical encounters,
but the referees let the game
The physicality drew Hunt
a yellow card after she left the
goal box to tackle an oncom-
ing UC Davis player. The
controversial play left the goal
wide open for a Davis player
to shoot, but the ball curved
high, saving what could have
been a disastrous sequence for
“The girls were just overly
aggressive, which is not a bad
thing,” Frias said. “They were
winning tackles, with no intent
UC Davis was awarded a free
kick after a Nevada foul that
would ultimately be the game-
winning score. Samantha
Faber took the honor from 30
yards out, flying the ball over
the defenders’ heads into the
far corner of the goal.
Nevada’s coaching staff
remains positive about the
season, with the team finishing
out non-conference play with
an away game at Sacramento
State 1 p.m. Thursday followed
by a home match against St.
Mary’s 1 p.m. Sunday at Mac-
“The team is still getting to
know themselves, but we are
definitely getting better every
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Pack loses another heartbreaker at Mackay
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 T
UNLV 17 3 7 0 27
Nevada 7 21 7 14 49
No. Gain TD No. Gain TD
Clayton 12 47 0 Kaepernick 18 240 3
Summers 9 20 0 Taua 19 123 1
Wolfe 1 -6 0 Randall 11 49 1
Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD
Clayton 38-18-1 327 3 Kaepernick 16-11-0 176 2
No. Yds TD No. Yds TD
Wolfe 8 167 1 McCoy 3 26 0
Flair 5 84 1 Wellington 2 77 1
Robinson 2 46 0 Taua 2 12 0
Payne 2 28 1 Green 1 40 1
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Team G1 G2 G3 G4 T
UNLV 24 25 25 25 - 3
Nevada 26 23 13 18 - 1
K Set Dig BA K Set Dig BA
Nua 5 46 13 1 Hernandez 5 1 14 0
Richard 8 1 8 1 Sei 2 36 3 3
Maurer 15 0 0 0 Harrington 14 1 7 0
Jackson 9 0 2 1 Baldwin 8 0 0 4
Walters 1 0 0 0 Aune 4 0 0 4
Greenwood 2 1 2 1 Staker 8 0 1 3
Lau Hee 0 0 7 0 Garvey 1 0 0 2
Makaiwi 0 0 0 0 Kelly 0 2 6 0
Cunningham 0 4 17 0 Daum 0 0 0 0
Keeler 12 1 1 0 Link 0 2 19 0
Noland 6 0 1 0 Santiago 0 0 0 0
Nehf 2 0 0 0
Moran 0 2 11 0
Totals 60 55 62 4 42 42 50 16
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Team 1 2 T
UC Davis 1 1 - 2
Nevada 0 1 - 1
UC Davis Nevada
Sh SOG G A Saves Sh SOG G A Saves
Peters 0 0 0 0 2 Hunt 0 0 0 0 6
VanBuskirk 1 1 0 0 0 Smith 1 1 1 0 0
Bohlman 2 1 1 0 0 Miller 1 1 0 1 0
Lott 0 0 0 0 0 Godwin 0 0 0 0 0
Boge 0 0 0 0 0 McEachern 1 0 0 0 0
Warmerdam 1 0 0 0 0 Allen 2 1 0 0 0
Contro 1 1 0 0 0 Noe 0 0 0 0 0
Martin 0 0 0 0 0 Erickson 0 0 0 0 0
Faber 3 3 1 0 0 Thompson 0 0 0 0 0
Scott 1 0 0 0 0 Drummond 1 0 0 0 0
Kelley 0 0 0 0 0 Montejo 0 0 0 0 0
Quigley 1 1 0 0 0 Voss 0 0 0 0 0
Kemp 4 1 0 0 0 Mann 0 0 0 0 0
Thankachan 0 0 0 0 0 Ratnavira 0 0 0 0 0
Winbrock 0 0 0 0 0 Stott 0 0 0 0 0
Schmidt 0 0 0 0 0
Huntley 0 0 0 1 0
Kahn 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 14 8 2 1 2 6 3 1 1 6
UC Santa Barbara Aug. 22 L 4-0
at UNLV Friday Aug. 29 L 5-1
at UNLV against Paciﬁc Aug. 31 L 1-0
at San Francisco Sept. 5 T 0-0
Portland State Sept. 7 L 2-1
Minnesota Sept. 12 L 2-1
at UW- Green Bay Sept. 19 T 0-0
at Wisconsin Sept. 21 L 4-0
UC Davis Sept. 28 L 2-1
at Sacramento State Thursday 1:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Sunday 1:00 p.m.
Hawaii Oct. 10 7:00 p.m.
San Jose State Oct. 12 1:00 p.m.
at Utah State Oct. 17 3:00 p.m.
at Louisiana Tech Oct. 19 12:30 p.m.
Idaho Oct. 24 7:00 p.m.
Boise State Oct. 26 1:00 p.m.
at Fresno State Nov. 2 2:00 p.m.
WAC Tournament Quarterﬁnals Nov. 6
WAC Tournament Semiﬁnals Nov. 7
WAC Tournament Final Nov. 9
at Notre Dame against Valparaiso Aug.29 L 3-0
at Notre Dame Aug. 30 L 3-1
at Notre Dame against IPFW Aug. 31 W 3-0
UCLA Sept. 5 L 3-0
Seattle Sept. 7 W 3-1
Missouri Sept. 12 W 3-1
UC Davis Sept. 13 W 3-2
Pepperdine Sept. 13 L 3-0
at Louisiana Tech Sept. 18 W 3-2
at New Mexico State Sept. 20 L 3-0
San Jose State Sept. 25 L 3-2
at Utah State Sept.27 L 3-2
at UNLV Sept. 28 L 3-1
Idaho Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Boise State Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Sacramento State Oct. 7 7:00 p.m.
at Fresno State Oct. 11 2:00 p.m.
Fresno State Oct. 16 7:00 p.m.
Hawaii Oct. 18 7:00p.m.
Louisiana Tech Oct. 23 7:00 p.m.
Utah State Oct. 25 7:00 p.m.
at Hawaii Oct. 31 7:00 p.m.
New Mexico State Nov. 6 7:00 p.m.
at San Jose State Nov. 8 2:00 p.m.
at Idaho Nov. 13 7:00 p.m.
at Boise State Nov. 15 7:00 p.m.
at Hawaii for WAC Tournament Nov. 20-22
at Paciﬁc against Utah Nov. 28 5:00 p.m.
at Paciﬁc aginst Paciﬁc or Portland Nov. 29
Grambling State Aug. 30 W 49-13
Texas Tech Sept. 6 L 35-19.
at Missouri Sept. 13 L 69-17
at UNLV Sept. 27 W 49-27
at Idaho Saturday 2:00 p.m.
New Mexico State Oct.11 1:05 p.m.
Utah State Oct. 18 1:05 p.m.
at Hawaii Oct. 25 9:05 p.m.
at Fresno State Nov. 7 6:00 p.m.
San Jose State Nov. 15 1:05 p.m.
Boise State Nov. 22 1:05 p.m.
at Louisiana Tech Nov. 29 11:30 a.m.
2008 WAC STANDINGS
Team Conference Standings Overall
San Jose State 1-0 3-2
Utah State 1-0 1-3
Boise State 0-0 3-0
Fresno State 0-0 3-1
Louisiana Tech 0-0 2-1
Nevada 0-0 2-2
New Mexico State 0-0 1-2
Hawaii 0-1 1-3
Idaho 0-1 1-4
Avena named WAC
Athlete of the Week
Nevada senior Christa
Avena was named the Western
Athletic Conference women’s
Cross Country Athlete of the
Week for the week of Sept. 22
to 28. Utah State’s Ben Kessen
took home the honor for the
Avena has been the Wolf
Pack’s top finisher in its first
three meets. Dating back to last
season, she has been Nevada’s
top finisher in its past eight
meets. Avena’s best finish this
year came at the Nevada Twi-
light Cross Country Classic,
where she came in second.
This is the second WAC Ath-
lete of the Week award Avena
has received this season. She
won her first for the week of
Wolf Pack opens
season in Berkeley
The Nevada women’s ten-
nis team opened its season
Friday to Sunday in the Cal
NIKE Invitational in Berke-
The Wolf Pack’s best indi-
vidual performances came
from sophomores Florence
De Vrye and Lais Ogata. Both
advanced to the round of 16
The pair then teamed up
and competed in doubles
action. They fared better
here, defeating Brigham
Young University’s Elle Car-
ney and Liza Ezhova, and
reaching the quarterfinals
Nevada will return to
action this weekend when
it will participate at the
St. Mary’s Invitational in
Former star closes
Shea Stadium doors
Former Nevada baseball
standout Ryan Church re-
corded the final out in the
44-year history of William
A. Shea Municipal Stadium,
more commonly known as
Church played for Nevada
Shea is widely known for
hosting the first sporting
event in New York following
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Church, an outfielder with
the New York Mets, slugged a
fastball deep to right-center
field before it was tracked
down and caught at the
edge of the warning track.
Ironically, the out did not
only shut the doors on Shea
Stadium, it also closed the
doors on the Mets season. If
the Mets had won that game,
they would have forced a
one-game playoff with the
Milwaukee Brewers for the
final playoff spot in the Na-
The Mets will move to Citi
Field next season, a sta-
dium with a capacity for about
Riﬂe team starts
year at TCU
The Wolf Pack rifle team lost
its season opener Saturday to
Texas Christian University by
a score of 4625-4587.
Senior Andrew Hickey led
Nevada, tying for first place
with TCU’s Tanya Gorin in
the small bore with a score
of 577. Freshman Dempster
Christenson came in third in
the small bore with a score of
The Wolf Pack’s next meet
will be at home Oct. 5 against
Nebraska. Nevada has won
18 of its last 19 matches at
Wolf Pack competes
in third meet of year
The Nevada cross country
team finished 11th Saturday
at the 23rd annual 6K Roy
Griak Invitational in St. Paul,
Senior Christa Avena led
the Wolf Pack for the third
consecutive meet this season,
finishing 47th overall with
a time of 22:38. Sophomore
2008 WAC STATISTICAL
Category Name School Statistic
Rushing Ryan Mathews Fresno State 117.5
Receiving Chris Williams NM State 83.33
Tackles Derrick Richardson NM State 15.33
Total Offense Kaepernick Nevada 292
Janet Martínez was the
Wolf Pack’s second finisher,
coming in 54th overall with
a time of 22:52.
The 23-team meet
featured three nationally-
ranked teams in Arizona
State (fifth), Minnesota
(ninth) and Duke (20th).
Minnesota finished first
overall, followed by Arizona
State and New Mexico.
Up next for the Wolf Pack
is the Doc Adams Invite
Saturday at Davis, Calif.
Garcin lone Nevada
Nevada junior tennis
player Laurent Garcin lost
Saturday in the second day
of the Baylor Invitational in
Waco, Texas. Garcin, who
was ranked No. 94 by the In-
tercollegiate Tennis Associa-
tion, was the only member of
the Wolf Pack to compete in
Garcin and the rest of the
men’s tennis team will return
to action Friday to Sunday in
Fresno, Calif. for the Bulldog
Classic. Last season, junior
Gabe Kanzelmeyer reached
the quarterﬁnals in the singles
tournament of this meet.
Nevada takes 10th
in Chico, Calif.
The Nevada Wolf Pack, in
its first season ever, placed
10th at the Chico State wa-
Nevada’s Jacob Velez
finished 29th in the Slalom
Event for the Wolf Pack.
“It’s really a lot of fun,”
sister Nicole Velez, who also
competes on the team, said.
“Most people don’t even
know we have a team.”
The waterski team will
head to Bakersfield, Calif.
next week to represent Ne-
vada in the western meet.
Nicole Velez said the team
is actively recruiting players
and will have a meeting on
the third floor of the Joe
Crowley Student Union
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Team G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 T
Utah State 25 17 24 25 18 - 3
Nevada 11 25 26 22 16 - 2
Utah State Nevada
K Set Dig BA K Set Dig BA
Fowles 5 52 12 1 Hernandez 8 1 12 2
Osterloh 16 0 8 1 Sei 2 43 5 1
Payne 13 0 2 5 Harrington 10 0 5 1
Astle 11 2 1 3 Baldwin 13 0 0 2
Anderson 7 0 1 4 Aune 7 0 0 4
McArthur 8 0 6 1 Staker 9 0 1 2
Hymas 2 0 2 1 Garvey 0 0 0 0
Larsen 0 0 0 0 Vance 0 0 0 0
Kortsen 1 0 0 0 Kelly 0 0 10 0
Morrill 0 2 27 0 Link 0 2 15 0
Wilson 0 0 3 0 Santiago 0 0 4 0
Hillier 0 2 11 0
Totals 63 58 73 16 49 46 52 12
Category Name Statistic
Rushing Colin Kaepernick 113.5
Receiving Marko Mitchell 64.75
Tackles Uche Anyanwu 7.25
Total Offense Kaepernick 292
B4 • SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
Category Name School Statistic
Rushing Donald Brown II UConn 181.2
Receiving Brandon Banks Kansas State 115.75
Tackles Richardson NM State 15.33
Total Offense Case Keenum Houston 418.2
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1
“I’m drained,” Ault said.
Ault’s passion for the Nevada
rivalry is unparalleled. He has
lumped UNLV with communism
and the devil because of its color.
“It’s not about me,” he said.
“It’s about the kids understand-
ing this rivalry. I love having the
alumni here at the game. It brings
the past to the present. It shows
the great tradition we have.”
Former Wolf Pack players
stood outside the locker room as
Nevada was celebrating inside.
“Show us the cannon, show us
the cannon,” former Wolf Pack
punt return man Don Morgan
said as he stood outside the
locker room door.
The cannon then came out
for a brief stint as fans and Wolf
Pack players of all eras took
photographs and touched the
rivalry game trophy.
“It’s time to take it back to its
home,” Green said.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1
The Rebels attendance
Saturday, 33,078, was the
eighth largest UNLV crowd at
Sam Boyd Stadium in school
It was also the third largest
crowd to attend a Nevada-
UNLV rivalry game. The larg-
est crowd for a Nevada-UNLV
rivalry game was in 2006 when
37,179 fans attended Nevada’s
31-3 victory against the Reb-
KAEPERNICK GETS POW
Nevada quarterback Colin
Kaepernick was named
Western Athletic Conference
Player of the Week after his
performance in Las Vegas.
“It’s deﬁnetely good for the
program and good for this of-
fense’s recognition,” he said.
THE DEFENSE’S MVP
Nevada coach Chris Ault
said Monday that the Wolf
Pack’s team defensive Most
Valuable Player against UNLV
was junior Mike Bethea.
“He is deserved of the recog-
nition,” Ault said. “He played
very well this weekend.”
Bethea led Nevada in tackles
for loss (2). Bethea also had six
tackles on the day.
Nevada punter Brad Langley
not only boomed a 77-yard
punt Saturday, but he also
boomed himself into the na-
tion’s top-10 best punters.
Langley kicked three punts
Saturday for an average of 50
yards per punt. He sits at 10th
in the nation in punt average
with 47 yards per punt. Langley
has 17 punts on the season.
Nevada’s punter is the ﬁrst to
ever receive a scholarship from
Ault in his freshman season.
The Wolf Pack’s punt average
last season was 38.5, ranked
seventh in the WAC. Nevada
was ranked eighth in the WAC
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3
Nevada struggled on offense
with a .141 kill percentage,
compared to UNLV’s .248 per-
cent. The Wolf Pack could only
convert on 42 of 135 kills.
Nevada is 4-0 when it has a
higher kill percentage than its
opponent, but it is 1-8 when
its opponent wins the kill
Nevada’s 2008 kill per-
centage is .148, which is
.43 percent lower than last
season’s. The drop in kill
percentage can be attrib-
uted to the loss of last year’s
kill percentage leaders Teal
Ericson (.231) and Karly
Sipherd (.272). The Wolf
Pack’s offensive leaders this
season, Lindsey Baldwin
and Harrington, have fared
well, but have received little
offensive help from the rest
of the team.
The low kill percentage di-
rectly correlated with the Wolf
Pack’s fatigue, Scruggs said.
Sei, a bright star offensively
for the Wolf Pack, has im-
pressed, replacing last year’s
starter Ashley Miller. Sei’s nap
Saturday helped her lead the
team with 36 assists.
Along with passing, Sei has
also shown strong versatil-
ity in charging the net and
jumping for a block. Sei
often helped blockers on
defense before getting back
for assists on offense, placing
second Saturday in blocks
“(Sei) has been getting better
each year,” Scruggs said of the
junior health ecology major.
“This is her ﬁrst year running
this offense, so in that sense
she is still like a freshman. I
expect her to get better and I
expect the team to get better
The 5-foot-10 native of Loy-
alton, Calif., Sei is second on
the team in blocks this season
“We have to be smarter with
the ball,” she said. “We have
to move around a little more.
I think we did OK tonight.
(UNLV) just kept playing their
game. They were more ﬁred
up than us.”
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reached at emarcus@neva-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3
cially the guys getting out
there for the ﬁrst time.”
Though the squad is not
short on experience with
seasoned veterans such as Os-
heroff, Lynn, and seniors Kyle
Herzberg and Chad Gielow,
the Wolf Pack starts ﬁve rook-
ies and has several key rookie
“We have a really strong
group of new athletes,” team
captain Gielow said. “We are
going to be able to compete
with the teams from the upper
echelon of the league.”
The Wolf Pack will use pre-
season matches against the
University of San Francisco,
San Jose State and the San
Francisco Falls Club Team in
order prepare for a challeng-
ing regular season that begins
Dec. 5 against UC Davis, who
ﬁnished the 2008 season as
the 12th-ranked team in the
Even though each Wolf Pack
player will insist that every
game is equally important, the
Jan. 24 match against the Uni-
versity of California, Berkeley
is a game that is circled on
most players’ calendars.
“Every game is huge for us,”
Gielow said. “But everyone
looks forward to, and gets
excited for, the Cal game.”
California has been the
deﬁnition of rugby dominance
and the epitome of what it
means to be a part of the upper
echelon for the past 25 years.
Outscoring its opponents by
more than 1,000 points last
year in just 25 matches, the
Golden Bears compiled a 24-1
record, including a 59-7 drub-
bing of BYU in the National
Collegiate Rugby Champion-
Winning 24 total National
Collegiate Rugby Champion-
ships since 1980, 17 of the
past 18 and the last ﬁve in a
row, the Wolf Pack will need to
be ﬁring on all cylinders when
it meets the Golden Bears on
“The Berkeley game is al-
ways a great challenge,” Lynn
said. “That game will be an
indication of how far we’ve
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sports SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 • B5
By Juan López
Even when Nevada swimmer
Margaret Doolittle isn’t in the
water, she’s making an impact.
Doolittle led the cheers for the
1000-yard freestyle, shouting
words of encouragement to her
“We’re always there for each
other,” the 20-year-old junior
said. “We support each other
through everything; whatever it
takes to help the team out.”
Doolittle, reigning Western
Athletic Conference Swimmer of
the Year, and the swimming and
diving team took to the water for
the annual Blue and Silver Inter-
squad 11-event meet Saturday at
the Lombardi Recreation Pool.
The ﬁrst event, the 400-yard
medley relay, brought back
memories of elementary school
sports in which all of the best
athletes would get on the same
team and dominate everyone
they played. The Blue team
featured the WAC’s last three
Freshman of the Year award
winners: Doolittle in 2007,
senior Kim Kabesh in 2006, and
sophomore Jeanette Tour in
2008. Sophomore Marichi Gan-
dionco rounded out the team.
They went on to win the event
by nearly seven seconds.
These four swimmers were
joined on the Blue team by
freshmen Melyssa Charlton,
Karli Howe and Chelsey Lar-
sen; sophomores Kim Medina
and Heather Ramírez; juniors
Miranda Moore, Samantha Neff
and senior Alyson Armstrong.
Despite the one-sidedness of
the 400-yard relay, the rest of
the meet was tight all the way
to the end, with the Silver squad
edging out the Blue 125-119. Se-
nior diver Candice Minette and
senior swimmer Courtney Eads
led the Silver team, winning two
individual events each.
Also on the Silver team were
freshmen Melissa Chandless,
Kaite Keen and Chelsea Luce;
sophomores Amanda Caines
and Lauren Manix; juniors
Danielle Maddock, Breeana Sut-
ton, Sarah Shields and Summer
Halwas-Morgan; and seniors
JayDee Huppert and Stephanie
“(The meet) was really com-
petitive,” Halwas-Morgan said.
“This is the best meet we’ve had
in nine years. It’s good to have
the friendly competition.”
Despite their competitive
nature, the swimming and div-
ing team members said they feel
a closer connection than other
“There’s such a different feel
to this team,” coach Mike Rich-
mond said. “We don’t call it a
team. We call it a family.”
Richmond’s “family” echoed
his description of this tight-knit
“We feel as if we really are a fam-
ily,” Minette said. “A lot of us are far
away from home so being so close
with each other is great. It’s like our
family away from home.”
The team feels its closeness will
serve it well as it will enter the
season as two-time defending
WAC Champions. Nevada will of-
ﬁcially open its season in the WAC
Shootout Oct. 10 and 11 in Las
“This year will be a great test for
us,” Richmond said. “Being two-
time defending champs, we’re
going to have a big-time bull’s-eye
on our back.”
The rest of the WAC’s swimming
and diving teams might be gun-
ning after them but Richmond
thinks if any team is suited to face
that kind of pressure, it’s this one.
“I think there’s something
special about this team,” Rich-
mond said. “We’re a lot stronger
and we got off to a great start in
today’s intersquad. We haven’t
had this much excitement and
enthusiasm in years. There’s just a
different feel to this team.”
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Nevada swimmers dive into the pool at the annual 11-event Blue and Silver Intersquad match Saturday.
The Wolf Pack is ﬁlled with talent and is coming off back-to-back conference championships.
WAC champs compete in intersquad match
By Juan López
Nevada softball coach Matt
Meuchel is wasting no time
making his presence felt on a
team that had its best season in
the program’s history last year.
“Everything’s different, noth-
ing’s the same,” junior pitcher
Katie Holverson said. “We’re
organized. There’s purpose for
everything. He brings a lot to
the table and knows what he’s
talking about so the change is
“Michael”) was hired in July to
replace former coach Michelle
Gardner, who accepted a posi-
tion at Indiana University in
June. He will take over a team
that went 44-18 last season
and reached the champion-
ship game of the Los Angeles
Despite being the new head
coach, Meuchel is not new
to Nevada softball. He served
as the Wolf Pack’s recruiting
coordinator from 2003-06. He
comes back to Nevada after
serving as assistant coach at
Oklahoma State University
Meuchel already knows
most of the players that he
is now coaching. After all, he
persuaded a majority of them
to attend Nevada.
“I think (the familiarity)
makes it a little bit easier for
the staff and for me in gen-
eral because I got familiar with
what type of player they are,”
he said. “We don’t nearly have
to spend as much time ﬁguring
out what we’ve got with them
and what we don’t have with
them. It’s made the changes
that we’re trying to make much
easier along the way.”
Meeting the players in the
past made for an easy transi-
tion, Meuchel said.
“We respect him and know
what he’s expecting of us so it’s
easy to follow his direction,”
Meuchel will take over an
experienced team, having
lost only ﬁve seniors from last
year’s record-setting team.
“This team has a chance
to be pretty special,” he said.
“We have a nice balance of
talent, leadership, youth and
experience. We kind of have
that ‘been there, done that”
conﬁdence you need. It really
has all the makings of being a
The success the team attains
this year will ride a lot on the
shoulder of Holverson, who
led Nevada’s pitching staff last
season with a 22-6 record and
was named to the All-Western
Athletic Conference second-
team. She will lead a team that
ﬁnished last year ranked in
both national polls — No. 21 in
the USA Today Top 25 and No.
20 in the ESPN.com Top 25.
The team’s recent success
has brought much higher
expectations and a lot of pres-
sure to deliver. But Meuchel, a
2000 graduate of Arizona State,
said the burden is nothing
compared to the swagger this
“We feel a certain amount of
pressure but we also feel a lot
of conﬁdence in our abilities
to do the things that we need
to do,” he said. “There’s always
a level of pressure but I think
that staff and players feel very
conﬁdent in our ability to
handle the expectations that
have been placed upon us.”
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First year Nevada head coach Matt Meuchel applauds his team as
it plays Western Nevada Community College. Nevada lost coach
Michelle Gardner, who left for Indiana University this off-season.
Pack has chemistry,
talent and a new coach
*National ranking in parenthesis
Nevada Category Idaho
319.0 (3) Rushing 140.0 (71)
205.8 (67) Passing 181.6 (94)
122.37 (68) Pass Efﬁciency 107.43 (94)
524.75 (8) Total 321.6 (97)
33.5 (31) Scoring 20.8 (92)
78.8 (14) Rushing 208.6 (106)
342.0 (118) Passing 294.8 (115)
146.22 (108) Pass Efﬁciency 153.54 (13)
420.75 (102) Total 503.4 (117)
36.0 (109) Scoring 47.0 (118)
31.78 (101) Punting 35.93 (51)
0.67 (117) Punt Returns 14.0 (33)
2.25 (97) Sacks Allowed 2.8 (112)
-.25 (75) Turnover Margin -1.2 (107)
MAKING THE CALL
SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
Nevada to start
WAC play at Idaho
The Pack will look to build off its key win Saturday in Las Vegas
PESSIMIST SAYS: Nevada is still buzz-
ing about its win over the Rebels and
underestimates Idaho. The Vandals
come out early and show the Wolf
Pack they are not going to lay down.
The two teams battle down to the end
and despite Idaho’s best effort and
a courageous performance by their
overmatched defense, Nevada gets it
together late and prevails.
OUTCOME: Nevada wins 31-21
1. Oklahoma (43) 4-0
2. Alabama (21) 5-0
3. LSU 4-0
4. Missouri (1) 4-0
5. Texas 4-0
6. Penn State 5-0
7. Texas Tech 4-0
8. Brigham Young 4-0
9. USC 2-1
10. South Florida 5-0
11. Georgia 4-1
12. Florida 3-1
13. Auburn 4-1
14. Ohio State 4-1
15. Utah 5-0
16. Kansas 3-1
17. Boise State 3-0
18. Wisconsin 3-1
19. Vanderbilt 4-0
20. Virginia Tech 4-1
21. Oklahoma State 4-0
22. Fresno State 3-1
23. Oregon 4-1
24. Connecticut 5-0
25. Wake Forest 3-1
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Maryland 46, Michigan State 42, Kentucky
40, Ball State 38, Northwestern 32, Tulsa 32,
TCU 30, Illinois 24, North Carolina 21, Florida
State 14, Ole Miss 13, Georgia Tech 10, Cali-
fornia 5, Nebraska 5, Oregon State 3, Boston
College 3, Colorado 2.
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS
Clemson 20, Illinois 22, East Carolina 23,
AP TOP 25 2008 STATISTICAL LEADERS
N. Enderle Passing 178.2 yds
D. Jackson Rushing 71.8 yds
E. Williams Receiving 71.8 yds
K. Shiloh Tackles 6.2
Nevada Category Stat/Game
C. Kaepernick Passing 178.5 yds
Kaepernick Rushing 113.5 yds
M. Mitchell Receiving 64.75 yds
U. Anyanwu Tackles 7.25
Date Opponent Result/Time
Aug. 30 at Arizona L 70-0
Sept. 6 Idaho State W 42-27
Sept. 13 Western Michigan L 51-28
Sept. 20 at Utah State L 42-17
Sept. 27 at San Diego State L 45-17
Oct. 4 Nevada 2 p.m.
Oct. 11 at Fresno State 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 at Louisiana Tech 4 p.m.
Oct. 25 New Mexico State 2 p.m.
Nov. 1 San Jose State 2 p.m.
Nov. 15 Boise State 2 p.m.
Nov. 22 at Hawaii 8 p.m.
DIFFERENCE MAKER DEONTE` JACKSON
OPTIMIST SAYS: The Wolf Pack is
coming off a resounding victory
against that other Nevada team.
With its conﬁdence rebuilt, Nevada
goes into Idaho and continues its
dominant play. The Vandals are
embarrassed in front of their crowd
of 673. The Wolf Pack records a
victory similar to the 132-0 whooping
of Paciﬁc in 1916.
OUTCOME: Nevada wins 73- 3
The sophomore had a spectacular freshman season, leading Idaho with 1,175
yards on the ground which was good for 36th nationally. He earned Idaho’s Of-
fensive Player of the Year honors and moved into the top-10 on three Vandals sin-
gle-season lists. Jackson is in the kind of situation basketball star Kevin Garnett
was in before moving to the Boston Celtics last season and winning a champion-
ship — he is a great player on a horrible team. Jackson was one of the best fresh-
men in the land last year but got no recognition due to the 1-11 record his team put
out. This year is no different. The Vandals are 1-4, having lost their four games by
a combined total of 146 points. But Jackson’s still out there doing his thing. He has
299 yards on the ground and has scored twice. If Idaho has any hopes of avoiding
a loss, Jackson will have to step it up big time and establish himself as a threat. It
will be tough against a Nevada defense that only allows 78.8 yards on the ground
per game but it may be Idaho’s only chance to avoid embarrassment.
at Fresno St.
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
TIME: 1:05 p.m.
TIME: 1:05 p.m.
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
New Mexico St.
TIME: 1:05 p.m.
TIME: 9:05 p.m.
San Jose St.
TIME: 1:05 p.m.
at La. Tech
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
1. Oklahoma (57) 4-0
2. LSU (1) 4-0
3. Missouri 4-0
4. Alabama (2) 5-0
5. Texas (1) 4-0
6. Penn State 5-0
7. Brigham Young 4-0
8. Texas Tech 4-0
9. USC 2-1
10. Georgia 4-1
10. South Florida 5-0
12. Ohio State 4-1
13. Florida 3-1
14. Auburn 4-1
15. Utah 5-0
16. Kansas 3-1
17. Wisconsin 3-1
18. Boise State 3-0
19. Vanderbilt 4-0
20. Oregon 4-1
21. Fresno State 3-1
22. Oklahoma State 4-0
23. Connecticut 5-0
24. Virginia Tech 4-1
25. Wake Forest 3-1
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Northwestern 98, Michigan State 88, Ken-
tucky 86, Ball State 43, Maryland 40, Tulsa
38, Florida State 31, TCU 25, California 20,
Georgia Tech 18, Illinois 14, Nebraska 8,
Oregon State 6, North Carolina 5, Clemson
5, Notre Dame 3, Cincinnati 2, Duke 1, Ole
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS
Clemson 19, Illinois 21, TCU 23.
USA TODAY POLL
When: Saturday 2 p.m.
Where: Kibbie Dome
(16,000; Artiﬁcial Turf)
TV: KAME, Reno channel
21/Comcast Sports Net
Radio: ESPN Radio 630 AM
All-time series record:
Nevada leads the all-time
series with Idaho 16-9.
The coaches: Head
coach Robb Akey is 2-15 in
his second year at Idaho.
Nevada coach Chris Ault is in
his 24th season as Nevada’s
coach and has a 193-87-1
By Juan López
The Wolf Pack proved Saturday that it is the premier
football team in Nevada. Yes, the Rebels were 3-1
coming in, and yes, they defeated then-ranked
Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., but Nevada
came in and laid the wood en route to its
fourth consecutive victory against UNLV.
This week, Nevada will travel to Idaho to
battle the lowly Vandals. If the team rides
too high on this latest victory, then they
might be in for a big letdown.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Idaho comes into Saturday’s game 1-4 and
losers of three in a row by a total of 76 points.
Hold your jaws for one more second and
consider this: the Vandals lost their season
opener to Arizona 70-0. Nevada has had its
share of bad losses this year, but nothing
compared to the magnitude of the whooping
the Wildcats put on Idaho.
The Wolf Pack is very conﬁdent coming off
Saturday’s 49-27 drubbing of UNLV but this
might be a trap game for the Wolf Pack if its con-
ﬁdence outweighs its preparation. Nevada must
come out early, establish their dominance and not
take its foot off the neck of the hapless Vandals until
the ﬁnal whistle sounds.
RUN NEVADA, RUN
The Wolf Pack ran up and down the ﬁeld Sat-
urday against the Rebels to the tune of 444 yards.
The main culprit for the Wolf Pack was quarter-
back Colin Kaepernick. The sophomore racked
up 240 yards, and three touchdowns on just 18
carries in the battle for the Fremont Cannon.
Sophomore running back Vai Taua didn’t have
a bad game either. He recorded the second
100-yard rushing game of his career, ﬁnishing
with 123 yards on 19 carries and one trip to
Nevada should have no trouble repeat-
ing its performance Saturday in Moscow,
Idaho. The Vandals allow 208.6 yards per
game, which ranks at an embarrassing
106th in the nation. The Vandals are in
for a really long Saturday.
APPLY THE PRESSURE
The Nevada defense played better
than usual Saturday, getting after the
quarterback and playing in their opponent’s backﬁeld. The
Wolf Pack totaled two sacks, eight tackles for loss and forced
three fumbles against UNLV. The constant pressure of the
front seven led to Rebel sophomore quarterback Omar
Clayton throwing his ﬁrst interception of the year in 145
Idaho has allowed 14 sacks this season and is averaging
only 181.6 passing yards per game. Nevada should not be
concerned with being burnt deep by the Vandals. First-year
defensive coordinator Nigel Burton should bring the house
against Idaho’s sophomore quarterback Nathan Enderle,
who has already thrown ﬁve picks this year. Look for the
Wolf Pack’s shaky secondary to have a big game.
Standings Conference Overall
San Jose State 1-0 3-2
Utah State 1-0 1-3
Boise State 0-0 3-0
Fresno State 0-0 3-1
Louisiana Tech 0-0 2-1
Nevada 0-0 2-2
New Mexico State 0-0 1-2
Hawaii 0-1 1-3
Idaho 0-1 1-4
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