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Joe Santoro: Caroline’s passion is Pack’s foundation

January 15, 2019 — It didn't take long for Eric Musselman to discover Jordan Caroline's passion and intensity. "On his official (recruiting) visit (the spring of 2015) we went right from the airport to Famous Dave's (barbecue restaurant)," the Nevada Wolf Pack head coach said. "He put down 40

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MW rankings: Wolf Pack’s fan club growing

January 14, 2019 — You can add Fresno State Bulldogs coach Justin Hutson to the Nevada Wolf Pack's fan club. "A very experienced group," Hutson told the Fresno Bee after a 74-64 loss to the Wolf Pack men's basketball team on Saturday night in Fresno. "The adjective for them

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Nevada Wolf Pack 10th in both polls

January 14, 2019 — RENO — The 16-1 University of Nevada men's basketball team is No. 10 in both major college basketball polls this week. The Wolf Pack remained No. 10 in the Associated Press poll and moved up one spot to No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches

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Joe Santoro: UCLA-Muss talk means nothing (until it does)

January 10, 2019 — It has already started. The Nevada Wolf Pack's Eric Musselman is already linked to a big-time coaching job. When UCLA fired Steve Alford on New Year's Eve, it took roughly 30 seconds for someone in the national media to attach Musselman's name to the opening.

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Shawn Estes gears up for Dolan Dinner, MLB season

January 10, 2019 — It's still just early January, but the plans for what Shawn Estes will be doing during the 2019 Major League Baseball season are already in the works. Estes again plans to be one of the analysts for the pre- and postgame shows for San Francisco

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No. 10 Nevada Wolf Pack rolls over San Jose State

January 10, 2019 — RENO — The San Jose State Spartans always have a way of brightening a Nevada Wolf Pack season. The No. 10 Wolf Pack, coming off its first loss of the season, trounced the Spartans, 92-53, in front of a crowd of 10,432 at Lawlor Events

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Nevada’s Musselman featured on CBS Sports Network

January 8, 2019 — CBS Sports' NCAA Men of March series continues its 2018-19 season at 8 p.m. Thursday on CBS Sports Network when it profiles Nevada men's basketball coach Eric Musselman. In his fourth season with the Wolf Pack, Musselman has made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and has

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Joe Santoro: Reality (TV) bites for Nevada

January 8, 2019 — The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team got a healthy dose of reality television this past Saturday night. The 85-58 loss at New Mexico welcomes the Wolf Pack to The Real World. The fantasy of an undefeated season has vanished. In one game the Pack

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MW rankings: Pack No. 1 despite blowout loss

January 7, 2019 — The Nevada Wolf Pack is no longer the happiest team in the Mountain West. The New Mexico Lobos are all smiles this week after handing the Wolf Pack its first loss of the season, 85-58, on Saturday night in Albuquerque. "It's an amazing win for

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After loss, Nevada falls to 10 in AP Top 25 poll

January 7, 2019 — The top four in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll remained unchanged for the third straight week. The rest of the poll, however, underwent major changes after three top-10 teams lost. Duke remained at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Monday, receiving

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Joe Santoro: Will Pack face a challenge in MW?

January 3, 2019 — The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has lost a grand total of five games at Lawlor Events Center since Eric Musselman took over the program in 2015-16. That's five losses in four seasons over a span of 55 games. The Wolf Pack under coach

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No. 6 Wolf Pack blows by Utah State, 72-49

January 3, 2019 — RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack sent a clear and intimidating message to the rest of the Mountain West on Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center. That ominous message? The rest of the conference might have to be content with playing for second place this

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Joe Santoro: Nevada should go all the way with Jay

December 31, 2018 — A couple of seasons ago the Nevada Wolf Pack proudly declared, "In Muss we Trust," and gave men's basketball coach Eric Musselman a stunning two-year contract extension just two seasons into his five-year deal. It was a bold move. Progressive, far-sighted, aggressive, intelligent, shrewd. You

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Nevada No. 6 in AP; moves up to No. 5 in coaches poll

December 31, 2018 — NEW YORK — Duke remains atop an AP Top 25 poll with few major changes after a light Christmas week schedule of games. The Blue Devils earned 35 of 64 first-place votes to stay at No. 1 for the second straight week and fourth week

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Except for Pack, Mountain West struggling

December 31, 2018 — It was not exactly a great week for Mountain West men's basketball. The Nevada Wolf Pack, the No. 1 team in the Nevada Appeal's Mountain West men's basketball rankings, kept winning with an impressive 86-71 victory at Utah on Saturday. But most everybody else in

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Joe Santoro: Pack has best shot at unbeaten season

December 27, 2018 — The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team is currently 12-0 and ranked No. 6 in both major polls with just one non-conference game (Saturday at Utah) remaining on the schedule. The Pack, as of Thursday morning, was one of just five unbeaten Division I teams

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War of the Wolves: Pack set for Arizona Bowl

December 27, 2018 — The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl between the Nevada Wolf Pack and Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday has a new, unofficial name this year. "This is the Wolf Bowl," said Nevada coach Jay Norvell with a smile. "This is the year we have the

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Joe Santoro: Should Muss find out who’s on the bench?

December 24, 2018 — Eric Musselman uttered eight words Saturday night that have the potential to change the course of the Nevada Wolf Pack's entire men's basketball season. "Some guys need to play some more minutes," the Wolf Pack coach said after a 68-62 win over the Akron Zips

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Duke back on top; Nevada still sixth

December 24, 2018 — Duke moved to No. 1 after blowing out Kentucky in its season opener, only to lose the top spot two weeks later with a loss to Gonzaga in Maui. Well, the Blue Devils are back at No. 1. Buoyed by a win over No. 12

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MW rankings: Pack stays ahead of the pack

December 24, 2018 — The best team in the Mountain West keeps winning and continues to wonder what's wrong. "That's just because of our self expectations," senior forward Caleb Martin said after the Nevada Wolf Pack's 68-62 victory over the Akron Zips on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center. "We

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