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Joe Santoro: Packers talking about Doubs’ ‘potential’

Romeo Doubs seemingly hasn’t missed a step on his journey from the Pack to the Packers.

Joe Santoro: Cut the Pack some slack

This will likely be a season of patience, understanding, restraint and composure for the Nevada football team and its fans.

Joe Santoro: Pack’s Taua deserves more respect

The Mountain West and the entire nation is sleeping on Nevada Wolf Pack running back Toa Taua.

Joe Santoro: Media doesn’t expect much from Pack

A fourth-place finish would be the Pack’s lowest in the West Division since 2017. Nevada has finished either second or third in the West in seven of the last eight years.

Joe Santoro: Pack’s early home schedule mostly about wins

It has been three years since the Nevada Wolf Pack football program treated us with a legitimate, recognizable, entertaining non-conference opponent at Mackay Stadium.

Joe Santoro: Does the Mountain West get more meaningless?

How attractive do you think a Mountain West without Boise State and San Diego State would be to major networks that run college sports?

Joe Santoro: Jay Norvell’s parting ‘gift’

"Norvell’s Pack won only eight games last year without a league title so Wilson should easily avoid the greatest decline in victories in program history ..."

Joe Santoro: Daunting hurdles for Pack's new AD

Stephanie Rempe has an opportunity to become the most important and influential athletic director in Nevada Wolf Pack history.

Joe Santoro: Did Nate Cox throw away his shot?

There is a real chance the 6-foot-9 quarterback won’t even be a member of the team this fall after his arrest last Sunday morning for driving under the influence.

Joe Santoro: Running backs will save Pack quarterback

Nevada is among the 13 Division I teams with the worst quarterback situation in the entire country, according to ESPN.

Joe Santoro: Pack basketball changed forever

The Pack now has to worry about also losing its best players to any school that can waive the potential of more money and exposure in front of a player’s nose.

Joe Santoro: Time for Pack’s Wilson to move on

Ken Wilson’s loyalty and devotion to Chris Ault seems to have reached scary levels.

Joe Santoro: Pack needs offense before nickname

An offense can’t earn a nickname, after all, until its players earn a starting job.

Joe Santoro: In the end, Strong got what he wanted

Carson Strong’s biggest enemy is his right knee and it will likely haunt him for the rest of his professional athletic life and beyond.

Joe Santoro: Strong latest Pack QB to get no respect

Throwing the football, apparently, doesn’t mean as much in the NFL as it once did.

Joe Santoro: Steve Alford vs. the transfer portal

"We could be sitting in the middle of the worst off-season in Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball history."

Joe Santoro: Norvell helps pay Wilson to replace him

The first two years of Ken Wilson’s roughly $1 million-a-year contract, after all, will be paid for by Colorado State and former Pack coach Jay Norvell.

Joe Santoro: Pack 0-4 vs. national champions to-be

The Nevada Wolf Pack played a role in making the Kansas Jayhawks the men’s college basketball champions.

Joe Santoro: A pivotal offseason for Steve Alford

The Wolf Pack men’s basketball team now looks like your grocery store’s toilet paper shelf during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joe Santoro: Deonte Burton > Grant Sherfield (for now)

It is almost impossible to tell the two great Nevada Wolf Pack point guards apart.

Joe Santoro: Is Pack basketball set up for a big year?

Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball fans need to completely forget the recently completed season.

Grading Nevada: Where did Pack's season go wrong?

Grading Nevada’s 13-18 (6-12 in Mountain West) season in 2021-22.

Grading Nevada: Pack’s season of missed opportunities

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 79-72 victory over the New Mexico Lobos and the 71-69 loss to the Boise State Broncos in the Mountain West tournament.

Joe Santoro: Combine didn’t help trio of Pack stars

It’s doubtful Nevada Wolf Pack players Carson Strong, Romeo Doubs and Cole Turner helped their draft status in Indianapolis last week.

Notebook: Alford has done what Pack needs to do

The Wolf Pack’s basketball season is starting over.

Mountain West rankings: Colorado State finishes No. 1

Colorado State clearly feels like the best team in the conference heading into the conference tournament this week.

Grading Nevada: Pack can take positives from loss

Grading the Wolf Pack’s 79-78 loss to San Diego State on Saturday in Reno.

Joe Santoro: Pack’s Strong ‘wasn’t healthy’ last season

Carson Strong said he knew going into the 2021 season that it would be his last at Nevada.

Grading Nevada: Pack keeps it close (somehow) at Boise

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 73-67 loss to the Boise State Broncos on Tuesday at Boise, Idaho:

Mountain West Notebook: Sherfield 4th in country for assists

News and notes from around the Mountain West Conference.

Mountain West rankings: Colorado State-Boise State game ends regular season

The Colorado State Rams just might have punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

Grading Nevada: New rock bottom for Wolf Pack

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 74-61 loss to the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday at Laramie, Wyo.

Joe Santoro: 1-year honeymoon for Pack’s Wilson

By this time next year Wilson better be talking about chasing a division title and a conference championship.

Grading Nevada: Wolf Pack can’t find its way against UNLV

Grading the Wolf Pack’s 62-54 loss to UNLV on Tuesday in Reno.

Ken Wilson seeking best start for a Nevada coach

Notes from around the Mountain West Conference.

MW rankings: Rebels rising as they head to Reno

The Rebels have climbed No. 5 in the Nevada Appeal Mountain West men’s basketball rankings with an important game at Nevada on Tuesday at Lawlor Events Center.

Wolf Pack sweeps Spartans, ready for Rebels

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 90-60 victory on Thursday over the San Jose State Spartans at San Jose.

Joe Santoro: Most important player in Pack history?

The Wolf Pack can barely function without Sherfield.

Grading Nevada: Pack continues domination of Spartans

Grading the Wolf Pack’s 81-72 victory Tuesday over San Jose State in Reno.

Mountain West Notes: Nevada's T.J. Bruce backs up promises

When T.J. Bruce was announced as the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team’s head coach in June 2015 he made a bold promise.

Mountain West rankings: Nevada plays ‘whale of a game’

After six frustrating games and nearly three agonizing weeks, the Wolf Pack men’s basketball team simply refused to lose.

Grading Nevada: Wolf Pack dominates; will it turn around season?

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 85-72 victory on Friday over the Utah State Aggies in Logan, Utah.

Joe Santoro: Worst team to win a Super Bowl?

The Bengals truly have no right to be playing in a Super Bowl this soon.

Grading Nevada: Nearly perfect Cambridge not enough for Wolf Pack

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 82-72 loss on Tuesday to the Colorado State Rams.

Mountain West notes: Pack’s Corbett gets first shot at a title

Austin Corbett never won a state title at Reed High and never even sniffed a Mountain West title at Nevada.

Nevada grades: Wolf Pack almost steals a win

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 65-63 loss at San Diego State on Sunday:

Mountain West rankings: No. 1 Wyoming drops pain on Boise

Wyoming has now won four games in a row by a combined 17 points.

Joe Santoro: Pack's Wilson serious about Northern Nevada

Wilson and his staff found hungry, motivated and overlooked local athletes and made them feel wanted,

Nevada grades: Despite UNLV win, encouraging signs for Pack

Grading Nevada’s 69-58 loss to the UNLV on Tuesday in Las Vegas:

Mountain West notes: Pack recruiting class ranked low

Recruiting web sites rank the Wolf Pack’s 2022 class 11th out of the 12 Mountain West teams.