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Hawaii, Wolf Pack riding win streaks into Mackay

Each team will ride a two-game winning streak into the Saturday 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Joe Santoro: Enjoy it while it lasts, Wolf Pack fans

Will Carson Strong and Jay Norvell leave after this season?

Mountain West Notebook: Strong bounces back after rough start

Carson Strong did not appreciate the way he started the game against New Mexico State this past Saturday night.

Grading the Pack: Secondary needs improvement heading into Homecoming

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 55-28 victory over the New Mexico State Aggies last Saturday at Mackay Stadium . . .

Mountain West rankings: Pack looks Strong, as Nevada holds onto top spot

The Nevada Wolf Pack needed just two good quarters Saturday night to whip the New Mexico State Aggies, 55-28, at Mackay Stadium.

1-win NMSU visits Mackay on Saturday

Jay Norvell did his best this week to praise the New Mexico State Aggies.

Joe Santoro: The Pack has caught the Broncos

The victory at Boise State was more meaningful than simply an emotional triumph over a long-time rival.

Pack's Norvell turns to ticket sales after Boise win

A look around the Mountain West Conference football scene.

Running backs, D-line lead Nevada at Boise State

Grading Nevada’s 41-31 victory over Boise State.

Nevada Wolf Pack back on top of Mountain West

The Mountain West has a definite silver and blue tint to it this week.

Pack hopes past performance is not prediction for Boise

Nevada will get a chance to exorcise some demons on Saturday.

Pack's Norvell needs to be the difference at Boise State

Nevada coach Jay Norvell should be the difference when the Pack plays Boise State.

Notebook: Pack loses Elijah Cooks for season, again

Football notes from around the Mountain West Conference.

As Nevada visits, is Boise State back on track?

The Broncos used a stifling defense, a game-breaking trick play and an efficient offense to hand Utah State its first loss of the season.

Joe Santoro: Boise can be beat at Boise

The Broncos are stunned, staggered, bewildered, baffled, confused and confounded.

Wolf Pack grades: Nevada's bad day doesn't mean much

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 38-17 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats

Mountain West notebook: 4th-quarter meltdown dooms Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack simply wilted in the Sunflower State this past Saturday.

Aztecs replace Wolf Pack at top of Mountain West rankings

There is a new team atop the Nevada Appeal Mountain West football rankings this week.

Nevada Wolf Pack favored at Kansas State

Kansas State hosts Nevada on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan.

Joe Santoro: Nevada on cusp of being Mountain West's flagship program

When Jay Norvell was hired Nevada's football coach, he made a bold statement.

Wolf Pack gets straight-A’s in Idaho State win

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 49-10 victory over the Idaho State Bengals

Kansas State loses QB with Wolf Pack coming to town

The Kansas State Wildcats will feature a new starting quarterback Saturday against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Mountain West rankings: Nevada on top after drilling Idaho State

The Nevada Wolf Pack thus far is simply taking care of business.

Remember Idaho State? Norvell, Wolf Pack do

4 years ago Idaho State shocked the Wolf Pack, 30-20, in Reno.

Joe Santoro: Wolf Pack defense also deserves credit

Make no mistake, the Wolf Pack beat the California Golden Bears on Saturday night with defense.

Receivers lead strong performance by Nevada Wolf Pack

Joe Santoro grades the Wolf Pack's performance against California.

Pack's Norvell: ‘Sometimes you just have to bark at them’

Wrap on Mountain West Conference football for the week.

Mountain West Rankings: Nevada Wolf Pack on top after beating Cal

Nevada and Utah State both claimed wins against Pac-12 schools.

Nevada at California: Wolf Pack offense ready to roll

Nevada opens the season Saturday at the University of California.

Joe Santoro: Nevada vs. California: This is big

The Nevada football team is about to play its most important season opener in school history

Mountain West rankings: Nevada opens season as No. 1

Nevada has not won a Mountain West division title, let alone an overall conference championship

Joe Santoro: Can Carson Strong live up to, and ignore, the hype?

The numbers (how does 40 touchdowns, 4,000 yards this year sound?) will keep the NFL interested all season long.

Joe Santoro: Cal important for Nevada Wolf Pack and Mountain West

If the Mountain West is ever going to start getting some respect, its best teams have to start beating the mediocre and bad Pac-12 teams.

Will Norvell be the first to get Nevada Wolf Pack perfect?

No Nevada Wolf Pack football coach, in fact, has ever turned in a perfect, undefeated season.

Joe Santoro: Reno to Michigan to NFL for McNamara?

Jim Harbaugh seems to have an affection for Reno-area quarterbacks.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack basketball schedule about wins and ticket sales

The talented Wolf Pack can handle a whole lot more. And fans deserve more than WCC also-rans, a hockey school, and a Big Sky and WAC school.

Joe Santoro: Division title or disappointment for Nevada Wolf Pack

Nevada has been picked by the Mountain West media to win the West Division and face Mountain Division champion Boise State in the conference title game.

Joe Santoro: Two Tauas but only one can be the best

If Toa scores more career touchdowns than his brother, well, the Pack likely won’t lose another game until at least 2023.

Joe Santoro: Pack’s home games lack Power (Five)

Sports Fodder … We might be looking at the most tedious, monotonous and humdrum Nevada Wolf Pack home football schedule this fall since the program joined the Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) in 1992.

Joe Santoro: College athletics as we know it is dead

With new rules concerning college athletes earning money, we could be seeing Carson Strong’s likeness all over Northern Nevada

Joe Santoro: Is pass-happy Nevada Wolf Pack ready to run?

The Pack has loftier goals than simply being the best team in the Mountain West.

Joe Santoro: Last dance for Carson Strong and Wolf Pack?

A good 2021 could mean the Nevada Wolf Pack is looking for a new quarterback and new head coach in 2022.

Joe Santoro: Get out of the way and let 'em play

We will be looking at one of the deepest, experienced and most talented University of Nevada football teams in history when the Wolf Pack season opens Sept. 4 at California.

Joe Santoro: Can 2021 Nevada Wolf Pack replace Darrell Rasner?

Rasner pitched 5.2 innings in the Wolf Pack’s 13-5 win over Fresno State on May 27, 2000 at the Stanford Regional.

Joe Santoro: Long odds for Las Vegas A’s

Oakland Athletics representatives are in Las Vegas this week and are supposedly serious about the possibility of moving the franchise to Southern Nevada.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack baseball on NCAA tourney's doorstep

The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team just might end 20 seasons of frustration and disappointment by the end of next weekend.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack's Bosetti sees remarkable power surge

One of the greatest individual accomplishments in the history of the Nevada Wolf Pack is still going strong and, well, hardly anyone has been there to see it because of COVID-19 crowd restrictions.

Joe Santoro: The detrimental drama of Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers, maybe for the first time in his fairytale life, needs to grow up.

Joe Santoro: Now is the time to get nervous, 49er fans

The San Francisco 49ers are going to put their future in the hands of a North Dakota State quarterback.

Joe Santoro: It’s football all of the time, everywhere

The University of Nevada doesn’t even attempt to disguise its obsession with football and men’s basketball anymore.