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Joe Santoro

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Boise State, SJSU lead 2023’s final rankings

Wolf Pack at the bottom following second straight 2-10 finish

Santoro: What has improved for Pack football? The buyout

Nevada makes no progress in its second straight 2-10 season under Ken Wilson. So ... what comes next?

Grades: Year 2 ends with no improvement or direction

Wolf Pack stumbles to a lifeless loss vs. Wyoming, capping a second straight 2-10 season.

Santoro: The difference between Boise State and Pack? A sense of urgency

Broncos’ Avalos fired at 22-14; Wilson cruising along at 4-19.

MW football: ‘Genuine happiness’ for UNLV, which closes in on title

No. 1 Rebels stun Air Force; New Mexico upsets Fresno State.

Grades: Pack gets win, of sorts, in loss to Rams

Grading Nevada’s 30-20 loss to Colorado State on Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo.

Grades: 12 players score as Pack pounds Pacific

Everyone gets into the act in Nevada's 49-point blowout of toothless Tigers.

Wolf Pack-Rams set for Norvell Bowl II in Fort Collins

Ex-Nevada coach Jay Norvell faces his former team for the second time.

Santoro: Time to deal with it — UNLV is good at football

First-year coach Barry Odom has the Rebels on the edge of the MW championship game.

Grades: Top marks for Blackshear on Pack’s road win

Grading Nevada's 83-76 basketball victory over Washington in Seattle on Sunday.

MW rankings: There’s a new No. 1 — and it’s the Rebels

Fresno State, Air Force suffer stunning losses; UNLV having best year since 1984.

Pack game guide: Nevada, Utah State resume rivalry

Aggies fighting for a bowl berth; Nevada hopes to avoid a second straight 10-loss season.

Grades: Pack opens with solid win in Alford’s fifth season

Nevada gets past Sacramento State, invasion of bats to open 2023-24 season.

Santoro: Is Nevada actually serious about football?

The Pack has won just four of its last 22, a UNLV-esque period of futility.

Grades: Lifeless Pack blows an open-book test vs. Hawaii

Nevada finishes with six completions in ugly home loss.

Ex-Pack assistants lead teams into Nevada-Hawaii game

Your complete game guide for Saturday's Nevada-Hawaii game at Mackay Stadium.

Santoro: Pack sticks to the formula to win two straight

Nevada didn’t break any new ground vs. SDSU and Lobos — but it didn’t make mistakes, either.

MW rankings: Pack gets team win; Falcons still No. 1

With Bell filling in at RB, No. 9 Nevada wins second straight.

Grades: Pack plays most complete game of Wilson era

Nevada gets contributions from all areas in 34-24 win over New Mexico.

Wolf Pack, Lobos both coming off of wins

Nevada returns home after finally getting rid of long losing streak.

Santoro: ‘Drab and punchless’ Pack gets a win — but what’s next?

Nevada's 6-0 win over SDSU evokes memories of the WWII era, but at least the losing streak is finished.

MW rankings: UNLV now a bowl team as turnaround season continues

No. 4 Rebels improve to 6-1 after last-minute comeback win over Colorado State.

Pack grades: Defense saves the day in streak-ending win

Nevada blanks San Diego State for first shutout since 2011.

Following Cannon loss, Pack travels to SDSU

Wolf Pack, a big underdog, looking to snap 16-game losing streak.

Santoro: Wins should be coming for loyal Pack fans

UNLV loss a low point, but woeful Hawaii and New Mexico must visit Mackay.

MW rankings: Norvell’s Rams jump to No. 5 after big comeback

UNLV up to fourth after pummeling Wolf Pack.

Grading the Pack: ‘F’ not for ‘Fremont’ in loss to UNLV

Grading the Nevada’s 45-27 loss to UNLV on Saturday at Mackay Stadium.

Game guide: Pack, Rebels meet for Fremont Cannon

Nevada, UNLV meet for the 49th time on Saturday at Mackay Stadium.

Santoro: Pack, Rebels swap roles. Now, it’s UNLV with the swagger

Rebels a 9.5-point favorite over a Nevada team still seeking its first win of season.

Falcons fly to top of Mountain West rankings

Air Force tops Appeal's list after Bulldogs, Rams, Spartans all collapse.

Santoro: With GSR arena, Pack abandons tradition, history and memories

New is always interesting and exciting — until, of course, it’s not new anymore.

MW rankings: Boise State has issues; Bulldogs remain No. 1

Quarterback questions dogging Broncos; Nevada sticks at No. 10.

Grades: For first time, Pack has hope

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack football team’s 27-9 loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday at Fresno, Calif.

Pack-Bulldogs: A tale of two trajectories

Bulldogs, ranked No. 25, are on a 13-game winning streak.

Santoro: Who should be the QB at Ken Wilson Football Camp?

Lewis has no TD passes; Bianco can’t get on field; Illingworth has disappeared —who gets the ball?

MW rankings: No. 1 Fresno State next up for Wolf Pack

Bulldogs one of Mountain West's two unbeaten teams; Nevada comes in at 10th.

Grades: Bobcats try to hand over a win, but Pack turns it down

Nevada coninues to collapse under pressure as losing streak reaches 14.

Wolf Pack big underdog at Texas State

The Wolf Pack has lost a school-record 13 straight games. Its last victory was over Texas State in Reno, 38-14, on Sept. 3, 2022.

Santoro: Pack’s path to a bowl starts now

A loss to the Bobcats means the Wolf Pack would have to go 6-2 in its Mountain West season to qualify for a bowl game invitation.

Mountain West: Sanders vs. Norvell hikes rivalry hype

Deion Sanders simply didn’t want to lose to Jay Norvell on Saturday.

Grades: Pack solves some problems in loss to Kansas

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 31-24 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday at Mackay Stadium.

With Nevada looking to snap streak, Kansas makes first visit

Jayhawks a four-TD favorite over Wolf Pack, which has dropped a school-record 12 straight games.

Santoro: Pack has been selling its ‘Big Lie’ for 30 years

Getting clobbered at home by FCS teams? Why does Nevada even bother with playing at the top level?

MW rankings: Bulldogs find a way to win; Pack plummets to 12th

Nevada in free fall following big loss to Big Sky's Idaho.

Grades: Pack reaches low point with embarrassing loss

Staff gets an F as record losing streak reaches 12.

Old rival Idaho makes another appearance at Mackay

McCormick brothers, former Fallon standouts, help anchor Vandals’ defense.

Santoro: Pack plays its role in meaningless loss

USC hitting Nevada in the face — repeatedly — is just part of how college football works.

Mountain West Rankings: Wyoming rallies to defeat Texas Tech

The Wyoming Cowboys never lost faith on Saturday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Wyoming, No. 2 in this week’s Nevada Appeal Mountain West football rankings, fell behind 17-0 in its season opener and rallied to win, 35-33 in double overtime.

Grading the Pack: Defense struggles against No. 6 USC

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack football team’s 66-14 loss to the USC Trojans on Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum . . .