A crowd of 6,011 witnessed a New Year’s Eve thriller as Wyoming senior Larry Nance Jr. traded shots with UNLV sophomore Chris Wood and pushed Wyoming to a 76-71 in a Mountain West opener at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.
What you are witnessing is Dave Rice’s prophecy coming true, and within it will be these sorts of close losses to an experienced team. But as the games and weeks and possessions pass, UNLV basketball improves.
On Wednesday, with the calendar ready to turn to 2015, the Lady Rebels rallied from eight points down in the second half and held off Wyoming 58-55 at Cox Pavilion in the Mountain West opener for both teams.
UFC 40 was a seminal moment in the development of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It also served as a driving force in the development of Myles Jury from a kid training in martial arts to someone who saw a potential career in fighting.
Martin Luther was a 16th-century German friar who wrote the Ninety-Five Theses about religious indulgences, or the selling of them, thereby sparking the Protestant Reformation.
The end result wasn’t what Chaparral’s girls basketball team wanted Wednesday. But there was no denying the Cowboys continue to show improvement.
On a day when all thoroughbred racehorses celebrate being a year older, horseplayers in race books throughout Nevada also have a reason to celebrate today as the signal emanating from Aqueduct in New York will go on uninterrupted for now.
Call me sentimental, nostalgic or maybe even a little on the mature side, but it is New Year’s Day. So I will begin this column by wishing all of you a Happy New Year. Perhaps this is the old school thing to do, but I do miss the days when everyone wished each other a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. That was before the holiday season was completely driven by retail interests and political correctness.
Vegas Wash continues to produce plenty of bait for anglers looking to catch a few striped bass, many of which are being caught not far from this area.
Georgia Tech and Mississippi State put on an offensive show in combining for more than 1,100 yards in total offense, but it was Tech’s ability to convert turnovers into points and come up with key stops that secured the Yellow Jackets’ 49-34 victory Wednesday night in the Capital One Orange Bowl.