As a player and an assistant coach at Oregon State, about all Bronco Mendenhall knew was losing and playing in front of empty seats. The pressure was trying just to win any game.
Thankfully, things might not be as crazy around here as I feared last week.
Brigham Young playing a bowl in Las Vegas is old hat, but this year’s game has a new name and will break fresh ground from a competitive standpoint.
Instead of representing her bowl game Saturday in Provo, Utah, where potential invitees Utah and Brigham Young will meet, MAACO Bowl Las Vegas executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy will attend alma mater UNLV’s season finale against San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium.
When Utah celebrated its stunning victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl last January, Texas Christian players couldn’t have been faulted for believing that they should’ve been dancing in New Orleans.
RENO — With expectations as high as they’ve ever been, UNR coach Chris Ault figures to have a pretty good idea how good this year’s Wolf Pack team could be by the time it finally plays its first home game the fourth week of the season.
When he hops on his skateboard after UNLV football practices and wheels to the parking lot, Ryan Wolfe has the look of California cool, and the temptation is to stereotype him as a surfer dude who doesn’t take much seriously.
The belief began last year for the UNLV football team, when it put together its best season since 2003, and that confidence has carried over.