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Ron Kantowski

Ron Kantowski

Ron Kantowski is a sports columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, covering a variety of topics and the Las Vegas sports scene.
rkantowski@reviewjournal.com … @ronkantowski on Twitter. 702-383-0352

Deep South losing its grip on socket wrench

NASCAR, which invades Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, used to be a Southern Thing when the Allisons and the Pettys and Yarborough (Cale) and Yarbrough (LeeRoy) were rubbin’ and racin’.

Kruger helps UNLV pack Mack again

They had a party as the Rebels kicked Jimmer Fredette and then-No. 12 Brigham Young to the curb Saturday afternoon. When they left, UNLV led the Far West, which is what the sports writers back east call the Pacific-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic Conference and Gonzaga, in basketball attendance.

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Gorman’s Humm linked to Colts’ inglorious past

Almost three decades have passed since David Humm of Las Vegas was Jim Sorgi, at least the Jim Sorgi who does not have a strained right hamstring and has been placed on injured reserved for the Super Bowl. Only David Humm

Ault is to Wolf Pack what peanut butter is to Reese’s

After 26 years, it appears they are trying to run out Chris Ault as football coach at UNR. The Little General. One of three active coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame. Being run out.

Dreams grounded in reality

When the Bill Russell who played baseball was growing up in Pittsburg, Kan., the kids in his neighborhood would choose up sides at a place called Deramus Park. It was a literal sandlot. You know the type: All dirt infield, patchwork grass in the outfield, chain-link fence that bends and bows in places. Windy as hell, too, said the former Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop.

Allure of campus life beats ‘Be home by 9’

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I made the mistake of staying out real late one night a few days after I had returned home from my freshman year in college.

Fiesta Bowl matchup smacks of conspiracy

I’ve never been much of a conspiracy guy. I believe Oswald acted alone, that battleships don’t suddenly disappear in foggy weather off the coast of Philadelphia, that the quality control people really believed the new Coke tasted better than the old Coke and never planned to reintroduce the latter to sell even more Coke.