RENO — The presidents for Nevada’s two Division I universities posted a video urging good sportsmanship for Wednesday night’s game between UNLV and UNR at Lawlor Events Center.
It’s the first major sporting event between the schools since the Nov. 30 football game here, which ended in a brawl following the Rebels’ 33-30 overtime victory. The Mountain West suspended four players from each team.
“As we celebrate the excellence of our student-athletes, let’s show the sportsmanship that reflects our two great institutions,” UNLV acting president Marta Meana said in the video standing next to UNR president Marc Johnson.
The video was posted on UNR’s Twitter account with the hash tags #KeepItClean, #BeTheExample and #WeAreAllNevadans.
Even though we're rival schools, we're all still Nevadans! @PresMarcJohnson of @unevadareno and @UNLV President Marta Meana want to stress the importance of good sportsmanship. You know it's serious when these two get involved. #KeepItClean #BeTheExample #WeAreAllNevadans pic.twitter.com/KwQZ90DhqS
— Univ. of Nevada Reno (@unevadareno) January 22, 2020
UNLV (11-9, 6-1 Mountain West) entered Wednesday’s 8 p.m. against the Wolf Pack (11-8, 4-3) having won seven of eight games.