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Reno by any other name

Thu, Jun 21, 2012 (11:19 a.m.)

Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer, Case Keefer and Taylor Bern argue about the monikers Nevada-Reno vs. UNR and discuss what UNLV's most recent basketball addition, Savon Goodman, means for a suddenly stacked roster in 2012-13.

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  1. I'm with Ray on the UNR thing. UNLV is UNLV and UNR is UNR, not Nevada. I'm ok calling them Nevada State if they want, similar to like Oregon and Oregon St. or just Reno, like San Diego or Tulsa.

    Ray, you're crazy if you'll take Desean-Jones over Hawkins. Hawkins has the handles, he's more like a give first type of PG, and is still somewhat capable of hitting some outside shots. The great thing this season though is if he misses, we have a MUCH greater chance to get the offensive board. Think of Rondo.

    On Moser's outside shot and his legs towards the end of the season, he didn't have a whole lot of help with rebounds. When he went off when he had the flu, that was his final burst of energy left in the tank. Everything was on him to get the boards, cause Massamba, Lopez, and Thomas weren't getting it done. If the team had the instinct and will to get the boards like he did earlier in the season, a couple more games could have been won. This next season, Moser shouldn't be stuck in that situation and have much more help.

  2. Dude doesn't have a $1,000 to make the bet on UNLV plus 17 because he is a UNLV grad. The University of Nevada was founded in 1874 :)

  3. The reason its Nevada and not Nevada-Reno or UNR, is the school in Reno is the Land Grant Institution for the State. Just like California and Nebraska. Although they are offically California-Berkley and Nebraska-Lincoln. Also until UNLV (which started as a satelitte campus of the University of Nevada-Reno) opened, the school was called Nevada. So from 1874-1957 the school in Reno was The University of Nevada. So to make it sound like they just started calling the school Nevada is a fallacy.

  4. The university of Nevada, Reno is recognized by the NCAA as "Nevada" not UNR. A sports analyst that doesn't even know that is pretty bogus.

  5. University of Nevada was and has been known as "Nevada" for most of the last 130 years. When I graduated from Vegas High in 1962 UNLV was known as Nevada Southern. To many of us locals we referred to the school as Tumbleweed Tech. I believe if UNLV wants to be called UNLV and if Nevada wants to be called Nevada....then so be it.