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University of Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno is a teaching and research university established in 1874 and located in Reno, Nevada, USA. It is the sole land grant institution for the state of Nevada.



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Alphie, Wolfie Jr.
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Mountain West

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The Nevada State Constitution established the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nevada in 1874. In 1881 it became Nevada State University. In 1885, the Nevada State University moved from Elko to Reno.[5] In 1906 it was renamed the University of Nevada. The University of Nevada remained the only four-year academic institution in the state of Nevada until 1965, when the Nevada Southern campus (now the University of Nevada, Las Vegas) separated into its own university. The national economic crisis affected the University of Nevada Reno, which resulted in the vertical cutting of several programs rather than blanket across the board cuts; however, the Fall 2011 semester saw the largest incoming class in the history of the University. Precise name There is some debate over whether the university should be called UNR or Nevada.[6] However, some claim that since it was the first university in the state, its historic name should be its official designation. Like Nevada, many other multi-campus public university systems such as the University of Michigan use this method. Similar to this the University of California's flagship campus of UC Berkeley is referred to as "California" or "Cal", but only for sporting purposes. Several of the university's institutions retain the institution's traditional name, "University of Nevada," including the alumni association, the student government, and the athletics department (which refers to the university's teams simply as "Nevada," a practice held since the late 19th century). When the University plays in sports against in-state rival, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the school's name is decided by the home team. When the game is held in Reno, it reads UNLV vs Nevada, however, if held in Las Vegas it reads, UNLV vs UNR. At the 2012 rivalry game at UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, the score board read Rebels vs. Pack, completely avoiding the UNLV vs. Nevada (or UNR) debate.

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The University of Nevada, Reno: Prepares graduates to compete in a global environment through teaching and learning in high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professions in agriculture, medicine, engineering, health care, education, journalism, and business; Creates new knowledge through basic and applied research, scholarship, and artistry, in strategically selected fields relevant to Nevada and the wider world; Improves economic and social development by engaging Nevada's citizens, communities, and governments; and Respects and seeks to reflect the gender, ethnic, cultural, and ability/disability diversity of the citizens of Nevada in its academic and support programs, and in the composition of its faculty, administration, staff, and student body.



Chris Ault, 1969 - Head Coach of Wolf Pack football team (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) Bill Ireland, 1960-67 - "Father of UNLV Athletics", graduated from University of Nevada, Reno (Alpha Tau Omega) Luke Babbitt (class of 2012; left in 2010) � Basketball player, Portland Trail Blazers John Barnes, ? - Los Alamitos High School (CA) head football coach, most wins by Orange County high school football coach Mike Schellin: 1966-68- Boxer, University of Nevada Hall of Fame, One of the greatest collegiate boxers of all time, undefeated 32-0 at Nevada, 3-time California Collegiate Boxing Conference titles, two-time winner of the Julius LaRowe Memorial Trophy, runner-up at the 1968 Western Regional Olympic Trials (Alpha Tau Omega) Doug Betters, 1977 - Professional football player and Pro Bowler, Miami Dolphins Nate Burleson, 2003 - Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions Ryan Church, 2000 - Major League Baseball player, New York Mets Jorge Cordova - Professional football player[3] Andy Dominique, 1996�1997 - former Major League Baseball player Forey Duckett - Professional football player Nick Fazekas, 2007 - Basketball player, Denver Nuggets Lucius Floyd, 1987 - Canadian Football League player, Grey Cup champion. Joseph Salvatore Gilbert - Boxer on reality tv show The Contender (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) Frank Hawkins, 1981 - NFL running back, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1981-87 Stan Heath, 1949 - First NCAA quarterback to throw for more than 2000 yards in a season Terry Hermeling, Former American football offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins Jeff Horton, 1958 - NFL Asst. Coach St. Louis Rams Joe Inglett, 1997�2000 - Major League Baseball player, Toronto Blue Jays Trevor Insley, 1999 - NCAA Division I-A all-time receiving yards leader Edgar Jones, 1979 - Former professional basketball player, drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1979. Colin Kaepernick, 2010 - Starting Quarterback,lost in Super Bowl XLVII, only quarterback in the history of Division I FBS college football to have passed for over 10,000 yards and rushed for over 4,000 yards in a collegiate career, and the only Division 1 FBS QB to have passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards in a single season three times in a career (consecutively). San Francisco 49ers Kevin Kouzmanoff, 2003 - Major League Baseball player, Oakland Athletics Mills Lane, 1963 - NCAA boxing champion, boxing referee, lawyer, judge Liu Lumin, 1998-2000 - 1996 Olympic Swimming Silver Medalist (100m butterfly) Lis� Mackie, 1995-1998 - 1996 Olympic Swimming Bronze Medalist (800m freestyle relay team, Australia) Brock Marion, 1989-92 - Professional football player, Detroit Lions Vladimir Matyushenko, 1999 - Mixed martial artist currently fighting in the UFC. Corky Miller, 1997�1998 - Major League Baseball player, Chicago White Sox Marko Mitchell, 2009- Professional Football Player with Washington Redskins Marion Motley, 1940-42 - Professional Football Hall of Famer Charles Mann, 1980-82 - Former professional football player and Pro Bowler, Washington Redskins David Neill, 1999-2002 - set the NCAA freshman record for most touchdown passes in a season Lyle Overbay, 1996�1999 - Major League Baseball player, Toronto Blue Jays Shar Pourdanesh, 1989-1992 - Professional football player, NFL - 1996-2001 CFL - 1994, 1995 Chad Qualls, 1999�2000 - Major League Baseball player, Arizona Diamondbacks Darrell Rasner, 2000�2002 - Major League Baseball player, New York Yankees Jeff Rowe, 2007, Professional football player, New England Patriots Mike Schellin, 1966�68, Award-winning boxer (Alpha Tau Omega) Ramon Sessions, 2007, Professional basketball players, Milwaukee Bucks, April 2008 NBA Rookie of the Month Chris Singleton, 1992�1993, former Major League Baseball player, current ESPN commentator Kirk Snyder, 2004-2011 Basketball player, Minnesota Timberwolves Karen Stoffer, ? - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Kirk Triplett - Professional PGA Tour golfer Terry Walsh 2005 Professional Cleat Chaser Charles Wright - Professional wrestler (gimmicks included The Godfather, Kama, and Papa Shango) Tony Zendejas, 1983 - Professional Football Player



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