10 5 things you may not know about Mizzou’s opponents in the 2009 football season. Please keep in mind that while everything below is true, it’s meant in jest.
Today’s profile: The Nevada Wolfpack
(Note: today’s Better Know An Opponent will be an abbreviated one; I’m a little swamped at work right now, and haven’t had time to really delve in. Apologies to all my fans.)
2) UNR (as it’s known, to differentiate from UNLV) features a number of outstanding sectors of academia. The University of Nevada School of Medicine is the only medical school in the state. The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering is one of the foremost mining-specialized schools in the world. And the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners.
Wait a second. Wait a second. The
Just like…the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the
Just like…the Donald W. Reynolds Program in Business Journalism at
And here I thought we were special. We’ve all been had.
3) Tell ‘em, Hacksaw Jim Duggan!
Thanks, Hacksaw! On with the alumni!
Sound engineer Charley Douglass, pioneer of the TV laugh track.
Ear mastication enabler
Nevada State Assemblywoman (
Washoe, the first monkey to learn sign language. For real. The monkey technically attended
4) According to the UNR Web site,
According to the same site, in 1999, Alphie replaced his cousin Wolfie as the mascot.
According to this Web site, in 2007, Alphie was joined in 2007 by his younger brother, Wolfie Jr.
That means, of course, that there is a
(Cannon photo credit: Ryan Jerz)
In 1978, after
A drum? I can understand that on a plane. A bell? Sure. But a cannon? A freakin’ cannon on a plane?!?
This also set a very dangerous precedent, as evident after
Tune in next week for the fourth installment of Better Know An Opponent!