The Reno Slant

The Reno Slant

Are Adam and Nathan heros? Probably not. But they are the hosts of a podcast Nevada sports fans have needed for too long -- The Reno Slant. Nathan was twice named the Nevada Press Association Sports Columnist of the Year while covering the Nevada Wolf Pack for the Sparks Tribune. He also hosted his own show on regional ESPN Radio. Adam graduated from Nevada in 2017 after seven or so years of undergrad and shares his knowledge, largely about losing bets and Mackay Stadium tailgates. Together, the Shoup brothers provide a unique insight into Nevada sports, and Reno culture at large, that the region is missing.... Show More

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Nevada baseball fell to 0-6 as the bats remained quiet at Oregon (3:36). Nevada basketball snuck past Fresno to remain tied for second in the Mountain West (10:30). The Pack will look to win a season-high sixth straight game Tuesday at Wyoming (19:12). The Shoup’s share winners and losers of the weekend (30:31).

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Nevada is in the mix for the No. 2 seed after sweeping UNLV and New Mexico on the road (4:29). The Pack will try to win its fifth straight, Saturday, at home, against a struggling Fresno team (18:47). Nevada baseball plays three in Eugene this weekend looking for win No. 1 (27:32). For slants, the Shoup’s discuss whether the Pack is over-performing, Damonte Ranch v Green Valley, and Lindsey Drew’s Nevada Hall of Fame candidacy (... Read more

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Nevada baseball had an opening weekend to forget (4:40). Nevada hoops returns this week, following a bye, with Steve Alford’s reunion in Albuquerque at The Pit (15:05). The Shoup’s share their winners and losers of the weekend (32:08).

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A game at Thomas & Mack was the perfect cure for Nevada’s road woes, as the Pack pulled out an OT thriller over UNLV (3:32). Nevada baseball coach T.J. Bruce stops by ahead of Friday’s season-opening series at the University of Portland (18:15). What do you need to know about the four-game series with the Pilots (32:51). For slants, the Shoup’s debate whether SDSU could lose the weekend, 160-year feuds, and ponder whether XF... Read more

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Jalen Harris scores 30 again, in the win over San Jose State (4:19). Nevada will go for the regular-season sweep of UNLV on Wednesday night (12:32). The Shoup’s share winners and losers of the the XFL’s return weekend (24:15).

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Jalen Harris is going to be in Air Force’s nightmares for months after going for 38 (4:31). Nevada hosts San Jose State on Saturday, and has a score to even after the head-scratching road loss to the Spartans last month (12:31). For slants, the Shoup’s bet over/under 1.5 years for the XFL, give out a couple F’s grading the Mountain West football coaching hires, and debate Harris’ Player of the Year candidacy (23:00).

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Nevada fell to 1-7 in road games after Saturday night’s loss at Boise and Jazz Johnson is hurt (7:30). Nevada returns to Lawlor on Tuesday night to play an Air Force team that has lost four straight (17:34). The Shoup’s share their winners and losers of Super Bowl weekend after the Niners blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead to the Chiefs (28:29).

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Struggles on the road continued, and this time, it was in heartbreaking fashion at Colorado State (4:40). Nevada will now try to salvage a split on the trip against a surging Boise team on Saturday night (14:52). For slants, the Shoup’s talk Super Bowl weekend plans, Super Bowl prop bets and predictions, Pack bigs, and crazy Puppy Bowl stats (28:24).

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Kobe is gone and it doesn’t feel real (4:08). Nevada is starting to hit its stride, and New Mexico had to pay (10:58). The Pack now starts a crucial two-game road swing, starting Wednesday night at Colorado State (19:55). The Shoup’s give out their winners and losers of the weekend (31:18).

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Nevada handled UNLV on Wednesday night for the fifth straight time in the rivalry (5:00). The Pack now plays an increasingly important home game against New Mexico on Saturday night (16:32). For slants, the Shoup’s get into the 2020-21 projected starting lineup, the Boise/Mountain West dispute, and whether 2020 is must-win for Jay Norvell (29:00).

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The nightmare at Viejas continued on Saturday night in the loss to SDSU (3:30). A particularly important home matchup with UNLV looms on Wednesday night (12:56). The Shoup’s give out their winners and losers of the weekend, involving NFL Championship Sunday and Mountain West hoops (25:06).

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Nevada needed all 40 minutes to sneak out a one-point win over Wyoming on Tuesday night at Lawlor (4:46). The Pack now heads to San Diego, and Viejas Arena, looking for its first road win over the Aztecs as a member of the Mountain West (14:05). For slants, the Shoup’s discuss betting picks for NFL Championship weekend, the Wyoming play of the game, and say goodbye to Harrah’s in downtown Reno (28:40).

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Nevada was handled from start to finish at Utah State (3:55). The Pack will try to end its two-game Mountain West losing streak on Tuesday, at Lawlor against Wyoming (17:44). The Shoup’s give their winners and losers of the weekend, with a strong NFL slant (29:32).

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Nevada trips over self, loses at San Jose State (4:52). The Pack now heads to Logan to play a reeling Utah State team on Saturday night (15:03). For slants, Adam gives his bets of the weekend for the NFL Divisional playoffs and the college football national championship, Nathan debates whether Nevada can run the table at Lawlor, and the case for 2020 Nevada football season tickets (30:08).

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The debut of the snapback episode. Nevada fell to Ohio in the Potato Bowl on Friday, and some questionable decision plagued the loss (5:51). Pack hoops moved to 3-0 in Mountain West play by obliterating Boise (19:20). Jazz Johnson and company travel to San Jose State on Wednesday night (26:35). The Shoup’s give out winners and losers of the weekend (34:45).

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Nevada hoops missed a strong opportunity to beat St. Mary’s (5:26). Now, the Pack has another layoff before hosting Colorado State in the second conference game of the year (12:38). With this being the final show of 2019, the brothers preview the bowl game vs Ohio (18:25). For slants, Adam tries to get back on track, the final NFL Sunday of the year is here, and New Year’s resolutions for the show (26:03).

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Nevada pulled away from Texas Southern (9:58). The Pack will play its final non-conference game of the season Saturday against a St. Mary’s team that just beat Arizona State by 40 (16:30). For slants, Adam is 22-6 picking games the last month, and puts that on the line as bowl season starts Saturday, thoughts on Nevada football signing day, and tops five moments of the past decade for Nevada athletics (30:46).

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Nevada got clobbered at BYU (6:36). Nevada football was all over the news - bowl berth, Casteel fired, suspensions (15:40). Nevada Athletic Director Doug Knuth joins (23:25). Pack hoops has a week off before hosting Texas Southern next Wednesday (48:48). For slants, the Shoup’s talk Adam’s white hot betting picks, UNLV hiring Marcus Arroyo, the future of Nevada’s defense, and the Mountain West’s bowl outlook (57:09).

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Nevada wasn’t able to bring the Fremont Cannon back to Reno, and a brawl followed (4:32). Pack hoops returned with a smackdown of Santa Clara (21:54). Voice of Nevada John Ramey joins shares his thoughts on the UNLV loss and the start to the Steve Alford era (27:58). The brothers preview Nevada’s Mountain West opener at Air Force (50:08) and road game at BYU (56:55). For slants, the Shoup’s talk college football championship wee... Read more

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Nevada football overcame a 28-14 deficit to stun Fresno (6:38) and Nevada hoops swept the Paradise Jam (16:56). Ahead of Nevada-UNLV Saturday at Mackay, Tyler Bischoff of ESPN Las Vegas joins the show (26:48). The brothers preview the battle for the Fremont Cannon and share who will win (54:18). For slants, the Shoup’s talk Thanksgiving football bets, a Jay Norvell Extension, and Jazz Johnson’s pro prospects (1:15:13).

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