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Are Adam and Nathan heroes? Probably not. But they are the hosts of a podcast Nevada sports fans have needed for too long -- The Reno Slant.

Are Adam and Nathan heroes? Probably not. But they are the hosts of a podcast Nevada sports fans have needed for too long -- The Reno Slant.
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Are Adam and Nathan heroes? Probably not. But they are the hosts of a podcast Nevada sports fans have needed for too long -- The Reno Slant.




058: UTEP beat writer Bret Bloomquist, Nevada-UTEP preview, Carson Strong skeptics

What did we learn from the Weber game and is the Carson Strong criticism warranted (8:00)? UTEP beat writer Bret Bloomquist provides an inside look at the Miners (23:24). Adam and Nathan share what you need to know about UTEP, key matchups, biggest concerns and how to bet the game (48:45). For slants, The Shoup’s talk this weekend’s juicy college football slate, Reno 1868’s big win, and desirable Nevada basketball home games (1:14:51).


057: Weber State beat writer Brett Hein, Forgetting Oregon, Nevada-Weber State Preview

What can we reasonably take away from the Oregon game (7:15)? Weber State beat writer Brett Hein shares his insights on the No. 6 ranked FCS team coming to Mackay (19:07). Adam and Nathan share what you need to know about the Wildcats, key matchups, biggest concerns and how to bet the matchup (53:54). For slants, the Shoup’s discuss the must-watch Mountain West games this weekend, try to make sense of Reno 1868’s struggles, and Jay Norvell’s interesting comments about Autzen (1:20:07).


056: Oregon beat writer Steve Mims, Breaking down Nevada’s crazy win over Purdue with Brandon Talton, How mad will the Ducks be on Saturday?

Relieving the madness that was Nevada’s comeback win over Purdue (7:58). Freshman kicker Brandon Talton discusses his heroics (19:00) and Nathan makes fun of Purdue fan Eli Boetgger (32:34). Oregon beat writer Steve Mims previews the Ducks ahead of Saturday’s contest in Eugene (43:21). Adam and Nathan preview Nevada at Oregon (1:04:53). For slants, the Shoup’s talk key Mountain West contests, Nevada basketball recruiting news, and Carson Strong (1:29:02).


055: Purdue beat writer Mike Carmin, Carson Strong era starts vs Boilermakers, Can Nevada pull off the upset?

Reno 1868 returns to action on Friday (8:25). Purdue beat writer Mike Carmin previews the Boilermakers ahead of Friday’s Nevada-Purdue matchup (16:24). What are the matchups to watch, keys to a Nevada upset victory, and concerns in the Pack’s opener (43:37)? For slants, the Shoup’s talk a full slate of college football, pumping the breaks on Hawaii hype, and beer bongs (1:10:08).


054: Phil Steele, 2019 Nevada Football Season Preview, Can the Pack win the Mountain West?

The longest Nevada football season preview you’ll find begins with a position-by-position look at the roster (6:48). Nathan breaks down the biggest 2019 storylines (36:10). The man who basically invented college football previews, Phil Steele, joins the show (41:35). Strengthen The Pack President Brad Platt discusses STP tailgating this fall (1:07:01). The Shoup’s break down the full schedule (1:25:03). For slants, college football is back, time capsule entries and Mackay meals (1:55:15).


053: Nevada linebacker Lucas Weber, Is Carson Strong the guy? Nevada football tailgating fixes

All of a sudden, the Aces are in playoff contention - sort of - and Reno 1868 drops a head scratcher (5:10). Nevada football linebacker Lucas Weber discusses marriage, Reno sushi, the pass rush, and “welcoming” the offensive players who shifted to defense (15:01). The Aces playoff push essentially starts now and can 1868 end Phoenix’s 13-game heater (31:01)? For slants, the Shoups talk Carson Strong hype, Cody Fajardo, Adam's move to Tampa, and solve Nevada football tailgating issues (45:48).


052: ‘Best of’ part II of II — Jay Norvell, Cody Fajardo, Quinton Conway, Jeff Goodman, Gabby Williams, Ryan Radtke, and more …

This is the second of two ‘Best of’ episodes over the summer before football season really ramps up. This episode highlights noteworthy guest, and conversations, over the last seven months: Ryan Radtke (5:28), Jay Norvell (14:31), Mike Randle (24:03), Geoff Grammer (28:06), Jeff Goodman (36:04), Eli Boettger (41:25), Cam Oliver (44:33), Dan Wolken (47:11), Deonte Burton (52:09), Jordan Sperber (55:46), Gabby Williams (1:00:36), D.J. Fenner (1:03:49), Quinton Conaway (1:13:02), Austin Byler...


051: Nevada wideout Kaleb Fossum + Country artist Nate Smith, Reno pro dudes can’t lose, It’s Cody’s job in Canada

The Reno Aces suddenly can’t lose and Reno 1868 is back to thumping people (7:08). Nevada wideout Kaleb Fossum talks Reno burger spots, his role as a leader transferring from Washington State, and the QB competition (15:36). Country artist Nate Smith discusses his quick rise after playing at Night in the Country last weekend (36:24). Can the Aces and Reno 1868 keep it up this week? For slants, the Shoup’s talk the return of football (kind of), the merit of judging Christian Solano on his...


050: Steve Cofield of ESPN Las Vegas, Night in the Country Preview, Is the Purdue game a must win?

Reno 1868 finishes a strong road trip with a dud in a trap game at Orange County (7:17). Steve Cofield of ESPN Las Vegas provides a temperature reading for the rivals down south, talking Tony Sanchez, T.J. Otzelberger and the drastically changing landscape for UNLV athletics (15:51). The Reno Aces’ playoffs hopes are unofficially dead and Reno 1868 as an inviting upcoming schedule (57:40). For slants, the Shoup’s preview Night in the Country this weekend, the upcoming Nevada-UNLV series in...


049: Nevada Special Teams Coordinator Tommy Perry, Nevada football quarterback competition is over? Most important 2019 Pack football position group

The Reno Aces’ deficit in the Pacific Northern division is going the wrong direction (6:26). Nevada Football Special Teams Coordinator Tommy Perry gets everyone excited about the Pack’s special team unit this upcoming fall, and makes fun of the podcast (14:47). Reno 1868 FC is going for the SoCal sweep next week and hoping to stay in the top half of the Western Conference playoff picture (48:54). For slants, the Shoup’s discuss the dwindling countdown until Nevada vs Purdue at Mackay, the QB...


048: Barracuda Championship Tournament Director Chris Hoff, Nevada Hoops all over the news, Fourth of July at Tahoe recap

Reno 1868 FC is making a move up the standings (6:10). Barracuda Championship Tournament Director Chris Hoff previews the PGA Tour’s stop in Reno in a couple weeks (17:38). Will the second half of the season feature a playoff push for the Reno Aces (38:04)? For slants, the Shoup’s talk American Century Championship at Edgewood, the Nevada basketball season ticket release and non-conference schedule, and Fourth of July at Tahoe (47:03).


047: ‘Best of’ part I of II, Reliving some favorite conversations with Nevada administration, alumni, media and everything in-between

This week’s episode for the Fourth of July is a little different. This week is the first of two ‘Best of’ episodes, highlighting the noteworthy guests, and conversations, from the first several months of The Reno Slant: Albert Rosette (8:50), John Ramey (18:22), Chris Murray (24:01), Chad Hartley (35:36), Duke Williams (41:05), Doug Knuth (46:38), Nick Morton (50:22), Dani Klupenger (55:41), Brad Platt (1:00:14), Ben Ross (1:04:02), Kevin Sweeney (1:10:01) and Mark Glodowski (1:13:42).


046: Local Beer Month - Jeff Pickett, Battle Born Beer + Nevada great Cody Fajardo, Time for Reno 1868 FC to make a move? Reno drink specials

The Reno Aces snuck out a series win over Albuquerque (8:40). #LocalBeerMonth concludes with Battle Born Beer Founder, Jeff Pickett (16:49). Nevada football great Cody Fajardo discusses his first CFL start behind center last week and jack tent memories (33:58). Is Reno 1868 FC about to make a move (56:01)? For slants, the Shoup’s give a Reno Rodeo report, talk USWNT, and reminisce on the best Reno drink specials (1:05:28).


045: Local Beer Month - Brandon Wright, The Depot + Reno pro boxer JJ Mariano, Reno 1868 misses opportunity, Reno Rodeo Jack Tent preview

Reno 1868 FC missed a big opportunity Tuesday night (9:05). Local Beer Month continues with The Depot’s Brewmaster and Distiller, Brandon Wright (18:37). Nevada alum and now professional boxer JJ Mariano discusses his 1-0 professional start, and what’s next (46:03). This is an interesting upcoming week for Reno 1868 FC and the Reno Aces, can they capitalize (1:05:50)? For slants, the Shoups give their Jack Tent preview ahead of Reno Rodeo week, talk USWNT, and summer sports scaries (1:18:40).


044: Local Beer Month - Jeremy Warren, Revision Brewing + Grant Ford, Making sense of Jordan Brown’s transfer, USWNT is savage

Reno 1868 FC started a high school kid, then blew a 2-0 lead (6:35). Local Beer Month continues with Revision Brewing CEO and Brewmaster, Jeremy Warren (13:35). Pittsburgh Pirates fifth-round draft pick, and now Nevada alum, Grant Ford, discusses his breakout season and getting drafted early (34:05). The 2019-20 Nevada Basketball schedule came out and there are some problems (44:49). Trying to find logic in Jordan Brown’s transfer to Arizona (1:01:06). The final Slantie for Guest of the Year...


043: Local Beer Month - Matt Blagen, 10 Torr + Spanish Springs mega FB recruit Jackson LaDuke, The First Annual Slanties, Reno 1868 smacks Vegas

Reno 1868 FC embarrassed Vegas last week (7:57). Local Beer Month kicks off with Matt Blagen of 10 Torr (18:05). Reno’s next mega football recruit, Spanish Springs LB Jackson LaDuke, discusses his looming decision (44:48). Awards are given out in the First Annual Slanties and the brothers relive some brutal predictions they made in August (58:13). For slants, the Shoups talk NCAA Baseball Tournament, NBA Finals, Women’s World Cup, Mountain West stripping and bodies in Lake Tahoe (1:18:02).


042: New Nevada Hoops commit Warren Washington + Reno 1868 FC Head Coach Ian Russell, Grading the Nevada baseball season, Jordan Brown update

Nevada baseball finished third in the Mountain West Conference Tournament (7:39). New Nevada Basketball commit Warren Washington talks about his decision to transfer from Oregon State and what he liked about Reno (17:59). Reno 1868 FC HC Ian Russell discusses the evolving USL and Saturday’s matchup with Vegas (29:39). What were the biggest surprises and disappointments of the 2019 Nevada baseball season (46:42)? For slants, the Shoups talk NBA Finals, Jordan Brown update, and Reno’s go-to...


041: Nevada baseball coach TJ Bruce, Can Nevada win the Mountain West Tourney? Wild week for Reno pros

Somehow, Nevada snuck into the Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament (5:46). Head coach TJ Bruce talks about getting in, relying on the long ball, and this weekend’s starting rotation (16:10). What does Nevada have to do to dog pile at Peccole Park this weekend (36:37)? For slants, the Shoups talk NBA Conference Finals, Reno 1868 FC and Steve Alford vs the Sparks Tribune — kind of (1:00:50).


040: Nevada baseball great Austin Byler + New Pack hoops commit Zane Meeks, Nevada baseball playoff hopes still have a pulse, Jordan Brown

Nevada baseball dug deep and found necessary sweep at San Jose State to keep playoff hopes alive (5:49). Pack baseball great Austin Byler reminisces on his time in Reno, his up-and-down pro career, and battling adversity (17:24). New Nevada hoops signee Zane Meeks talks about life at 6-9, what it’s like being heavily recruited, and moving the three-point line back (45:05). What needs to happen for Nevada baseball to get into the postseason (1:03:05)? For slants, the Shoups talk NBA...


039: Nevada centerfielder Jaylon McLaughlin + Steve Alford commit Kane Milling, Wolf Pack baseball on the ropes, Matt Mumme’s offense

Nevada baseball had a weekend to forget against Fresno (6:18). Centerfielder Jaylon McLaughlin discusses the vibe in the locker room, his breakout year, and why he loves Moana (17:00). Kane Milling from France, Steve Alford’s first commit, talks about his decision, what he knows about Reno, and American food he’s excited for (29:13). Wolf Pack baseball heads to San Jose State this weekend and needs a sweep (43:34). For slants, the Shoups discuss the Reno pros, Matt Mumme, and 2019 Mackay...