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Are Adam and Nathan heroes? Probably not. But they are hosts of the award-winning weekly Nevada sports podcast Wolf Pack fans needed for too long. Nathan was twice named the Nevada Press Association Sports Columnist of the Year while covering Nevada football, Nevada basketball, and Nevada baseball 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. Relevant guests come on weekly so you can stay current on everything Nevada while the Shoup brothers provide unique, and candid, insights on Wolf Pack sports, and Reno culture at large, that Northern Nevada was missing.

Are Adam and Nathan heroes? Probably not. But they are hosts of the award-winning weekly Nevada sports podcast Wolf Pack fans needed for too long. Nathan was twice named the Nevada Press Association Sports Columnist of the Year while covering Nevada football, Nevada basketball, and Nevada baseball 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. Relevant guests come on weekly so you can stay current on everything Nevada while the Shoup brothers provide unique, and candid, insights on Wolf Pack sports, and Reno culture at large, that Northern Nevada was missing.

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United States

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Are Adam and Nathan heroes? Probably not. But they are hosts of the award-winning weekly Nevada sports podcast Wolf Pack fans needed for too long. Nathan was twice named the Nevada Press Association Sports Columnist of the Year while covering Nevada football, Nevada basketball, and Nevada baseball 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. Relevant guests come on weekly so you can stay current on everything Nevada while the Shoup brothers provide unique, and candid, insights on Wolf Pack sports, and Reno culture at large, that Northern Nevada was missing.

Language:

English


Episodes

125: Nevada-Wyoming preview, Wyoming beat writer Davis Potter, NFL Week 7 bets of the weekend

10/21/2020
Nevada opens the season Saturday with a home game against Wyoming that could end up meaning a lot come December - three things to know, biggest concerns, and predictions (8:04). Wyoming beat writer Davis Potter joins the show for a look at the Cowboys (21:48). For slants, the Shoup brothers grade Reno 1868’s season (43:23), give NFL Week 7/NCAA bets of the weekend with Paramount Sports Founder, Lee Sterling (50:11), and debate over/under two TD passes for Carson Strong Saturday. To stay...

Duration:01:49:32

124: Nevada football season preview, Game-by-game predictions, NFL Week 6 bets of the weekend

10/14/2020
The 2020 Nevada football season preview episode starts with a review of the major storylines to know ahead of next Saturdays’ opener (8:40). What are the reasons for optimism/pessimism on each side of the ball (26:09)? Game-by-game previews and predictions for the whole season (43:25). And what will make a successful 2020 season (59:31). For slants, the Shoup brothers preview Reno 1868’s Western semi vs Phoenix (1:01:18) and give NFL Week 6/NCAA bets of the weekend with Paramount Sports...

Duration:01:47:41

123: Nevada football coach Jay Norvell, Reno 1868’s playoff demons, NFL Week 5 bets of the weekend

10/7/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 29, turns out there won’t be fans for Nevada’s opener vs Wyoming, Pack hoops scheduling news, and Reno 1868 will try to chase playoff demons (6:43). Nevada football coach Jay Norvell joins to weigh in on the season’s restart (23:03). For slants, the Shoups give out NFL Week 5/NCAA bets of the weekend with Paramount Sports Founder Lee Sterling, debate would’ve-been Nevada-UNLV attendance, the Mountain West TV schedule this fall/winter, and karaoke go-to’s (38:58). To...

Duration:01:32:51

122: Sage Advice No. 3 with attorney Matt Winters, Nevada/Mountain West football is back! NFL Week 4 bets of the weekend

9/30/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 28, Nevada/Mountain West football set to return October 24 - with fans, Reno 1868 on cusp of clinching Group A, and NBA Finals + MLB playoffs + football all at the same time (7:37). Attorney Matt Winters joins for Sage Advice No. 3 (22:43). For slants, the Shoups give out NFL Week 4/NCAA bets of the weekend with Paramount Sports Founder Lee Sterling, scout Nevada hoops commit Nick Davidson, and discuss Tahoe squirrels with the plague (47:29). To stay current...

Duration:01:38:00

121: New Nevada hoops commit Jalen Weaver, Mountain West pushing to play next month, NFL Week 3/NCAA bets of weekend

9/23/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 27, Steve Alford quickly fills vacant scholarship spot, the Mountain West will allegedly try to return October 24, and Reno 1868 is owning Group A (6:14). New Nevada hoops commit Jalen Weaver talks about his decision and gets a Reno crash course (28:07). For slants, the Shoups give out NFL Week 3/NCAA bets of the weekend with Paramount Sports founder Lee Sterling, debate how Sandoval/Johnson will vote on Mountain West return to play and favorite bottled water brands...

Duration:01:27:25

120: Sherfield in/Clark out, B1G restart impact on Mountain West, NFL Week 2 bets of the weekend

9/16/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 26, Grant Sherfield is in and Jelani Clark is out for Pack hoops, the B1G will try to play football this fall and the Mountain West/Pac-12 are already making moves, Reno 1868 can control Group A (5:59). For slants, the Shoup’s give out NFL Week 2/NCAA winners with Paramount Sports Founder Lee Sterling, talk journalism ethics regarding the Clark story, and the NBA playoffs (32:33). To stay current everything on The Reno Slant, follow the brothers on Twitter,...

Duration:01:25:57

119: Jay Norvell makes waves, NFL/NCAA bets of the weekend with Lee Sterling, Huge opportunity for Reno 1868

9/9/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 25, Jay Norvell does something new, NFL season starts this weekend, and Reno 1868 has a massive opportunity Saturday (6:30). For slants, bets of the weekend is back and Paramount Sports Founder, Lee Sterling, gives out two college and NFL games, the Shoup’s discuss if the Mountain West release means anything, Grant Sherfield’s potential waiver, celebrating two years of podcasting and cookie power rankings (28:27). To stay current everything on The Reno Slant, follow...

Duration:01:23:47

118: Nevada alumni on Mackay attendance, NFL/NCAA totals with Lee Sterling, Could Mountain West still play this fall?

9/2/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 24, college football returns this weekend, Nathan throws some local media shade, and Reno 1868 has a cupcake coming off biggest win of the year (7:16). A number of Nevada football alumni comment on Mackay attendance (29:35). For slants, the Shoup’s talk college and NFL season totals with professional handicapper, Lee Sterling, could the Mountain West reverse course and try to play this fall? Will Pack hoops start on time (29:35)? To stay current everything on The...

Duration:01:08:25

117: Sage Advice No. 2 with attorney Matt Winters, Kaleb Fossum, Promising NFL news

8/26/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 23, the NBA season is on the ropes, Nevada was supposed to host UC Davis Saturday, good NFL news goes under the radar, and a tough test for Reno 1868 (9:13). Attorney Matt Winters joins for Sage Advice No. 2 (26:04). Former Nevada WR Kaleb Fossum talks last season, staying positive, and working out with Joe Burrow (46:47). For slants, the Shoup’s talk fantasy football, planning bachelor parties, and excitement for Pack hoops (1:05:22). To stay current everything on...

Duration:01:24:30

116: Phil Steele, Bumpy times at Nevada, NBA playoffs

8/19/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 22, Mountain West football is out this fall and 20 Nevada staffers let go, Reno 1868 plays … Landon Donovan Saturday, and the NBA playoffs are here (6:46). College football legend Phil Steele shares thoughts on the current state of college football and what the delay means for Nevada (26:51). For slants, the Shoup’s pretend to be Tony Robins, Tarzan vs Eurovision, and future Mackay attendance (44:32). To stay current everything on The Reno Slant, follow the brothers...

Duration:01:01:55

115: Reno 1868 HC Ian Russell, What now for Pack’s non-conference schedule? What are the chances we play this fall?

8/5/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 21, Adam has big news, the Mountain West has delayed football season at least a month, Reno 1868 returns home for the first time Saturday, MLB/NBA blackouts are a joke, and silver helmets (14:34). Reno 1868 head coach Ian Russell discusses bumpy return to play, strong road trip, and concerns for the league moving forward (38:58). For slants, the Shoup’s talk Reno’s skyline, Nevada’s conference football schedule, and the PGA Championship (54:43). To stay current...

Duration:01:14:09

114: MLB reaction is overblown, Sage Advice No. 1 with attorney Matt Winters, The Barracuda Championship storyline

7/29/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 20, why the reaction to Miami Marlins players testing positive is overblown and dishonest, the MLB product isn’t THAT bad, Free Joe Kelly, and who to root for in this weekend’s Barracuda Championship (9:06). Sage Advisors co-founder Matt Winters debuts a new monthly feature, Sage Advice, dissecting the relationship between sports and the law, especially navigating a pandemic (40:15). For slants, the Shoup’s preview Reno 1868’s match at Vegas Saturday, Last Chance U,...

Duration:01:22:30

113: Nevada Offensive Coordinator Matt Mumme, Early Pack hoops storylines, Pouring one out for Awful Awful

7/22/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 19, Nevada picked second in Mountain West football preseason poll, Reno 1868 drops return and already has game wiped out by pandemic, and MLB opening day is Thursday (8:19). Nevada offensive coordinator Matt Mumme candidly comments on preseason recognition, losing play calling duties, and hopes for this year’s offense (24:21). For slants, the Shoup’s pour one out for Awful Awful, talk 2020-21 Pack hoops storylines and startling lineup projections, and Malik Henry...

Duration:01:10:36

112: Nevada LB Lawson Hall, Reno 1868 returning Sunday, Mountain West going conference only?

7/15/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 18, a preview of Reno 1868’s return Sunday at Sac, Nevada’s non-conference game at Arkansas on the ropes, NFL name changes, and a positive pandemic development (7:04). Nevada starting linebacker Lawson Hall on social justice movement, whether he wants to play this fall, and how different new Defensive Coordinator Brian Ward’s defense will look (26:49). For slants, the Shoup’s debate the possibility of Nevada backing into a game with Boise this fall, Reno sunsets,...

Duration:00:59:22

111: Nevada QB Carson Strong, Does Ivy League news impact Nevada? USL tricked us

7/8/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 17, the USL pulled a fast one on us, the MLB schedule is out as pro sports inch closer, and the Ivy League cancelling fall sports impacts Nevada (5:37). Nevada quarterback Carson Strong touches on a turbulent offseason, grades his freshman season, and looks ahead to his sophomore season (24:05). For slants, there are multiple sports options this weekend, Fourth of July sunburns, and UNLV to the Pac-12 (37:55)? To stay current everything on The Reno Slant, follow the...

Duration:00:59:32

110: Leagues facing backlash, Reno 1868 well positioned, Tahoe Fourth of July stories

7/1/2020
In weekly yearbook No. 16, Nathan has some thoughts for critics of sports leagues returning and statical illiteracy, Reno 1868 is in a good spot, the Reno Aces are not, and the Pats are cheaters (5:07). For slants, the Shoup’s talk Fourth of July plans, share Tahoe stories from the Fourth, rank (sort of) Mountain West cities in terms of beer, and debate virtual firework shows (29:58). To stay current everything on The Reno Slant, follow the brothers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or...

Duration:00:50:53

109: MLB is back - maybe, Boise shuts it down, Longest hungover drives

6/24/2020
In Weekly Yearbook No. 15, Major League Baseball has a date set - for now, Boise shuts it down, escalator etiquette, and a Tahoe bachelor party recap (6:20). For slants, the Shoup’s talk longest hungover drives, Reno is the best small city in the country, and moving to Reno (33:16). To stay current everything on The Reno Slant, follow the brothers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or online at TheRenoSlant.com.

Duration:00:47:28

108: Down goes Hey Reb! MLB is in trouble, Tahoe bachelor party

6/17/2020
In Weekly Yearbook No. 14, Hey Reb! could be on the way out at UNLV, MLB remains a disaster, and it’s not our place to determine if NBA players should or should not go to Orlando (6:58). For slants, the Shoup’s talk Tahoe bachelor parties, potential UNLV new mascots, potential Mackay and Lawlor capacities next year, and Cary Groth vs Doug Knuth (31:47). To stay current everything on The Reno Slant, follow the brothers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or online at TheRenoSlant.com.

Duration:00:55:34

107: Reno 1868 FC GM Doug Raftery, Live sports are back! Mt. Rushmore of Reno summer events

6/10/2020
The PGA is back, NBA is on its way back, maybe, the USL is on its way back, maybe, the MLS is on its way back, maybe, and the American Century Championship at Edgewood is a go (6:00). Reno 1868 FC General Manager Doug Raftery discusses the logistics that go into starting a season during a global pandemic and taking on the NBA (29:03). For slants, the Shoup’s talk 2020 Nevada football tailgates, student athletes testing positive, the Mt. Rushmore of Reno summer activities, and Reno 911...

Duration:01:19:10

106: Heat Check CBB Founder Eli Boettger, America protests, Vaccine coming in hot?

6/3/2020
Adam and Nathan admit they’ve been naive about racial inequality in this country and share how they plan to change (8:31). The Mountain West axed next year’s conference baseball tournament and we’re closing in on a COVID-19 vaccine, apparently (35:33). Eli Boettger joins to discuss moves he’s making with Heat Check CBB and Jalen Harris/Steve Alford (46:49). For slants, the Shoup’s talk puppy training, therapy, Dumb and Dumber, and Reno food horror stories (1:10:44). To stay current...

Duration:01:32:08