Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

1. There Isn't Much Sex ... On Campus, Anyway. Terrence Green played basketball at the University of Nevada from 1999-2003. Lyndale Burleson is on the current Pack squad. Burleson is the little brother of Minnesota Vikings' receiver (and former Nevada standout) Nate Burleson the only Viking NOT to go on the Sex Boat. Green is the cousin of A.C. Green ... a.k.a., "Oldest Person to Lose His Virginity." Needless to say, thanks to Green and Burleson, sex on campus has been non-existent for the last seven years. This, in light of the fact that there are more than a dozen casinos, several strip clubs and a myriad of bars/taverns/watering holes within walking distance of campus. A half-dozen legal brothels are also located within an hour s drive. Brothel age limit: 18.

2. What Is A Mucker? Perpetual crowd favorite Curry Lynch played for a high school team nicknamed the "Muckers" (insert your own joke). There are two high schools in Nevada with that nickname. Virginia City (Lynch's alma mater) and Tonopah (alma mater of college football's single season rushing record by a freshman (Chance Kretchmer's 1,732 yds). A Mucker is the poor bastard that has to go down into the mine and muck out the muck. Combined, both schools have an enrollment of less than 200 students.


3. Nick Fazekas' Family Is Badass. In 1947, Nick Fazekas' grandfather, a Hungarian soldier, wrapped his wounded leg with a gasoline-soaked rag to promote infection and reduce the chance he'd be carted off to a Siberian gulag by the advancing Russian army. The ruse worked. I'm not sure if it was Fazekas' ingenuity, adroitness and serendipity, or justthe Red Army being the Red Army (they did play a mean game of hockey though!). — pj Connolly

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