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An image of University of Nevada, Reno Men's Basketball Sophomore Grant Sherfield.
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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

Nevada men's basketball coach Steve Alford speaks infront of almost one thousand northern Nevada community members for the first time.
Stephanie Serrano

Wolf Pack fans have been adjusting to the news that Coach Eric Musselman has accepted a new position in Arkansas and Steve Alford has taken his place. The local basketball community gathered Friday to welcome the new coach. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano was there to capture reactions to this surprising series of events, which unfolded pretty quickly.

Nevada's Musselman On Overcoming Adversity

Mar 20, 2019
Graphic by Krysta Scripter; Photo by Stephanie Serrano

Eric Musselman is in his fourth year as head coach of Nevada men’s basketball. When he started, the team had not seen an NCAA tournament in years. Last season, the Pack advanced to the Sweet 16 and now heads to the Big Dance for its third consecutive year. Tonight, the Pack plays Florida in Iowa, and the winner of that game will advance to play either Michigan or Bradley on Saturday.

KUNR's Holly Hutchings actually met Musselman while working out at the gym, and they soon formed a friendship. In a Storycorps-style interview, Holly spoke with him about a time when he wasn’t on top and what he learned from a difficult setback. 

Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Nevada men’s basketball player Jazz Johnson recently scored a career high of 27 points in his game against Air Force. As a junior, he’s been awarded two Mountain West Conference media honors, Sixth Man of the Year and Honorable Mention. The team recently won its third consecutive regular season championship. Off the court, Johnson reflects on the sacrifices it’s taken to be in this position. KUNR Stephanie Serrano sat down with him to talk about his upbringing, family, and his younger sister Nyame, along with, of course, the Mountain West tournament.

Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Nationwide, close to 21 million people are living with diabetes. Ninety percent of them are living with type 2 diabetes but just 10 percent are diagnosed with type 1, which can be debilitating. Trey Porter is a type 1 diabetic as well as a division one collegiate athlete serving as a starter for the University of Nevada, Reno men’s basketball team, which has gained national attention.

Nevada assistant coach, Gus Argenal goes over plays at practice before game day with Wolf Pack starters.
Stephanie Serrano

After a 6 a.m. phone call from head coach Eric Musselman, Gus Argenal left his head coaching position at Cal State East Bay to join the Nevada Men’s Basketball team as the assistant coach in the summer of 2017. Argenal sat down with KUNR to give an inside look at what it takes to help coach the 24-2 Nevada Wolf Pack.