Here is a letter from the Reno mayor and the president of the University of Nevada to the Idaho Statesman. The letter will run in Saturday's editions of the Idaho Statesman in the main section along with other letters to the editor.
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Here is the letter in PDF form. The full text is below.
Photo credit: Joe Jaszewski, Idaho Statesman
Nevada fans taunt Boise State defensive tackle Billy Winn after the Broncos 34-31 loss to Nevada at Mackay Stadium in Reno on Friday night. Click here, for the complete photo gallery from the game.
December 2, 2010
Dear Boise State Fans,
On behalf of the City of Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno, we would like to thank you for taking the time during the Thanksgiving holiday to travel to Reno for the football game at Mackay Stadium. We were all very fortunate to have an opportunity to witness one of the greatest football games in the history of the Boise State-University of Nevada rivalry. Two nationally ranked football teams battling in front of 30,000+ passionate fans is the magic of college football.
Like Boise State, we encourage our fans to act in the same manner with which our teams compete on the field — with class, dignity and respect. However, we have become aware that some Nevada fans demonstrated inappropriate behavior towards many Boise State fans during your visit. For that we sincerely apologize.
When the University of Nevada competed in the 2006 and 2008 Humanitarian Bowl, it was the Boise fans and community that welcomed us with hospitality and respect. Although many of you have shared that you were welcomed to our community and enjoyed our northern Nevada hospitality, it was deeply disappointing to also learn that a few of our fans did not treat you with the same hospitality and respect that your
community provided us.
The City of Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno have a great deal of respect for all that Boise State University and the Broncos have accomplished. We are excited to visit Boise for next year’s non-conference game and very much look forward to continuing our great rivalry for many years to come in the Mountain West Conference.
Robert A. Cashell, Mayor
City of Reno
Dr. Milton D. Glick, President
University of Nevada, Reno