Nevada - Sports



There are no major league professional sports teams in Nevada. Las Vegas has a minor league baseball team, the 51s, in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Las Vegas and Reno have hosted many professional boxing title bouts. Golfing and rodeo are also popular.

The basketball team at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas emerged as a national power in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Runnin' Rebels won the National Championship in 1990.

Other annual sporting events include the Greens.com Open at Reno-Tahoe in Reno in August, the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas in October, the Nationals Finals Rodeo staged in Las Vegas each December, and the Carsdirect.com 400 at Las Vegas in March.

Among those born in Nevada, Andre Agassi is the most well known. He is one of the top tennis stars in the world.



Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search


All US cities
Nevada bigger cities, Nevada smaller cities, Nevada small cities
Nevada detailed state guide