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University names Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium
May 22, 2013 • By Rhonda Lundin
Official unveiling held at Wolf Pack football team's home opener vs. UC Davis on Sept. 7.
Sudfeld, Mi win Nevada’s Martie and Russell Awards
May 17, 2013 • Staff Report
Football player and swimmer named University's top-male and top-female senior student athletes.
New Wolf Pack wall unveiled at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
May 14, 2013 • Staff Report
Wolf Pack Wall features large still photographs of some of the biggest achievements in the history of Wolf Pack Athletics as well as facts about the University.
Wolf Pack Boxing Team sends six to nationals
April 3, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
The Nevada Boxing Team attended the Western Regional Boxing Championships at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino that led six members to nationals.
Economics major Olivia Pennell wins Elite 89 award for NCAA rifle
March 19, 2013 • By Rhonda Bennett
Award given to student-athlete with the highest GPA at each NCAA championship.
Knuth approved as Nevada's next Director of Athletics
March 19, 2013 • Staff Report
Nevada Board of Regents approves Utah senior associate athletics director to take over program.
Knuth recommended to become University's next director of athletics
March 11, 2013 • Staff Report
President recommends Utah senior associate athletics director to take over University’s athletics program.
Finalists named for Athletic Director role
February 27, 2013 • Staff Report
Three individuals will visit campus March 4-6 for day-long interviews.
Polian takes charge
January 11, 2013 • By John Trent
Brian Polian, an assistant coach at Texas A&M is named the new head coach for the Wolf Pack football.
Polian named finalist candidate to usher in new era of Nevada football
January 7, 2013 • By Chad Hartley
The University has reached an agreement with Brian Polian as the recommended candidate to become the 26th head coach of the Wolf Pack football program.
Ault steps down after 28 seasons and more than 40 years at Nevada
December 28, 2012 • By Chad Hartley
Hall of Fame football coach Chris Ault announced Friday that he is stepping down from the program that he has been associated with for more than 40 years.
Athletic Director search process begins
December 20, 2012 • Staff Report
University President outlines key elements of the search process being launched this week for the University's next director of athletics.
Nevada Cycling Team finishes top 10 at Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships
November 6, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Nevada Cycling Team, recognized as a USA Cycling Team, placed ninth out of 36 competing Division I colleges.
Wolf Pack and Rebels announce Governor’s Series
October 9, 2012 • By Jane Tors
New head-to-head challenge celebrates rivalry between UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno in athletic competition, academic performance, sportsmanship and citizenship.
'Employee Pack Pass' tickets available
September 17, 2012 • Staff Report
All NSHE employees are eligible for a special "Employee Pack Pass" for men's basketball, as well as other sports. A "Basketball Open House" for best advance access will be held Sept. 20.
Week of spirit activities kicks off Wolf Pack season
August 30, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Wear your ‘College Colors’ on Friday, vote for Wolfie Jr. beginning Sept. 3.
Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth announces decision to retire
August 29, 2012 • By Rhonda Lundin
She will remain in the director of athletics role through the coming academic year, as the University of Nevada, Reno conducts a national search for her replacement.
Satres announce $5 million gift to K-12 education, medicine and athletics
March 27, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
Phil and Jennifer Satre have announced a $5 million gift to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation from the Satre Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
Pack and WAC = Champions
March 2, 2012 • Staff Report
The Wolf Pack men's basketball team earned its first outright WAC championship since 2007.
Universities announce plans to form conference
February 14, 2012 • Staff Report
Presidents and chancellors from 16 universities met to discuss future conference membership plans and agreed to work on forming a new intercollegiate athletic association.
The University’s marching band welcomes new director, new goals
October 4, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
New Director of Athletic Bands Will Plenk begins his first year; Wolf Pack Marching Band to debut its larger size and sound this weekend.
Wolfie Jr. battles to become Capital One Mascot of the Year
October 4, 2011 • Staff Report
Wolfie Jr. has been selected to 10th annual Capital One All-America Mascot Team to battle to become the Capital One National Mascot of the Year.
Pack's Robinson picked in third round of WNBA draft
April 11, 2011 • Staff Report
University of Nevada women’s basketball senior Tahnee Robinson has become the school’s first-ever player drafted by the Women’s National Basketball Association Monday. Robinson was selected as the 31st overall pick in the draft by the Phoenix Mercury on Monday. She was then traded to the Connecticut Sun. The Sun also selected Sydney Colson of Texas A&M in the second round and Adrienne Johnson of Louisiana Tech in the third round.
Pack's Robinson semi-finalist for Sullivan Award
February 22, 2011 • Staff Report
Tahnee Robinson, senior captain for the University of Nevada, Reno women's basketball team, has been named a semi-finalist for the Sullivan Award, a national award to honor the country’s best amateur athlete.
Pack beats B.C. again in Kraft free meals text battle
January 13, 2011 • Staff Report
One victory was good. Two victories in the same day for the University of Nevada, Reno football team was even better.
Pack caps dream season with Kraft Bowl victory
January 9, 2011 • By John Trent
The 13-1 Nevada Wolf Pack tops Boston College, 20-13, in Kraft Bowl to finish an historic season.
Text 'Nevada' and help Pack 'Fight Hunger'
January 3, 2011 • Staff Report
By participating in a texting competition with B.C. fans, Wolf Pack fans could help Food Bank earn 20,000 meals.
Dream season continues: Pack seniors receive Business medals
December 20, 2010 • By John Trent
Wolf Pack seniors Colin Kaepernick, John Bender and Kevin Grimes are honored by College of Business for their graduation.
Pack stays hungry for Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
December 14, 2010 • By John Trent
The countdown continues for the Wolf Pack’s Jan. 9 appearance against Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Nevada partners with Food Bank to fight hunger
December 13, 2010 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada will team up with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to raise money and food donations for families in the community this holiday season.
Kaepernick, Ault win WAC honors
December 7, 2010 • Staff Report
Senior QB Colin Kaepernick and coach Chris Ault tabbed as WAC's best by league coaches.
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl tickets go on sale for Pack fans
December 6, 2010 • Staff Report
The 12-1 Nevada Wolf Pack will take on Boston College on Jan. 9 in San Francisco.
Pack turns Boise blue with stunning win
November 29, 2010 • By John Trent
In what has been called the greatest win in Nevada history, Wolf Pack topples third-ranked Boise, 34-31.
City of Reno's downtown 'Biggest Little City' arch turns blue
November 23, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Reno’s iconic downtown arch has turned blue as a show of support for the Nevada Wolf Pack
WAC, Fresno State and Nevada reach agreement
October 28, 2010 • Staff Report
The Western Athletic Conference, Fresno State and Nevada have reached an agreement resolving their disputes regarding the departure of Nevada and Fresno State from the WAC.
Wolf Pack grad rates at all-time high
October 27, 2010 • By Rhonda Lundin
University athletes continue to set new athletic program standards for graduation rates.
Who says girls can’t play baseball?
October 11, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Nevada Professor Jennifer Ring was awarded the Yoseloff-Society for American Baseball Research Grant and plans to use the money to write a follow-up book.
Fremont Cannon to remain blue another year
October 3, 2010 • By John Trent
The Pack beat rival UNLV for the sixth straight time on Saturday, ensuring the cannon stays blue for another year.
Pack breaks into Top 25 for first time
September 28, 2010 • Staff Report
For the first time in school history, the Wolf Pack football team breaks into the top two national polls.
University students compete with UNLV in blood drive
September 28, 2010 • Staff Report
The annual benefit for United Blood Services pitting the state's two universities kicks off this week.
August 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Nevada to join regional peers in Mountain West Conference
Pack teams surpass standards in NCAA report
June 9, 2010 • Staff Report
All 17 of the University of Nevada, Reno’s athletics teams have turned in multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) at or above the 925 standard, according to the data released by the NCAA.
February 4, 2010 • By John Trent
University student Morgan Rovetti, a member of the United States’ Under-20 Women's National Rugby Team, has traveled far and wide during her short rugby career.
‘Tis the 5th season of celebration
December 22, 2009 • By Chad Hartley
In its fifth-straight bowl appearance, the Wolf Pack football team will face Southern Methodist University in the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl on Christmas Eve.
Graduation success rate for Wolf Pack reaches all-time high
November 19, 2009 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is at an all-time high for the second year in a row.
Women’s tennis excels on and off court
October 13, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
When it comes to balancing academia and good game playing, the University of Nevada, Reno’s women’s tennis team has mastered the skill.
University plans to capture Fremont Cannon for fifth year in a row
October 2, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
“Beat UNLV Week” activities help students to show school spirit.
University to induct six into Hall of Fame
August 28, 2009 • By Rhonda Lundin
The group will be inducted into Nevada’s Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 23 at a dinner in the Silver Baron Room at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino in Reno.
Pack Swimmer competes at world championships
July 29, 2009 • Staff Report
Marichi Gandionco is one of nine swimmers that represent the Philippines at the World Championships.
Rolling with the punches
June 22, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
David Schacter, Nevada's four-time National Collegiate Boxing Champion alumnus, is spending his summer internship in the Washington, D.C., office of another pugilist of note: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid
All Nevada teams surpass standards in APR report
May 6, 2009 • By Rhonda Lundin
All 17 of the University of Nevada’s athletics teams have turned in multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) at or above the 925 standard.
Athletics Academic Center achieves LEED
April 15, 2009 • By Jane Tors
The Marguerite Wattis Petersen Athletic Academic Center has received the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Silver certification.
Nevada basketball coach Fox leaves Nevada for Georgia
April 3, 2009 • By John Trent
Nevada men’s basketball coach Mark Fox was introduced as the new head coach at the University of Georgia during a press conference Friday morning in Athens, Georgia.
New leader of the Pack
April 3, 2009 • By John Trent
David Carter, an assistant for 10 years at Nevada, is the choice to lead the men’s basketball program.
Women’s lacrosse achieving milestones with first home game
March 20, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
Since their first practice last spring, the women’s lacrosse team has never given up. Now they’re more dedicated and united than ever.
Glick makes campus call: ‘Wear blue for WAC Tourney’
March 10, 2009 • By John Trent
President Glick said the campus-wide call is part of a larger effort where other businesses are encouraging their employees to wear blue in support of the Wolf Pack.
WAC Tourney a Swish for Reno
March 6, 2009 • By Pat McDonnell
WAC tourney brings ‘intense five days’ of basketball as Wolf Pack men’s and women’s teams start run for NCAA berths.
Nevada wins Third Straight WAC Swimming and Diving Title
March 2, 2009 • Staff Report
The Wolf Pack finished the meet with 639 points followed by Northern Arizona with 623. Nevada senior Courtney Eads earned WAC Swimmer of the Year honors.
Which football team will USAC students root for today?
December 30, 2008 • Staff Report
The University Studies Abroad Consortium has given Nevada students a chance to study abroad with students from the University of Maryland since 2007.
Nevada set to take on Maryland in Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
December 23, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Nevada will look for its first bowl triumph versus a team from one of the six BCS conferences when it kicks off against Maryland at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30.
Reno-Tahoe Airport gets a dose of Wolf Pack fever
November 20, 2008 • By John Trent
The Wolf Pack Den is located on the “B” Concourse of the airport, near the Southwest Airlines area.
Athletic graduation success rate at all-time high
October 16, 2008 • By Rhonda Lundin
Nevada’s highest ever GSR mark is the latest accomplishment in a year of academic successes for the Wolf Pack.
Honoring a legend
October 16, 2008 • By Pat McDonnell
Nevada honors the 40-year anniversary of the induction of its first player into the NFL Hall of Fame.
48 hour film festival puts new twist on rivalry
October 13, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
University videography students Winter Carrera and Sean Wilkes achieved just that after winning the Associated Students of the University of Nevada bookstore’s first 48-hour film festival competition
October 2, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
Pink out volleyball game kicks off University support for the Susan G. Komen race for the cure
Cannon stays true blue for another year
September 29, 2008 • By John Trent
Nevada amassed more than 600 yards in total offense to improve to 2-2. UNLV, coming off impressive victories over Arizona State and Iowa State, dropped to 3-2.
Nevada commemorates Motley's Hall of Fame induction
August 29, 2008 • By Rhonda Lundin
The University of Nevada will commemorate the 40th anniversary of former Wolf Pack star Marion Motley’s induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame during the 2008 football season, the university announced Aug. 29.
Nevada promotes positive, safe environment at Mackay
August 27, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The University of Nevada has taken a number of steps, including putting a set of “zero tolerance” rules in place, to promote a positive and safe environment at Mackay Stadium during the Wolf Pack’s football games this season.
Foxes deliver some Summer Scholars wisdom
August 21, 2008 • By John Trent
After reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s New York Times bestseller, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” over the summer, the students were asked to participate in discussion groups in their first act in joining the community of scholars on the N
Mayor Cashell invites community to support Nevada band
August 19, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Reno mayor to lead fund-raising effort, launch booster club for Pride of the Sierra marching band.
Can you dig it? 7,000 come to the University and Reno
June 27, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Reno has hosted the Volleyball Festival since 2004, and the University plays a crucial role in ensuring the festival’s success.
Wherever he goes, he's poised to succeed
June 20, 2008 • By Pat McDonnell
After finishing four years as a model student-athlete, David Ciarlo is ready for his next challenge
The Pack celebrates Gustin's 33 years of wild moments
June 11, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
On June 4, the University announced he would broadcast televised football games in 2008 and 2009 on the University of Nevada Sports Network. The latter duties include an assignment doing halftime features for televised Wolf Pack football, as well as men’s
Discounted athletics pass offered to graduates, faculty, staff
June 2, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
Discounted athletics tickets allow Nevada to thank graduates, faculty and staff for support.
Kemp, McPherson win top student-athlete awards
May 27, 2008 • By Nevada Athletics
Nevada basketball player Marcelus Kemp and Wolf Pack softball player Jordan McPherson earned top honors as the University's Doc Martie and Ruth Russell award winners.
Nevada makes second NCAA trip in three years
May 12, 2008 • By Nevada Athletics
Wolf Pack second seed at UCLA softball regional, competing against Boilermakers, Bruins, Cal State Fullerton.
Nevada softball wins Western Athletic Conference title
May 5, 2008 • By Nevada Athletics
The Wolf Pack beat San Jose State 3-2 in game one of a doubleheader to clinch the WAC championship. The Pack swept the Spartans in the doubleheader with a 5-4 win in eight innings to complete the series sweep.
Nevada cycling speeds toward this weekend’s championships
April 23, 2008 • By John Trent
Wolf Pack readies to host West Coast Championships for the first time since ’05.
Schacter’s four championships never done before
April 14, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Nevada boxer makes history in the ring.
Softball players taking the field, giving back to community
April 7, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
The class this semester is geared towards leadership and follower ship.
Efforts to create fan-friendly environment at Mackay Stadium
April 1, 2008 • By Jane Tors
Wolf Pack home games to feature emphasis on steps to encourage positive fan behavior; beer sales will continue but with added measures to promote responsible consumption.
Ticket Office extends hours to buy tickets to CBI
March 17, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The Wolf Pack Ticket Office at Legacy Hall will stay open until 8 p.m. today to accommodate fans wanting to purchase tickets for Nevada’s Tuesday night game with Houston at Lawlor Events Center in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational.
True Blue Krukows
February 29, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Whether baseball or music, Nevada has the right beat for this California family.
Changing the Mentality
February 5, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Women's hoops team eyes first NCAA berth while succeeding off the court as well.
Men's basketball game postponed due to weather
January 4, 2008 • Staff Report
Saturday night's University of Nevada men's basketball game with Utah State has been canceled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled later this season, Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth announced Friday.
A weekend to remember
November 12, 2007 • By Brandon Stewart
Grand opening and pivotal game mark historic weekend
Two rivals under one state flag
September 24, 2007 • By John Trent
He is a natural storyteller, so when the talk turns to the annual football game pitting the football teams from the University of Nevada, Reno and UNLV, Chris Ault can’t help himself.