October 2012 Archives

Nevada Day Hoops And Treats

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The University of Nevada men's and women's basketball teams along with the Wolf Pack cheerleaders and Alphie spent a portion of Nevada Day handing out candy to trick-of-treaters at Lawlor Events Center today.  Many of those in attendance dressed in costume to collect candy in hopes of filling up their sacks.

Trick-or-treaters were also able to get autographs on a specially designed poster that was distributed for the event.  Fans took photos with their favorite players, cheerleaders and Alphie on the court.

The women host San Francisco State on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in free exhibition contest. The men's free exhibition versus Oregon Tech in scheduled for Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

Remembering Keith Loper

Former Wolf Pack coach Keith Loper passed away at his home in Reno on Tuesday. Loper coached baseball, football and wrestling while at the University of Nevada, including a stint as Nevada's head baseball coach from 1972-73. In fact, he gave current head baseball coach Gary Powers his first job as his assistant coach.

Jim Krajewski from the Reno Gazette-Journal wrote a nice tribute to the well-liked Loper.

Powers added this about his mentor: "Keith was one of the most wonderful, loyal, caring people I have had the pleasure to have been associated with. He was a great mentor and and I am so thankful to him for all of the support and guidance he provided to me." 

We will pass along any memorial service information we receive. 


Burton And Story Named To CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason MW Teams

University of Nevada guards Deonte Burton and Malik Story have been named to the collegesportsmadness.com preseason Mountain West All-Conference teams.  The backcourt duo led the Wolf Pack to 28-7 record and a conference title last season.

Burton, the 2012 WAC Player of the Year was selected to the first team.  His 14.8 points and 4.2 assists per game topped the Pack a year ago.

The sharp shooting Story was chosen to the fourth team.  He was second on the squad averaging 14.1 points per game and connected on 42 percent of his three-point attempts.

A Hall of Fame Blast from the Past

This weekend is Hall of Fame weekend at the University of Nevada and the Wolf Pack will induct its latest group of former stars into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Friday night's dinner and Saturday's football game.

As we prepare to welcome Jennifer Ashcroft (track and field), Nate Burleson (football), Tracey King (women's tennis), Mike Maxwell (football), Don Price (baseball) and Angie Yoon (women's golf), here's a great photo from the archives of the legendary Nevada basketball coach Jake Lawlor from the first Hall of Fame Weekend in 1973:

Jake Lawlor HOF Game.jpgFor a complete list of all of Nevada Hall of Fame inductees, click here.

Tickets are still available for Friday night's Hall of Fame Dinner, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Reno Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each by calling (775) 682-6965.

Tickets are also still available for the Hall of Fame Game vs. San Diego State, which kicks off 7:30 p.m. at Mackay Stadium. This year's Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at halftime of the football game. To buy tickets, call (775) 348-PACK or go online at www.NevadaWolfPack.com.

Men's Basketball At Brookfield Elementary

Photos from Brookfield Elementary

Several member of the University of Nevada men's basketball team along with head coach David Carter spent part of Monday afternoon at Brookfield Elementary School in Reno.  Coach Carter and the players spoke with the assembled students about the importance of school and the Wolf Pack basketball program.  The students also had an opportunity to get player autographs during the assembly.

Jefferson Leads The Way

The college football season is at its midpoint and various publications are handing out midseason awards.

Most notable for the Pack was Monday's release of the CBSSports.com Midseason All-America Team, that featured Nevada junior running back Stefphon Jefferson as a first-team All-America selection.

The Wolf Pack also had 16 selections on the Midseason All-Mountain West Team that was produced by Phil Steele's College Football publication.

Khalid Wooten was selected as the top punt returner and a first-team cornerback on the publication's Midseason All-Mountain West team. Nevada had 10 selections - nine players with Wooten on there twice - on the first team with 16 selections overall.

Five members of the Union were honored, including three on the first team in tackle Jeff Nady, guard Chris Barker and tight end Zach Sudfeld. Tackle Joel Bitonio was on the second team and center Matt Galas was named to the third team.

Wide receiver Brandon Wimberly and Stefphon Jefferson were also represented on the first-team offense. Sophomore Brock Hekking joined Wooten and safety Duke Williams on the first-team defense. And kicker Allen Hardison was also selected to the first team.

Joining Bitonio on the second team were quarterback Cody Fajardo and linebacker Albert Rosette.

On the third team along with Galas were defensive end Lenny Jones and linebacker Jeremiah Green.

The complete list is here.

Swimming and Diving Volunteers at Animal Ark

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Head Coach Abby Steketee and her husband, volunteer assistant Steve Steketee, pose with the team in front of a wall they built while volunteering at Animal Ark on Saturday.

Head coach Steketee shared her thoughts on the volunteer experience.

"A group of nine from Nevada Swimming & Diving volunteered at the Animal Ark over the weekend.  We worked on the Bear Rehab Enclosure for orphaned cubs to use this winter and spring.  For the most part, we used branches and sticks burned in a fire in the late 1990s to build a wall so that the bears can't see visitors; Animal Ark doesn't want the cubs to become too humanized...the goal is to release them into the wild," she said.

Nevada swimming and diving has made an impact on the community this Fall, led by first-year head coach Abby Steketee. To date, the Wolf Pack has worked at the Reno Balloon Races, the Tough Mudder and now with Animal Ark since athletes arrived on campus in August.

College Basketball Complete 2012-13 Mountain West Preview

With men's basketball starting practice today at 5 p.m. College Basketball released a preview of the 2012-13 Mountain West.   To read about the team's in the MW this season click on this link.

Nevada host Oregon Tech in a free exhibition contest on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

Thursday Basketball Photo Shoot

Men's behind the scene photos

Women's behind the scene photos

The University of Nevada basketball teams spent Thursday afternoon shooting photos for the 2012-13 posters and spots for this season's commercials.  The posters and commercials are scheduled to be finished by the end of the month so check NevadaWolfPack.com at the end of October to view the commercial and see the final poster.

Click the links above to see some of the behind the scene photos of Thursday's shoot.

Basketball Media Practice

Media Practice Photos

University of Nevada head coach David Carter and his staff put the local media through a typical Wolf Pack practice on Wednesday afternoon at Lawlor Events Center.  The practice is designed to give the media an idea of what the players go through each day.  Coach Carter continues the media practice tradition started by then Pack head coach Mark Fox.

The media began with a stretching session then moved on to various drills before closing out the day with a full court scrimmage.  One perk the media received following practice was pizza, something not typical of a Pack practice.

Nevada begins practice on Friday in preparation for the 2012-13 season.  The Pack hosts Oregon Tech in a free exhibition game on Nov. 6.  The first game of the season is Nov. 10 at UC Irvine.

Time Lapse of Mackay Stadium

The University of Nevada posted this great time lapse video from last week's Homecoming win over Wyoming at Mackay Stadium on its YouTube channel.

Wolf Pack fans have just three more chances to see the football team in action at Mackay Stadium this season, starting with next Saturday's game with San Diego State.

If you still need tickets for the three remaining home games vs. San Diego State, Fresno State and Boise State, check out the new State Pack that we just created. Prices range from $60-$81 each plus a $6 delivery fee. Click here to buy your State Pack now.

Don't miss your chance to see the Wolf Pack in action at Mackay Stadium this season.

Basketball Media Day

Photo Gallery

The 2012-13 Nevada basketball teams held media day on Tuesday at Lawlor Events Center in preparation for the upcoming season.  Both teams were interviewed and had photos taken by various media sources during the event.

The women have begun practice while the men get underway on Friday. 

The Pack women host San Francisco State in an exhibition contest on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.while the men's exhibition game versus Oregon Tech is Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.  Both games are free admission.


Drake Men's Basketball Game Moved To Nov. 30

The University of Nevada men's basketball game with Drake has been moved to Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.  Originally the game was scheduled to be played on Dec. 1, the same date the Wolf Pack football team hosts Boise State.  The basketball game is part of the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge.

Nevada-UNLV Television Info

Here's some information on this week's Battle for the Fremont Cannon football game, which will be played at noon on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

The game is being produced and broadcast on the new Time Warner Cable SportsNet, which launched Oct. 1. To find out if your television provider has TWC SportsNet available, visit www.twcsportsnet.com.

Charter Communications in Northern Nevada will carry the exclusive broadcast of the game. It will be on Charter channel 3 in Reno, Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs and Lake Tahoe. In the Carson City and Gardnerville areas, the game will be carries on Charter 15.


The University of Nevada soccer team had a special guest in the stands of Mackay Stadium Sunday afternoon. 2012 London Olympics Women's Soccer gold medalist Amy LePeilbet was in attendance to cheer on the Pack against New Mexico.

LePeilbet is close friends with Nevada assistant coach Kirk Nelson. Kirk coached Amy during his time on staff with the Arizona State soccer team. LePeilbet was in town visiting her parents who reside in Reno and came out to support the team as they hosted the Lobos. Amy also brought along her gold medal to share with the team.


Live Streaming in Nevada's Mobile App

app-icon.jpgNevada Athletics' digital technology has caught up. A few weeks ago, we launched a new version of our mobile app for Android and iPhone. The app features what you'd expect--news updates, schedules, rosters and all of the basic information about your favorite Wolf pack teams.

What's new, and most exciting, is that the app also features live streaming. From inside the app itself, you can subscribe to get live feeds of Wolf Pack games at home or on the road.

When the Pack is away from home, any game that has a radio broadcast will also be fed to the app. That includes football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and some softball games.

When Nevada is playing at home, in addition to any radio broadcasts, there will be live video attached to those sports. There will also be video feeds of any home soccer and volleyball matches.

Subscription prices are $4.99/month or $19.99/year. These are separate from any subscriptions purchased on our website.

Here's how to get to the video and audio within the apps. Once you open the app, navigate to the schedule page, either for the individual sport or the master list. The schedule should open up to the current date, showing any in-progress or upcoming games. Select the game you wish to view or hear. That will open up the live stats feed of the game. One of the icons near the top of the page will be that of a speaker or a television. Click that and the audio or video will load.

It's that simple. One word of caution. As of right now, it's not possible to select a game that hasn't yet begun or is on a stats system that is not compatible with ours. This isn't a common problem, but it did present itself while the football team played at Texas State. All Mountain West schools with the exception of Hawai`i use the same system as Nevada. If the system is different, you will not be able to get to the video or audio link. This issue is being addressed and will be fixed in an upcoming version of the app.

We hope you get a chance to check out the Wolf Pack on your phone or iPad soon. 

Battle Ready! Battle Born!

Student-athletes by day...sales team by night

wbbcalls.jpgMembers of the University of Nevada women's basketball team spent a few hours this week making calls to fans regarding their upcoming season. The team passed on season ticket information and thanked fans for their support.

A new option for fans this season is the "Family Pack". The plan costs $99 and includes two adult season tickets along with two youth season tickets. For more info on season tickets check out http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/100212aaa.html


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