November 2012 Archives

Phi Delta Theta Helps to "Green" Mackay Stadium

Ever wonder what happens to the thousands of bottles that fans drink at Mackay Stadium?

The University of Nevada's Media Relations Office wrote a great story about the Phi Delta Theta fraternity which has donated its time to the Wolf Pack Recycling program on campus after football games this year.

According to the story, the group collects approximately 50 pounds of recycling after each home football game.

Found Coach Carter's Wallet?

If you happened to be on campus lately, you might have found Coach David Carter or Coach Jane Albright's wallet.

Carter's Wallet.jpgThose wallets are part of an innovative marketing campaign Nevada Athletics put together to help raise campus awareness about Wolf Pack men's and women's basketball. The marketing department dropped 250 wallets all over campus, and inside each wallet is an ID for one of the Wolf Pack basketball coaches, a basketball schedule card and a note that directs the finder to turn the wallet into the ticket office. Finders receive Wolf Pack decals and signs and an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for prizes, including gift certificates.

According to Adam Carp, Nevada's director of involvement and promotions, the promotion has brought out the best in people with at least 61 wallets being turned into the ticket office so far.

"I dropped one casually and this student ran right up to me saying I think you dropped your wallet," Carp said. "I told him it was his to keep because being a Good Samaritan and raising awareness about Wolf Pack basketball is what this is all about."

So next time you are on campus, look down and you might find Coach Carter or Albright's wallet too.

Women's Basketball Schedule Change

A small change has been made to the women's basketball 2012-13 schedule. Tip-off for the Dec. 12 home game against Cal State Los Angeles has been changed from 12 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. The team is partnering with the Washoe County School District to host a "When I Grow Up" event, where elementary school students will tour the University of Nevada campus before attending a free game at Lawlor Events Center. The time change allows the participants to return back to their respective schools on time.

The Wolf Pack will host its annual John Ascuaga's Nugget Classic on Nov. 23-24 at Lawlor Events Center. Nevada will open the event against Cleveland State Friday at 2 p.m. Santa Clara and Toledo will face off in the second game at 4:30 p.m.

Former WNBA Player and Olympic Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton Visits Pack

ruthie.jpgThe Nevada women's basketball team had a special guest in its locker room following a tough road loss to Pacific last night. Former WNBA player and Olympic Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton stopped by to offer some words of encouragement and meet with the team. Bolton and current Wolf Pack women's basketball director of basketball operations Carla McGhee played together on the 1996 Olympic team where the squad won the gold medal in Atlanta. Bolton and McGhee also squared off against each other in the SEC, as Ruthie played for Auburn while Carla played for Tennessee.

Nevada will close out its road trip tomorrow against UC Irvine, before returning home for the annual John Ascuaga's Nugget Classic at Lawlor Events Center Nov. 23-24.

Cooking With Coach Carter

University of Nevada head basketball coach David Carter joins Steve Schroeder on Delicious by DaVita Wednesday on
KRNV-TV channel 4 for a cooking segment.  The segment will air during the 4 p.m. news.

The Wolf Pack hosts the World Vision Classic this weekend, Nov. 16-18 at Lawlor Events Center.  Nevada opens the classic versus Cal State Fullerton on Friday at 6 p.m.

Quarterback Club Luncheon Will Be Held Monday

Although Monday is the observed holiday for Veteran's Day, the Wolf Pack's Quarterback Club Luncheons will be held as usual.

Join Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault at the Peppermill Casino and enjoy lunch while Ault discusses the Fresno State game, including a film breakdown. Ault will also give a preview of this week's game at New Mexico and take questions for the audience.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon. Cost is $17 at the door.

Salute to Champions Honors Former Letterwinners

Last week, Nevada Athletics held its Salute to Champions Dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prevents gender discrimination in education.

In addition to a great keynote address by Olympic gold medalist Brandi Chastain, the evening celebrated the success of women's athletics at the University of Nevada as well as honored some donors and decisionmakers who contributed to that success.

We were fortunate enough to have some former student-athletes from the 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s with interesting stories to tell about their time at Nevada.

Prior to the passage of Title IX in 1972, budgets for women's sports were very small or non-existent and women did not receive scholarships, often had to share uniforms or make their own and sometimes had to sleep in travel vans or on gym floors.

Female student-athletes also did not receive lettermen's jackets like their male counterparts, so in honor of these women, we presented them with a letter at last night's dinner.

In attendance were event emcee Wendy Damonte who swam for the Wolf Pack in the early 1990s, Angie Taylor who played basketball from 1982-86 before going on to work as an administratory in the Wolf Pack athletics department, Jane Miller who played basketball, volleyball and softball from 1972-76, Jane Witter who skied for the Wolf Pack from 1971-74, Pat Klos who skied from 1958-59  and Betty Macaulay who competed in basketball, volleyball, tennis, horseback riding and rifle in the late 1940s.

Miller and Witter both experienced firsthand the benefits of the passage of Title IX during their collegiate careers although they both said they didn't know it at the time. Miller said that suddenly she started receiving money for books during her career as a student-athlete, while Witter said that her parents had to pay for all of her competitions up until her final race in 1974 when the university paid her travel expenses.

"I didn't know about Title IX at the time, but it always seemed unfair that the university paid for the men's events and not the women's," Witter said.

Klos joined the skiing team in the late 1950s. She said there wasn't a women's ski team, but a few of her friends recruited her to ski because they could race in the downhill and slalom against other schools if they had enough women. Klos said that the women had to make their own ski jackets, so she joked being able to sew was a requirement to join the team. She said that one of her teammates had a pattern, so all of the women went to her house to make their jackets.

And finally Macaulay shared a great story about how three of the women on the rifle team in the 1940s were chosen for the men's team in a shooting match against California. She said that their gender was not given on the roster, so "when we showed up at the rifle range, the men were flabbergasted." The Wolf Pack, with the three women, went on to outshoot Cal.

All in all, it was a great night and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the history and success of Wolf Pack women's athletics, pre- and post-Title IX. Here is a photo of all of the former student-athletes who were in attendance at the dinner (from left to right: Wendy Damonte, Angie Taylor, Pat Klos, Betty Macaulay, Jane Witter, Jane Miller):

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Nevada Women's Basketball Team Makes House Calls

wbbtick1.jpgThe Wolf Pack women's basketball team spent some time delivering season tickets to the homes of fans recently. Many of the women's basketball season ticket holders were surprised and excited to get visited by members of the team.

Nevada will open the 2012-13 season at home for the fourth consecutive season Friday evening against Cal State Fullerton. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.

Season tickets are still on sale. 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. Regular season tickets are $60 for adults, $40
for seniors 65 and older, and $35 for children eighth grade and under. Each youth season ticket
comes as a Pup Club Membership which includes a t-shirt, membership lanyard as well as free
admission to football, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball and discounted admission for men's basketball.
Season tickets are good for any seat in the lower bowl of Lawlor Events Center, including
the cushion seats on the floor, on a first-come first-serve basis.

Nevada Basketball Posters

The 2012-13 University of Nevada men's and women's schedule posters are now available.To get your poster attend a Wolf Pack basketball game or stop by the athletics office located in Legacy Hall.

NCAA President Congratulates Men's Golf, Rifle

We announced that the Wolf Pack men's golf and rifle teams had received the NCAA Public Recognition Award earlier this summer for having an Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent in the nation in their sports, but today we received a nice note of congratulations from NCAA President Mark Emmert to congratulate the teams on their academic achievement:


Chancellors and Presidents


Directors of Athletics


of Institutions Sponsoring

Faculty Athletics Representatives


NCAA Division I Sports

Senior Compliance Administrators


Senior Woman Administrators


FROM:    Mark Emmert 
                NCAA President.
SUBJECT:    2011-12 Public Recognition Award Memorandum. 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate your institution's recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award.  This honor is bestowed on teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.  The following list notes those teams at your institution that received this distinction.  A letter has been sent to each of the head coaches noted below acknowledging this academic success.

University of Nevada

Men's Golf

Mixed Rifle

Thank you for your leadership and support of the academic reform efforts.  These teams represent intercollegiate athletics at its best.  Once again, I congratulate you, the head coach, team, student-athletes, athletics department and institution for the outstanding academic achievements of these teams. 

Download the Wolf Pack Basketball Schedules

We've finally gotten around to adding a feature that several of you have been asking about for quite a while. You can now subscribe to sports schedules in your Outlook or other calendar applications.

We currently have men's and women's basketball schedules posted, along with football. We will have baseball and softball available soon for their Spring seasons, and we'll be adding all the rest of the sports along the way.

You can get the link to subscribe on the right side of the sport's respective front page. They are titled "Downloadable Schedule" and will not take you to a calendar page. Instead, the link should be copied, and pasted into a spot in your calendar application for subscribing to an outside calendar. By using this method, it allows us to change the schedule on our end and have it update on yours automatically. For instance, if a time is not yet scheduled for a game (see Boise State in football this season), we may have it set as an all-day event. Once we get work on the kickoff time, we'll update the schedule, and it will automatically appear as the correct time on your calendar.

To save you a little time, here are the links to the schedules we have up:

Carter On Wolf Pack All Access Sunday Night

Nevada head men's basketball coach David Carter will join Bryan Samudio on Wolf Pack All Access at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening.  The show airs following Sunday Night NFL Football on KRNV Channel 4 in Reno.  Tune in to see a preview of the 2012-13 season with coach Carter.

The Wolf Pack returns three starters in Deonte Burton, Malik Story and Jerry Evans, Jr. along with seven additional letterwinners from a squad that posted a 28-7 mark last season.  Last year's team captured the Western Athletic Conference title with a 13-1 mark and reached the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.  This season will mark the first for the Pack in the Mountain West.

The Pack hosts Oregon Tech on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a free exhibition contest at Lawlor Events Center before traveling to UC Irvine for the regular season opener on Nov. 10.  Three regular season home game follow, Nov. 16-18 in the World Vision Classic.

Recovery is Key After a Soccer Match

The University of Nevada soccer team battled Boise State to a 1-0 win in its quarterfinal match at the 2012 Mountain West Soccer tournament last night. Freshman Daisha Jones-Oglesby scored the game winning goal with five minutes left in regulation.

The team is gearing up for its semifinal match on Friday against New Mexico by using the day to recover. The squad spent some time in the pool doing some light training this morning. After lunch, the team will spend some time together at the movies. The three choices of the day are "Argo", "Taken 2", and "Paranormal Activity 4". Film on New Mexico will be broken down later, followed by a team dinner and ice baths before bed.

Check out highlights of the Pack's 1-0 win over Boise State below.

Nevada vs. Boise State Highlights

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