February 2013 Archives

New Season Ticketholder Wins 49ers Passes

New Wolf Pack football season ticketholder D'Arcy Ellisen of Escalon, Calif., will get a chance to see former Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick in person next year.

Ellisen is the winner of Nevada's Colin Kaepernick season ticket contest and will receive four tickets and pregame field passes to the San Francisco 49ers' home opener this fall. She was randomly selected in a drawing from all Wolf Pack fans who renewed or purchased new season tickets prior to February 1.

Ellisen said that she and her family first came to Wolf Pack games when her daughter, now a sophomore, decided to attend the University of Nevada. Her family came to check out the university and became fans of the Silver and Blue. The 2013 season will be her first year as a season ticketholder, and Ellisen and her family will make the three-hour drive from Escalon for Nevada home games.

"We really enjoy the games. Nevada is a great place to watch football," she said. "We're looking forward to next season."

Season tickets for the 2013 season are currently on sale, starting at $90 per seat.  Fans can buy season tickets online at NevadaWolfPack.com or by calling (775) 348-PACK.

"Tie"ing it all together for Nevada Athletics

The 4th Annual Blue Tie Ball is on Saturday, March 30th at the Peppermill Resort Casino.  Wolf Pack Athletics has partnered with the Whispering Vine to create the ultimate Auction item for this year's Blue Tie Ball.


From now until Friday, March 1st, you can go to either Whispering Vine Wine location (Mayberry or Foothill) and purchase a bottle of wine to be donated to the Wolf Pack wine barrel silent auction item and you will receive 2 FREE tickets to the UNLV vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Men's Basketball game on Saturday, March 2nd, the state rivalry game! 50 pairs of tickets will be given away at each location.


Go to Whispering Vine today to get your tickets and donate your bottle of wine!  For tickets and more information on the Blue Tie Ball, go to nevadawolfpack.com/bluetieball or "Like" us at Facebook.com/bluetieball.

Wolf Pack Shares Valentine Wishes

photo.JPGOne student-athlete wrote in French, his native language, and others shared personal stories or inspirational sayings, but regardless of the sentiments, all 16 of Nevada's teams have joined together to make sure that a group of local elementary school students enjoy Valentine's Day this week.

Each team adopted a classroom at Mt. Rose Elementary School in Reno and wrote out Valentines that will be given out at the school this week. The student-athletes wanted to make sure that every student at the school received one of the cards, which are decorated with hearts and a Wolf Pack logo.

We hope that every Wolf Pack fan out there has a Happy Valentine's Day too!
af.jpgAir Force Captain Katie Jannazo guided the Nevada women's basketball team on a tour of the academy Thursday before an afternoon practice. The team got a chance to walk inside the Air Force chapel and also got an inside look of the dorms that the cadets live in.Jannazo filled the team in on some of the daily routines the cadets go through and provided a lot of history of the academy. Nevada will face Air Force Saturday afternoon at Clune Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The team visited the U.S.A Olympic training center in Colorado Springs after practice on Friday. The squad ate lunch on site and toured the facilities used by our U.S Olympic athletes.


Signing Day Coincides with Girls and Women in Sports Day

Today is National Signing Day for football, soccer and track and field, which means that over 25 new student-athletes are joining the Wolf Pack family (click here and here for some great coverage of our new football and soccer student-athletes). But it is also National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which celebrates the participation and excellence of girls and women in athletics.

We couldn't help think that Signing Day is a perfect day to take a minute to reflect on the thousands of Wolf Pack men and women who have had the opportunity to continue playing the sports they love at the collegiate level and earn their degrees as we welcome this new crop of Wolf Pack student-athletes.

In celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, Nevada Athletics will holding an All-Sports Clinic with the Pack on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Lawlor Events Center prior to the women's basketball game vs. San Diego State.

Student-athletes from all of Nevada's sports will be staffing sports stations and women's basketball will be holding a pregame clinic for boys and girls - all for free. Check-in is from 2-2:30 p.m. at Section 22 on the upper concourse at Lawlor Events Center and the pregame clinic runs from 2:30-3 p.m. The sports stations will be running from 3-3:45 p.m. and participants are welcome to stay for the women's basketball game, which tips off at 4 p.m.

It's a great day for children to learn about all of our Wolf Pack sports, and we hope that all of our young fans will be able to join us on Feb. 23.

Here's a photo from one of our great clinics in the past:


Danika Sharp Honored

Danika1.jpgWolf Pack women's basketball guard Danika Sharp currently holds the Nevada high school girls basketball state record for points scored at 2,803. Sharp broke the record as a member of the West Wendover High School team and was honored during halftime of a boys varsity game. The junior's jersey number was retired and the banner pictured above was hung in the rafters to commemorate her achievement. Sharp is currently second in scoring for Nevada this season at 13.4 ppg. The West Wendover native has scored in double figures in 15 out of Nevada's 20 games and recorded a career high 28 points in a win over Cal State Los Angeles earlier this season. Sharp and the team are currently on the road for two games, facing Colorado State Wednesday night and Air Force on Saturday.


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