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Men's basketball spends time at Sparks Marina

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Members of the University of Nevada men's basketball team spent time at the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club Day for Kids 2013 that took place at the Sparks Marina on Saturday.  The players were introduced and at the event and signed autographs and took photos with the kids.

The University of Nevada soccer team partnered with the Great Basin Youth Soccer League and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada this past weekend to host a match at the Moana Springs Sports Complex. A program record 1,050 fans came out to watch the Wolf Pack capture a 3-2 win over Sacramento State Sunday afternoon, giving Nevada its second win of the season.

Fans were encouraged to bring canned goods to support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and they were generous in their donations, as the group collected 1,162 pounds of food. That is a value of $1,963.78.

Local food trucks and the Reno Host Lions Club were busy selling food to the fans in attendance. The Lions Club were on hand grilling hamburgers and polish dogs, selling over $700 that will go towards an effort to provide glasses for school kids in northern Nevada.

The Nevada men's soccer club team assisted with the event and received a donation of $700 from the GBYSL.

It was a great event to showcase how the northern Nevada area is truly a "One Community One Pack".



 

Hug High School to rename stadium to honor Pack alum

Less than a week after former Nevada head football coach Chris Ault had the field at Mackay Stadium named in his honor one of his former players will receive  a similar honor on Friday evening.  Former Wolf Pack defensive back Rollins Stallworth will have the football stadium at Hug High School renamed in his honor.  The field will be Grove Holcomb Field at Rollins Stallworth Stadium.

Stallworth coached at Hug High School from 1993-2009 before becoming the vice principal at O'Brien Middle School.  In 2005 the Hawks advanced to the 4A state championship game.

After transferring from Merced College (Calif.) Stallworth played for coach Ault and the Wolf Pack during the 1979 and 1980 seasons at safety.  In 1980 he earned second-team All-Big Sky honors and was a team captain.  The 1979 team advanced to the semifinals of the 1AA playoffs before falling to Eastern Kentucky.

Nevada Swim and Dive Helps at Balloon Races


The University of Nevada swimming and diving team volunteered at the Reno Balloon Races for the second straight year this week.

 

On Thursday, 10 members of the team spent time at the E.L. Cord tissue paper balloon launch, seeing some of the balloons off with local children.

 

The stop early Thursday was the first in a line of pending community service appearances for the group. The entire team (22 student-athletes) is scheduled to work at the Truckee Tough Mudder on September 28.  Then on October 21 several of the Pack's international student-athletes will participate in Reading Day at a local middle school - they'll each read something aloud in their native language.

 

Later this Fall the group will meet its pen pals from a local middle school.  Coach Abby Steketee was on of two recipients of Nevada's Give Back Like Jack award earlier in 2013. The award is given to members of the Nevada staff that demonstrate exceptional community service records.

 

 

Nevada in the NFL

As the 2013 NFL season opens tonight, below is a rundown of the 15 former Nevada players who made pro rosters so far this season.

Nevada has the third-most NFL players amongst Mountain West teams with its 15 players. Fresno State has 18 players (14 active, three practice squad and one injured reserve) while Boise State has 17 players (16 active, one injured reserve).

As a conference, the Mountain West has 82 players on active rosters and 15 more who are on practice squads.

Nevada's breakdown:
Active
Player            Position    NFL Team
Chris Barker        OL        New England Patriots
Nate Burleson        WR        Detroit Lions
Kaelin Burnett        LB        Oakland Raiders
Harvey Dahl        G        St. Louis Rams
Isaiah Frey        CB        Chicago Bears
Virgil Green        TE        Denver Broncos
Michael-James Johnson    LB        Kansas City Chiefs
Colin Kaepernick    QB        San Francisco 49ers
Rishard Matthews    WR        Miami Dolphins
Zach Sudfeld        TE        New England Patriots
Duke Williams        WR        Buffalo Bills

Practice Squad
Brandon Marshall    LB        Denver Broncos
Dontay Moch        LB        Arizona Cardinals
Khalid Wooten        CB        Tennessee Titans

Injured Reserve
Josh Mauga        LB        New York Jets