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Nevada women's basketball Clayton Middle School Visit

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Nevada women's basketball head coach Jane Albright and seniors Amber Smith and Markie Wilder recently took a visit to Clayton Middle School for "College Day Celebration". Coach Albright spoke to the students about the importance of education and encouraged the students to do their best both in the classroom and out of it. The students who were in attendance received a free white Nevada t-shirt to wear proudly around the community.  

For a photo gallery of the visit click here.


Michael Allen wins again

It's turning out to be a pretty special year for Wolf Pack alum Michael Allen. In March, Allen notched the fifth win of his Champions Tour career, taking the title of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.
Last month, Allen was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame.
On Sunday, Allen brought home his fifth career Champions Tour win, beating Olin Browne in a playoff at the Greater Hickory Classic. Here's the story.

Boise State fans issue challenge to Nevada...

From our friends at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada...

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The Hunger Bowl strikes again for the Nevada- Boise State football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bronco Stadium.  In addition to the food drive for the Idaho Food Bank that will take place at the game, Boise State has issued a challenge to Wolf Pack fans to compete in an online virtual food drive, to raise funds for hunger relief in both areas.   

Wolf Pack and Bronco fans anywhere can visit http://hungerbowl.org/virtual-food-drive and click on their team's logo to make a cash donation. All Wolf Pack donations will go to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. All Boise State donations will be used for hunger relief in Idaho.  The Hunger Bowl challenge has started and is continuing through the end of  Saturday's game on October 19. 

Hunger is a very serious issue across the country and right here in Nevada.  One in four children in Nevada live in a home where there is not enough food for three meals per day, and one in five people in Nevada needs to seek food assistance to make ends meet.  Each dollar raised for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada can provide 3 meals to those who need them. 
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Women's basketball team retreat at Squaw Valley

1382290_160039217537827_1813075813_n.jpgThe Wolf Pack women's basketball team is currently busy working hard in preparation for the upcoming 2013-14 basketball season. The squad recently took some time up in Squaw Valley to hold a team bonding event, where the student-athletes and coaching staff completed ropes courses and other group challenges. Check out some of the photos from the retreat here.

Additionally, the team was out in the community recently, lending a hand as volunteers at the 2013 Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" event. Click here for photos of the day.
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For a complete photo gallery of both days visit the team's Nevada Women's Basketball Facebook page here.


Time set (and broadcast switch) for Nevada-Colorado State game.

The gametime and television broadcast has been set for the Nevada football team's game at Colorado State on Nov. 9.

The Wolf Pack and Rams will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time (1:30 p.m. in Fort Collins) and the game will be an exclusive digital broadcast of the Mountain West Network. For Nevada fans, the easiest way to watch the game will be via NevadaWolfPack.TV (or clicking on the NevadaWolfPack.TV button on the homepage of NevadaWolfPack.com.

The Nevada-Colorado State game was originally set for broadcast on one of the ESPN networks but the ESPN and the MWN switched with the Fresno State-Wyoming game for that date.

Nevada still has three games remaining with a TBA for the game time. All three of those are scheduled for broadcast within the ESPN family of networks and ESPN has until 12 days before the game to set the broadcast schedule and gametime.

For the Nevada-UNLV Homecoming game coming up at the end of October, we will know the game time/broadcast info by Oct. 14 and will announce it as soon as we know. The same 12-day window exists for Nevada's games at Fresno State (Nov. 2) and at home vs. San Jose State (Nov. 16).

Men's basketball participates in JDRF Walk



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Photo gallery of the walk.

Members of the Nevada men's basketball team, coaches along with their families and other supports staff spent part of Sunday morning at the JDRF Walk held on the Nevada campus.  The Wolf Pack were part of team Double Trouble organized by the family of Amie and Maddie Barnard who were both diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

The JDRF stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Funds raised from the walk are used for research to find a cure for juvenile diabetes.  There were numerous teams that participated in the walk in support of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.




Men's basketball Starting 5 dinnner

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Members of the men's basketball team welcome the Starting 5 members prior to the dinner.

The University of Nevada men's basketball annual Starting 5 dinner was held Tuesday night at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino.  The Starting 5 is a financial support group essential to continued growth and success of the University of Nevada men's basketball program. All monies raised through the Starting 5 go directly to enhance and support the men's basketball operating budget. Specifically, Starting 5 funds are used for recruiting, travel and other operating expenses.

For information about joining the Starting 5 call Kim Anastassatos at (775) 682-6965.