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Nevada has 19 alums on NFL rosters

The University of Nevada has 19 alums in NFL training camps with less than a month to go before the regular season starts.

Week two of the preseason begins Thursday and it features a handful of matchups where Pack alums will face each other. That includes Saturday's game between the Titans (Khalid Wooten) and Bengals (Dontay Moch) and the Jaguars-Jets game that will have three former Pack linebackers in Jeremiah Green and Brandon Marshall (Jaguars) and Josh Mauga (Jets).

One of the more interesting matchups this week will be Friday night in Kansas City  where former Pack great Colin Kaepernick leads the San Francisco 49ers in to face the Chiefs, which has former Pack coach Chris Ault as a consultant.

Here's the list of Pack players in NFL camps:
Jonathon Amaya, Phoenix
Chris Barker, Miami
Nate Burleson, Detroit
Kaelin Burnett, Oakland
Harvey Dahl, St. Louis
Isaiah Frey, Chicago
Jeremiah Green, Jacksonville
Virgil Green, Denver
James-Michael Johnson, Cleveland
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco
Brandon Marshall, Jacksonville
Rishard Matthews, Miami
Josh Mauga, New York Jets
Dontay Moch, Cincinnati
Jeff Nady, Atlanta
Tray Session, Oakland
Zach Sudfeld, New England
Duke Williams, Buffalo
Khalid Wooten, Tennessee

Kickoff time for Nevada-Air Force adjusted

RENO, Nev. - The kickoff time for Nevada's game on Sept. 28 against Air Force has been moved to 5:05 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled for a 4:35 p.m. kickoff but was moved back 30 minutes to accommodate for the national television broadcast by CBS Sports Network. The game will mark the first ever trip by Air Force to Mackay Stadium.

NCAA honors Pack softball

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On Monday, the NCAA notified Nevada that in the coming weeks, the Wolf Pack will receive a plaque in recognition of the softball program's statistical championship in doubles per game for the 2012-13 season. The trophy will go on display inside Legacy Hall.

In 2013, Nevada doubled 102 times in 53 games, breaking the record set by the vaunted offense of 2008 despite playing nine less contests. The rate of 1.92 per game made the Pack the national leader for the first time in the history of the program.

The Pack broke two additional offensive program records last season and was led by a strong lineup throughout the year. Nevada slugged .477, seven points better than the offense of 2009 and got on base at a clip of .399, 11 points better than the group in 2008. The Pack scored 10-or-more runs in nine games, winning all of them. In 23 games, the team in Navy scored at least six runs, going a spectacular 20-3 in those games. As a team, Nevada hit .311, one point shy of the best number for any Nevada lineup.

The 2013 season was another successful campaign at the dish under hitting coach and former Pack baseball star Andy Dominique. He will return in 2014 for his sixth season in charge of the Pack's offense.


Nevada Women's Basketball Gives a Hand to Habitat For Humanity

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Members of the University of Nevada women's basketball team and coaching staff spent some time out in Stead today to assist Habitat for Humanity. The group worked together to clear trash, debris, and other materials around a house that will be remodeled and prepared for a family to move into shortly.

For video of the visit click here

Yi qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur

Former Nevada golfer Louise Yi advanced through sectional qualifying and will compete next month at the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Yi tied for second at her sectional event, firing a 72 at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, N.J. last week.

The U.S. Women's Amateur is slated for Aug. 5-11 at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina.

Yi finished her senior season at Nevada this spring and was third on the team with a stroke average of 77.69. She'll return to Reno this fall to complete her bachelor's degree.

The U.S. Women's Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA. Play begins Aug. 5 with the first of two rounds of stroke play. After a cut, match play begins on Aug. 7 and continues until a 36-hole championship final on Aug. 11.


2013 Mountain West Football Media Days Photo Gallery

The 2013 Mountain West Football Media Days event concluded today at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Head coach Brian Polian, quarterback Cody Fajardo, and defensive tackle Jordan Hanson attended the event for Nevada, where interviews and photo/video shoots took place in preparation for the upcoming season.

Take a look at a few behind the scenes pictures of the event here.

Wilner fires 73 in first round at Publinx

LORTON, Va. -- Nevada men's golf coach Jacob Wilner fired a first-round 73 at the first round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships on Monday.

Wilner is tied for 59th after the first round and will tee off at 9:30 a.m. (PT) today for the second round of stroke play.

"I'm very pleased with my play in the first round," Wilner said. "This course is very long and, for the most part, I managed my game well. I'm in good position right now."

After today's second round at Laurel Hill Golf Club, the field will be cut to the low 64 scores for match play, which begins Wednesday. The 36-hole championship is scheduled for Saturday.

Pack alum Michael Allen leading the U.S. Senior Open

Former Wolf Pack standout Michael Allen is in the driver's seat for his second major championship today as he enters the final round of the U.S. Senior Open with a two-shot lead.

Allen, who starred for the Wolf Pack in the 1980s, has won four career events on the Champions Tour, including the 2009 Senior PGA Championship in his first ever start in a Champions Tour major. Last year, he qualified for the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, his home course in San Francisco.

Allen opened the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday with a 67 and then fired a 63 at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club on Friday. He carded a 72 yesterday and goes into the final 18 holes today with a two-shot lead over Kenny Perry and Fred Funk. Among those also in contention are Rocco Mediate, Corey Pavin and Mark O'Meara.

"We're pulling hard for Michael," Nevada men's golf coach Jacob Wilner said. "He's been a huge supporter of our program through the years and I'm happy that he has this opportunity today."

Allen won twice on the Champions Tour last year and then picked up another victory earlier this year at the Mississippi Golf Resort Classic.

The U.S. Senior Open will be broadcast on NBC today at noon.

Jameson To Join Reno Aces

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Former University of Nevada pitcher Tom Jameson who signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks after just completing his senior season has been promoted from the Arizona Rookie League to the Triple-A Reno Aces.  The Reno native will join to Aces in Tacoma tonight.

In four appearances in the Arizona Rookie League Jameson tossed five innings and did not allow a run while earning a save.

Jameson posted a 20-18 record with a 4.38 ERA  and 157 strikeouts at Nevada.  He appeared in 60 games and made 53 starts on the mound.  After going 7-2 with a 2.55 ERA his junior season he earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors.  His 20 wins is tied for eighth most in school history and 328.2 career innings pitched ranks third.  In addition to the 20 wins he recorded two saves his freshman year and tossed four complete games.




Spencer Departs for Fresno State

The University of Nevada Wolf Pack is searching for a new golf coach to direct the women's program. Chad Spencer, who was the head coach of the Pack for the past three seasons is returning to Fresno State, his alma mater, to take over the Bulldogs men's program from the retiring Mike Watney, for whom Spencer played.

"Chad is a good golf coach and a better person," Pack athletics director Doug Knuth said. "We hate to lose Chad but we wish him and his family well as they return to their alma mater, Fresno State. Our golf programs enjoy great community support and we have access to some of the best golf courses in the country right in our backyard. A national search for a new head coach for women's golf is underway and we expect great interest from coaches around the country."

Nevada returns all but one player from last year's team that tied for fourth at the 2013 Mountain West Championships. That includes junior Nikki Prichard and sophomore Caryn Khoo, both of whom boasted stroke averages below 76 last year.