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.

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

Babbitt to play basketball in Russia

Former University of Nevada basketball standout Luke Babbitt has signed to play for BC Nizhny Novgorod of the Russian Professional Basketball League.  Babbitt played two seasons at Nevada before opting for the 2010 NBA Draft where he was selected 16th by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Portland Trailblazers on draft night.  He played three seasons in Portland and will now take his talents to Russia. 

Babbitt earned Associated Press honorable mention All-America honors and second-team ESPN the Magazine academic All-America honors his sophomore season at Nevada.  In 2009 he was named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year in 2010.  Both years he was named the WAC first team.

In 68 games at Nevada he scored 1,316 points which ranks 14th in school history and his career scoring average of 19.4 points per game is fifth.  During the 2009-10 season he scored a school record 743 points.


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