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.
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.
For a complete photo gallery of both days visit the team's Nevada Women's Basketball Facebook page here.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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