Shipley Diamondbacks No. 2 prospect

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Baseball America named former University of Nevada pitcher Braden Shipley as the number two prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.  Another pitcher, Archie Bradley was named the top prospect in the organization.  Shipley became the highest drafted athlete in the history of the University of Nevada when he was selected 15th by the Diamondbacks in the 2013 MLB Draft.

Shipley earned Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year honors as a sophomore after going 9-4 with a conference low 2.20 ERA.  After the Pack switched conferences to the Mountain West he was named the co-MW Pitcher of the Year.  In his junior season he was 7-3 with a 2.77 ERA had 102 strikeouts in 107.1 innings on the mound.  The 102 strikeouts is the seventh best season in school history.

Somewhat ironic, Shipley spent his freshman season as the Pack's starting shortstop making just five appearances on the mound. He earned second-team All-WAC honors after batting .287 with seven doubles and 19 RBI.  After becoming the Pack's ace his sophomore season he progressed into a first-round MLB selection.

In three seasons he compiled a 17-7 record with a 2.79 ERA and 203 strikeouts in 216 innings on the mound.  The 203 strikeouts ranks sixth in school history and .708 winning percentage is ninth.

Shipley could once again pitch in Reno as the Diamondbacks triple-A affiliate is the Reno Aces.
The Nevada women's basketball team had an unexpected guest during today's shootaround at Cal Poly, when former Nevada Track/Field All-American Jenni Ashcroft stopped by to greet the team. Ashcroft was a three-time conference champion in the pole vault for the Wolf Pack, winning the Big West championship in 2000 and WAC titles in 2001 and 2002. Ashcroft helped Nevada claim a Big West outdoor track championship in 2000 and second-place finishes at the WAC championships in 2001 and 2002.

The former Nevada great is in her first season at Cal Poly as an assistant coach for the Mustangs track and field program. Ashcroft spent the last six years coaching at Oregon.

The Wolf Pack women's basketball team will face Cal Poly tonight at 7 p.m. Follow Don Marchand with the live call on ESPN Radio 1450 AM or through a free Stretch Internet audio stream here.

Men's basketball radio conflicts

University of Nevada men's basketball games can be heard locally in Reno on KUUB 94.5 FM and KPLY 630 AM however there will be a few conflicts during the season because of other sporting events being broadcast over one of the stations. 

The Wolf Pack men's basketball games on Nov. 18 at Cal State Bakersfield, Nov. 24 at home versus Morehead State, Nov. 28 in Las Vegas vs. UCLA and the Dec. 22 home game with Iona will not air on KPLY 630 AM. 

In addition to the two local stations Wolf Pack men's basketball can be heard on KUUB 94.3 FM Carson City; KELY 1230 AM Ely; KHWG 750 AM Fallon; KWNA 1400 AM Winnemucca; and KSVL 92.3 FM Yerington during the season.

The Wolf Pack Coaches Show that airs live from the Little Waldorf Saloon on Monday nights at 6 p.m. during the basketball season on both KUUB 94.5 FM and KPLY 630 AM has four conflicts..  The Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 shows will be carried only on KPLY 630 AM but not on KUUB 94.5 FM.

Men's basketball games local radio conflicts
Nov. 18 men's basketball game - will air in Reno only on 94.5 FM KUUB
Nov. 24 men's basketball game - will air in Reno only on 94.5 FM KUUB
Nov. 28 men's basketball game - will air in Reno only on 94.5 FM KUUB
Dec. 22 men's basketball game - will air in Reno only on 94.5 FM KUUB

Wolf Pack Coaches radio show conflicts
Dec. 2 Wolf Pack Coaches Show - will air in Reno only on 630 AM KPLY
Dec. 9 Wolf Pack Coaches Show - will air in Reno only on 630 AM KPLY
Dec. 16 Wolf Pack Coaches Show - will air in Reno only on 630 AM KPLY
Dec. 23 Wolf Pack Coaches Show - will air in Reno only on 630 AM KPLY

Nevada basketball teams to wear turquoise uniform on N7 night

n7 logo.jpgThe University of Nevada men's and women's basketball teams will wear a turquoise uniform on their respective N7 nights this season.  The men's game is versus Chattanooga on November 22 and women on Nov. 29 when Idaho comes to Reno.   Over the past several years, the Nevada Athletics Department, in conjunction with Nike, has hosted N7 games at Wolf Pack events to honor Native Americans Heritage Month (November). 

Established in 2000, N7 is inspired by the Native American ecological concept of Seven Generations.  This season marks the first time the men's and women's basketball teams will wear a specific uniform on N7 night.  Turquoise is one of the colors used to promote N7 and was chosen as the uniform color for this season's games.

The turquoise jersey will only be worn for the Chattanooga and Idaho games and is not an alternate jersey that will be worn during the season.  Other Nevada sports programs will also commemorate Native American Heritage Month by participating in the N7 program.

Nevada women's basketball Clayton Middle School Visit

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...

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 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. 

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.
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

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


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.

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