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).
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".
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.
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
Brandon Marshall LB Denver Broncos
Dontay Moch LB Arizona Cardinals
Khalid Wooten CB Tennessee Titans
Josh Mauga LB New York Jets
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.