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USA Today Story on Colin Kaepernick

Most Wolf Pack fans know the story of Colin Kaepernick's life, but with his success as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback the last few weeks, the nation is learning about what a special person he is.

In case you missed it, here's a great story about Kaepernick by USA Today's Robert Klemko. It talks about his childhood, his family, his turtle and his NFL career so far.

Phi Delta Theta Helps to "Green" Mackay Stadium

Ever wonder what happens to the thousands of bottles that fans drink at Mackay Stadium?

The University of Nevada's Media Relations Office wrote a great story about the Phi Delta Theta fraternity which has donated its time to the Wolf Pack Recycling program on campus after football games this year.

According to the story, the group collects approximately 50 pounds of recycling after each home football game.

Time Lapse of Mackay Stadium

The University of Nevada posted this great time lapse video from last week's Homecoming win over Wyoming at Mackay Stadium on its YouTube channel.

Wolf Pack fans have just three more chances to see the football team in action at Mackay Stadium this season, starting with next Saturday's game with San Diego State.

If you still need tickets for the three remaining home games vs. San Diego State, Fresno State and Boise State, check out the new State Pack that we just created. Prices range from $60-$81 each plus a $6 delivery fee. Click here to buy your State Pack now.

Don't miss your chance to see the Wolf Pack in action at Mackay Stadium this season.

Nevada-UNLV Television Info

Here's some information on this week's Battle for the Fremont Cannon football game, which will be played at noon on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

The game is being produced and broadcast on the new Time Warner Cable SportsNet, which launched Oct. 1. To find out if your television provider has TWC SportsNet available, visit

Charter Communications in Northern Nevada will carry the exclusive broadcast of the game. It will be on Charter channel 3 in Reno, Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs and Lake Tahoe. In the Carson City and Gardnerville areas, the game will be carries on Charter 15.

Great Day For Kaepernick

Nevada alum Colin Kaepernick scored his first career NFL touchdown on Sunday when the second-year pro ran one in from seven yards out on San Francisco's win over the New York Jets.

Kaepernick had a good game for the 49ers overall but he might be receiving more attention for the touchdown he didn't score than the one he did. The USA Today explains here.

"Coach to Cure MD" Week

When Nevada hits the field at Texas State's Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, the Wolf Pack's coaching staff will be wearing patches on their sleeves to promote awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Coach To Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), a professional organization for over 10,000 college football coaches and staff, and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest national charity devoted exclusively to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
In 2008 the AFCA adopted PPMD's Coach To Cure MD program as one of their charity efforts. One reason the AFCA was drawn to Coach To Cure MD was because of the unique parallels between Duchenne, a disorder which robs young men of precious muscle strength and college football, a game where young men are at the peak of their muscle strength.
How can you help? Here is a simple way: Text CURE to 90999 to donate $5.

Jefferson Gets Some More National Love

Wolf Pack running back Stefphon Jefferson has been getting a lot of national attention lately, including being named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week after tying the NCAA record with seven touchdowns scored in last week's win at Hawai'i.

Bruce Feldman, the senior college football columnist at, mentioned Jefferson today as one of his top 10 pleasant surprises so far this season. Feldman's column features a great photo of Jefferson and also a link to a nice feature story on Jefferson (written by the Reno Gazette-Journal's Chris Murray and reprinted in his hometown paper, the Visalia Times-Delta).

Both articles are worth checking out to learn a little more about the nation's leading rusher.

TV Information for the next two Nevada football games.

We wanted to update Wolf Pack football fans on television broadcasts for the next two road games.
This week's game at Hawaii (7:30 p.m. Pacific) will be carried on the NBC Sports Network, which was formerly known as Versus. Below are links to cable and satellite providers in Northern Nevada for you to check to see if your carrier has NBC Sports Network. Most do, but sometimes it is on a "sports tier" package.
AT&T Uverse
Dish Network
Charter Communications
Also, next week's game at Texas State is being broadcast on the Longhorn Network, which is owned and operated by ESPN. To our knowledge, none of the carriers in Northern Nevada have LHN but for Pack fans in other parts of the country, it may be available. Click here for more info. The kickoff time for the game was announced this morning. It will begin at 11 a.m. (Pacific).

"Ticket Transfer" Means No Ticket Left Behind

Nevada has made it possible for its ticketholders to digitally transfer tickets to their friends, family and clients.  This system eliminates the need to hand-deliver hard tickets or wait in Will Call lines to leave tickets for someone.  Doing so will lead to a better customer experience, fewer unused seats, better attendance and a better atmosphere for the fans and team.  For step-by-step instructions on how to transfer tickets, click here.

From the desk of Mike Samuels, Nevada's associate athletics director for marketing:

As we settle into the digital ticketing age, we here at Nevada are continuously looking for ways to make the ticketing experience as convenient as possible for our customers.  As you may recall, last season we introduced ticket scanners, which allowed us to issue print-at-home tickets to our fans.  Fans no longer have to come to the box office to pick up tickets or wait for them to arrive in the mail.  You can order online and print from the comfort of your own home.

Recently, we have unveiled another digital ticketing option for our fans: Ticket Transfer.  Ticket Transfer is part of our "No Ticket Left Behind" campaign and encourages fans to ensure that every seat they have purchased is filled on game day.

We know it can be a hassle to distribute tickets you cannot use due to the logistical nightmare of, not only finding someone to use them (that tends to be the easy part) but also physically delivering the hard tickets (especially on short notice).  Generally, this requires making a trip to someone's home or office, waiting outside the stadium to meet them, or going to Will Call to drop them off (which forces a trip to Will Call for the recipient).

Ticket Transfer makes the delivery and pickup of tickets a simple process that can be done (by both the ticketholder and the person receiving the tickets) from the comfort of their own home.  

Ticket Transfer allows ticketholders to go online, log into their online ticketing account and transfer selected seats (on a game-by-game basis) to others.  It is an extremely simple process that takes less than two minutes.  The only information you need for the recipient of the tickets is a name, phone number and email address.

Once you click "transfer," the recipient will receive an email allowing them to print the tickets from home (this must be done within a 24-hour period, or the tickets return to the original owner for security purposes).

How does this help?  Well, aside from being a great benefit to ticketholders by making it easier for them to invite family, friends or clients to games, it also makes it easy for fans to help fill Mackay Stadium.  We have all been in sports arenas and heard the attendance announced, only to look around and say "That can't be right."  The reason? Unused seats.  We hope that this system will mean there is No Ticket Left Behind and help fill the stands for our fans and teams.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use Ticket Transfer, please click here.

Getting Ready For GameDay In Berkeley

As we get closer to kickoff in Berkeley for Saturday's Wolf Pack season opener against Cal, we wanted to pass along some tips to the thousands of Wolf Pack fans making the trip for the game.
As you might have heard, parking is at a premium and around the Cal campus in general and near Memorial Stadium specifically. We've linked below to a couple of guides to help you get to and from the newly renovated stadium (use of public transportation is highly recommended).

Cal-Berkeley Parking And Transportation Page

Game Day in Berkeley

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