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Governor's Series Points on the Line This Week

It's Rivalry Week for both the Wolf Pack men's and women's basketball teams as they take on the UNLV Rebels, and more than just state pride is on the line.

With victories over the Rebels, the Wolf Pack could earn up to three points in the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy. As Governor Brian Sandoval announced in October, the Governor's Series is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between the longtime Silver State rivals. More information on the Governor's Series, including how the scores are tallied, can be found here.

Nevada currently holds a 7.5 to 4.5 lead over UNLV in the series heading into this week's games, and each contest will be worth 1.5 points in the Governor's Series for the winner. The Wolf Pack took the lead with its 42-37 football victory in October (three points), the team's scoreless tie in soccer (1.5 points) and its finish at the Mountain West Cross Country Championship (fifth to UNLV's ninth for three points).

The Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy, also features an academic component with a sport-by-sport comparison of each school's Academic Progress Rate scores worth three points.

The school with the most points at the end of the school year will be crowned the winner of the Governor's Series and will get the opportunity to keep the trophy on its campus for the following year.

The Wolf Pack men's basketball team plays at UNLV tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised by CBS College Sports, while the women's basketball squad takes on the Rebels at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center. Tickets are just $7 for adults and $4 for youth/seniors and can be purchased by calling 775-348-PACK, online by clicking here or by visiting the Legacy Hall or Lawlor Events Center box offices.

We hope you will tune in to watch the men tonight and come out to Lawlor to support the women tomorrow night as we continue our quest to win the Governor's Series!

Wolf Pack and Wolfpack

wpwp.jpgFormer NC State national champion and NBA player Tom Burleson visited with the Nevada women's basketball team over the weekend. Burleson, who is 7'2 (NC State listed him as 7'4), helped lift the Wolfpack to a 1974 NCAA Championship win over John Wooden's UCLA team. The center was drafted third by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1974 NBA Draft and was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team that lost an epic and controversial gold medal game to the Soviet Union. The entire 1972 Olympic Basketball team believed they had been cheated and voted unanimously to not accept the silver. In 2002, Burleson was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team honoring the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Wolf Pack head coach Jane Albright's cousin Andy Albright (pictured in red), is also an NC State alum and set up the visit with his friend. Tom and Andy shared their past experiences and stories with the team as they get ready to face Wake Forest Monday afternoon.


Wolf Pack Visits Assisted Living Home in North Carolina

PackNC.jpgResidents of the Edgewood Assisted Living Home in Burlington, North Carolina received a visit from the Nevada women's basketball team today. Head coach Jane Albright's aunt Amy Buckner lives at the home, where the team posed for pictures and sang Christmas carols with the residents. The team is in town preparing for a game Monday at Wake Forest.


Swimming With Dolphins

20121220-4-8-012.JPGThe Wolf Pack women's basketball team is currently in Mexico, participating in the 2012 Cancun Caribbean Classic. The event organizers set aside various things for all the teams to do as part of their stay. Members of the team made a stop at "Dolphinaris" after practice Thursday afternoon to swim with dolphins.

The team fell yesterday to South Florida in the Caribbean Classic opener and will look to bounce back with a win against Miami-Ohio today.


Just Do It

20121207_114424.jpgNike welcomed the University of Nevada women's basketball team to its campus in Beaverton, Oregon today. Nike N7 General Manager Sam McCraken and Project Specialist Izzy Yasana gave the team and staff a tour of the campus and a behind scenes look at their operations. The team is on a two-game Oregon road trip, facing Portland tonight and the Oregon Ducks Sunday afternoon. Check out the link below for a picture gallery of the visit.

Photo Gallery'

Former WNBA Player and Olympic Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton Visits Pack

ruthie.jpgThe Nevada women's basketball team had a special guest in its locker room following a tough road loss to Pacific last night. Former WNBA player and Olympic Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton stopped by to offer some words of encouragement and meet with the team. Bolton and current Wolf Pack women's basketball director of basketball operations Carla McGhee played together on the 1996 Olympic team where the squad won the gold medal in Atlanta. Bolton and McGhee also squared off against each other in the SEC, as Ruthie played for Auburn while Carla played for Tennessee.

Nevada will close out its road trip tomorrow against UC Irvine, before returning home for the annual John Ascuaga's Nugget Classic at Lawlor Events Center Nov. 23-24.

Nevada Women's Basketball Team Makes House Calls

wbbtick1.jpgThe Wolf Pack women's basketball team spent some time delivering season tickets to the homes of fans recently. Many of the women's basketball season ticket holders were surprised and excited to get visited by members of the team.

Nevada will open the 2012-13 season at home for the fourth consecutive season Friday evening against Cal State Fullerton. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.

Season tickets are still on sale. A new option for fans this season is the "Family Pack". The plan costs $99 and includes two adult season tickets along with two youth season tickets. Regular season tickets are $60 for adults, $40
for seniors 65 and older, and $35 for children eighth grade and under. Each youth season ticket
comes as a Pup Club Membership which includes a t-shirt, membership lanyard as well as free
admission to football, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball and discounted admission for men's basketball.
Season tickets are good for any seat in the lower bowl of Lawlor Events Center, including
the cushion seats on the floor, on a first-come first-serve basis.

Nevada Basketball Posters

The 2012-13 University of Nevada men's and women's schedule posters are now available.To get your poster attend a Wolf Pack basketball game or stop by the athletics office located in Legacy Hall.

Download the Wolf Pack Basketball Schedules

We've finally gotten around to adding a feature that several of you have been asking about for quite a while. You can now subscribe to sports schedules in your Outlook or other calendar applications.

We currently have men's and women's basketball schedules posted, along with football. We will have baseball and softball available soon for their Spring seasons, and we'll be adding all the rest of the sports along the way.

You can get the link to subscribe on the right side of the sport's respective front page. They are titled "Downloadable Schedule" and will not take you to a calendar page. Instead, the link should be copied, and pasted into a spot in your calendar application for subscribing to an outside calendar. By using this method, it allows us to change the schedule on our end and have it update on yours automatically. For instance, if a time is not yet scheduled for a game (see Boise State in football this season), we may have it set as an all-day event. Once we get work on the kickoff time, we'll update the schedule, and it will automatically appear as the correct time on your calendar.

To save you a little time, here are the links to the schedules we have up:

Thursday Basketball Photo Shoot

Men's behind the scene photos

Women's behind the scene photos

The University of Nevada basketball teams spent Thursday afternoon shooting photos for the 2012-13 posters and spots for this season's commercials.  The posters and commercials are scheduled to be finished by the end of the month so check at the end of October to view the commercial and see the final poster.

Click the links above to see some of the behind the scene photos of Thursday's shoot.

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