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"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.

Former Pack Assistants Levens, Moore Join Arizona State Staff

Two former Wolf Pack assistant women's basketball coaches Amanda Levens and Jackie Moore have recently joined the coaching staff at Arizona State University.

Both Moore and Levens were part of head coach Kim Gervasoni's staff at the University of Nevada and helped lead the Wolf Pack to the first postseason appearance in school history in 2006-07.

Moore returns to the coaching ranks after spending the last three years as a member of Walmart's store operations management team, while Levens returns to her alma mater after serving as the head coach at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville from 2009-12. Her teams improved in each of her four seasons as the Cougars made the transition to NCAA Division I status. Levens was named the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2012 after leading her team to a third-place finish in its first years as a full-fledged member of the league. 

Tahnee Robinson Visits White House

Former Wolf Pack basketball star Tahnee Robinson recently visited the White House as part of her involvement in First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! In Indian Country initiative.

Robinson, who also serves as an ambassador for the Nike N7 program, and fellow professional basketball player Ben Strong led a group of Native American youth through a basketball clinic last week in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the initiative.

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the public service announcement Robinson starred in as part of her support of program which aims to build a healthy future for Native American Youth:

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Incoming women's basketball freshman Terilyn Moe recently became one of five athletes in the 51-year history of Terra Nova High School to have their jersey retired.

"This is a huge honor," Moe said, of having her jersey retired. "It's a real surprise, but I have a lot of fond memories of playing at Terra Nova and am proud of the accomplishments of our team. I'm very happy for it and humbled."

Most recently, the senior point guard was named to the ESPN and MaxPreps High School All-State teams along with being selected for the third consecutive year to both the San Francisco Chronicle All Bay Area and the San Jose Mercury News All Metro teams.

Be sure to come out to cheer on Terilyn and her Nevada women's basketball teammates at Lawlor Events Center next season.

Catching Up with Tahnee Robinson

Former Wolf Pack women's basketball star Tahnee Robinson is back in Reno and will be signing autographs tomorrow (Friday, May 25) from 1-3 p.m. at the Nike Factory Outlet at the Legends in Sparks. She is serving as an athlete ambassador for Nike N7 and recently returned to Reno after playing professional basketball in Israel. She is proudly enrolled in the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana and is Eastern Shoshone, Pawnee and Sioux as well.

At Nevada, Robinson became just the 10th player in school history to score 1,000 career points, doing it in just two seasons, and led the Wolf Pack to back-to-back Women's National Invitation Tournament postseason appearances. A two-time All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection and the 2010 WAC Newcomer of the Year, Robinson ranked in the national top 10 in scoring in each of her two seasons at Nevada and finished in the Wolf Pack's career top 10 in five categories. She was a finalist for the 2011 Sullivan Award, which is annually given to the nation's top amateur athlete, and was drafted by the Connecticut Sun in the 2011 WNBA Draft, becoming just the second Native American to play at that level.

Robinson graduated last weekend with her degree in general studies and recently took the time to answer a few of our questions.

Q: What are you doing now?
A: I am doing rehab. I tore my hamstring in Israel. As soon as I can get better, I am going back to the Nike campus in Oregon to finish my training for the upcoming season.

Q: What was it like to play in Israel?
A: I loved playing in Israel. It was different. We had four Americans and four Israelis on the team and I was the oldest player on a young team. For my first year, it was a good experience. I enjoyed the people and the culture. We went to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. It is a beautiful place to go.

Q: How have you enjoyed serving as a Nike N7 ambassador?
A: It has been amazing. Now that Nike has released the N7 summer line, I'm going to be traveling to a lot of different stores. I've gotten to meet President Obama and his wife, Michelle, and have been involved in some amazing community service campaigns like Let's Move and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I've been very fortunate.

Q: What is the biggest lesson you learned from your time at the University of Nevada?
A: I learned that you reap what you sow. Hard work pays off. Kami (Malnaa) and the other coaches were always in the gym with me. They all wanted me to succeed as much as I wanted to. If you put in the time, everything pays off in the end. Maybe not right away, but it pays off.

Q: What is the biggest different between college basketball and professional basketball?
A: Being a rookie, you have to start at the beginning again. You have to establish yourself as a good player before they take you seriously. The pace of the game is faster and more physical, and the girls are bigger. It's not a huge change, but there is definitely a difference when you move to that level.

Q: How excited are you to have finally earned your bachelor's degree?
A: School was never my favorite, but I am so thankful for all of the people who helped me get through my classes and put together my schedule. I am so happy I'm graduating. There was a few times in my life that I never thought I would be in college, let alone graduate, so it is so amazing to have it done.

Q: What is next for you?
A: After I am done with rehab, I am going to train in Oregon until September. Then I am going to Europe to play. The season starts in October and lasts until late spring. 

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