Marv Byars (1949-52/ Track & Field, Basketball)

Marv Byars participated in Track for four seasons at Nevada between the years of 1949 and 1952, captaining the team in his senior year. He left, in possession of three school records, all set during his senior year, marks that stood for many years. Primarily a sprinter, his records came in the 220 yard dash (21.3 seconds), the quarter mile (or 440, 49.8 seconds) and as a member of the mile relay team, which he anchored, which turned in a 3:36 time. In 16 career 440 races, Byars won 13 times. A multi-sport athlete who had emerged out of Reno High School, Byars also participated in basketball for a season (1950-51). A lifelong Reno resident, Byars, a civil engineer, owned his own construction company for 30 years. He won several professional engineering awards, including state engineer of the year in 1982 by the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers. He was involve in several community concerns, including the Airport Authority, the Reno Air Races, the YMCA, and the Wolf Club Boosters.

Student-Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week

Nov. 23  - Nov. 29

Jordan Dobrich


Jordan Dobrich matched a career-high with 16 tackles at San Diego State . It's the third time Dobrich has posted 16 stops in a single game and the first time he's done so since Nov. 14 last year at Air Force. Dobrich's 16 tackles are also the fourth-most in the Mountain West this season. Dobrich now has 90 tackles on the year, which is the most tackles he's had in a single season in his career.

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