This Week in Nevada History - October 24-31

This Week in Nevada History is a new feature on the official website of Wolf Pack Athletics. Each week, we will feature several of the top moments from that week in the history of the Wolf Pack program, researched and written by Media Services Intern Nick Saccomanno. Check back each week for more information about the history of Nevada Athletics.

October 24-31

Oct. 28, 1950 -
Highlights can be tough to come by in a 1-9 season, but during the 1950 campaign, the Wolf Pack recorded one of its most memorable moments. On Oct. 28, during a 34-7 loss to Loyola Marymount, Wolf Pack punter Pat Brady booted a 99-yard punt to set the NCAA record for longest punt. The kick by the Nevada southpaw sailed over 70 yards and then rolled to the one-yard line. The NCAA record stands to this day and under the current rules can't be broken, only tied. Brady went on to play professionally with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Oct. 28, 2006 - In the season opener in 2006-07, the Wolf Pack women's swimming and diving team defeated UC Davis 174-117.  Taking 10 of the 16 contested events in the dual meet, Nevada nabbed the first of 18 victories that season to finish undefeated in dual-meet competition.  The Wolf Pack would go on to win the WAC Championship that year starting the team's current streak of three consecutive conference titles (2007-09).

Oct. 31, 1978 - The undefeated Nevada football team climbed to No. 1 in the national polls for the first time in school history on Oct. 31, 1978. That season, the Wolf Pack became the first team in school history to finish the regular season 11-0, including a 23-14 victory over instate rival UNLV to bring the Fremont Cannon back to Reno for the first time since 1973. Nevada finished that 1978 season 11-1 after a loss to Massachusetts in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. 

This Week in Nevada History Archives
September 1-7
September 8-15
September 16-23
September 24-30
October 1-7
October 8-15
October 16-23


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Junior Mark Nowaczewski allowed one run and tied his career-high with six strikeouts in eight innings as the Wolf Pack defeated Fresno State 7-3 to clinch the Mountain West series.  Nowaczewski earned back-to-back MW Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance.

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