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.
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2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Women's Track & Field
Senior Alison Powers made an epic comeback to the pole vault pit after sitting out with injury last season, shattering her own indoor track record at the National Pole Vault Summit. Powers jumped for a mark of 13 feet and 3.5 inches (4.05m), edging out her previous mark by a full six inches. Powers also won her pit at the premiere event.
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