On October 8, 2012 Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced the launch of the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy. This historic, new competition establishes a formal head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between longtime rivals -- the UNLV Rebels and the Nevada Wolf Pack. The all-encompassing competition will annually crown one school the winner of the Governor's Series.


  • Head-to-head competitions will be worth 3 points
  • Series or home-and-home competitions will be worth a total of 3 points; head-to-head competition in the conference tournament will serve as a tie-breaker (if available); 1.5 points for series tie in the event the teams split in the regular season and don't play head-to-head in the conference tournament.
  • Highest finish in Mountain West Championships will be used for sports that don't compete head-to-head or in a series
  • 3 points will be awarded for sport-by-sport comparison of APR scores (school with the most "wins" by sport in the head-to-head comparisons will be awarded 3 points; 1.5 point perinstitution in the event of tie)
  • Winning institution will be retain the trophy for one (1) year
  • In the event of a tie, the winner of the Battle for Fremont Cannon football game will be used as the tie-breaker

UNLV UNLV Rebels CURRENT SCORE 3-0 Nevada Wolf Pack Nevada


Oct. 3 Football Rivalry Game Reno Rebels 23, Wolf Pack 17
Oct. 10 Volleyball Rivalry Game Las Vegas
Oct. 30 Women's Cross Country Mountain West Championship Reno
Oct. 30 Soccer Rivalry Game Las Vegas
Nov. 5 Volleyball Rivalry Game Reno
Jan. 23 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno
Jan. 23 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas
Feb. 20 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas
Feb. 20 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno
Feb. 17-20 Women's Swimming & Diving Mountain West Championship College Station, Texas
Feb. 25-27 Women's Indoor Track & Field Mountain West Championship Alburquerque, N.M.
March 24-26 Baseball Rivalry Series Las Vegas
April 3 Men's Tennis Rivalry Series Reno
April 10 Women's Tennis Rivalry Match Reno
April 16-18 Softball Rivalry Match Las Vegas
April 18-20 Women's Golf Mountain West Championship Rancho Mirage, Calif.
April 22-24 Men's Golf Mountain West Championship Tucson, Ariz.
May 11-14 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Mountain West Championship Fresno, Calif.
May 19-21 Baseball Rivalry Series Reno
Academic Progress Rate Academic Component  
Points left to be awarded in 2015-16: Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Swimming & Diving, Women's Indoor Track & Field, Baseball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Softball, Women's Golf, Men's Golf, Women's Outdoor Track & Field, Academic Progress Rate
Student-Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week

Sept. 28 - Oct. 4

Madison Morell


Madison Morell had a career-day in Nevada's 3-2 upset of No. 25 Wyoming. Morell set a new career-high with 31 kills, including five in the fifth set. Her 31 kills was just one shy of tying the program record of 32 set by Lauren Netherby. The Plano, Texas, native is the first player in the Mountain West this season to register 30+ kills and is also tied for ninth in the nation for most kills in a five-set match this season.

View all 2015-16 honorees.


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