Nevada Wolf Pack

Nevada Wolf Pack

About Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack represent the University of Nevada, Reno and have been active in intercollegiate football since 1896. The team's major rivals are the Boise State Broncos and the UNLV Rebels. The rivalry with UNLV is known as the Battle for Nevada and since 1970, the winner has been awarded the Fremont Cannon trophy, which is currently the most expensive trophy in all of college football.

After operating as a Division II team, Nevada began to compete in Division I-AA in 1978. In 1992, the team made the step up to Division I-A level and joined the Big West Conference, where they remained until the end of 1999. In 2000, Nevada became a member of the Western Athletic Conference and then moved to the Mountain West Conference, where they currently play, in 2012.

In total, the Wolf Pack have won 14 Conference Championships, including five wins in the Big West Conference. In more recent times, Nevada won Western Athletic Conference Titles in 2005 and 2010. The team have made 13 appearances in bowl games and currently possess a 4-9 record. Their most recent win came in January 2011, when they beat the Boston College Eagles in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Some of the most notable players to have played for Nevada include Frank Hawkins and Marion Motley. Hawkins went on to win the Super Bowl during his professional career and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, while Motley also enjoyed a hugely successful career and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Both players have since had their numbers retired by the program.

The Wolf Pack have played their home games at Mackay Stadium since 1966. The venue has undergone several expansion processes throu...