The Bulldogs are three days away from officially joining the Mountain West on July 1. GoBulldogs.com will be previewing a MW school each day leading up to July 1. Today's Mountain West spotlight is the Nevada Wolf Pack
June 29, 2012
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Nevada Wolf Pack
|Nevada Quick Facts|
|| Reno, Nev.
|| Marc Johnson
|| Navy Blue and Silver
|| Wolf Pack
Nevada, like Fresno State, officially becomes a Mountain West member institution on July 1, 2012.
Men's: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Rifle, Tennis
Women's: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rifle, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Baseball: Peccole Park (3,000)
Football: Mackay Stadium (29,993)
Men's & Women's Basketball: Lawlor Events Center (11,536)
Softball: Christina M. Hixson Softball Park (1,000)
Volleyball: Virginia Street Gym (1,800)
Helen Delich Bentley - Former Congresswoman from Maryland
Jim Gibbons - 28th Governor of Nevada
William Raggio - current Nevada State Senator
Brian Sandoval - Former U.S. District Court judge and current Governor of Nevada.
Ron Toomer, 1961 - Developed the first upside-down roller coaster, the Corkscrew.
Chris Ault - Head Coach of Wolf Pack football team
Luke Babbitt, NBA player
Nate Burleson, NFL player
Ryan Church, MLB player
Nick Fazekas, NBA player
Mills Lane - NCAA boxing champion, boxing referee, lawyer, judge
Lisé Mackie - 1996 Olympic Swimming Bronze Medalist
Kirk Triplett - PGA Tour golfer
Baseball: In 1994 the Wolf Pack Baseball team made its first-ever NCAA regional appearance and finished the season ranked No. 19 in the country.
Men's Basketball: The 2004 team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. The 2007 team reached as high as No. 9 in the national polls, the highest-ever in school history.
Football: Nov. 26, 2010 - No. 19 Nevada upset No. 3 Boise State 34-31 in overtime before going on to win a share of the 2010 WAC title and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Rifle: Nevada placed second in the 2004 NCAA Rifle team championships.
The swimming and diving team won the AIAW-Division II national title in 1979.
The Wolf Pack softball program was installed in 2003 and the team has already qualified for three NCAA Tournaments (2006, 2008, 2009) in its first 10 years of existence.
Nevada head football coach Chris Ault is one of two active coaches who have been inducted in to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Former Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the only quarterback in the history of Division I FBS college football to have passed for over 10,000 yards and rushed for over 4,000 yards in a collegiate career.
Former Nevada center Nick Fazekas was a three-time WAC Player of the Year (2005-07). He and Utah's Keith Van Horn are the WAC's only players to be named Player of the Year three times.
Fresno State-Nevada Classic:
Feb. 26, 2012 - Fresno State had the relentlessly physical Nevada Wolf Pack right where it wanted, but didn't convert enough shots with the game on the line and fell 79-76 in the Bulldogs' fourth-ever triple overtime game in the history of the men's basketball program. The nail-biter featured 19 ties and 32 lead changes.
|Fresno State's Series History with Nevada|
||24-18-1 Fresno State leads
||Oct. 22, 2011 - Nev. 45, FS 38 in Reno, Nev.
||49-37, Nevada leads
||Nev. 79, FS 76 (3OT) - in Fresno, Calif.
||33-8, Fresno State leads
||Feb. 11, 2012 - FS 85, Nev. 67 in Reno, Nev.
||20-20, series tied
||Oct. 22, 2011 - FS 3, Nev. 1 in Fresno, Calif.
||80-50, Fresno State leads
||April 29, 2012 - Nev. 1, FS 0 in Reno, Nev.
||37-12, Fresno State leads
||March 24, 2012 - FS 7, Nev. 3 in Reno, Nev.
||11-0, Fresno State leads
||April 28, 2012 - FS 4, Nev. 0 in Las Cruces, N.M. (2012 WAC Championships)
||19-1, Fresno State leads
|| April 1, 2012 - FS 6, Nev. 1 in Fresno, Calif.
||12-1-2, Fresno State leads
||Oct. 28, 2011 - FS 2, Nev. 1 in Reno, Nev.