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4 College Junior

Athletics: I personally don't get involved in sports, so I don't know much about it. But I see athletes everywhere I go, and they're currently building a new gym on campus. They have an entire club/program thing dedicated to supporting the Pack. Supporting the Wolf Pack is a big deal, not just on campus, but in Reno as a whole.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sporting events at The University of Nevada Reno are one of the best parts of the school. The games are what I look forward to most of all because everyone from the school gets together to cheer on and celebrate our athletes. The school spirit Reno has is so great, its like they we have our own family here and everyone is apart of the wold pack! GO PACK!

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: A new gym is being built that isn't finished yet, but when all said and done all students will have access to it. Currently the gym on campus is too small and always packed. There is an indoor pool that is nice and basketball courts. I am not involved in any athletics at UNR. I have taken a dance class and the professor was knowledgable. A spring/fall dance festival is held each semester that is unique and a lot of fun to participate in and watch.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Lots of students go to the games (especially since they're free), and when they do there is lots of school spirit. The athletic facilities are newer and they are working on renovating our student gym and football fields too!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There could be better support throughout the college, community, and nationwide. All in all it is a decent amount of enthusiasm.


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Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Mountain West Conference
Basketball: Mountain West Conference
Men Playing Varsity Sports
198 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
198 - 3%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 124
Basketball: 33
Baseball: 26
Cross Country/Track: 44
Other Sports: 162
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 44%
Basketball: 33%
Baseball: 17%
Cross Country/Track: 64%
Other Sports: 50%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Lombardi Recreation Center
  • Wellness Center
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, football
Most Overlooked Teams
Soccer, swimming & diving, volleyball
School Spirit
Nevada gear is commonly worn on campus, and students often find themselves at football and basketball games, where drunkenness is a requisite part of the experience. Students don't have a huge amount of school spirit, with homecoming and Mackay Week events chronically under-attended. Greater spirit is lent to Greek life events and drinking. Students do not often travel to away games, aside from the annual game against UNLV, which is held in Las Vegas every other year. For that game, people travel en masse to see our football team defeat the Rebels.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are free for students, aside from conference games. Students go to the box office in the Joe the week before the game they want to attend and scan their student ID card because each student is only allowed one ticket. You can also get tickets on the day of the game by showing up at the stadium itself.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 320 responses

  • 12% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 69% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 18% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 319 responses

  • 15% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 50% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 35% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 318 responses

  • 11% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 66% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 19% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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