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Governor's Series

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 per institution 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

2017-18 SCORE:




Oct. 7 Volleyball Rivalry Match Reno UNLV 3, UNR 2 | Recap
Oct. 27 Cross Country Mountain West Championship Albuquerque, N.M. UNR 6th, UNLV 9th | Recap
Oct. 27 Women's Soccer Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 5, UNR 0 | Recap
Nov. 2 Volleyball Rivarly Match Las Vegas UNR 3, UNLV 1 | Recap
Nov. 25 Football Fremont Cannon Game Las Vegas UNR 23, UNLV 16 | Recap
Feb. 7 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 77, UNR 75 | Recap
Feb. 7 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 86, UNR 78 | Recap
Feb. 14-17 Women's Swimming and Diving Mountain West Championships San Antonio, Texas UNR 3rd, UNLV 8th | Recap
Feb. 22-24 Women's Indoor Track and Field Mountain West Championships Albuquerque, N.M. UNLV 1st, UNR 10 | Recap
Feb. 27 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno UNR 75, UNLV 55 | Recap
Feb. 28 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNR 101, UNLV 75 | Recap
March 7 Women's Basketball MW Tournament Game Las Vegas UNR 77, UNLV 73 (2OT) | Recap
March 9 Men's Basketball MW Tournament Game Las Vegas UNR 79, UNLV 74 | Recap
March 29 Baseball* Rivalry Game Reno UNR 5, UNLV 4 | Recap
March 30 Baseball* Rivalry Game Reno UNR 8, UNLV 7 | Recap
March 31 Baseball* Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 7, UNR 3 | Recap
April 8 Women's Tennis Rivalry Match Reno UNLV 6, UNR 1 | Recap
April 15 Men's Tennis Rivalry Match Reno UNR 4, UNLV 1 | Recap
April 16-18 Women's Golf Mountain West Championships Rancho Mirage, Calif. UNLV 1st, UNR 5th | Recap
April 20-22 Men's Golf Mountain West Championships Bremerton, Wash. UNLV 1st, UNR 3rd | Recap
April 26 Men's Tennis Mountain West Championships San Diego, Calif. UNLV 4, UNR 2 | Recap
April 27 Softball Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 9, UNR 4 | Recap
April 28 Softball Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 7, UNR 6 | Recap
April 29 Softball Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNR 8, UNLV 1 | Recap
May 9-12 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Mountain West Championships Clovis, Calif. UNLV 2nd, UNR 8th | Recap
May 11 Baseball* Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 8, UNR 7 (11) | Recap
May 12 Baseball* Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 8, UNR 1 | Recap
May 13 Baseball* Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 4, UNR 12 | Recap
May 23 NCAA APR Academic Component   UNR wins points
May 24 Baseball* MW Championships San Diego UNLV 13, UNR 8 | Recap


Points left to be awarded in 2017-18: Baseball.

Points awarded in 2017-18: Women's Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Swimming and Diving, Women's Indoor Track & Field, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Women's Golf, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Softball, Outdoor Track & Field, Academic Progress Rate.

* -- Points will be awarded after the MW Championships as the possibility of a rematch from head-to-head meetings exists.

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