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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

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Oct. 15 Swimming & Diving Rivalry Meet Reno All Day
Oct. 28 Cross Country Mountain West Championship Boise, Idaho All Day
Oct. 28 Women's Soccer Rivalry Game Reno 6:30 p.m. PT
Nov. 19 Volleyball Rivarly Game Las Vegas 2:00 p.m. PT
Nov. 26 Football Fremont Cannon Game Las Vegas TBA
Feb. 2 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
Feb. 8 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas 6:00 p.m. PT
Feb. 15-18 Swimming & Diving Mountain West Championship College Station, TX All Day
Feb. 25 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno 4:00 p.m. PT
Feb. 25 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas TBA
Feb 25-27 Indoor Track & Field Mountain West Championships Albuquerque, N.M. All Day
April 7 Men's Tennis Rivalry Match Las Vegas 1:00 p.m. PT
April 13 Softball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
April 14 Women's Tennis Rivalry Match Las Vegas 10:00 a.m. PT
April 14 Softball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
April 15 Softball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
April 17-19 Women's Golf Mountain West Championship Rancho Mirage, Calif. All Day
April 21-23 Men's Golf Mountain West Championship Tucson, Ariz. All Day
May 11-14 Outdoor Track & Field Mountain West Championship Clovis, Calif. All Day
May 12 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
May 13 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
May 14 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno TBA

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