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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

2015-16 SCORE:




Oct. 3 Football Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 23, UNR 17 | Recap
Oct. 10 Volleyball Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 3, UNR 0 | Recap
Oct. 30 Women's Soccer Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 3, UNR 1 | Recap
Oct. 30 Cross Country Mountain West Championship Reno UNR 7th, UNLV 10th | Recap
Nov. 5 Volleyball Rivalry Game Reno UNR 3, UNLV 0 | Recap
Jan. 23 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno 7:00 pm PT
Jan. 23 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas 3:00 pm PT
Feb. 17-20 Women's Swimming Mountain West Championships College Station, TX All Day
Feb. 20 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas TBA
Feb. 20 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno 4:00 pm PT
Feb 26-28 Women's Indoor Track & Field Mountain West Championships Albuquerque, N.M. All Day
Mar. 24 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno 6:05 pm PT
Mar. 25 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno 6:05 pm PT
Mar. 25 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno 2:05 pm PT
April 3 Men's Tennis Rivalry Game Reno 12:00 pm PT
April 10 Women's Tennis Rivalry Game Reno 11:00 am PT
April 17 Softball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
April 18 Softball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
April 18-20 Women's Golf Mountain West Championship Rancho Mirage, CA All Day
April 19 Softball Rivalry Game Reno TBA
April 22-24 Men's Golf Mountain West Champsionship Tucson, AZ All Day
May 13-16 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Mountain West Championship Las Vegas All Day
May 19 Baseball Rivalry Game Las Vegas 6:00 pm PT
May 20 Baseball Rivalry Game Las Vegas 6:00 pm PT
May 21 Baseball Rivalry Game Las Vegas 1:00 pm PT
May 27 NCAA APR Academic Component UNLV vs. UNR |

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