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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

2016-17 SCORE:




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Oct. 15 Swimming & Diving Rivalry Meet Reno UNR 144, UNLV 98 | Recap
Oct. 28 Cross Country Mountain West Championship Boise, Idaho UNR 7th, UNLV 11th | Recap
Oct. 28 Women's Soccer Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 4, UNR 2 | Recap
Nov. 19 Volleyball Rivarly Game Las Vegas UNR 3, UNLV 1 | Recap
Nov. 26 Football Fremont Cannon Game Las Vegas UNR 45, UNLV 10 | Recap
Feb. 8 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNLV 60, UNR 41 | Recap
Feb. 8 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno UNR 104, UNLV 77 | Recap
Feb. 15-18 Swimming & Diving Mountain West Championship College Station, TX UNR 3rd, UNLV 8th | Recap
Feb. 25 Women's Basketball Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 64, UNR 49 | Recap
Feb. 25 Men's Basketball Rivalry Game Las Vegas UNR 94, UNLV 58 | Recap
Feb 25-27 Indoor Track & Field Mountain West Championships Albuquerque, N.M. UNLV 2nd, UNR 5th | Recap
April 7 Men's Tennis Rivalry Match Las Vegas UNLV 4, UNR 1 | Recap
April 13 Softball Rivalry Game Reno UNR 2, UNLV 0 | Recap
April 14 Women's Tennis Rivalry Match Las Vegas UNLV 5, UNR 2 | Recap
April 14 Softball Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 12, UNR 7 | Recap
April 15 Softball Rivalry Game Reno UNR 7, UNLV 2 | Recap
April 17-19 Women's Golf Mountain West Championship Rancho Mirage, Calif. UNLV 1st, UNR 6th Recap
April 21-23 Men's Golf Mountain West Championship Tucson, Ariz. UNLV 1st, UNR 6th | Recap
April 28 Men's Tennis Mountain West Championship Boise, ID UNLV 4, UNR 0 | Recap
May 10 NCAA APR Academic Component UNR earns 3 points
May 11-14 Outdoor Track & Field Mountain West Championship Clovis, Calif. UNLV 3rd, UNR 5th | Recap
May 12 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno UNR 4, UNLV 3 | Recap
May 13 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno UNR 4, UNLV 1 | Recap
May 14 Baseball Rivalry Game Reno UNLV 9, UNR 1 | Recap

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