A new conference brings new and old contenders as the University of Nevada opens spring practice and looks forward to a winning 2012 season. Moving from the WAC to the Mountain West Conference brings new contenders as well as old, including Boise State, UNLV, Hawaii and New Mexico.
The 2012 Silver and Blue Spring Game is an exciting scrimmage, providing fans an opportunity to see their favorite team during spring practice and see firsthand what is ahead for the fall.
Head coach Chris just added another two years to his contract. Darren Hiller comes from Arkansas State to coach the offensive line. New offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich arrives with an outstanding performance at Hawaii.
Something consumers see little of is a reduction in price with an increase in value. The price of season tickets is dropping this year!
Best Thing about Spring Scrimmage
The Silver and Blue Spring Game is free. All fans have to do is arrive at the stadium before it hits capacity. This is the only practice game open to the public.
Date and Time
Mark your calendars and get ready to share the excitement with other fans as you watch the Silver and Blue scrimmage on April 21, 2012 at 10 a.m.
The scrimmage will take place at Mackay Stadium, located on East Stadium Way in Reno. With a capacity for 30,000 fans and friends, go for the day or just for a short look.
There are many parking lots within walking distance of Mackay Stadium. Some areas require a pass and offenders will get a ticket or worse. Over 2,000 parking spots are free. Disabled parking is available.
RTC operates the Sierra Spirit, which provides free round trip transportation to the university and games. Service is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.
Tailgating, part of the football experience, is permitted on lots northwest and southwest of the stadium. Both the parking and opportunity for tailgating is free east of the stadium around Peccole Park.
Layer your clothing for this event since the weather continues to drop below freezing overnight. Although the temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 50s, there is still a possibility of strong winds.
Words of Warning
Construction continues on surface streets and highways in Reno. Check for road closures that will interfere with your route. Spectators may not access the playing field.
Fan connection: I live in the Reno area and have been a supporter of Wolf Pack sports for decades.