Nevada football close to being back as spring practice begins Tuesday

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RENO, Nev. — Coming off its best season in nearly a decade with eight victories and a bowl game win, the Nevada football team opens up spring practice on Tuesday at Mackay Stadium.

The 15-practice spring session culminates on April 27 at Mackay Stadium with the debut of the new Grit Run 5K and the annual Silver and Blue Spring Game.

Practices for spring drills this year are set for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, with the weekday practices at Wolf Pack Park and the Saturdays scheduled for Mackay Stadium. The spring game is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Mackay Stadium on April 27.

This is the third spring practice under Norvell, who guided the Wolf Pack to one of the best turnarounds in the nation last season, and one of the best seasons in recent Nevada history. The Wolf Pack rolled to an eight-win season and capped it with a thrilling overtime victory in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, just the sixth bowl victory in school history.

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The Grit Run is a 5K run/walk will begin in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union on campus at 10:30 a.m. on April 27. The cost for the race is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger, with all proceeds donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The race course will take runners through the University campus and back to Mackay Stadium to finish with a lap around the track. All participants will receive a t-shirt and post-race refreshments, with on-course hydration stations, a bounce house for children, and other spring game activities provided as well.

Registration is available now at

The 2019 season kicks off in August when Nevada plays host to Purdue at Mackay Stadium – just the second Big Ten team to ever visit Reno. The action-packed home schedule also includes a visit from former Big Sky rival Weber State and conference games against Hawai`i, San José State, New Mexico and in-state rival UNLV.