Reno and Las Vegas Mayors Wager Over Saturday Game

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RENO, NV - Mayors Hillary Schieve of Reno and Carolyn G. Goodman of Las Vegas will be cheering on Nevada and UNLV as they face off in the annual gridiron battle for the Fremont Cannon Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 4PM. The Mayor whose team loses will wear the winning team’s jersey to an upcoming City Council meeting to acknowledge that institution’s superiority.

“UNLV has started something special this year with new Coach Tony Sanchez, and the community has embraced this team,” Mayor Goodman said. “After watching Nevada against Arizona and Texas A&M I think the Wolf Pack may be in some trouble this year. Also Mayor Hillary would look lovely in Rebel red!”

Mayor Schieve will be cheering on the Wolf Pack, which hosts this year’s game at Mackay Stadium in Reno.

“The Wolf Pack is coming off a big win against Buffalo, and the excitement in Reno is growing,” Mayor Schieve said. “With the game here, I’m proud to bet on the home team – and I know Mayor Carolyn will look radiant in Wolf Pack Silver and Blue.”

Nevada leads the all-time series, 24-16. In 2014, the Wolf Pack beat the Rebels, 49-27, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas to reclaim the Fremont Cannon. The cannon was won by UNLV in 2013 in Reno by a score of 27-22.

From 2005 through 2012, the Wolf Pack won the annual game a record eight straight times. From 2000 through 2004, UNLV won the game five straight times.