The Nevada football team will wear all black for its rivalry game with UNLV on Saturday. The Wolf Pack unveiled the new uniforms and helmet to its team Monday.
"The kids have been calling for it," Nevada coach Jay Norvell said. "They've been calling for a BlackOut. We really appreciate our boosters and the people who helped make that possible for us. We couldn't do that without the help of some really quality people who love our program. It's a great uniform. It's really beautiful, and I think our kids will have a lot of fun with it. It's something special. It's a special game, so we like to do something special for special games. They deserve it, and we'll go out and try to represent that uniform and make a good memory with it."
Senior captain Kelton Moore said the team has been looking forward to all-black uniforms for a long time.
"I love the jerseys," Moore said. "The BlackOut's going to be nice. We've been talking about that for years. I thought we were going to get it last year, but the BlackOut is going to be nice."
Nevada has worn black Battle Born helmets in its last two matchups with UNLV but not black helmets. The Wolf Pack is asking its fans to also wear black for the BlackOut game.
The Wolf Pack enters the contest 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the MW; the Rebels are 3-8 and 1-6 and announced Monday Tony Sanchez would be coaching his final game. UNLV won last year's game, 34-29, after Nevada led 23-0 in the first half. The game, scheduled for a noon kickoff, will air on AT&T SportsNet.
Senior Gabriel Sewell said he liked the uniforms but there was another color he was more worried about.
"They're sweet," Sewell said, "but at the end of the day the cannon has to be blue."