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Nevada Sports Net to air Wolf Pack football's Silver and Blue Spring Game

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Nevada Sports Net will air the Wolf Pack's Silver & Blue Spring Game on May 1. (Jenna Holland/NSN graphic)

For the first time, the Nevada football team’s spring game will be televised.

Nevada Sports Net has partnered with the Wolf Pack to broadcast the annual Silver and Blue Spring Game at Mackay Stadium on May 1. The scrimmage will air live at noon Pacific time with a scheduled run time of 2 1/2 hours.

The game will feature a “1s against the world” format that will pit Nevada’s first string against the rest of the team. The Blue team, which will consist of the Wolf Pack’s projected starters, will spot the Silver team 21 points at the start of the game.

The game will feature regular timing in the first half and a running clock in the second half. There will be a truncated halftime as well as short breaks during the scrimmage.

“We are thrilled to bring the Nevada football spring game into the homes of Wolf Pack fans,” said Amie Chapman, Vice President and General Manager of News 4, Fox 11 and Nevada Sports Net. “This is further proof of NSN’s dedication to delivering high-quality live local events to Northern Nevada sports fans. We want to thank Nevada athletics for partnering with us to broadcast the game. The team’s 2021 season is one Wolf Pack fans are eagerly awaiting, with good reason.”

The broadcast is scheduled to have in-game interviews as well as post-game reaction from fifth-year coach Jay Norvell and his players. Wolf Pack play-by-play announcer John Ramey and color commentator Mike Edwards will be on the call. The game will be simulcast on ESPN Radio 94.5 FM.

The Nevada football team returns 20 of 22 starters from last season’s 7-2 campaign, which included a 38-27 win over Tulane in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Wolf Pack brings back 10 players who made the All-Mountain West first or second team last season, including reigning conference player of the year Carson Strong. Also back are 11 seniors who were granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA due to the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season.

In Northern Nevada, NSN is available over the air on channel 21; Charter channel 787 in HD or 7 in SD; DirecTV and Dish Network on channel 21; or on AT&T U-verse channel 1021 in HD or 21 in SD. The game can be seen from the following counties: Washoe, Carson, Humboldt, Churchill, Pershing, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Lassen, Lander and Eureka.

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