The Nevada Wolf Pack football team kicks off its 2018 season schedule of games at Mackay Stadium on Friday, August 31. This season opener against Portland State kicks off at 6 p.m.

A couple of upcoming games feature big name opponents – Vanderbilt on Sepember 8 at Nashville, TN, and Oregon State on September 15 in Reno. The first Mountain West Conference game is vs. the Air Force Falcons. It will be played at the USAF Academy in Colorado on September 29.

Nevada Wolf Pack football team schedule, Reno
The biggest and most important Nevada Wolf Pack football game of every season is the intrastate Battle for the Fremont Cannon against the UNLV Rebels. This year, the game will be in Las Vegas, kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The Pack beat UNLV last year (23 – 16) in Reno and will be seeking to retain their trophy. No matter how each team is doing, this game is almost always exciting due to the rivalry.


The Barracuda Championship is the only PGA Tour golf tournament in the Reno area. The 2018 event starts on Monday, July 30, and runs through Sunday, August 5. The event brings big name professional golfers to play right here at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in south Reno. Past winners have included Kirk Triplett, Vaughn Taylor, John Cook, Will MacKenzie, John Rollins, Matt Bettencourt, and the 2017 champion Chris Stroud. Play starts on Monday with the Reno Open, a chance for amateurs to play with the pros. The actual Barracuda Championship tournament begins on Thursday.

The Barracuda Championship is all set up for spectators. In addition to the golf, there are numerous other activities for fans around the Montreaux course. For all the details, including information about tickets, parking, and the schedule, refer to my “2018 Barracuda Championship” article.

Public parking is at nearby Galena High School, with free shuttle buses to and from the event.

If you are looking for recreational activities this spring and summer, check out the 2018 spring / summer version of the Reno Parks and Recreation Guide and/or the 2018 spring / summer Sparks Recreation Activity Guide. There is literally something for everyone, from little kids to those with disabilities to the senior citizen set. Things to participate in range from just enjoying Reno’s public art to full-on athletic activities.

The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department publishes this parks and recreation guide featuring information about recreational programs and activities available to the community. Two guides per year are published and provided free of charge – winter/spring and for summer/fall.

The Sparks Parks and Recreation Department version is called their activity guide. It is published on approximately the same schedule as Reno’s.