Nevada Wolf Pack is the sports department of the University of Nevada, located in Reno, Nevada. It consists of 15 men’s and women’s basketball, basketball, football, tennis, golf, swimming, and other disciplines. Doug Knuth runs the organization. Moreover, today it is part of the NCAA Division I and Mountain West Conference.
Meaning and History
This department arose a long time ago – in October 1896, and then included only the football team. It was first named Sagebrushers after the state flower of Nevada. However, in the 1921/22 school year, a local journalist described the athletes as Desert Wolves. Since then, the nickname associated with wolves has been closely associated with them.
2000 – 2007
The former Nevada Wolf Pack emblem, owned by the association in the early 2000s, was based on the large ‘N’ symbol. Unlike other university teams that used capital letters in their logos, this one looked unique. The fact is that it was combined with the image of a wolf. The designers placed it inside the left vertical leg “N.” Therefore, it seems that the animal comes out of it like a door and stares ahead, slightly turning its head. The ears of the beast are raised alertly.
On the right leg “N,” the word “Nevada” is written, which occupies the entire height. The letters are white, uppercase, thin, serif. Under the “N” is the bold “Wolf Pack.” In contrast to the first inscription, it is dark and is located on a light background.
2008 – present
In 2008, the athletes updated the logo. It now features a profile view of a wolf’s head looking to the right. The style of drawing in the form of uneven broad stripes that form the neck of the beast gave the emblem dynamism and emotional tension. This is also evidenced by the wild grin on the muzzle with a half-open mouth, in which several sharp teeth are visible.
The ears of the animal are pressed, and the eyes are narrowed, which indicates that it is more attentive to others. Above it, the word “Nevada” is drawn in an arc, in capital letters with serifs. Although the logo’s appearance has been radically redesigned, the color scheme remains the same – a combination of dark blue and white.
The wolf’s theme, reflected in the name of the Nevada Wolf Pack’s sports department, was directly embodied in the symbolism. In all modern versions (since 2000), it is based on the image of this animal. At first, he was portrayed as attentive, alert, and gazing, and then made aggressive, daring, bold, growling.
Nevada Wolf Pack Football Logo
Jay Norvell coaches the team. She spent her debut season in 1896. During the department’s entire existence, footballers have won 14 national championships as part of various conferences. They also competed in 16 cup competitions.
Nevada Wolf Pack Basketball Logo
The men’s basketball team appeared with the Nevada Wolf Pack in 1913. Steve Alford currently coaches her. She competed in the NCAA eight times, reaching the Sweet Sixteen twice in 2004 and 2018.