Our alma mater is the only and original land grant institution, and the flagship university of the Great State of Nevada. It is the only Tier 1 University in this state, and is recognized annually for its academics and research. Now is the time to build upon its academic success and national recognition, and elevate the athletic programs to a level befitting a Tier 1 institution. In order to further solidify our alma mater's efforts to make Reno a true college town, there is no better marketing tool than an athletics program that includes nationally ranked football and basketball programs, including the best coaches, recruits, and facilities.
The athletic department at the University of Nevada has one of the lowest budgets in the Mountain West Conference which makes it increasingly difficult to compete year in and year out in the conference, let alone on a national level.