Wolf Pack ticket sales break all-time record

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Wolf Pack ticket sales break all-time record

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Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo (17) scrambles against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.

Season ticket sales to new buyers for Nevada Wolf Pack football have broken an all-time record.

Mike Samuels is associate athletic director for the University of Nevada, Reno. He says about 12,200 season tickets have been sold so far. That figure is nearly 300 season tickets ahead of last year's sales and includes a considerable number of new buyers.

"We've sold over 2,000 brand new season tickets to first-time buyers this year. So, that was a record--an all-time record for us as far back as we keep records, which goes at least ten years and it's pretty safe to assume that it probably stands for much longer than that."

Samuels attributes some of those additional sales to increased interest in new coach Brian Polian.

"It's a combination of everything--it's the excitement of having that new coach, plus having the staff here to capture that excitement and convert it into sales. We've got a six-person sales team, which is fairly new, and so we're making a lot more outbound calls than we have in the past."

With football season now underway, Samuels expects to sell a couple hundred more tickets this week along with prorated tickets after the first home game on Saturday against UC Davis.