Updated: Dec 23, 2020
On Tuesday, Nevada became the third division one baseball program to release their 2021 schedule. The Wolf Pack's schedule features 46 games including 36 Mountain West games and ten non-conference games. The 46 games are ten games fewer than Nevada's typical schedule, a reflection of changes dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevada starts the season on the road at Cal Poly with a four-game series before beginning their Mountain West schedule. Nevada kicks off conference play the second weekend of the season at UNLV, part of a 13-game road stretch to start the season. The Wolf Pack follow the trip to UNLV with a visit to San Jose State before the return to non-conference play.
In addition to Cal Poly, three other non-conference opponents are featured on Nevada's schedule. The Wolf Pack travel to USC the second weekend of March for a three-game series. Nevada will also visit Texas and host Grand Canyon to round out their non-conference schedule.
Earlier this year, the Mountain West Conference announced a 36-game conference schedule, a deviation from the typical 30 games. Included in the change is a switch to a Saturday doubleheader followed by a single Sunday game. This shortening of weekends is an effort to reduce travel costs for teams.
Nevada finished the 2020 season at 2-12 but won two of their last four games.