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.