The tradition of firing the Game Day Cannon after a score started in 1970 when the Fremont Cannon was introduced as the trophy for the University of Nevada, Reno vs. UNLV rivalry.
The tradition was expanded in 1985 when the U.S. Army Center for Military History, Museum Division donated a 75mm howitzer to the University for ceremonial events, including home football games. The U.S. Army continues to support the use of the Howitzer Game Day Cannon by allocating blank rounds each year and the Nevada National Guard assists in the yearly maintenance on the artillery piece. The Game Day Cannon is fired by a cannon commander and crew of eight cadets with the University’s ROTC program.
This Fund shall be used for the refurbishment of the Game Day Cannon.
For more information about supporting the Game Day Cannon or Nevada Wolfpack Athletics please contact Craig Fink at email@example.com.