Titus and Amodei Settle Friendly Wager

Nov 21, 2013
Press Release
Titus Congratulates UNLV Rebels on House Floor

November 21, 2013

Presentation of Freemont Cannon

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District was presented a Fremont Cannon trophy from Congressman Mark Amodei today as part of their friendly wager on the Battle for Nevada football game between the Runnin' Rebels and the Wolf Pack in Reno. UNLV defeated the University of Nevada at Reno 27-22, the first victory against the Wolf Pack since 2004. In honor of “Make A Difference Day,” they will perform a community service project, and as the losing member, Congressman Amodei will sport UNLV Rebels’ attire during the event.  Titus commemorated the UNLV victory on the House floor.  Below are her remarks: 
“The annual Battle for Nevada between the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and the University of Nevada at Reno is not just a football game played once a year; it’s a time honored tradition that reflects the best of Nevada's sports rivalries. 
“The victor not only wins bragging right for a year, but also the coveted Fremont Cannon painted in the winning school’s colors. 
“For eight long years, Reno has claimed these spoils. But this past Saturday, after a great game between Nevada’s two outstanding universities, UNLV celebrated its first victory against the Wolf Pack since 2004 and the long-anticipated return of the Fremont Cannon to Las Vegas. 
“Congratulations to UNLV’s coach, Bobby Hauck, and all of the Rebels for their 27-22 victory against UNR. You have made Southern Nevada proud!
“As part of our friendly wager placed on the game and in honor of “Make a Difference Day”, my colleague Mark Amodei, from Nevada’s Second District, and I will be performing a community service project wearing Rebel Red.  Go Rebels!”