It should be difficult for Nevada Wolf Pack football fans to stay away from Mackay Stadium in the fall in the coming seasons.
Gone are the days of Eastern Washington, Nicholls State, Buffalo, Sacramento State and Southern Utah filling the Pack's non-league schedule, as they have in recent years. The Wolf Pack football team has some very interesting non-conference matchups at the stadium on north Virginia Street over the next seven seasons.
The Wolf Pack, which signed new head coach Brian Polian to a five-year contract in January, will invite four Pac-12 teams and one team from the Big Ten Conference to northern Nevada in the coming seasons.
The Big Ten team will be making its first trip ever to Mackay Stadium as will one of the Pac-12 teams.
The Pack's non-league home schedule, starting this fall, is the most intriguing since Northwestern, Texas Tech, Missouri, California and BYU came to Reno from 2006-10. The schedule is filled with BCS teams.
A look at the top six non-conference home games at Mackay Stadium through the 1019 season . . .