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Nevada moves practices to Stanford due to Dixie Fire

Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach Jay Norvell is seen running practice on Aug. 2.

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Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach Jay Norvell is seen running practice on Aug. 2. Ren1brd 08 16 2018 Rgj 1 A00120180815img Ren Wolfpack Practic 2 1 I2mm0nk6 L1265592066img Ren Wolfpack Practic 2 1 I2mm0nk6

The University of Nevada relocated its football practices to Stanford, Calif., for the next week due to the poor air quality in the Reno area caused by the Dixie Fires.

The Wolf Pack will practice three times and scrimmage once at Stanford. They will return to Reno after the scrimmage.

Nevada will practice in the mornings and Stanford will practice in the afternoons. The Wolf Pack will not use any other facility on campus other than the practice field.

The Dixie Fires had caused air-quality problems across the western United States. For Nevada — which does not have an indoor facility — it has significantly limited team practices.

“It’s literally affected every day of our practice for the last week and a half,” Nevada coach Jay Norvell told ESPN. “We’ve only had about half of our practices outside, and even those were limited to the number of players who can be there. We just can’t function anymore; we’ve got to make sure we get the remainder of our training camp where everybody participates in these full practices.”

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–Field Level Media