Countless college-bound student-athletes who can’t meet the NCAA’s new, tougher initial eligibility requirements that took effect Aug. 1 will be on the sidelines this year.
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Nevada’s two Division I universities — UNLV and UNR — offer the NCAA maximum number of scholarships in each sport they field. And a full ride for four years of college is like hitting a jackpot.
Title IX, which was enacted in 1972, bans sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding.
Centennial senior Troy Brown Jr. has been drawing interest from college basketball coaches since his freshman season, making for a hectic and longer-than-normal recruiting process.
Stetson Stallworth and JD Reynolds, sons of former UNLV football players, are hoping to make an impact on the NCAA Division II level.
Changing a sport’s national letter of intent signing date is similar to the political structure in the nation’s capital. It can be done. It has been done. But it’s a tedious process.
Understanding the rules surrounding the recruitment of high school athletes to play in college is a nearly impossible task. But just knowing what all of the terms mean is a chore of its own.
Some of the elite high school athletes aren’t signing a national letter of intent. They’re opting instead to sign a financial aid agreement, a relatively new concept that drastically favors the athlete, not the university.
We will attempt to traverse that daunting and at times disturbing landscape by analyzing many of the different aspects that create the recruiting culture as it exists today, where it began and how it progressed, the good and bad of it, and the highs and lows.