The Academic Progress Rate, the measure by which the NCAA tracks eligibility and retention rates of student-athletes, isn’t as straightforward a system as some would believe. It’s like most things in life: Money might be the root of all evil, but it sure does benefit those with the fattest wallets.
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It looks like a monolith carved from mortar and molded of chrome, a giant spaceship in the middle of the UNLV campus.
Adonis Smith rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Gray to a 20-13 victory over the Scarlet in UNLV’s spring football game. The game ended the Rebels’ spring practice sessions.
It took more than a decade for the UNLV football program to exhibit some semblance of respectability. It took one news conference Thursday to severely damage all that positive energy.
UNLV plays its spring football game tonight, knowing more about its team. The Rebels, though, still have unanswered questions heading into the summer.
The NCAA turned down UNLV’s appeal over a low Academic Progress Rate score. UNLV will not be allowed to participate in a bowl next season.
David Greene looked sharp in Friday’s scrimmage after moving from safety to running back.
UNLV running back Adonis Smith, a Northwestern transfer, is working to bounce back from a disappointing season. He is showing the signs this spring of doing just that.
UNLV starting cornerbacks Tajh Hasson and Kenneth Penny are coming off promising seasons. They are expected to provide the Rebels with one of the top unit on the football team.
When explaining publicly its football program’s academic predicament UNLV needs to be forthright and honest and there should be no shortage of bodies explaining why and how this happened.