The Big Ten and Pac-12 guarantee four-year scholarships, but NCAA rules already limit the conditions on how athletes can lose their grants-in-aid. At UNLV, every effort is made to see that athletes stay their entire four years.
Recruiting rankings have existed in various forms for decades, but exploded in popularity after Seattle-area entrepreneur James Heckman launched an internet startup called RivalsNet in 1997.
Most UNLV coaches would like to make Southern Nevada athletes a key part of their recruiting efforts, but it’s not always so easy. Many are wooed by top programs and eager to experience life elsewhere.
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.
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.