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.
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UNLV opened its volleyball season with two victories in the UNLV Invitational on Friday at Cox Pavilion, downing UC Santa Barbara 3-0 and Albany 3-1.
UNLV suffered its first significant loss of the season Friday when wide receiver Kendal Keys had season-ending surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.
UNLV brought in transfers Trevor Kanteman and Tim Holt to the position to join fifth-year senior Andrew Price, the expected starter.
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.
UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said Thursday she will decide in October whether to return after her three-year contract expires at the end of the year.
Mountain West volleyball coaches picked UNLV to finish fifth, but the Rebels return 12 players, including two starters. They believe they can challenge for the conference title.
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.
Coach Tony Sanchez used part of practice Thursday to work certain end of game situations and plans to make them the focus of Friday’s hour-long session.
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.
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