UNLV said in a news release that it expected to save $1.2 million by taking such a step. The action was taken because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Five UNLV athletes gained U.S. Track Field and Cross Country Coaches Association all-academic honors, and the Rebels received all-academic team recognition.
Seven members of the UNLV swimming and diving program gained College Swim Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honorable mention.
Dietitian Nicole Kiley has emerged as an invaluable cog within UNLV’s athletic department, providing nuanced, detailed guidelines tailored to the needs of student-athletes.
Scheberies and three lifelong friends helped to rescue Francisco Chavez when his 70-foot cliff jump went awry in Grass Falls, California.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected budgets at college athletic departments throughout the country, including UNLV, and could have long-term ramifications.
The Mountain West said athletes would be allowed to take part in on-campus workouts. The conference also announced it was taking several cost-cutting steps.
UNLV athletes registered a 3.22 semester GPA, besting the mark of 3.09 set in the fall of 2018. Their cumulative GPA was 3.13, beating the 3.09 set in spring of 2019.
Boise State’s athletic department and San Diego State’s men’s basketball program provide example of stability leading to success.
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said through a spokesman that she was pulling her name out of the UCLA AD job search.
Former UNLV and MLB star Matt Williams manages the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization, which plays in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.
UNLV’s budget cuts, made in response to the financial fallout from the COVID-19 crisis that has shut down athletic events throughout the country, were mostly in travel expenses.
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois did not directly address reports that she is a leading candidate for the same position at UCLA.