Las Vegas UNLV imposed penalties on its basketball team Friday for recruiting violations. UNLV will cut its scholarships from 13 to 12 for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, and also reduce the number of campus recruiting visits during those years from 12 to 10.
No recruit will be allowed to move to Las Vegas prior to the time he arrives to begin classes at UNLV. Beginning with the 2001-02 season, all incoming players will be required to live in university housing for their first year. Also, head coach Bill Bayno a former Kansas University assistant under Larry Brown will reduce his off-campus evaluation days from 70 to 35.
UNLV president Carol Harter presented the penalties to the NCAA's Infractions Committee during its meeting Friday in Dallas. The committee will decide in November whether to sanction the program.