NIAA compromise smells like a raw deal |

NIAA compromise smells like a raw deal

The most recent proposal in the Nevada State Legislature would separate Nevada schools from California schools in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, giving separate state titles to schools from each state.

Under the proposed plan, a separate title would be given to California schools which win Nevada state championships, and the idea is gaining ground.

Still, it doesn’t seem right that schools like Truckee and North Tahoe, which add so much to the league, would be treated as second-class citizens.

Either kick California schools completely out of the league or allow them to compete for the titles.

Because these schools were originally invited into the NIAA and have enjoyed successful membership in the nearly two decades since, they deserve to remain competitive members.

This is a popular notion even in Nevada, and has been encouraged by three separate NIAA votes over the past six months, demanding that California schools remain in the league.

To award separate (but equal?) titles is wrong. Nevada schools are sending the message that they are no longer good enough to compete with their counterparts along the state border.

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