Greg Anthony doesn't have to reveal his income to anybody but the IRS. But Anthony, UNLV's point guard cum entrepreneur, is doing quite well, thank you—so well that he relinquished his athletic scholarship, worth $12,212.
Anthony, a senior political science major, decided to pay his own way because NCAA regulations forbid scholarship athletes from holding jobs during the season, and holding on to his scholarship would have forced Anthony to relinquish at least some of his rather extensive business interests. In the off-season, Anthony is a public-relations and marketing representative for a title company, Land Title of Nevada, and with three partners he recently opened a sportswear and silk-screening company, Two Hype, of which he is vice-president.
Anthony has a few other irons in the fire, as he and his boardroom buddies would probably put it. For Anthony, the choice between scholarship and entrepreneurship was simple. "It's always been a dream of mine to own my own company," he said. "This experience is giving me a lot of incentive to make it."
A NEW RECRUIT
From now on, when college coaches swap stories about the rigors of recruiting, it's hard to believe anyone will be able to top this opener from Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt: "Did I ever tell you about the time I went into labor on a recruiting trip?"
On Sept. 20, Summitt, with her doctor's permission, flew in the school's jet from Knoxville to Allentown, Pa., to visit high school senior Michelle Marciniak. Summitt's due date for her first child was not until Oct. 5, but after she landed in Allentown it became apparent that the baby had become impatient. Soon she was back on the jet for the nearly two-hour flight back to Knoxville.
While Summitt, 38, concentrated on her breathing exercises during the flight, assistant coach Mickie DeMoss flipped through a pamphlet on childbirth. At one point Summitt was asked if she wanted to land immediately.
"Where are we?" she asked.
"Somewhere over Virginia."