Bob Rigney Honored for Pioneering Prep Scouting Industry

30 Years and Counting, NSR Continues Founder’s Legacy   NSR’s 30-year anniversary of helping high school student-athletes attract the attention, receive evaluations and get recruited by college coaches starts this month as we chronicle the extraordinary legacy created in 1980 by founder Bob Rigney (pictured) and carried on today by the Rigney family.  Dubbed “The Father of … Read more

Saturday Match-up to Feature Five NSR Prospects

Cal versus UC-Davis Holds Special Meaning to NSR in California Saturday’s grudge match between The University of California (Cal) and The University of California at Davis (UC-Davis) holds special meaning for all of us at National Scouting Report, but espcially for NSR in California.  Five former NSR prospects, three from UC-Davis and two from Cal, will be on … Read more

Coaches’ Requests Reaching New Heights with DI Coaches

NSR’s Service Is More In Demand Than Ever At NSR, we receive requests from college coaches every day.  With budget shortfalls and the steady decrease in alumni giving and corporate gifts, college CEO’s are putting the pinch on athletic departments to cut expenses, if not corners in ancillary spending.  That’s bad news for coaches, but … Read more

Legendary Coach Ron Polk Is NSR Keynote Speaker

Scouts Asked to Look Closely at Prospects Legendary Mississippi State baseball coach Ron Polk, the winningest coach in the history of the Southeastern Conference, gave the keynote addresss to NSR’s licensees and scouts at the 2010 NSR National Meeting held in Birmingham, AL.  Faced with a room full of attendees, Coach Polk treated the group with a myriad … Read more

NCAA Summer School Proposal Makes Good Sense

One of Three Major Problems Being Scrutinized The NCAA‘s upcoming proposal which, if adopted, will dictate that Division I institutions delve deeper into incoming student-athletes’ academic records and require poorer students in football and basketball (men’s and women’s) to take summer school classes prior to full-time enrollment.  At NSR, we support this proposal as a positive step … Read more