Sparks School Suing NIAA

A Sparks private school and several international students sued the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, claiming international students are being blocked from playing sports. The lawsuit, filed in United States District Court alleges that the NIAA rules discriminate against international students. Excel Christian School, located in Sparks, is a private school with about 45 high school students enrolled. The Excel Christian athletic director said NIAA rules prevented them from fielding an 8-man football team this school year and prevented them from adding international players to other teams, such as basketball.