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NCAA Wrestling Rule Change

In life, change is inevitable. When it comes to sports, especially college sports with organizations overseeing its operations, there is always the question of whether the change is for the benefit of the players and competitors or the organization and its accompanying self-interest. Are they trying to benefit the sport or themselves? We’ll look at

February 24, 2020 Aston Royal

Pay to Play Bill Signed by California Governor

For student-athletes, the thought of getting paid for their athletic talents is quite enticing. This idea of whether or not athletes should get paid for schools using their likeness, image, and name, has been in question for quite some time now. There are big contentions around not paying college athletes since many athletes make immense

February 20, 2020

Going Pro in Football, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Golf

Football According to the NCAA, as well as data from the NFL’s draft in 2018, only 1.6% of NCAA football players go on to play professionally. In their research, they found that, there were “256 draft picks in 2018, 255 of whom were former NCAA players. NCAA to Major Pro figure [was] calculated using [this]

February 17, 2020

A Student-Athlete’s Battle With Mental Health

“I experienced body-shaming from my coach; it made me feel like I was not good enough.” These are the words of Kristi, a Division I student-athlete who has been struggling with her mental health while competing at her ‘dream school’. She is not alone; about 22% of young adults aged 18-25 experience any form of

February 13, 2020

Former Baltimore Orioles and Amherst’s Assistant Baseball Coach, Mike Odenwaelder, on Hard Work and Playing more than one Sport

Mike Odenwaelder left Amherst College after his junior year to begin his professional baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles as an Ironbird, where he was selected in the 16th round of the MLB draft. While at Amherst, Odenwaelder was a part of what was arguably Amherst’s most successful years in baseball. The team won an

February 10, 2020

Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™| A Full Scholarship Ripped From Her Hands in a Blink of an Eye

A full-ride scholarship offer is supposed to be an exciting part of the stressful recruiting process.  However, not when your recruiting coach offers your scholarship to another student because “you’re taking too long to decide.” This happened to a young high school basketball player. When this athlete was looking for a Division I basketball scholarship,

February 6, 2020

2018 Gold Medalist, Professional Hockey player and former University of Vermont, Amanda Pelkey, Talks UVM, Coaches and Recruiting

Amanda Pelkey, a Vermont native, played four years of NCAA Division I Hockey at the University of Vermont. She led the Catamounts as a senior co-captain and finished her career with the all-time leading goal record with 49 goals and 56 assists for a total of 105 career points. She was the first player in

February 3, 2020

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