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Taking Control During a Pandemic—What Prospective Athletes Can Do in Spite of the Coronavirus

March 12, 2020, the day the NCAA cancelled March Madness, may very well go down in history as the day the sports world stood still. As the coronavirus spreads, there is tons of uncertainty around the situation, and much of society seems to be at a halt—including in-person athletic recruiting, which the NCAA has banned

May 11, 2020

NCAA Rules for Protecting Student-Athlete’s Eligibility While Raising funds for Social Justice

With the current pandemic and social climate, there is a call on student-athletes to use their platform to raise awareness and funds. And as groups like Athletes for Change. There are some rules that you should be aware of to maintain your eligibility.  One:  Money raised must go directly to a charity. Two: You may

November 19, 2020

University of Virginia Lacrosse Player Transferring Advice During Covid Times

College sports and college recruiting have drastically changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s Sammy Mueller’s story about how she is taking the opportunity to use her extra year of eligibility for an opportunity to continue her education. Sammy Mueller was a four-year starting midfielder for the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team. Since the 2020

November 12, 2020

Wesleyan’s Head Women’s Hockey Coach Jodi Mckenna Talks NESCAC Hockey

Recruiting information during the pandemic is more important now than ever. LRT Sports has college recruiting advice from hundreds of college head coaches to make sure you the most informed and successful recruiting process possible. Jodi Mckenna has been the head coach of the Wesleyan Women’s Ice Hockey program for 12 years. Mckenna played Division

September 24, 2020

Two Time Olympian, Brandi Chastain, on Helping to Guide Women in Soccer and in Life

LRT Sports and brandi Chastain discuss mental health during the pandemic, college recruiting, and advice from Brandi on getting outside of your comfort zone. If you should ever be reminiscing about women’s soccer, it’s a sure thing that this iconic soccer player will come up in conversation. You know whom I’m talking about, yes, Brandi

September 17, 2020

Fall Eligibility Update Amidst COVID-19

Last Friday, the NCAA announced that all fall athletes will receive eligibility relief amidst COVID-19. While this sounds like a free ticket to an extra season of eligibility, there are still important sub points to the statement that athletes should be aware of moving forward. Here are three things current college athletes who play a

August 27, 2020

Keeping Up with the Conferences (Part Two)

The landscape of collegiate athletics is shifting by the day, and the team at LRT-Sports is dedicated to keeping everyone informed. Last month, we published an article about the changes conferences were making in regards to their fall seasons. Since then, several more conferences and universities have likewise altered their 2020-21 athletic schedules. Here is

August 15, 2020

Keeping up with the Conferences | A Glimpse at Rapid Changes in College Sports

Will there be a fall season? What will happen in the spring? Who is calling the shots here? These questions seem to be on the minds of all of us who follow college sports, and unless you’re invested in the Ivy League, there’s no definitive answer right now. But in Division 1 athletics, one certainty

July 13, 2020

Amid Coronavirus, Are Mandatory Practices Safer Than “Voluntary” Workouts? Yes and No

The NCAA’s Division 1 Council has officially released a six-week plan for teams to begin mandatory practices, and the starting date for these practices varies slightly from school to school. According to ESPN: “For teams that begin the season Labor Day weekend, required workouts will begin July 13, followed by an enhanced training schedule that

July 2, 2020

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