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Articles by Katie Lever, M.A.

Katie Lever is a former Division 1 runner who never wants to run another 10k again. Instead, she spends her time lifting weights in CrossFit gyms and studying NCAA discourse as a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. She also works as a freelance writer for LRT Sports in hopes of helping future college athletes navigate the NCAA.
Katie Lever is a former Division 1 runner who never wants to run another 10k again. Instead, she spends her time lifting weights in CrossFit gyms and studying NCAA discourse as a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. She also works as a freelance writer for LRT Sports in hopes of helping future college athletes navigate the NCAA.

Can the NCAA Cap NIL Earnings?

This summer has been a historic few months for college athletes. On June 30th, the NCAA waived Bylaw 12 as it relates to name, image, and likeness compensation, and therefore greatly loosened its control over college athletes’ NIL rights after years of legal pressure. This all comes after a crushing loss in the Supreme Court,

September 21, 2021 Katie Lever, M.A.

An Advocate for Athletes: Meet Robert T. Green

Robert T. Green is known as “#ThePlayerRep,” and it’s a title that he’s more than earned as an advocate for athletes of all ages. And it’s a role he’s always played both during his time as an athlete and after retirement. “When coaches or organizations said or did things that were inappropriate, I already read

September 8, 2021

Flaws of the 20-Hour Rule

Every prospective athlete understands that life as a college athlete is time-consuming. I remember during my time in the NCAA, telling recruits that they would have to learn time management skills once they started competing, which, while not technically untrue, was the understatement of the century. A teammate of mine used to tell recruits about

August 31, 2021

What it Means for Athletes to Profit off of NIL as of July 1st and What’s Next

July 1st is a key date for college athletes and stakeholders in college sports. Today, name, image, and likeness laws from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas are set to go into effect, granting college athletes limited rights to their NILs for the first time in history. The

July 1, 2021

NCAA v Alston: The “Death of Amateurism?”

If there’s one thing that has the potential to unite people of all political affiliations, it’s the consensus that the NCAA’s breadth of control is getting out of hand. On Monday, the Supreme Court released its decision over NCAA v. Alston, ruling unanimously against the NCAA. This is a massive moment in both sports law

June 24, 2021

The College Athlete Right to Organize Act | Will it Help?

Everybody seems to be against the NCAA these days, which, ironically, could turn out to be very good for college athletes. Last Thursday, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT) released the College Athlete Right to Organize (CARO) Act, which is a truly groundbreaking bill in the realm of athlete rights. The NCAA isn’t

June 1, 2021

NCAA Gives Thumbs-Up to Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act. What Does That Mean?

As we approach July 1st, which is the date that the name, image, and likeness laws in Alabama and Mississippi are set to go into effect, the NCAA has its sights set on a federal NIL bill. On April 26th, the NCAA released a statement on its website that expressed support of the “Student Athlete

April 29, 2021

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