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Articles by Oliver Loutsenko

Oliver Loutsenko is a lead contributing writer for LRT Sports. Oliver attended Skidmore College to study business management. Oliver played tennis for Skidmore and graduated in 2014.
Oliver Loutsenko is a lead contributing writer for LRT Sports. Oliver attended Skidmore College to study business management. Oliver played tennis for Skidmore and graduated in 2014.

Top 5 Best NCAA College Football Players that Never Won the Heisman Trophy

Named after football pioneer John W. Heisman, the Heisman Trophy has been awarded annually to the most outstanding college football player since 1935 (Tracy, New York Times). The award has had plenty of prestige and reputation behind it, but in the modern era, it’s become the Holy Grail of individual college football accolades. The winner

March 9, 2020 Oliver Loutsenko

The Evolution of College Tennis Recruiting

While Tennis Recruiting Network – an NCAA college tennis coach’s premier venue to scout prospective high-school athletes – only launched in 2005, numerous significant changes to the recruiting process have already been implemented (Lecessi, USA Today). These changes reshaped both the traditional logic NCAA coaches from noteworthy schools were using, as well as the strategy student-athletes

March 5, 2020

California State Assembly Passes Bill Allowing College Athletes to Earn Endorsement Profits

On Monday, September 9th, 2019 the California State Assembly voted unanimously, 72-0, for the Fair Pay to Play Act, a bill that would allow NCAA student-athletes to sign individual endorsement deals (Anantharaman, Deadspin). After the bill passed in the California Senate back in May 2019, with only one dissenter, the two chambers will now reconcile

September 30, 2019

Top 5 NCAA Basketball Superstar Busts in the NBA

Starting in 2006, the National Basketball Association (NBA) updated their draft’s eligibility rules in an attempt to encourage more high school student-athletes to go to college. Up until 2005, high school players were eligible for selection. Some of the NBA’s greatest players in history like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Garnett were drafted straight

June 17, 2019

Top 5 SEC Quarterbacks of All-Time

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has become well known for producing some of the best professional football players in NFL history. SEC schools have groomed a wide variety of players in many different positions to be the best in the pros; ranging from all-time legends such as Emmitt Smith and Reggie White to current superstars like

June 3, 2019

Top 5 Highest Paid Head Coaches in the NCAA

The NCAA reported that college football revenues were reaching $1.1 billion for the 2017 fiscal year; the first time they’ve ever cleared $1 billion (Berkowitz, USA Today). It’s also imperative to keep in mind the NCAA doesn’t generate any revenues from the College Football Playoff, as they have their separate operations, which similarly generate very

January 4, 2019

LRT Sports Top 5: The Top 5 Ivy League Football Facilities and Locker Rooms

With the 2018-19 NCAA football season getting increasingly exciting with each passing week as Bowl Season approaching, we wanted to make a post focusing on a set of very highly respected academic institutions whose respective football program won’t be in the conversation for the College Football Playoff Semi-Final; the Ivy League programs. Don’t let the

December 5, 2018

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