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NCAA Transfer Portal and Transfer Waivers | What’s the Difference?

Transferring to a new university in the middle of one’s athletic career is a complicated process, made slightly easier by the NCAA’s relatively new transfer portal, which also lifted some of the barriers athletes faced in the transfer process. Case in point: prior to 2018, if a Division 1 athlete wanted to transfer, they had

October 5, 2020 Katie Lever, M.A.

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

Is My Athletic Scholarship Guaranteed? It Depends.

In a perfect world, all athletic scholarships would be guaranteed for four years (and plenty of people believe they actually are), but unfortunately, the NCAA is far from perfect. The reality is that scholarship policies can vary widely by conference and university, and coaches often do not fully explain these dynamics to athletes. In essence,

August 11, 2020

Professional U.S. Soccer Player, Collin Martin, Speaks on Being Gay in Sports

Collin Martin, the only openly gay male professional soccer player, speaks on being your authentic self on and off the field. On June 29, 2018, Martin came out publicly as gay. At the time, he was reported to be the only active male professional soccer player to be openly gay. Martin played multiple seasons at MLS

July 16, 2020

Jacksonville Jaguars, Joe Giles-Harris, Passes Along some Advice to Athletes

Joe Giles-Harris is a football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL). Harris played college football for Duke. During Joe’s time with the Blue Devils, he racked up 313 total career tackles along with nine and a half sacks, one forced fumble, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery. Joe talked to LRT Sports about why he

June 22, 2020

An Athlete and Bulimia

Bulimia is an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting. The disorder can be life-threatening. People with this condition binge eat and then take steps to avoid weight gain. Although purging after

June 15, 2020

Do Incoming College Athletes Need Standardized Test Scores for the 2020-21 Academic Year?

College admissions is a whirlwind of a process under normal circumstances, but the uncertainty surrounding it is only amplified now, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, the NCAA is acting fast in light of current events by temporarily waiving its standardized test score requirements for incoming athletes.  As a former DI athlete whose ACT score

May 14, 2020