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NCAA Men’s Basketball Rule Change | Improving Draft Potential and Casting a Safety Net for Fringe Prospects

With the NBA draft coming up, it’s crucial to distinguish rule changes made by the NCAA late last year that will have key implications for current prospects. Specifically, college student-athletes will have more flexibility and options given to them regarding exploring the draft and returning to college.  According to the NCAA, “college basketball players can

July 22, 2019 Nikhil Patel

Coach DeLano Offers Advice on Concussions in Youth Sports

Brain injury, safety, and prevention are on everyone’s minds, especially if you are playing a contact sport. Traumatic brain injuries should be taken seriously because they can affect the rest of your life. It is estimated that there are about 3.8 million concussions that occur into the U.S. These concussions happen per year during competitive

July 17, 2019

Student-Athletes and the Risk of Suicide

Each year 1,000 college students commit suicide, making suicide the second leading cause of death for college students. Add on the additional stressors and responsibilities, and you have a mental health nightmare. If we expect our student-athletes to be able to thrive in both their academic and athletic sectors, we have to provide them with

July 11, 2019

Detroit Lions Nose Tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison Gives Advice to Athletes

Damon Harrison is not called “snacks” Harrison for the fun of it. Just take a look at how powerful and sturdy he is. He is 6’3 and is a solid 353 pounds. Snacks is currently a nose tackle for the NFL’s Detroit Lions born in Louisiana. Harrison played college football for William Penn University and

July 8, 2019

NIGEL KILBY TIGHT END | THE PATH FROM JUCO TO D1 TO TOP DRAFT PROSPECT

Nigel Kilby is a Tight End that is going to start his redshirt senior year for the Southern Illinois Salukis. Kilby has been named one of the top 2020 NFL Draft Prospects from the FCS according to herosports.com. He was ranked No.3 JUCO tight end and No. 37 JUCO prospect in the country according to

July 3, 2019

NCAA Pushing Back the 3-Point Line to World Competition Length

The NCAA announced this past Wednesday that they would be moving the 3-point line back to the international competition distance of 22 feet, 1¾ inches. This will immediately be implemented for the upcoming 2019-2020 season for Division I programs, but Division II and III will not be moving the 3-point line until the 2020-2021 season.

June 24, 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

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