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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 Katie Lever, M.A.

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

How Title IX Fails Female Athletes

Last week, Old Dominion University discontinued its wrestling program, citing budget concerns moving forward. University of Cincinnati athletics director John Cunningham slashed men’s soccer as well, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, stating, “there will be different sorts of cuts and pullbacks that schools are going to make, and it’s definitely possible that will include sports

May 4, 2020

Adversity | When It Hits You In The Face, Get Back Up

Adversity is something that many of us deal with in life, whether it is on or off of the field, or in everyday life. In a time like this, we’re all dealing with adversity when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic. People are reacting to it in different ways, as it affects us all differently.

April 23, 2020

Coronavirus and its Effect on College Sports Moving Forward

Last week, the NCAA formalized its decision to allow schools to grant spring athletes an extra season of eligibility in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It was a good and logical choice, but it still leaves plenty of uncertainty for both current and prospective college athletes moving forward. Here are three big questions surrounding the

April 11, 2020

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

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