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How the Coronavirus is Affecting College Athletes

Introduction Unimaginable is the first word that comes to mind when I think about how this coronavirus is affecting college athletes. As a former Division I athlete, I do not believe there are enough words to explain the heartbreak, sadness, and confusion that student-athletes around the country must be feeling. For many athletes, the coronavirus

March 30, 2020 Jaileen Goncalves

Tips for What to Expect from Your Recruiting Process Amidst COVID-19

The NCAA has suspended recruiting through April 15, 2020, due to COVID-19. The impact of COVID-19 on athletes across the world has been and will be detrimental. Cries from student-athletes dealing with the uncertainty of college commitments, lost eligibility, and canceled seasons are resonating all across the globe.

March 16, 2020

Three Things Every Recruit Should Know About Athletic Scholarships

The devil is in the details, the old adage goes, and the NCAA is great at creating a detail-laden policy that is complicated, frustrating and nearly impossible to understand. Even now that I’m a former Division I athlete and current Ph.D student who studies NCAA policy, I remember how overwhelming it was to navigate the

March 16, 2020

NCAA Wrestling Rule Change

In life, change is inevitable. When it comes to sports, especially college sports with organizations overseeing its operations, there is always the question of whether the change is for the benefit of the players and competitors or the organization and its accompanying self-interest. Are they trying to benefit the sport or themselves? We’ll look at

February 24, 2020

Pay to Play Bill Signed by California Governor

For student-athletes, the thought of getting paid for their athletic talents is quite enticing. This idea of whether or not athletes should get paid for schools using their likeness, image, and name has been in question for quite some time now. There are big contentions around not paying college athletes since many athletes make immense

February 20, 2020

Thirteen-Year-Old Football Recruit Jadyn Davis

Thirteen-year-old Jadyn Davis, an eighth-grader from Charlotte, North Carolina, recently received offers to play college football at both the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Davis attends Providence Day School and plays quarterback for his school’s football team, the Chargers. His talent and six-foot, 155-pound size makes it no surprise that Davis caught the

December 23, 2019

Mizzou Appeals Football Ban for Tutor’s NCAA Academic Violations

In January of 2019, the NCAA hit the University of Missouri’s Football team with a one-year postseason ban and a three-year probation period for the athletic department. The Mizzou Tigers’ staff promptly notified the NCAA Enforcement Committee of the misconduct and “denied that the tutor completed any work on their behalf.” During the NCAA investigation,

December 19, 2019