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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

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

Going Pro in Football, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Golf

Football According to the NCAA, as well as data from the NFL’s draft in 2018, only 1.6% of NCAA football players go on to play professionally. In their research, they found that, there were “256 draft picks in 2018, 255 of whom were former NCAA players. NCAA to Major Pro figure [was] calculated using [this]

February 17, 2020

UNC Athletes | The Mental Stress & Effects of Injuries

With the physical demands of high school and college sports today, it is rare that an athlete makes it through their playing career without some sort of injury. For example, the NCAA reports that the overall injury rate in NCAA football is 8.1 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures. This is with games and practices combined. There

January 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

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