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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.

Insights from an NCAA Policy Specialist | Don’t Clap for the NIL Announcement Just Yet

Just hours ago, the NCAA’s top governing body made an announcement supporting a proposal to regulate athletes’ rights to profit from their names, images, and likenesses (NIL). Already, sports outlets and fans are celebrating, calling it a landmark decision, and looking ahead to the return of NCAA video games. The overreactions make sense—everyone is clamoring

April 29, 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

NCAA Wrestling 2019-2020 | Rule Change on Hair Requirements

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 will benefit the players and competitors or the organization and its accompanying self-interest. We will look at the changes that the NCAA is implementing for college wrestling for

October 21, 2019

NCAA Football Rule Changes | Football Safety

To improve the safety of collegiate football players, the NCAA has announced several rule changes for the upcoming season. The NCAA’s football rules committee has decided to change the overtime format for games that exceed over four extra overtime sessions. While this is a rare occurrence, it will protect exhausted and injury prone players who

October 3, 2019

Speeding Up The Game | The New NCAA Shot Clock Rule

A lot of NCAA coaches press their players about going for offensive rebounds on a missed basket. I would say that all coaches make it a point to their players–especially when they’re down. Offensive rebounds have become crucial to teams when trying to close out a game, come back from being down in a game,

July 25, 2019

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