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Fall Eligibility Update Amidst COVID-19

Last Friday, the NCAA announced that all fall athletes will receive eligibility relief amidst COVID-19. While this sounds like a free ticket to an extra season of eligibility, there are still important sub points to the statement that athletes should be aware of moving forward. Here are three things current college athletes who play a

August 27, 2020 Katie Lever, M.A.

Not All Sports Are Created Equal, The Truth Behind Women’s Rowing and how it Saves Football

When I was offered admission at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the first email I received on my new school email account had a subject line of “Become a UNC Division I Athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill.” Inside the email was documents inviting me to become the next member of UNC Rowing, a

August 24, 2020

University of Michigan Women’s Water Polo Head Coach Dives in With Recruiting Advice

Dr. Marcelo Leonardi is the University of Michigan Women’s Water Polo Head Coach since 2014. He has just completed his sixth season as head coach for the Michigan Wolverines. In his six years coaching, his record is 143-56, and he has led his teams to four straight years of being CWPA Champions and four consecutive

August 20, 2020

Keeping Up with the Conferences (Part Two)

The landscape of collegiate athletics is shifting by the day, and the team at LRT-Sports is dedicated to keeping everyone informed. Last month, we published an article about the changes conferences were making in regards to their fall seasons. Since then, several more conferences and universities have likewise altered their 2020-21 athletic schedules. Here is

August 15, 2020

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Face-Off Rule Changes

In late May of 2020, the NCAA Rules Committee voted to make significant changes to the face-off process of Men’s Lacrosse. The days of facing off where both specialists begin on their knees and engage in lengthy battles for leverage are over. The new changes include:  1.  “Having both players start face-offs with only their

August 13, 2020

Is My Athletic Scholarship Guaranteed? It Depends.

In a perfect world, all athletic scholarships would be guaranteed for four years (and plenty of people believe they actually are), but unfortunately, the NCAA is far from perfect. The reality is that scholarship policies can vary widely by conference and university, and coaches often do not fully explain these dynamics to athletes. In essence,

August 11, 2020

Pro Tennis Player, Kristie Ahn, on Academics, the Recruiting Process and Why Stanford

Kristie Ahn, age 27, is from New Jersey and is a Korean-American tennis player. Ahn had always wanted to go pro, but with a strong push for higher education from her parents, she decided to go to college. She went to Stanford University and graduated in 2014. Stanford did better in her collegiate career than

August 10, 2020

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