Of Sills and Silliness

Do you remember David Sills? On February 5, 2010, Sills made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Southern California and to play football for coach Lane Kiffin. Sills’ pledge gained national attention for one reason: he was a 13 year-old seventh-grader at the time. The recently concluded NCAA Convention in Grapevine, Texas, will […]

Advice from a College Coach on Summer Basketball Tournaments

When it comes to being recruited for college basketball, the time in which a coach can watch a prospective recruit play in-person is limited.  The NCAA calendars for basketball recruiting for Divisions I through III only include a handful of days for evaluation periods.  During evaluation periods, coaches can watch prospective recruits engage in basketball […]

Why Syracuse and Not North Carolina

It was certainly surprising to learn that Syracuse men’s basketball player James Southerland was suspended because of an NCAA investigation into possible academic fraud. Mike Waters of the Post-Standard is reporting that Southerland was suspended because of questions surrounding a term paper and whether or not a tutor wrote a portion of it. If this […]

Where Does The Manti Story Go From Here?

In the immediate aftermath of Deadspin’s revelation on Wednesday that Manti Te’o’s girlfriend never existed, the response went from shock and disbelief to, almost instantly, Schecky Green. The jokes piled up on Twitter faster than you could type “Lennay Kekua”. Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal: “Read the piece. Let me get this straight. Notre Dame football was […]

Only He Knows, Or Does He?

Robert Nkemdiche is the most coveted prospect in the nation, but no one knows where he will end up For the nation’s most-coveted football recruit, the question of where to matriculate may come down to whether blood is thicker than BCS bowl berths. Will Robert Nkemdiche sign a National Letter of Intent with Mississippi, which […]

What Unlimited Phone Calls and Texts Mean for Recruits

On January 19, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors is set to vote on 26 pieces of legislation, some of which will have a direct impact on recruiting.  If passed, Proposal 13-3 will directly impact how coaches communicate with recruits.  Proposal 13-3 seeks to allow school officials and coaches to make unlimited phone calls […]

Which Pac–12 School Should Start a Men’s Soccer Team?

The announcement that the WAC is sponsoring men’s soccer starting in 2013–14 would not seem to have a big impact on the Pac–12. “Wake me when the Big 12 expands or Texas comes around to our way of thinking” might be the prevailing attitude. But the move could have a big impact for Pac–12 soccer […]

Long Term Impact of Tom Corbett Suit On NCAA Is Limited

Another day, another lawsuit against the NCAA. If you go back to the landmark decision in NCAA v. Board of Regents, I think you would find that since that day, little time has passed that the NCAA was not defending itself against an antitrust suit. And for good reason. The NCAA lacks any sort of […]

How to Make 2013 Your Best Recruitment Year Yet

Seniors, This Means You As part of any successful recruitment, athletes need to be working hard consistently to gain the attention of college coaches. As we have been stating all year long; unless you are one of the top 1% of athletes in the country, you will not get an athletic scholarship handed to you. […]

Calling College Coaches: Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Your Phone Calls with College Coaches Getting on the phone with college coaches can be an intimidating experience. They are the head of a college sports team, and are taking time out of their busy schedules to talk to you. These college coaches could potentially be your future coach, so you need to make […]

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