What to do if You Can’t Afford a Club Team

Club and travel teams have become an important part of the recruiting process for the majority of sports. With the increased recruiting exposure and concentration of college coaches at their events, it can seem like your only option for getting recruited is to play for a travel team. However, for many families it is just […]

Where Does a College Coach Have You Ranked

Once you have established contact with a program, it is important you figure out how interested that school is. The challenge with this is that coaches aren’t just going to tell you exactly where they have you ranked. As a recruit or a parent, you will have to read between the lines to figure this […]

When Good Recruiting Advice is Bad

Good advice is hard to find and that is doubly true in recruiting. No two people have the same recruiting process and taking one person’s advice as “the right way” can be dangerous. Too often we hear of people who receive well-meaning advice on what to do, that is the wrong advice for them. Below […]

It Is Not All About the Scholarship

There is a lot of talk in the college sports world about the proposed “four year scholarship.” The push for these types of guaranteed scholarships are being touted as a solution to what many feel is an unfair practice of college coaches pulling an athlete’s scholarship. You can lose your scholarship due to injury, loss […]

Transfer Review Shows NCAA Needs Many Voices

The governance reform effort which will kick into high gear at this month’s NCAA convention has been based around two assumptions. First, that larger schools should not necessarily be bound by limits based on competitive equity with and financial restrictions of smaller athletic departments. And second, that athletic directors rather than university presidents should take […]

Spare Change: How to Get a Bowling Scholarship in College

Bowling, that time-honored bad-weather and/or birthday party activity for kids, might also be an outstanding way to put yourself through college. That is, if you are a female. Collegiate bowling is currently in the midst of its tenth season as an NCAA-sanctioned sport for women only, and what a lengthy season it is. “It’s the […]

Josh Malone and the Future of Recruiting

Josh Malone, four-star receiver from Tennessee, has opted to stay at home and play for the Tennessee Volunteers. Flipping the normal routine, Malone had signed with three other schools (Clemson, Georgia, and Florida State) prior to committing. That lead to the odd situation where college coaches were able to talk about Malone before he had […]

College Football. National Signing Day.

College Football Recruiting, National signing Day. National Signing Day, which is college football’s equivalent to mass ceremonies being held at a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, is still 22 days away. And yet on campuses all across the United States, many future All-Americans or at least future starters have already enrolled or will do so […]

Elite Only Legislation Misses Point About Student-Athlete Protection

A California congress-person has introduced the latest in a series of state and federal legislative proposals to increase the regulation of the NCAA particularly in areas involving student-athlete health and education. The Collegiate Student Athlete Protection Act would Guarantee student-athlete scholarships for five years or until graduation; Require institutions to provide fifth-year aid to athletes who have […]

What If A Major Conference Opted Out of the NLI

The National Letter of Intent is synonymous with the recruiting process. It is the agreed-upon end of recruiting, when a prospect has firmly and bindingly committed to a school and the school to the prospect. The assumption is that a prospect offered an athletic scholarship will sign an NLI. That assumption is so strong that […]

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