Katie Lever, M.A., Author at 2aDays

Articles by Katie Lever, M.A.

Katie Lever is a former Division 1 runner who never wants to run another 10k again. Instead, she spends her time lifting weights in CrossFit gyms and studying NCAA discourse as a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. She also works as a freelance writer for 2aDays in hopes of helping future college athletes navigate the NCAA.
Katie Lever is a former Division 1 runner who never wants to run another 10k again. Instead, she spends her time lifting weights in CrossFit gyms and studying NCAA discourse as a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. She also works as a freelance writer for 2aDays in hopes of helping future college athletes navigate the NCAA.
Imbalances between Equivalency and Headcount Sports
Flaws in Scholarship Policy
Imbalances between Equivalency and Headcount Sports

By Katie Lever, M.A.|January 24, 2022

In a perfect world, athletic scholarships would be simple and all college athletes would have four-year, guaranteed, full-ride scholarships, but the reality of the college sports industry is much more...

NCAA Constitutional Convention Update
NCAA Rule Changes?
NCAA Constitutional Convention Update

By Katie Lever, M.A.|January 24, 2022

The NCAA just approved a new constitution last Thursday, but those hoping for immediate change shouldn’t hold their breath. Let’s talk about what the newest policy changes could mean for...

Constitutional Convention Central: Kickoff
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Constitutional Convention Central: Kickoff

By Katie Lever, M.A.|November 9, 2021

November 15th officially kicks off the NCAA’s constitutional convention, and there’s been a lot of talk and preliminary action leading up to the event, which makes sense, given the PR...

Constitutional Convention Central: What Changes Do Stakeholders Want to See in College Sports?
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Constitutional Convention Central: What Changes Do Stakeholders Want to See in College Sports?

By Katie Lever, M.A.|October 26, 2021

**Our Constitutional Convention Central Series addresses how the NCAA Constitutional Convention will impact college athletes. The NCAA is in the process of rewriting its constitution, and it’s a tall order....

Constitutional Convention Central: What College Athletes Need to Know
Constitutional Convention
Constitutional Convention Central: What College Athletes Need to Know

By Katie Lever, M.A.|October 12, 2021

**Our Constitutional Convention Central Series addresses how the NCAA Constitutional Convention will impact college athletes and why. The phrase “constitutional convention” may give off Hamilton vibes, but you don’t need...

Are College Athletes Employees?
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Are College Athletes Employees?

By Katie Lever, M.A.|September 30, 2021

For decades, the courts have been debating whether or not college athletes are employees. Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board might have helped make a big decision about the workplace...

Can the NCAA Cap NIL Earnings?
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Can the NCAA Cap NIL Earnings?

By Katie Lever, M.A.|September 21, 2021

This summer has been a historic few months for college athletes. On June 30th, the NCAA waived Bylaw 12 as it relates to name, image, and likeness compensation, and therefore...

An Advocate for Athletes: Meet Robert T. Green
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An Advocate for Athletes: Meet Robert T. Green

By Katie Lever, M.A.|September 8, 2021

Robert T. Green is known as “#ThePlayerRep,” and it’s a title that he’s more than earned as an advocate for athletes of all ages. And it’s a role he’s always...

Flaws of the 20-Hour Rule
NCAA Flaws
Flaws of the 20-Hour Rule

By Katie Lever, M.A.|August 31, 2021

Every prospective athlete understands that life as a college athlete is time-consuming. I remember during my time in the NCAA, telling recruits that they would have to learn time management...

What it Means for Athletes to Profit off of NIL as of July 1st and What’s Next
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What it Means for Athletes to Profit off of NIL as of July 1st and What’s Next

By Katie Lever, M.A.|July 1, 2021

July 1st is a key date for college athletes and stakeholders in college sports. Today, name, image, and likeness laws from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico,...

NCAA v Alston: The “Death of Amateurism?”
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NCAA v Alston: The “Death of Amateurism?”

By Katie Lever, M.A.|June 24, 2021

If there’s one thing that has the potential to unite people of all political affiliations, it’s the consensus that the NCAA’s breadth of control is getting out of hand. On...

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