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NIL Update, Kicking the Can
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NIL Update, Kicking the Can

By Katie Lever, M.A.|January 18, 2021

Those of us paying attention to the college athlete name, image, and likeness conversation will have to wait a little longer for updates—today, the NCAA decided to delay its decision...

New NIL Bill Alert | Examining the Collegiate Athletic Compensation Rights Act
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New NIL Bill Alert | Examining the Collegiate Athletic Compensation Rights Act

By Katie Lever, M.A.|December 17, 2020

As college athlete name, image, and likeness chatter continues at the close of the year, Mississippi senator Roger Wicker has entered the chat with a new federal NIL bill.  Last...

PGA Golfer, Fred Funk, on JuCo & Being Cut from Maryland
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PGA Golfer, Fred Funk, on JuCo & Being Cut from Maryland

By Keirsten Sires|December 10, 2020

Fred Funk has been a Stryker brand ambassador since 2011 and is one of the most recognizable names and personalities in professional golf. Funk underwent total knee replacement in November 2009 and...

Name, Image, and Likeness Update | NCAA Proposal
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Name, Image, and Likeness Update | NCAA Proposal

By Katie Lever, M.A.|October 15, 2020

On Monday night (10-5-2020) Sports Illustrated announced the NCAA’s latest proposal for modifications to its existing NIL rules. Although the proposal isn’t perfect, it’s the most liberal proposal yet, and...

NAIA gives Athletes Access to Name, Image and Likeness
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NAIA gives Athletes Access to Name, Image and Likeness

By Katie Lever, M.A.|October 13, 2020

On October 7, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics made history when it became the first collegiate sports organization to pass reform allowing college athletes to earn compensation for use...

Pro Soccer Player Talks Chances of a JuCo Athlete Going DI
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Pro Soccer Player Talks Chances of a JuCo Athlete Going DI

By Gema Fernandez|September 14, 2020

Kathellen Sousa is a professional soccer player who graduated from the University of Central Floridain 2018. Kathellen is originally from Sao Vincente, Brazil. She played her first two years in...

Fall  Eligibility Update Amidst COVID-19
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Fall Eligibility Update Amidst COVID-19

By Katie Lever, M.A.|August 27, 2020

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...

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

By Allison Goldblatt|August 24, 2020

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...

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Face-Off Rule Changes
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NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Face-Off Rule Changes

By Blake Rondeau|August 13, 2020

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...

Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Updates
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Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Updates

By Katie Lever, M.A.|August 3, 2020

It’s been hard to keep up with all the name, image, and likeness (NIL) chatter this summer, but the NCAA has once again catapulted the conversation ahead for all the...

Policy Update on Merit, Needs-Based, and Athletic Scholarships in the NCAA
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Policy Update on Merit, Needs-Based, and Athletic Scholarships in the NCAA

By Katie Lever, M.A.|July 30, 2020

On July 15th, the NCAA’s Division 1 Council voted to adopt legislation that exempts need-and-merit-based financial aid from counting against athletic scholarship limits for partial-scholarship sports. The rule is set...

Key Points for Athletes | NCAA’s Return-to-Sport Guidelines
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Key Points for Athletes | NCAA’s Return-to-Sport Guidelines

By Katie Lever, M.A.|July 22, 2020

College athlete health and safety has been on the minds of many coaches, college sports fans, and of course, athletes themselves for quite some time. Several conferences and universities have...

Keeping up with the Conferences | A Glimpse at Rapid Changes in College Sports
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Keeping up with the Conferences | A Glimpse at Rapid Changes in College Sports

By Katie Lever, M.A.|July 13, 2020

Will there be a fall season? What will happen in the spring? Who is calling the shots here? These questions seem to be on the minds of all of us...

Bad Takes from the NCAA Senate Hearing on the NIL Laws
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Bad Takes from the NCAA Senate Hearing on the NIL Laws

By Katie Lever, M.A.|July 10, 2020

College athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) laws are coming, whether leaders in college sports like it or not. That’s why, on July 1st, a group of representatives met in...

COVID-19 Risk Waivers | Here’s What We Know So Far
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COVID-19 Risk Waivers | Here’s What We Know So Far

By Katie Lever, M.A.|June 26, 2020

Voluntary workouts are currently underway around the country, and some universities, like Ohio State, are requiring their athletes to sign risk waivers. What do we know about these documents? In...

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