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    NCAA's Clearinghouse Rules - Who's Looking Out for the Student-Athlete?

    NCAA's Clearinghouse Rules - Who's Looking Out for the Student-Athlete?
    The next article in the series will focus on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the NCAA Eligibility Center, formerly known as the NCAA Clearinghouse.  The History of D-I Eligibility Requirements The NCAA enacted Proposition 48 in 1986. With "prop 48", the NCAA established eligibility requirements that student-athletes had to meet upon signing a National Letter of Intent ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Fastweb Counts Down the 10 Largest College Football Stadiums

    Fastweb Counts Down the 10 Largest College Football Stadiums
    Like it or not football season is upon us, and we’re not talking about the NFL. We mean real football –college football! If this is the time of year you wait for all year long, and not because of the changing leaves and apple cider, your time has come. Surround yourself with all the face-painted, chest-bumping, cheerleading, fight song-singing, beer-drinking football ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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    The Endangered Multi-Sport Athlete

    The Endangered Multi-Sport Athlete
    I am on a crusade to save the multi-sport athlete, and I need your help. You see, not long ago high school athletes—men and women—wore their varsity club jackets and sweaters around school proudly displaying an array of patches and pins, each representing a season spent on a different sports team and championships won. I don’t see that much any ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +67
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    Athletics and Academics: A Winning Team

    Athletics and Academics: A Winning Team
    Maybe you can hit a running jump shot, sink a 50-foot putt, or lay down a perfect bunt. But do you have the grades to continue showing off your skills in college? Academic requirements for prospective and current college athletes have gotten more demanding over the years. So it's important to know the requirements set by both the NCAA and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The Entitled Athlete

    The Entitled Athlete
    Professional athletes have long been revered for their on-field heroics, their off-the-field flamboyance, and the larger-than-life persona they project to the fans who support their equally large salaries. From Derek Jeter to Terrell Owens, Lebron James to Adam “Pacman” Jones, and Lance Armstrong to John Daly, today’s sports heroes hold great sway over impressionable, young student-athletes who follow their every move and word, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Behind the Furry Mask -- Strange But True Mascot Histories

    They perform in front of thousands of screaming fans. Their images appear on t-shirts. No, not the latest American Idol, it’s your college mascot. But do you know the story behind your favorite mascot? What’s a banana slug and why does it cheer for the University of California, Santa Cruz? Why is the University of Texas’ Longhorn named Bevo? Peek behind ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Seven Myths About College Sports

    Myth: College coaches will find me and contact me if I am good enough to play on their team. Truth: College coaches cannot possibly know about every one of the thousands of student athletes good enough to play college sports. There are far fewer coaches than there are athletes. There’s not a recruiting budget on the planet big enough for a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    It's Not Whether You Win or Lose

    It's Not Whether You Win or Lose
    I feel like Rip Van Winkle! You remember him, the old man who settles down under a shade tree and falls into a deep sleep only to awaken 20 years later to return to a village he no longer recalls. Did I fall asleep back in 1985 and wake up to discover the concept of youth sports and the philosophy of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +26
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +27
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    Student-Athlete Profile: Lindsey Munday

    Sure, championships are nice. But, when you earn your college's first title in more than 60 years in any sport, you become somewhat of a hero. On May 22, 2005, the Northwestern University women's lacrosse team beat the University of Virginia, 13 to 10, giving Northwestern their first national title since the 1941 men's fencing team. They also earned another distinction ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Principle Matters

    Principle Matters
    We have once again been bamboozled by so-called leaders in whom we have placed our trust. Many of us have fallen into yet another trap, and we have come to realize that it is our responsibility to control the process in order to make our opportunities bountiful.  I want every student-athlete to feel empowered to do something positive regardless of their ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Get Recruited for College Sports

    How to Get Recruited for College Sports
    For many high school athletes, moving on to the next level is always a goal throughout an athletic career. Whether it in football, basketball, soccer, tennis, or volleyball (the list goes on…), what athlete doesn't want to receive an athletic scholarship to play college sports? Although you may think the odds are slim that a college will recruit you, there are ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +16
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