Recent posts by Rick Allen

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

NCAA Transfer Waivers Rule Changes

I’m often asked by parents “Are there any exceptions or waivers?” to allow their son or daughter to be immediately eligible when they transfer to an NCAA university. There are a number of transfer “exceptions” that give a university the … Read More

Informed Athlete & Perfect Game Announce Partnership

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Perfect Game® and Informed Athlete® announce the formation of an affiliate partnership effective immediately. Through this partnership, Rick Allen of Informed Athlete will serve as a resource and advisor to Perfect Game regarding NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA … Read More

Medical Hardship Waivers

I’m often asked around this time of year when the college spring sports season is underway “how many games can my son/daughter play and still be considered a redshirt for this season?” The answer is that, with very few exceptions, … Read More

The Cost of Not Being An Informed Athlete

Last week, I was contacted by three different student-athletes and/or families within 24 hours with very similar situations. In each case, the NCAA Division I student-athlete was planning to transfer and was ready to, or already had, resigned from their … Read More

NCAA Division III Rule Changes

While all of the media attention on the recent NCAA Convention centered around rule changes regarding scholarships for Division I athletes, the following rule changes were also approved at the Convention which will effect recruiting by Division III colleges: Effective … Read More