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 Rules Regarding Mid-Year Scholarship Cancellations

Unfortunately, we are hearing examples of Division I coaches coercing athletes into forfeiting their scholarship for the second semester of the year. There are limited reasons for which an athletic scholarship can be cancelled in the middle of an academic … Read More

Medical Hardship Waivers

I’m often asked by athletes “how many games can I play and still be considered a redshirt for this season?” The answer is that, with very few exceptions, any amount of time spent in a contest for your college will … Read More

NCAA Division I Strategic Summit

Some Division I student-athletes had the unique opportunity to participate in the NCAA’s Division I Strategic Summit in Indianapolis on Aug. 4 and 5. The student-athletes were joined by college presidents, athletic administrators, faculty representatives, and conference commissioners with the … Read More