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 Division III Celebratory Signing Form

I’ve recently been contacted by a few high school seniors and/or their parents regarding the opportunity to participate in “signing day” ceremonies if they’ve been accepted for admission to a Division III college. The NCAA has approved the use of … Read More

Are you visiting a college campus soon?

Over the past several years of advising student-athletes and their parents, we have learned that most do not adequately prepare for their campus visits and make decisions they later come to regret. With Informed Athlete’s Comprehensive Guide to Campus Visits, … Read More

Eligibility Reminders for College Athletes

Current Division I and II athletes are required to have earned at least 6 credit hours during the fall semester (or quarter) in order to be eligible for the spring semester (or winter quarter). In the sport of Division I … Read More

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