Entries by Informed Athlete

NCAA Proposal to Change DII Transfer Process

At the NCAA Convention in January 2020, NCAA Division II colleges and universities will be voting on a proposal to implement the “Transfer Portal” with governing rules similar to those now used at NCAA DI Universities. If approved, the proposal will not take effect until August 2020 and will benefit student-athletes who choose to transfer […]

Student-Athletes: Consider This Before Dropping a Class!

College athletes who are struggling in a class and are thinking about dropping a class before a final exam should stop and consider a few things before they take action: Will dropping the class affect my current eligibility right now? If it drops you below full-time status, you’ll be immediately ineligible for competition. Will dropping the […]

Basic Facts About the NCAA National Letter of Intent

Wednesday, November 13 is the initial date for high school seniors to sign an NCAA National Letter of Intent in all sports other than Football.The Football signing date is December 18 for Division I programs and February 5 for Division II programs. For athletes being recruited by junior colleges, November 1st was the first date for […]

NAIA Raises Freshman Academic Eligibility Requirements

High School Athletes who are considering an NAIA college should be aware that the NAIA has increased one of their academic requirements to be immediately eligible as an incoming freshman. To be eligible as an incoming freshman to an NAIA college, an athlete must satisfy two of three academic requirements: A cumulative high school GPA […]

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NCAA Starts Process for College Athletes to Profit on Name, Image & Likeness

Yesterday, the NCAA’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to begin the legislative process that will permit NCAA student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” This vote regarding the potential use of an athlete’s “name, image, or likeness” (commonly referred to as “NIL”) […]