Entries by Informed Athlete


3 Important Factors that Impact a JUCO Transfer

Athletes who transfer from a junior college to an NCAA athletic program should know that there are specific academic requirements that must be satisfied while attending the junior college in order to be eligible in their first year of attendance at an NCAA university. Those academic requirements will vary depending upon the following factors: 1. […]


NCAA Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Update

The NCAA Board of Governors recently received a lengthy 31-page report from the “Federal and State Legislation Working Group” suggesting broad recommendations for new rules that will permit student-athletes to receive compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness. When approved, student-athletes will be able to accept payment within the NCAA rules for […]

NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association Suspends Fall Competition

California State University Chancellor Tim White has announced that their 23-campus system will provide instruction online only this Fall with limited exceptions (such as for lab courses and clinical classes). As a consequence of that action, the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association – which is the athletic home of many Cal State campuses […]

NCAA Division I Extends Recruiting Dead Period

The NCAA has announced that the Division I recruiting Dead Period for all sports that has been imposed in the wake of COVID-19 has now been extended through June 30. As a reminder, this means that Division I coaches are not allowed to have any in-person interaction with high school or junior college recruits, or […]


NCAA DI Defers Action on Transfer Waiver

Those of you who are regular followers of our newsletters or readers of our blog may recall that the NCAA Transfer Working Group has been discussing possible changes to Waiver guidelines. These proposed changes would make it possible for scholarship student-athletes in baseball, basketball, football and men’s ice hockey to receive a transfer waiver which […]