Entries by Informed Athlete

Speaking of NCAA Transfers…

I came across a sports media report a few days ago that 131 football players from Bowl Subdivision programs have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal since August 1. The report didn’t include this info but it would be interesting to know how many of those entered the Portal before their season started compared to how […]

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NCAA DI Football Increases Scholarship Limit

The NCAA Division I Council has approved a temporary one-year waiver to increase the annual scholarship signing limit for Football only. The Chair of the Football Oversight Committee stated that this decision was made because “…schools should have temporary flexibility to help address possible roster depletion due to transfers.” The one-year waiver will permit Division I […]

When is Best Time for an Athlete to Enter the NCAA Transfer Portal?

Here are a few things a student-athlete should consider before entering the NCAA Transfer Portal: Do you want to finish out the current season with your teammates, especially if your team has an opportunity for post-season competition? Or are you are very unhappy with your current situation, and want to start contacting coaches at other […]

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College Athletes To Be Considered “Employees” of Their Universities??

Recently, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sent a memo to regional offices indicating that student-athletes are considered employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The memo from NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo stated that “My intent in issuing this memo is to help educate the public, especially Players at Academic […]

Why All Student-Athletes Should Fill Out the FAFSA

The FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2022-23 academic year becomes available on October 1. Here is why you should fill out the FAFSA form even if you don’t think you will qualify based on family income or because your athlete is being offered a substantial athletic scholarship: Some coaches and athletic […]