Entries by Informed Athlete

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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 […]

NCAA-Approved Recruiting Services – What You Should Know

We’re getting questions asking what it means if a recruiting service promotes themselves as “NCAA-approved” and/or feature the official NCAA logo on their website. Here are the facts: The ONLY sports that are required to subscribe and receive information about recruits from an NCAA-approved recruiting service are NCAA DI Football and DI Men & Women’s […]

September 1st Recruiting Opportunities for High School Juniors

NCAA Division I coaches in the sports listed below can engage in the specified recruiting activities beginning September 1st of a recruit’s junior year in high school. Baseball – Coaches can call and can send text messages, email or other direct correspondence (mailings, instant messages, etc.) They can also provide official and unofficial visits to […]