Entries by Informed Athlete

NCAA DI Recruiting Rule Changes Effective May 1, 2019

The NCAA Division I Management Council recently approved following recruiting rule changes.  The NCAA DI Recruiting Rule changes are effective beginning May 1, 2019: Recruiting Calls In most sports, the earliest date for NCAA Division I coaches to place recruiting calls to prospects was moved up from September 1st at the start of the junior […]

NCAA DI & II Football Spring Recruiting Periods

NCAA Division I and II football coaches will be “hitting the road” to visit high schools and junior colleges to evaluate prospects during the Spring recruiting period which started on April 15 and continues through May 31. Evaluation Days – How many are allowed? Division I programs are allowed up to 168 “evaluation days” selected […]

Medical Hardship Waivers – What You Should Know!

We’ve been receiving many calls recently with questions about the rules for a “medical redshirt” or what is officially called a Medical Hardship Waiver. Many spring sports are quickly approaching the midpoint of their season. For an athlete to qualify for a Medical Hardship Waiver, one of the rules is that the injury or illness […]

NCAA DI Transfer Portal and DII Permission to Contact Rules

Two questions that we are frequently asked by DI and DII student-athletes regarding the transfer process are: NCAA DI Student-Athlete:Do I still need to be in the NCAA Transfer Portal if I’ve been cut from the team or have withdrawn from my school? NCAA DII Student-Athlete:Do I still need to have “permission to contact” if […]

Consequences of Dropping a class vs Failing a Class

Is it better for a student-athlete to drop a class or fail a class? This time of year, many student-athletes start thinking about dropping a course in which they are struggling.  It’s important to consider the possible consequences of dropping a course versus staying in but possibly failing. Dropping a Class All college athletes must […]

What Transfer Athletes should know BEFORE taking action!

Student-athletes who are thinking about transferring to another school have many things to consider. Some of these things include when and how to tell the coach and how to find another school. Here are a few things you should know BEFORE you talk to your coach: If you’re a current student-athlete on scholarship at an […]


College Admission Scandal: Why some families falsely represented their child as a student-athlete.

In the past week, we’ve heard about wealthy families who used illegal “side-door” tactics for their son or daughter to be admitted to prestigious universities.  In some cases, they were led by William “Rick” Singer to falsely represent their kids as highly talented or elite athletes. Why did some families falsely represent their child as […]