Entries by Informed Athlete

NCAA DI coaching changes and “free transfers”

Last week, an NCAA Division I football athlete called our office and wanted to confirm what “somebody” had told that if his coach was fired at the end of the season, then he could transfer and be immediately eligible at another Division I program next year. I’m glad he called as this athlete was given bad information. […]

Can Spring Sport Athletes compete in the Fall without jeopardizing their eligibility?

If an NCAA DI or DII student-athlete’s sport is baseball, softball, lacrosse, women’s water polo, women’s beach or men’s volleyball, they are allowed to participate in competition during the Fall portion of the season without using one of their four seasons of eligibility. However, if that same student-athlete DOES compete in their regular season, they […]

Changes to the National Letter of Intent Signing Period

In some sports, the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Period timeline is changing with the upcoming November 14th signing date. In the past, the Fall signing period was only one-week long and there was a separate Spring signing period in April. Starting with this signing period, high-school athletes in all sports other than basketball and […]

Proposed Changes to NCAA DI Recruiting Timeline

The NCAA Division I Council recently proposed changes to the Division I recruiting timeline that will adjust key recruiting dates in all sports other than football and basketball.  The proposed changes are expected to be voted on in April 2019. One proposal addressed the sport of men’s ice hockey, while the other proposal addressed all […]

National Letter of Intent Signing November 14th

The NCAA’s National Letter of Intent in all sports other than football can be signed beginning Wednesday, November 14.  Athletes being recruited by NJCAA two-year colleges can sign beginning November 1. When an athlete signs a National Letter of Intent with an NCAA Division I or II program, they are – in effect – signing a “contract” to […]