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NCAA Transfers and the Importance of GPA

For NCAA Division I student-athletes, their GPA is increasingly becoming an important factor if they want to transfer to another college or university to continue their college athletic career. This is because a student-athlete leaving a Division I program can cost the program an APR point, which can end up being quite significant. APR, in […]

What is a “Season of Eligibility”

In college athletics, any amount of participation in a game or contest against another team may count as a “season of eligibility.” The only way to get that season “over again” is through a hardship waiver.  The most common hardship waiver is a medical hardship waiver.  A medical hardship waiver can be considered if the […]

NCAA Preferred Walk-on: Do you know what this means?

“NCAA Preferred Walk-on” is a term that is frequently seen on social media when a high-school athlete announces that they have accepted a “preferred walk-on” offer from a University’s coaching staff. What exactly is an NCAA Preferred Walk-on?  That term actually means nothing more than whatever that coaching staff intends it to mean. At one […]

No Changes to NCAA DI Transfer Rules…Yet!

From the emails and the phone calls we receive, there is a lot of interest in the possibility of NCAA Division I transfer rule changes– especially in the sports of baseball, basketball, football and men’s ice hockey where athletes are often required to serve a “year in residence” at their new university before they can […]

NCAA Rule Changes Made at 2018 Convention

Last week at the annual NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, proposed rule changes were voted on by Division I, II, and III representatives. Here’s a brief summary of some of the rule changes most important to student-athletes and their families. **NCAA Division I “Power Five” universities will be required, effective August 1, 2018, to provide student-athletes […]