Entries by Rick Allen

Advice for College Athletes Regarding Transfer Situations

Are you thinking about a possible transfer from one NCAA or NAIA university to another? Maybe you’re looking for more playing time elsewhere, or just want to be back closer to home? If you’re planning to transfer to an NCAA or an NAIA university, you need to remember that you need to receive written permission […]

Advice for Student-Athletes with Learning Disabilities

If your student-athlete has a learning disability, or if you suspect that he or she may have, we strongly encourage you to share that information with the college’s athletic department academic support unit. As you may know, the college’s coaches, faculty, and staff are not supposed to ask students if they have a learning disability […]

NCAA Division I Transfer Waiver Rule Changes

I’m often asked by parents “Are there any exceptions or waivers?” to allow their son or daughter to be immediately eligible when they transfer to an NCAA university. There are a number of transfer “exceptions” that give a university the authority to grant an athlete immediate eligibility following a transfer. Until recently, the NCAA has […]

Informed Athlete & Perfect Game Announce Partnership

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Perfect Game and Informed Athlete announce the formation of an affiliate partnership effective immediately.  Through this partnership, Rick Allen of Informed Athlete will serve as a resource and advisor to Perfect Game regarding NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules related to recruiting, eligibility, scholarships, and transfers. Allen will also write monthly articles for […]