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What the New NCAA Rules Mean For You

The NCAA passed proposed rule changes on January 19th. The new rules will take effect starting August 1st of this year. I am not going to cover all 26 proposed rules but instead focus on the rules that are going to impact your recruiting the most. Welcome to the Wild West of Recruiting The goal […]

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Recruiting Profile

Are You Ready to Learn About Recruiting Profiles?

Understanding Recruiting Profiles A recruiting profile can be your link to communicating with college coaches. This is where you can tell college coaches all about yourself both academically and athletically. As a potential recruit, it’s your job to make your recruitment happen. Below you will learn how recruiting profiles are used and how they benefit […]

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5 Lessons for Recruits From the Minnesota Gopher's AJ Barker Fiasco

How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes as AJ Barker

Junior walk-on AJ Barker, the Minnesota Gophers’ leading receiver, abruptly quit the team this past Sunday, November 18th. His reason for leaving stemmed from a dispute between Barker, head coach Jerry Kill, and the athletic training staff. Barker injured his ankle October 27th while scoring a touchdown vs. Purdue. The trainers and coaches felt that […]

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A Championship Contender Built Different Than the Rest

How Junior College Can Improve Your Chances of Getting a Scholarship

In the 11th week of the college football season, Kansas State sits at number two in the BCS standings. No one predicted that in the fourth week of BCS polling that Kansas State, who began the season ranked number 22 in the AP Poll, would play defending-champs Alabama for a national title if the season […]

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What You Should Do After the Early Signing Period

What You Should Do After the Early Signing Period

Our first article about the early signing period talks about the benefits of signing an NLI and how athletes can receive an early scholarship offer. Now, our focus shifts to an analysis of what happens after the early signing period and what this time means for other student-athletes that did not sign an NLI. Now the Dust […]

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Want to Sign a National Letter of Intent During the Early Signing Period?

Want to Sign a National Letter of Intent During the Early Signing Period?

Every athlete that receives a scholarship to an NCAA division I school or a division II school must sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI). From November 14, 2012 through November 21, 2012, athletes in sports other than football, field hockey, soccer, track and field, cross country, and men’s water polo can sign an NLI […]

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You Can Get Money to Play Sports at a Division III College

You Can Get Money to Play Sports at a Division III College

Sometimes athletes must dig deep to find a playing opportunity. Less than two percent of high school athletes end up playing at a NCAA Division I school or a Division II school. That leaves 98 percent of athletes to either give up on their dream of continuing their athletic career or to compete at an […]

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Rodney Purvis non qualifier

Conferences, Not NCAA, Keep Nonqualifiers Out of School

One of the most stressful times for a college athlete is waiting for their initial eligibility status to clear. The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies athletes as qualifiers or non-qualifiers, and so they hold many of the cards for athletes waiting to be cleared. Delays; going back and forth between the Eligibility Center, high school, prospect […]

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How to Get a Medical Redshirt

How to Get a Medical Redshirt

Injuries are a fact of life in sports, but in college they carry extra weight. Serious injuries cause athletes to lose some of the precious time they have competing in college athletics. Time marches on, whether it’s the four seasons an athlete can play, the five-year clock in Division I, or the 10-semester/15-quarter rule in […]

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Coaches Calling and Texting

The New NCAA Rule Changes May Affect You

Starting on June 15, 2012, the NCAA made significant rule changes for both Men’s Division I Basketball and all Division II sports. Coaches are now allowed to make unlimited calls and send unlimited text messages to recruits following June 15th of their sophomore year in high school. Coaches in all Division II sports are also […]

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