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Recruiting

student-athletes
October 2, 2020

Preparing Student-Athletes For College

After seven years in student-athlete development at a Power 5 school, I’ve seen many students walk on to campus for the first time. A few of these were able to compete for playing time as freshmen. But even fewer were fully ready for the new world ...


covid-19
September 30, 2020

What Is a Coach To Do During COVID-19?

COVID-19 continues to impact colleges and universities everywhere. Some institutions have opened their campuses, many have not. Teaching and learning are being done partially or all virtual. Currently, the majority of all Fall intercollegiate sport c...


recruiting
July 30, 2020

Five Tips for Recruiting High School Players

Recruitment. It's the lifeline for any successful college basketball program. But the recruitment of high school players goes far beyond tracking field goal percentages and rebound totals or watching a submitted highlight tape. And if you're with a s...


October 16, 2017

Poll: How should HS coaches who illegally recruit be punished?

From time to time, high school coaches throughout the nation are suspended or fired after reports that they illegally recruited players from another school. Punishments vary from one case to another, so we wanted to hear what coaches thought. In o...


July 11, 2017

Survey: 79% of Ala. HS coaches believe recruiting is ‘widespread’

The majority of high school coaches in Alabama believe that illegal recruiting across the state is "widespread," according to a recent survey from AL.com. [caption id="attachment_24339" align="alignright" width="287"] Photo: Joe Mabel[/caption] ...


April 19, 2017

Iowa State coach warns recruits about profane tweets

A coach with Iowa State's football program is warning recruits to watch what they say on social media. DK McDonald, the team's defensive backs coach, took to Twitter recently to say that the university walked away from a recruiting target after s...


January 27, 2017

Between the Lines: Overbearing parents can scare off college recruiters

Parents have a tendency to meddle in their children’s high school teams, lobbying for playing time and preferential treatment. It’s typically part of a campaign to earn a college scholarship for their young athletes, but their efforts may be coun...


November 9, 2016

Utah could ease transfer restrictions on high school athletes

High school athletes in Utah will have an easier time transferring to another institution under a proposal that has preliminary approval from the state board of education. Current rules prevent students from transferring and immediately playing sp...