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 ...

November 28, 2016

Minneapolis student-athletes report higher GPA, grad rates

Minneapolis Public Schools last year graduated 99 percent of student-athletes, a significantly higher rate than those who did not participate in interscholastic sports. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that just seven of the district's 666 st...

July 15, 2016

Pac-12 pledges $3.9M to fund athlete health, wellness projects

From the Pac-12 As a part of the Pac-12’s Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program, the Conference selected seven research projects to fund this year, it announced this week. The research projects will explore important student-athlet...

January 8, 2016

NCAA considers easing demands on student-athletes

Leaders around the NCAA are considering new rules that would diminish the amount of time student-athletes spend on their respective sport. Brad Wolverton at The Chronicle of Higher Education reported today that representatives from the five most ...

May 1, 2015

Maine HS won’t change policy on appearance of athletes

At Presque Isle High School (Maine) talent alone won't earn you a spot in the sports program. You also can't have visible tattoos, facial hair or jewelry. [caption id="attachment_11958" align="alignright" width="243"] Presque Isle High School in...

March 23, 2015

College baseball player dismissed for offensive tweet

Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania) baseball player Joey Casselberry was dismissed from the team this weekend after using Twitter to make an inappropriate remark about Little League star Mo'ne Davis. [caption id="attachment_11258" align="alignri...

January 27, 2015

NCAA pilot program assists families with travel expenses

The NCAA will help cover expenses for players’ families to travel to the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours this spring, under a new pilot program announced Tuesday. A waiver granted today by the NCAA also allows the College Football Playoff to a...

January 9, 2015

Illustrating the perils of social media

Athletes are told on a regular basis that their actions on social media could cost them dearly, but few understand that fact until it actually happens. Gannett recently published an interesting piece illustrating the perils of social media, and th...