What to Read to Understand the O’Bannon vs. NCAA Trial

dog reading a bookNow I’m not saying you should know what the O’Bannon vs. NCAA trial is about or even care. If you have any interest in college basketball or football, it’s highly unlikely that you haven’t heard about the trial. But if this is all new to you and you start to wonder what all the fuss is about during the expected two-week trial, I suggest reading the following resources. Continue reading

Free College Admissions Resources You Should Know About: Guides for Athletes and Students with Disabilities

Neon sign spelling freeIt’s easy to spend a lot of money on books and services to help with the college admissions process. The problem is that families often don’t know enough to know which questions to ask to find the best resources for them. Fortunately, there are a variety of free college guides available that can serve as a place to begin the search. Continue reading

College Athletic Recruiting: Some Reading Suggestions

dog reading a bookThere’s a lot of information out there and not enough time to figure out what to read, much less actually read it. So I thought I would suggest a few articles that are worth reading. Some are more “big picture” or “policy” type articles that hopefully you won’t run into playing college sports, but you never know. Others are more along the lines of practical advice recruits and their families need to know. Continue reading

50-50 Highlights: Best Colleges for Football

Empty football field with lightsIt used to be that big time college football programs were justified because they supported the rest of the school’s athletic programs.?  However, according to the Wall Street Journal, in 2011 only 19% of the 120 teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivsion reported a profit. And given the increasing concerns of concussions and player health, why have the number of four-year college programs increased by 24 from 2003 to 2011? Continue reading

Golfer Parent: Demystifying College Recruiting for Women’s Golf

woman golfer in sunsetThis is a guest post by Chuck Self who has just been through the golf recruiting process with his daughter. You can learn more at his website Her College Success.

There has never been a better time for girls who wish to play golf in college. There are over 650 golf programs sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. But the recruiting process for the average high school varsity golf player is somewhat mysterious. Continue reading

Men’s College Lacrosse Teams by State

Lacrosse PlayerMen’s Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports at the college level. In fact, it’s growing so fast that it makes the usual lag in statistics a potential problem. So many teams are being added each year that even a one year lag could present a very different picture of college lacrosse. A state could come close to doubling the number of college Lacrosse teams in just a couple of years. Continue reading