Posts tagged "Recruiting"

DO IT YOURSELF GUIDE TO COLLEGE ATHLETICS RECRUITING

DO IT YOURSELF GUIDE TO COLLEGE ATHLETICS RECRUITING
It is an extremely exciting time of life as a student-athlete finishes high school and looks forward to college. Having the possibility of playing college sports is a rare privilege and gaining a meaningful education while earning a college degree should be the ultimate goal. Sports is one way to assist in pursuing that experience... Read more »

Rick Morrissey’s Piece “Time to pay college athletes” Shortsighted

As we sit on the cusp of another college football season, and all the likely scandals that tend to follow, we find Rick Morrissey bringing back the idea of paying college athletes above their scholarship, implying that it is long overdue. And as the discrepancy between the enormous $$$$’s some colleges are pulling in compared... Read more »

High School Sports: Eighth Grade And Younger Recruits, Are They Ready???

Patrick Hite’s piece, Let kids be kids, not superstars, at newsleader.com hits home on so many levels I am not sure where to begin. Highlighting the recruitment by UCLA of Stephen Zimmerman (a 6’10” 8th grade basketball star) and his turning down their offer, Hite details several very important points. First, how the heck does... Read more »
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Title IX and High School Sports in the News

A recent article in the SportsTribune (Battle over high school girls sports participation levels far from over) brings to light a brewing issue regarding Title IX and high school sports. It is claimed in the piece that the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has charged “12 school districts throughout the country – including locales in... Read more »

College Football Scholarship Not a Sure Thing

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Perusing the internet looking for interesting sports pieces earlier this summer, I ran across a great video by ESPN reporter Steve Delsohn titled “OTL: Over The Limit.,” a title that certainly drew my attention. At first glance, I thought the piece would likely cover coaches and programs going over the NCAA 20 hours a week... Read more »

Should College Athletes Get Paid Beyond Scholarship? Bill Plaschke From the L.A. Times says NO, I AGREE!!!

The recent allegations against Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, his father’s supposed request for $180,000 from Mississippi State during recruiting, and speculation as to why he chose Auburn over the Bulldogs when his first choice was to play for coach Dan Mullen at Mississippi, has again brought supporters of paying college athletes out of the woodwork.... Read more »
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Bill Brady, Vouchers, Charter Schools, and Recruiting High School Athletes: A Problem or Solution???

With the Illinois elections nearly upon us, it behooves us take a look at one likely change that a particular candidate would certainly bring to the table if elected. It is my understanding that Bill Brady is in favor of school vouchers and charter schools for Illinois. At the very least, he does support the... Read more »

New NCAA Proposal To Eliminate Early Scholarships, Good or Bad: You Decide

New NCAA Proposal To Eliminate Early Scholarships, Good or Bad: You Decide
Poll topic based on this piece, NCAA Proposing An End To Offers Of Early Athletic Scholarship. It’s About Time!!! So what do you think?   poll by twiigs.com

NCAA Proposing An End To Offers Of Early Athletic Scholarship. It's About Time!!!

As I witnessed scholarship commitments in a variety of sports coming earlier and earlier over the last decade or so, I consistently questioned why university athletic programs would be allowed the freedom to make such offers. I can certainly attest to the idea (as a 30-year veteran in education – 17 coaching) that most high... Read more »
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What should be done about high school sports when district budgets need trimming?

What should be done about high school sports when district budgets need trimming?
Based on the budgetary climate of our current school districts, and economy, what direction should be taken regarding maintaining/keeping high school sports as an integral part of the high school experience for youth.   poll by twiigs.com   Poll regarding these pieces:   Part I: Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of “Free” High... Read more »