Posts tagged "Scholarship"

College Sports Scholarship More Challenging With New NCAA Guidelines

Early this past February, Chicago Tribune reporter John Keilman published an informative piece titled Bad grades, low test scores can scramble signing day plans. The focus in Keilman’s article was on football, college scholarship and the difficulty today’s football athletes are facing in their quest for a paid college education based on academic eligibility…or lack... Read more »

Part II: Sports Specializations - Sports Podiatrist Dr. Robert A. Weil Has The Right Approach

For me, it is an interesting question, this idea of whether proper training would help decrease the rate and risk of injury even though one is specializing in a sport. One of the main reasons (keeping the injury piece in mind) it is suggested that young athletes engage in a variety of sports and activities... Read more »

Part I: Sports Specialization - Looking At It From A Different Angle

There has been a lot of talk lately about the negative effects of early sports specialization; and rightfully so. Articles from established, well-respected sources abound, citing increase in overuse injuries, early sports burnout, and an increase of more severe injuries (torn ACL’s of the knee and UCL’s in the elbow) never seen at such early... Read more »
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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 »

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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College Athletes & Parents: Is Participating In College Sports Like A Job?

College Athletes & Parents: Is Participating In College Sports Like A Job?
Poll is regarding this piece: Part I: Playing College Sports Is Like A “Job” – Perspective Makes All The Difference So what do you think? When you consider all the time and effort put in, and the possible scholarship money paid for some, would you place college athletes in the category of having a job? Take the... Read more »

Club or High School Sports: Why do I have to choose?

It is only recently, within the last decade or so, that some high-school-age athletes are making the choice to play their favorite sport exclusively for their club team, forgoing the experience of high school competition altogether. The purpose behind this centers on the idea that training offered through a club atmosphere is needed in order... Read more »