PAC-12 Leads Student-Athlete Focused Reforms

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The PAC-12 has adopted a set of reforms designed to increase benefits and protections for student-athletes.  The reforms include: guaranteed four-year scholarships a return to school program for athletes who do not graduate liberalized intra-conference transfer rules enhanced medical coverage for current and former athletes increased athlete representation at PAC-12 meetings Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com has the […]

Guaranteed Scholarships Coming to (Some) D-1 Schools

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Over the course of the last few months Maryland, South Carolina and Indiana have announced that they will offer guaranteed scholarships to certain student-athletes.  Although other schools have yet to announce their plans, every Division I recruit and current Division I athlete should use this opportunity to ask whether their scholarship offer, or scholarship, will now […]

Is the NLI nullified if you are suspended for your high school season?

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I recently received a great question regarding the National Letter of Intent (NLI): If a high school athlete signed a NLI for lacrosse during the early signing period, and is then ineligible for the high school team in spring because of a school suspension, will this suspension nullify the NLI? No, a suspension on its own does not […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2013 – Part I

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6.  The topic of NCAA Transfer Rules has captured the attention of the general media.  Although these rules are in dire need of change, we offered some tips for navigating the current system. 7.  The Connecticut Whale Era ended, leaving the future of professional hockey in Hartford in doubt. 8.  Johnny Manziel had a busy year, […]

Want to Play Sports in College? Take Control of the Recruiting Process

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With school back in session, I have posted an article that I wrote last fall for the Dobler College Consulting blog, published by college admissions consultant Eric Dobler. My recruiting experience was rather unremarkable and probably similar to many of those who were interested in playing Division II and III athletics upon graduation from high […]

Recruiting Seminar at Chelsea Piers, Stamford on December 6

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The Fairfield County Sports Commission and People’s United Bank are presenting a free panel discussion entitled “Everything You Need to Know About the College Recruiting Process, but Were Afraid to Ask” on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 pm at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. Athletic coaches and administrators from the University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University and Sacred […]

Want to Play Sports in College? Take Control of the Recruiting Process

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Eric Dobler, a college admissions consultant from Cheshire, Conn. recently contributed an excellent post to Connecticut Sports Law entitled Eligibility: The Key for Aspiring College Athletes.  I returned the favor by writing a guest post for his blog, the Dobler College Consulting blog, on the recruiting process.  Here is an excerpt of the post: My recruiting experience […]

Eligibility: The Key for Aspiring College Athletes

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By Eric Dobler If you are an aspiring college athlete, eligibility is a key word for you. If you’re not eligible, you won’t be able to play the game that you’ve grown up loving. So, what do you have to do in order to be eligible?  For college eligibility, you will need at least an overall […]

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