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Title IX, sexual assault and high schools
by Title IX Blog
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:25pm

While the stories we have heard from college students across the country about sexual assault and sexually hostile climates on their campuses are shocking, these stories are not--unfortunately--limited to college environments.We have recently heard about ...more

New Book for Student-Athletes: Beneath the College Jersey by Marten Vandervelde
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:35pm

Listen to the interview with Erica Quam and Marten Vandervelde on The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - a brand new resource for women who coach...more

How do you build trust on your team? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:23pm

Building trust is the foundation for the success of your team this year. This is where it starts....more

Oklahoma colleges handling misbehaving student athletes
by Title IX Blog
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:33pm

Not all of these cases are Title IX specific, but given the cover-ups and repeat offenses that happen when colleges look the other way (see the last incident below) or lightly punish student athletes who commit assault, I felt this update is relevant. Th...more

NCAA Reform and Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted August 15, 2014 at 6:53pm

Last week a federal district court judge ruled in favor of the former college athletes, lead by Ed O'Bannon, who were challenging NCAA rules that prevented them from sharing in the proceeds that their colleges and universities earned by licensing their na...more

HOKA ONE ONE revives the 2-Mile National Postal Competition
by RunBlogRun
posted August 15, 2014 at 9:45am

  The Race Is Back On. The revival of the Postal 2-Mile is a revival of the spirit of high school distance running, the revival of finding a true national champion and most importantly the revival of a team together. We are proud to reintroduce the ...more

Wendy Parker on the fate of the non-revenue NCAA athlete
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 11, 2014 at 4:57pm

On Monday my post is generally related to a timely sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. * * * * * * * * I don’t know much about law, economics, business, marketing, publi...more

Athletes and Back to School: 8 Things Parents and Coaches Can Do To Make It Easier
by Sports Girls Play
posted August 10, 2014 at 3:38pm

Note: I originally published this a few years ago but find it very helpful to revisit at this time of the year! Our kids go back to school soon but many of our mid-west friends have kids who go back to school this week.  For us the first week of s...more

NCAA – 2014 AWK College Soccer Award Preseason Shortlists
by All White Kit
posted August 7, 2014 at 8:05pm

Here are the shorlists for the annual AWK College Soccer awards, given out each January before the Hermann Trophy announcement. All players for this shortlist must have played one season of DI soccer to be considered, though all players are considered for...more

NCAA – FINAL 2014 Recruiting Rankings – Top 100
by All White Kit
posted August 6, 2014 at 4:56pm

Err. Final-ish. There may be slight changes if there are some new unknown faces on clubs who haven’t released rosters yet. 1. Stanford PLAYER TO WATCH: Andi Sullivan – MF – FR 2. Penn State PLAYER TO WATCH: Maddie Elliston – MF...more

Fresh Skaters On The Ice! NCAA Recruiting Classes, Part One
by The First Line
posted August 2, 2014 at 1:54pm

We have certain assumptions about what we consider a successful recruiting class. At the top of the list are players who have served on the American or Canadian national teams. Then come players who have been invited to camps by those teams, and/or been a...more

NCAA – Updated Class of 2015 Recruiting Rankings
by All White Kit
posted July 31, 2014 at 5:53pm

Teams ranked 26-50 after the jump. 1. Stanford 2. Penn State 3. North Carolina 4. Tennessee 5. Duke 6. Virginia 7. Notre Dame 8. UCLA 9. Boston College 10. Washington 11. Florida State 12. Michigan 13. BYU 14. Santa Clara 15. Wake Forest 16. Florida 17. ...more

NCAA – Updated Class of 2016 Recruiting Rankings
by All White Kit
posted July 29, 2014 at 3:06pm

Through this weekend’s last updated of the big recruiting spreadsheet. 1. North Carolina 2. UCLA 3. Duke 4. Virginia 5. Notre Dame 6. Stanford 7. Santa Clara 8. West Virginia 9. USC 10. Florida State 11. South Carolina 12. Rutgers 13. Washington 14...more

Game On! Campers Making Sports News: Congrats to Lexi S
by Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls
posted July 29, 2014 at 2:57pm

Congrats to Lexi S for completing her first 5K on July 26, 2014, running in the Big 10 race. According to her proud parents, she ran in the spirit of her Game On! team Wisconsin, which by the way also happens to be her dad’s alma mate...more

NCAA – CoachRank Adjusted Rankings & Quick FAQ (AKA Read Before Killing The Messenger)
by All White Kit
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:34pm

  (Again, read the damn FAQ below before asking questions and/or losing your mind. Supplemental content will appear throughout the week.) 1. 96.11 – Paul Ratcliffe (Stanford)2. 85.59 – Mark Krikorian (Florida State)3. 79.11 – Anso...more

Pitcher Gretchen Aucoin Transfers from Texas Tech to Tennessee
by Alan's College Softball Blog
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:11pm

Here's an article about pitcher Gretchen Aucoin transferring from Texas Tech to Tennessee in the aftermath of the Red Raiders' coaching change. As the article notes, "Aucoin should be able to contribute immediately in Knoxville, as Tennessee’s top p...more

Meet NACWAA Members on the Move and 26 Newest to Join
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:08pm

July 10, 2014 Kala Andrews was named Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), effective July 1. Andrews served as associate director of compliance at the University of South Carolina in the past two y...more

Get ready for July college basketball recruiting
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 2, 2014 at 3:05pm

It's almost that time again.....time for club ball teams to start balling like mad, and for college coaches to watch 10 hours of games per day while managing to stay awake and take good notes.The schedule:July 6-12, evaluation periodJuly 13-22, dead perio...more

What are the Title IX Implications of USC's 4-Year Scholarship Plan?
by Title IX Blog
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:04pm

On Monday, University of Southern California announced that it will offer four-year scholarships to all scholarship athletes in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball.  This modifies the university's existing practice of offering all scho...more

USC one of a few colleges that will offer four-year scholarships
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 25, 2014 at 9:15pm

Yesterday the University of Southern California announced it would offer four-year scholarships to women's basketball, instead of the one-year renewable scholarship that has been traditional throughout the NCAA. The policy will take effect July 1.Fresno S...more

Saucony Launches the 500 Mile Challenge High School Cross Country Training Program
by anngaff
posted June 13, 2014 at 10:33am

XC Champions Are Made In the Off-Season−Now With Extra Help From An Innovative Digital Training Initiative That Encourages High School Runners To “Find Their Strong” Through Summer Training via release  LEXINGTON, MA (...more

Free Printable Summer Camp Packing List
by Sports Girls Play
posted June 6, 2014 at 3:09pm

I originally posted this list a few years ago, but it continues to be a very popular post, so I decided to give it a quick update – especially as we start getting my daughter packed for camp. Summer is here and I know there are athletes all over t...more

Fly Girls program aims to encourage and develop rising stars in ski jumping
by anngaff
posted June 2, 2014 at 6:56pm

PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA has announced an innovative athlete development initiative and program to recruit and retain young female jumpers nationwide into the sport. Fly Girls — as it’s named — is a junior...more

Using Sport To Make A Difference
by Marissa Kastanek
posted May 21, 2014 at 12:03am

Coach For College is a program that allows American college athletes to help teach/coach academics and sports to under privileged Vietnamese youth. I will take you on the trip and encourage you to make a difference in someone's life....more

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