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NCAA – COACHRANK ADJUSTED RANKINGS AND QUICK FAQ (AKA READ BEFORE KILLING THE MESSENGER)

andnbsp; and#40;Again, read the damn FAQ below before asking questions and/or losing your mind. Supplemental content will appear throughout the week.and#41; 1. 96.11 andndash; Paul Ratcliffe and#40;Stanfordand#41;2. 85.59 andndash; Mark Krikorian and#40;Florida Stateand#41;3. 79.11 andndash; Anson Dorrance and#40;North Carolinaand#41;4. 73.57 andndash; Markus Roeders and#40;Marquetteand#41;5. 73.32 andndash; Nancy Feldman and#40;Boston Universityand#41;6. 71.35 andndash; Nikki Izzo-Brown and#40;West Virginiaand#41;7. 71.05 andndash; Erica Walsh and#40;Penn Stateand#41;8. 70.59 andndash; Garrett Smith and#40;Portlandand#41;9. 70.20 andndash; Becky Burleigh and#40;Floridaand#41;10. 69.61 andndash; Jim Blankenship and#40;Florida Gulf Coastand#41; 11. 68.56 andndash; G. Guerrieri and#40;Texas Aandamp;Mand#41;12. 68.55 andndash; Steve Swanson and#40;Virginiaand#41;13. 65.74 andndash; Drew Roff and#40;Illinois Stateand#41;14. 64.03 andndash; Jennifer Rockwood and#40;BYUand#41;15. 63.32 andndash; Tony Da Luz and#40;Wake Forestand#41;16. 62.10 andndash; Mike Tucker and#40;Daytonand#41;17. 61. [Read More]

published July 13, 2014 at 9:13pm EDT


PITCHER GRETCHEN AUCOIN TRANSFERS FROM TEXAS TECH TO TENNESSEE

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 Tennesseeandrsquo;s top pitcher, Ellen Renfroe, graduated following last season." [Read More]

published July 10, 2014 at 9:50pm EDT


MEET NACWAA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE AND 26 NEWEST TO JOIN

July 10, 2014 Kala Andrews was named Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at University of Maryland Baltimore County and#40;UMBCand#41;, effective July 1. Andrews served as associate director of compliance at the University of South Carolina in the past two years. Read more The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference named Dillard University athletic director Kiki Baker Barnesandnbsp; 2013-14 GCAC Athletics Director of the Year.andnbsp; Barnes recently completed her eighth year in the position at Dillard University, and she also serves as GCAC President. Read more Gail Barksdale, former senior associate director of athletics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and#40;IUPUIand#41;, has been promoted to deputy director of athletics in May. Barksdale is a 2001 IAA and 2012 LEI graduate. American Athletic Conference Associate Commissioner Danielle Donehew has been named Executive Director of the Womenandrsquo;s Basketball Coaches Association and#40;WBCAand#41;. Donehew becomes only the th [Read More]

published July 10, 2014 at 5:04pm EDT


GET READY FOR JULY COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECRUITING

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 periodJuly 23-29, evaluation periodJuly 30-31, dead periodStay tuned for tournament scheduling and news as it becomes available. [Read More]

published July 1, 2014 at 8:13pm EDT


WHAT ARE THE TITLE IX IMPLICATIONS OF USC'S 4-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PLAN?

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.andnbsp; This modifies the university's existing practice of offering all scholarships on a one-year, renewable basis.andnbsp; Multi-year scholarships have only been permissible under NCAA rules since 2012.andnbsp; The NCAA actually banned them in 1973 as a means to promote competitive equity by leveling the playing field for schools that cannot afford to take that kind of risk.andnbsp; But concerns for athlete's welfare and education motivated the NCAA's change of heart, and reportedly, USC's as well.andnbsp; An athlete with a four-year scholarship has "job security" if you will -- they cannot lose their scholarship status as long as they continue to follow team and NCAA rules. An athlete with a renewable scholarship has to worry every year that their coaches will replace them due to poor performance or injury -- leavi [Read More]

published June 24, 2014 at 2:54pm EDT


USC ONE OF A FEW COLLEGES THAT WILL OFFER FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS

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 State and Illinois offer four-year scholarships to all athletes, but most other schools stick to the one-year model.The four-year option was approved in 2011 by the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. Some basics about athletic scholarships. [Read More]

published June 24, 2014 at 11:40pm EDT


CONTEMPLATING THE COLLEGE TRANSFER ISSUE

College transfers have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, to the point where some feel that excitement for transfers now eclipses a school's desire to get the best freshmen. The public is keenly interested in who is transferring where. I saw it for myself the last ten days, as the news updates I posted about soon-to-be-former Tar Heel Diamond DeShields sent my page views through the roof.Nationally, 8.2 percent of female basketball players transferred at the end of the 2010-2011 season. It is probably at least the same, if not higher today.It's hard to pinpoint what is at the heart of the transfer increase, as most stories written about the issue center around male players.One recent study found Division I basketball-playing men are less trusting of their coaches than athletes in any other sport.Sports Illustrated has deemed the trend "up-transferring," where a ball player goes from a mid-major college to a major.On the women's side, I don't particularly notice transfers "u [Read More]

published April 27, 2014 at 12:21am EDT


LOUISVILLE BASKETBALL STAR JUDE SCHIMMEL NAMED TO GLAMOUR TOP 10 COLLEGE WOMEN #TTCW

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published April 9, 2014 at 11:09am EDT


BE A BETA TESTER FOR A NEW LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN WHO COACH

Be a BETA Tester for a new leadership program for women who coach:andnbsp;L.E.A.D. from your Heartandtrade; program for coaches To sign up, click here. andnbsp; Participate in the program and get full access at a DEEPLY discounted rate. All you have to do is give feedback at the end. LEARN to structure your program for success EVOLVE as a coach and a person ATTRACT the results you want in your career andamp; life DEVELOP your athletes as people After working with TONS of women who coach I started to see trends in the challenges that they are facing each season. andnbsp;I created this program to help them through these challenges, find ways to work smarter not harder, and be able help their athletes - and themselves - at a deeper level. - Erica Quam, President andamp; Founder of The Coaching Experience andamp; creator of the Who Coaches Youandtrade; Programs What you get: - Access to 7 online training modules that you can complete at your own time and at your own pace - 3 individual coa [Read More]

published March 18, 2014 at 4:09pm EDT


NCAA DREAMS OF DATABASE TRACKING CONCUSSIONS FOR EVERY COLLEGE ATHLETE

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published February 14, 2014 at 12:14pm EST