October 24, 2016

The ‘Smartest’ Power 5 Football Conference Is…

The powers-that-be who manage the major college football playoffs will soon be releasing their first rankings of teams; a few (probably 10 to 12) of the Power 5 football conference member schools still have a chance to be playing for the national championship. The Power 5 football conferences include the […]
August 7, 2016

So You Want To Be A College-Bound Olympic Athlete?

This is the week of the Summer Olympics, a good time to write a post on how a college-bound future Olympic athlete should consider colleges with Olympic-level competition in their future. This post will consider the individual medal sport athletes as opposed to team sports. It’s far from usual for an Olympian […]
February 23, 2016

Five Questions Prospective College Athletes Must Ask Prospective Colleges

I am currently finishing Indentured, a book co-authored by New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera and New York Times sportswriter Ben Strauss. This is probably the best book about the NCAA and how its member schools treat college athletes. It is worthwhile reading for the parents of any college-bound high school athlete who […]
July 20, 2015

Academic Advising and the Student-Athlete

I recently finished Cheated, an account of the academic “scandal” at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The events led to the resignation of the university’s chancellor as well as the firing of a head football coach. The most serious issue brought up in Cheated is that athletes, mainly football and basketball players were […]