NCAA Convention: Travel & Training Expense Reform Among Proposals

At the 2020 NCAA Convention, delegates will discuss a rule change that would allow athletes to accept money to cover training expenses & travel for parents.


Mental Health For Athletes: A Q&A with an athletic department’s mental health counselor

In this installment of the ongoing mental health series, Emily Brunemann talks to University of Michigan counselor Barb Hanson.


With NCAA grant, Michigan launches pilot program to support athletes’ mental health

The University of Michigan launched a pilot program last week designed to support the mental health of its student athletes, and a former captain of the swim team has already taken a very visible role.


Big Ten announces plans to guarantee all athletic scholarships for life, provide improved health insurance for student-athletes

The Big Ten conference has notified the NCAA of its new plan to provide student-athletes with more benefits, including guaranteed scholarships through four years and beyond if an athlete goes pro and returns to school, plus improved student-athlete health insurance.


Other Opinion: Student-Athletes deserve more, but union might not be the best fix

While a labor union could be a step in the right direction, it could also threaten the existence of non-revenue sports. Allowing athletes to make money themselves might be a more fair way to give athletes their dues.


Balancing Academics and Athletics – What Your Coach is Really Thinking

Swimmers aren’t anointed with time management skills just by getting in a pool. These skills must be learned.


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