student-athletes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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