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2017 ASNN365 March Newsletter

Posted on March 11, 2017. Filed under: Baseball, Basketball, Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, Football, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NBA, NCAA Sports, Softball, Sporting News, Sports Business, Track and Field | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Let the Madness begin….

March 2017

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Are Parents Ruining Youth Sports?
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Next, month we’ll examine reason to let your kids play sports PARENTS!!!!

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
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basketball Via @NCAA: Only .03% of MBB players will make it from HS hoops to pro basketball! = GET YOUR GRADES!!!

basketball ICYMI: A Georgia basketball game ended early thanks to a vicious dunk that shattered the backboard! 😳

@1001RecruitTips: NCAA-institution scholarships can be renewed, reduced, increased or canceled from year to year & school must provide you opp to appeal

RECRUIT TIPS c/o @1001RecruitTips: Where do players send film? Can they send it to colleges directly?

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basketball March Madness Bracket information: Information

basketball 2017 March Madness perspective….

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Is an NCAA scholarship guaranteed for four years? Hhhhmmmm Click here for the answer!

Starting your NCAA search? Find an @NCAA school by sport + state:

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Every PRO was once an AMATEUR. Every EXPERT was once a BEGINNER. So DREAM BIG and start NOW!

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2017 ASNN365 February Newsletter

Posted on February 21, 2017. Filed under: Boys High School Basketball, Football, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NCAA Sports, Softball, Sporting News, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Lots of ‘amateur’ sports news this month….

February 2017

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football_icon_small1#CollegeFootball recruit rankings c/o @247Sports…

football_icon_small1#BIGTEN How did they do with Recruiting this signing period?

football_icon_small1#IHSA Here are players from the Class of 2017from our area from D-1 to Juco. Best of everything to all of you signees and of course CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

basketball A Georgia basketball game ended early thanks to a vicious dunk that shattered the backboard! 😳

@1001RecruitTips: NCAA-institution scholarships can be renewed, reduced, increased or canceled from year to year & school must provide you opp to appeal

RECRUIT TIPS c/o @1001RecruitTips: Where do players send film? Can they send it to colleges directly?

College News

bluearrow Good read – college sports’ exploitation of the African-American athlete, economic power of athletes

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HBCU rankings….

Top 20 Recruiting classes since 2000

HBCU Marching Bands Rankings

Is an NCAA scholarship guaranteed for four years? Hhhhmmmm Click here for the answer!

Starting your NCAA search? Find an @NCAA school by sport + state:

50 Best Colleges…

As @NCAA coach basketball is in FULL swing, here’s a break-down of coaches salaries… WHEW!!!

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Tom Brady’s Agent Is Starting a Pro Football League for College-Age Players

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Kenny Smith gives Charles Barkley some advice…

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2017 January ASNN365 Newsletter

Posted on January 14, 2017. Filed under: Basketball, Basketball, Football, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NBA, NCAA Sports, Sporting News, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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NEW YEAR, NEW SEASON, NEW OUTLOOK ON SPORTS….

January 2017

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SPORTS OUTLOOK
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Q: Who do I contact for an Unofficial Visit and how do I set one up? – Answer: Click here

Q: What should I be doing as an 8th grader to get ready for high school? Click here for the Answer!

RULING: Students should NOT be paid minimum wage

 

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Is it easier to get a sports scholarship out of a private school?

Is an NCAA scholarship guaranteed for four years? Hhhhmmmm Click here for the answer!

Starting your NCAA search? Find an @NCAA school by sport + state:

50 Best Colleges…

As @NCAA coach basketball is in FULL swing, here’s a break-down of coaches salaries… WHEW!!!

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Kenny Smith gives Charles Barkley some advice…

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Uncoachable kids become unemployable adults. Let your kids get use to someone that will be tough on them other than you….

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2017 Sports Outlook

Posted on January 14, 2017. Filed under: Baseball, Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, Football, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NBA, NCAA Sports, Softball, Sports Business, Track and Field, Volleyball | Tags: |

Sports Outlooks for New Rules and Procedures

January 2, 2017

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Here a list of suggestions we have compiled for new Rules and / or procedures that we think would improve sports near and far.


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MLB: Speed up the game by eliminating mound visits and multiple pitching changes and consider the electronic proposal HBO Real Sports aired Tuesday, September 27, 2017.
NCAA: N/A
High School: schedule games in a cluster (or same location) especially for conference play and monitor scheduling around graduation season where a students doesn’t have to weigh the odds of a State finals contest or participate in graduation ceremony.

 

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NBA: Whenever a play is being reviewed, teams must go to a neutral corner of the floor or even opposite of their bench. Teams can’t receive a fake timeout. Also hire a true third (or fourth official) to speed up replays or questionable calls
NCAA: Get rid of one and done!!! If an athlete is so-called ready to go pro… let them – bye bye! But if you sign a letter of intent, it’s good for three years like football. This way, those that think they are pro ready can go… but those that go to college, you can build a solid program around these students, be in somewhat control of your destiny and job security, and the athletes can polish up on their athletic skills. More to come on this one…
High School: Modify and better manage revenue generated tournaments where big name corporations aren’t making mega dollars off the back of so-called student-athletes who receive nothing but exposure (wink wink).

 

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NFL: Modify replays… hire a true review official at every game that works hand in hand with television broadcast. This official reviews the same stuff we see on TV, communicates the ruling down to the field all while the fans in the stands see the entire process live on the jumbo-trons…. This will definitely speed up the game and give the fans pure interaction to the game.
NCAA: Modify the scheduling… ALL top 20 (or 26, must be even) teams from the season before are opens up a slot on their schedule that the NCAA owns which in part they (NCAA governing body) makes teams play an out of conference foe so we can try our best to remove the statement “this team is undefeated but they didn’t play anyone…”
High School: Make officials take fitness exams and be of how can we say physical appearance. Too often, officials are not in shape enough to keep up with the movement of today’s game. If a team runs a hurry up and is moving the ball, they should not be penalized by an out-of-shape official who can’t keep up.

 

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High School: monitor scheduling around graduation season where a students doesn’t have to weigh the odds of a State finals contest or participate in graduation ceremony.

 

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2016 December ASNN365 Newsletter (update)

Posted on December 18, 2016. Filed under: Baseball, Basketball, Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, Football, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NBA, NCAA Sports, Sporting News, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Year in Review… Bowls… and Holiday Wish list…

December 2016

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COMMENTARY: Time for Playoff Expansion

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QUOTE: Someone out there wants your job. Someone is plotting to take your job. What have you done TODAY to #EARN your position?

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(A)dversity
(T)alent
(H)ard work
(L)ethal
(E)nergetic
(T)ough
(E)lite

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bluearrow MUST READ: Playoff Expansion – time for 8-teams!

bluearrow College Playoff Payouts (cha-ching)

bluearrow  FCS Playoffs and how it works!

bluearrow But how the current playoff system works…

DYK? The NCAA does not run the College Football Playoff or bowl games, aside from setting the playing rules of those competitions. Click here for more!

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bluearrow Heismann BUST once they make it to the NFL

bluearrow 5 College Conferences That Bring in Over $250 Million

bluearrow BIG TEN Richest to not so rich schools according to Football

Do you think College Athletes should be paid? Click here and VOTE!!!

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NASCAR Year In Review
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2016 IHSA Basketball Tournaments

Posted on December 12, 2016. Filed under: Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball | Tags: , , , , , |

Holiday Basketball Tournament time….

December 4, 2016

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Tip-off basketball tournaments are over now on to the holiday games….. Here is a rundown of some of what we’ll be watching in the coming days on the hardwood… Simply click on an image below for further details on the listed tournament.

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2016 November ASNN365 Newsletter

Posted on December 12, 2016. Filed under: Basketball, Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, Football, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NBA, NCAA Sports, Sporting News, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , |

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Scholarship Month…

November 2016

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COMMENTARY: What does an athletic scholarship cover?

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2016-17 Girls Basketball Teams & Players to Watch

Posted on November 14, 2016. Filed under: Basketball, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Girls basketball… who to watch?

November 15, 2016

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As the season prepares to tip-off, here is a look at who’s hot in our Illinois High School Association coverage area:

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basketball Nadia Green, senior guard, committed to Missouri – averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists last season.
basketball Finess Dickson, senior, committed to Memphis
basketball Eva Rubin 6’5″, senior, center, committed to Arizona State
Morgan Park
basketball Destiny Harden, senior, guard committed to West Virginia – averaged 14 points and 13 rebounds
basketball Porsha Sydnor, senior, 5’8″ guard committed toMaryland Eastern Shore – averaged six assists
Lincoln-Way East
basketball Lauren Hunter, junior, forward – avg 11.9 points, 7.3 rebounds
basketball Carolyn Waleski, junior, guard – avg 10.9 points
basketball Bailey Kramer, senior, point guard
basketball Anna Power senior, Center
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basketball Claire Austin, senior, forward committed to Davenport
basketball Julia Ruzevich senior, forward committed to Quincy – avg 10.1 points
basketball Kate Ruzevich senior, committed to Quincy – was the top rebounder
Lincoln-Way West
basketball Emily Atsinger, senior, guard – avg 15.6
basketball Courtney O’Donnell, senior, forward – avg 15.6 points, 7.4 rebounds
basketball Stephanie Athanasoulis senior, guard – avg 8.5 points, 55 3-pointers
basketball Tara Hastings, Sophomore, guard – avg 7.5 points
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basketball Elisa DiOrio, senior, forward
basketball Mallory Olszak, senior, guard
basketball Shannon Mitchell, sophomore, Center
basketball Carmen Jackson
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basketball Nade’ge Jean, Rich South, junior, forward
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basketball Kara Shimko, senior, G – Avg 17 points, also shot 90 percent from the free-throw line.
basketball Jovanna Martinucci, Soph, G – Avg 11 points, 4 assists
basketball Erin Foley, junior
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basketball Simone Gardner, Bloom, sophomore, guard – avg 15pts as a freshman
basketball Tanea White, junior
basketball Melia Mansker, junior, F
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basketball Taylor Irons,  senior, center
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basketball Tara O’Malley, junior, guard

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basketball Jada Wright, senior, center

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2016-17 BBall Recruiting Class

Posted on November 14, 2016. Filed under: Basketball, Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NCAA Sports | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2016-17 Basketball Recruits

November 14, 2016

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Local players, Illinois High School Association, in our coverage area….

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basketball Nana Akenton, Bolingbrook: Nebraska
basketball Jamell Alausa, U-High: Yale
basketball Trevian Bell, Joliet West: Wisconsin-Green Bay
basketball Teyvion Kirk, Joliet West: Drake
basketball PJ Pipes, Lemont: Wisconsin-Green Bay
basketball Dwayne Rose, Crete-Monee: Toledo

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Signing Day: The nation’s top 10 recruiting classes

1. Arizona: In addition to 7-footer DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 player in the country, Sean Miller added three other top 100 talents in 6-7 Ira Lee, point guard Alex Barcello and shooting guard Brandon Randolph. Could the Wildcats finish the class off with wing Lonnie Walker, a top 20 player who is uncommitted?

2. UCLA: A year after landing current freshman phenom Lonzo Ball, coach Steve Alford has another stacked class. Point guard Jaylen Hands out of San Diego is the headliner of this four-man class. But it will get a big boost if, as expected, Indy prep star Kris Wilkes, a top 25 player in the country, commits soon.

3. Washington: Michael Porter, an ultra-smooth 6-7 scorer on the wing, is one of the nation’s truly elite prospects. The four-man class also includes a pair of locals from Seattle –– top 50 guard Daejon Davis and top 75 player Jaylen Howell from Seattle.

4. Auburn: Coach Bruce Pearl now has put together three straight talented classes at this “football school.” His top prize, 6-10 Austin Wiley, is an Auburn legacy and one of the top 20 players in the country. Top 50 talent Davion Mitchell and four-star forward Chuma Okeke are also on board.

5. Xavier: This talented five-man class should help keep Chris Mack’s program among the top 25 in the country. The best class in the Big East includes top 100 players Paul Scruggs and Naji Marshall, a pair of perimeter stars.

6. Louisville: There are multiple top 100 talents and four-star recruits in this four-man class, but the gem of the class is 6-10 Malik Williams. The Fort Wayne, Ind., native is a long, agile, defensive presence and has an enormous upside.

7. Texas: A trio of top 100 national recruits are headed to Austin, including 6-8 Jericho Sims, 6-8 Royce Hamm and shooting guard Jase Febres.

8. Oregon: Troy Brown, a dynamic 6-7 guard and top 20 player in the country, is the star of this class. Both 6-4 V.J. Bailey and 6-6 Abu Kigab are top 100 talents.

9. Western Kentucky: Yes, the Hilltoppers, out of Conference USA, have a top 10 class after hitting the jackpot with two top 50 talents: 7-footer Mitchell Robinson, one of the top 10 players in the country, and 6-4 shooting guard Josh Anderson.

10. Michigan State: Sparty goes big! Jaren Jackson, a 6-10, 220-pound power forward, is a top 20 player in the senior class, while 6-8, 260-pound Xavier Tillman is among the top 100.

 

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Athletic Scholarships Cover What

Posted on November 8, 2016. Filed under: Baseball, Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, Football, Girls High School Basketball, High School Basketball, NCAA Sports, Sporting News, Sports Business, Track and Field, Volleyball | Tags: , |

Student-Athletics Scholarships cover what???

November 7, 2016

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In short, Divisions I and II athletics scholarships are awarded in a variety of amounts and categories: Full, Partial, Academic, and a mix.

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Now according to NCAA, full scholarships cover tuition and fees, room, board and course-related books. Most student-athletes who receive athletics scholarships receive an amount covering a portion of these costs. Many student-athletes also benefit from academic scholarships, NCAA financial aid programs such as the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund and need-based aid such as Federal Pell Grants.

Division I schools may provide student-athletes with multiyear scholarships. Additionally, Division I schools may pay for student-athletes to finish their bachelor’s or master’s degrees after they finish playing NCAA sports.

If a school plans to “reduce or not renew” a student-athlete’s aid, the school must notify the student-athlete in writing by July 1 and provide an opportunity to appeal. In most cases, coaches decide who receives a scholarship, the scholarship amount and whether it will be renewed.

Please note this important fact…. “full ride” is NOT automatic! Full-ride scholarships are actually annual contracts, renewable by the institution from year- to- year, not guarantees of four years of financial support based on past accomplishments. One need only survey the college football landscape to see examples of star players who have been kicked out of the athletic program or, worse, out of school to understand the fragility of full-ride scholarships.

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While Athletic Full-time Scholarships are High Profile, They Are Exceedingly Rare

It is estimated that over 600,000 high school seniors play head count sports. An even larger number play equivalency sports. About $1 billion in athletic scholarship money is awarded annually to approximately 130,000 student- athletes. However, only about 25,000 scholarships are available for incoming freshmen. The math isn’t promising. Therefore, it may not be wise for a family to rely solely on the possibility of their child being awarded a “full ride” to cover the costs of getting a college education.

There are however some other steps a family can take. One is to investigate the availability of academic and merit scholarships offered by each school. The student should also meet with the dean or administrator at his or her school responsible for assisting those seniors engaged in the process of applying for college. There are also research grants and essay contests for additional educational funding opportunities. Finally, to avoid any potential problems, contact should be made with the school(s) being considered and the athletic associations to which they belong for details about the regulations and requirements they may have regarding eligibility and financial aid.

Student- athletes planning on college should not rely solely on “assurances” that he or she should have no problem receiving a full ride. Managing expectations should be a priority for any family who dares to dream that their son or daughter may be awarded an athletic scholarship.

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