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Month: June 2020

Balancing Sports Performance and Grades: Student Athletes and the importance of Education

Balancing Sports Performance and Grades: Student Athletes and the importance of Education

By Niovie Constantinou, Contributor Time and again we have pointed out the challenges posed by following a career in sport, the biggest one being uncertainty as to the longevity of an athlete’s career. Professional athletes must acknowledge that their career in sport may potentially last up to a third of their adult lifetime, and plan appropriately for life after it. Education is a great foundation to make the career transition easier, and many famous athletes have taken this path, such…

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Student Athletes: Moving into the new era of NCAA regulations in image rights exploitation

Student Athletes: Moving into the new era of NCAA regulations in image rights exploitation

By Lazaros Ioannou, APC Sports Consulting Ltd At a meeting which took place within the last days of April 2020, the Board of Governors of NCAA supported rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements both related to and separate from athletics. It also supports compensation for other student-athlete opportunities, such as social media, businesses they have started and personal appearances within the guiding principles originally outlined by the board in October. As per the issued recommendations, student –…

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Where do student athletes see themselves financially a decade after college

Where do student athletes see themselves financially a decade after college

By Andreas Themistocleous, APC Sports Consulting Ltd Anyone who has had involvement and experience in collegiate sports will attest to the fact that every single college athlete has his/her sights set on a sports pro career the minute they sign a National Letter of Intent. Call it ambition, call it the nature of a driven athlete or even the simple effect of true competition instilled in each and every athlete; the fact remains that all athletes have a tendency to…

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The Benefits of Financial Education courses for Student Athletes

The Benefits of Financial Education courses for Student Athletes

By Constantinos Massonos, Contributor  Students entering tertiary education, including student-athletes, don’t usually have any previous experience in financial management, so when they are suddenly exposed to situations where they have to handle multiple income streams and prioritize payments, the task seems daunting. Not surprisingly, this new responsibility can cause an adverse emotional effect on students leading to an increase in stress, depression and anxiety levels. For student-athletes, who already have their hands full trying to balance between their athletic, academic…

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June 2020 Editorial: Student Athletes and Financial Literacy Considerations

June 2020 Editorial: Student Athletes and Financial Literacy Considerations

June 3, 2020 The future of young student athletes, as exciting as it may seem, hides a lot of challenges.  The financial vulnerability of young people, especially athletes, is a real problem nowadays.  Financial failure is not usually caused by a sudden event, but from a constant series of bad decisions and the consistent practice of bad financial habits. Financial education plays a key role in the lives of everyone; it helps us understand the drivers of financial success which…

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