The Average Fan's Guide To NCAA Sports
Welcome to The Average Fan's Guide to NCAA Sports. Many fans of college sports mainly
follow only their favorite team very closely. These fans know all about the players and
coaches of their schools. Fans watch their local newscasts and read the newspaper to keep
up with their beloved team. Many fans hear and read terms about college sports that they
don't understand. Terms such as redshirt freshman and Prop 48 are often misunderstood.
This site will attempt to explain these terms in a manner in which the average fan can
understand. The information within is related to NCAA Division 1 sports, which are what
the average fan views as major college sports.
Play For Pay
Every year more and more athletes are leaving college early or skipping it altogether.
They are seeking the millions of dollars that a professional contract will bring.
In some sports the best athletes have been going pro instead of to school for quite
a while. In tennis for instance most of the world's top players play professionally
instead of going to college. The same can be said for baseball, where most of the
best players are drafted right out of high school. In the last few years basketball
has seen many of it's best players go pro early. How does a young player test their
value without losing their college eligibility?