Matt Banker on How Colleges 'Sweeten the Pot' for Athletes
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This week we'll hear from Matt Banker, one of the most connected people I know in college sports. Over his 20-year career in college athletics, he has worked for the NCAA, a Division I conference, and a top-tier FBS program.
At the University of Louisville, where he spent the past nine years, he was the sport administrator for men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, and women’s rowing, and managed NIL activities across the athletic department.
He is now an independent consultant helping aspiring college athletes and their families navigate the athletic recruiting process.
Matt shares insights on:
* how young athletes should prepare academically for college
* how colleges "sweeten the pot" for athletes outside of athletic aid
* how to prioritize what matters to you in recruiting
* how to use summer camps to your advantage
* common ways students lose their sports scholarships (and how to prevent that)
* how NIL money is changing the conversation around sports scholarships
* what changes he sees on the horizon for college sports
* and lots more!
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The Courting of Marvin Clark
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