NCAA League Update – Fall 2021

By Nate LaPoint
Head Equipment Manager, University of Wisconsin

Things have just gotten started here in the NCAA with most teams a few weekends in. This offseason was defiantly interesting with the NCAA’s new transfer rules. Players can have one transfer without sitting out so we had lots of player movements. This also seemed to be the case for equipment personnel as we had lots of movement in and out of the NCAA.

A couple of new teams start full time this year including St. Thomas and Long Island University. But we will also welcome Augustana University in a few years. I’m sure this will have some effect on conference alignment in the future.

Obviously, COVID is still a big topic out there but all of us are getting back to playing a full schedule including non-conference games.  Lots of different rules in lots of different cities might be a challenge this year, but we will all adapt as usual.  It’s been great to catch up with some other equipment mangers that you haven’t seen in a few years.

Stay staff and best of luck to everyone this season!

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