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Porten said the actions are a proactive step by the MAC and that it promotes a clear separation between a student’s athletic time and other obligations. Porten said coaches are in the business of coaching student athletes and that they always want what is best for the athletes.“I think it’s great that our conference is taking a lead in the issue and some coaches may like it, some may not. It is just part of the process and it just requires coaches to be able to manage time differently. I think it’s good for the student athlete to have a role and a say in the matters that affect them and it teaches them about a lot of good life skills that they will need when they graduate. I think this is all centered on making the student experience better. Anytime the MAC can take the lead on something like this, I’m in favor of a proactive step like this.”

Coaches react to MAC rule change

September 29, 2016

Tom BurtonDeKALB | The Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents amended the time obligations for student athletes Sept. 8.The decision process was held at the May 2016 MAC meetings, where the MAC and student athletes’ proposals were approved; taking...

Athletes react to MAC rule change

Athletes react to MAC rule change

By Courtesy NIU Athletics | September 19, 2016

Richard Hall, senior defender men’s soccer“I think [the rule change is] a fantastic thing. Basically, it is just trying to enhance the student experience, not taking away from anything athletically or academically. [The restrictions] are just giving...

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