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Risk for kid because he takes himself off the open market. The school decides they don't like him now the kid is a bit desperate. Colleges not only can change their mind at any time pre NLI signing. After the scholarship is reviewed yearly and can be yanked at any time. Only legally binding contracts (NHL, CHL) contractually obligate payment a promised. NCAA is a monopoly that treats the players like cattle.
"...a hockey generation where there is zero loyalty among coaches and organizations."
Truest statement there is. And many parents worry about moving on to a different team and they don't understand little Jimmy can be (will be) replaced in a heartbeat
Is there a news item on this anywhere?
While I have no doubt this is common among most schools, I am surprised an Ivy League school would break it's commitment to a student-athlete. Are there any other examples of an Ivy breaking a commitment?
"...any other examples" oh sure, but 6 at once is a bit strange other than when there is a coaching change
where has this been reported?