Note that the definitions are not too far apart, but the documents themselves are. The biggest difference is a Purchase Offer is a formal legal document, that once signed by both parties becomes a legal and binding agreement. If you are working with a real estate agent or broker, this is usually the document they will have you sign if you are interested in placing an offer on a property.
Having a great support staff is essential to every student athlete and when mom is not around, the coaching staff will be the only ones that will be there for these young athletes. We sometimes forget that these kids are just that, kids. Some of them may be 6 foot 8, and over 300 pounds, but overall, they are 18 year old kids who need help and support in this new college environment.