The Willamette men’s basketball team nurtures a culture of healthy masculinity, a commitment that is making a difference in the locker room and beyond.
What name, image and likeness means for college sports. And how the NCAA is turning to student-athletes to navigate a path forward.
A trio of awards will recognize student-athletes, coaches and staff who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, as well as athletics departments or conference offices that foster inclusive environments.
Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, Division II has allocated $150,000 in annual funds to directly support athletics academic advising positions on campuses.
Swimmer Sara al Khatib returns to Georgia Tech after visa issue strands her for a year in her 上下棋牌 country.
Cancer claimed much of Sam Grewe’s right leg, but the young athlete has found success as a Paralympic competitor.
With a grant from USA Volleyball and the First Point Volleyball Foundation, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will start men’s volleyball programs at Central State (Ohio), Benedict, Fort Valley State, Kentucky State, Morehouse and Paine.
A year after a mass shooting and raging wildfire, Pepperdine athletes and administrators reflect on three chaotic days in California
In early November 2018, as a southern California community scrambled to cope with tragedy and terror, a handful of Pepperdine teams were either on the verge of wrapping up or embarking on their seasons. Scattered and displaced, student-athletes, coaches and administrators leaned on one another through three difficult days and the uncertain month that followed. Read More.
For the College Sports Information Directors of America, the lack of diversity in its ranks has been a consistent concern for decades. Read More.
Regardless of the sport played, the level of competition or the number of accolades garnered along the way, there’s one thing all athletes have in common: the transition out of sports. Read More.
When Gerry Pollard addresses a group of men’s basketball players off the court, he often starts with a simple question: “Guys, what do you personally think about referees?” Read More.
More athletics departments in autonomy conferences are self-sufficient, but others in DI are increasingly subsidized
Anyone who even casually follows college sports’ financial trends knows a gap has long existed between schools in the five autonomy conferences and the rest of Division I. Read More.
These North Carolina Central student-athletes got the right start in college, and now they’re at the finish line
A summer bridge program that serves incoming college athletes who need it most has reached the four-year mark. For Eagles athletics administrators, that means one important thing: It’s graduation time. Read More.
With concussion and its consequences — particularly among those who play football — emerging as one of the foremost concerns in college sports, two veteran neuroscientists recently joined forces to edit a comprehensive review of sport and the brain. Read More.
The NCAA and its schools are rushing to adapt to a Supreme Court decision that expands legal sports betting
With states rapidly joining the action, athletics officials face new challenges to protect the welfare of student-athletes and the integrity of competition. Read More.
After a pair of unsuccessful attempts over the past decade to recalibrate Division III’s sport regions, a Division III Conference Commissioners Association subcommittee convened in 2016 to try to succeed where other efforts had fallen short. Read More.
While making history wasn’t easy, Nick Symmonds made it look that way. He won seven individual Division III outdoor track and field titles, more than any man at that time. Read More.
Triple jumpers practiced approaches on a raised runway built in the wrestling venue. Pole vaulters rehearsed runups there, too. Read More.
Within a single offseason, what was viewed by many as a grimy, shadowy industry became an acceptable, if not admired, opportunity. That wasn’t merely surprising — it was an earth-shaking, worldview-shifting moment. Read More.
She was painfully close to ending her college career as she had dreamed, her name etched in the record book, her diploma in hand. But in those moments, she questioned whether those dreams were still attainable. Her priorities were forced to shift; it was time to focus on a new little girl. Read More.
An educational resource for coaches and administrators launched in December, designed to mirror a similar program adopted by Division II in spring 2018. Read More.
Maggie Nichols was the first gymnast to report to USA Gymnastics sexual abuse by now-imprisoned physician Larry Nassar. Read More.
Olga Kalinovskaya earned her first NCAA individual national championship in 1993 and repeated as national champion three more times through 1996. In 1995, Penn State began a run of six consecutive national team titles. Read More.
Every year, more than 2,000 U.S. college graduates disperse to more than 140 countries around the world through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Read More.
The NCAA presents a commemorative watch to all members of each national title-winning team in 88 of its 90 championships. Read More.
Roads started closing as they entered southwest Minnesota. So the bus turned down county roads and plowed through a deep snowdrift in an effort to reach an open road. Read More.
Hope and Calvin colleges are conference opponents located just 30 miles from each other in western Michigan, so their long-standing rivalry is no surprise. Read More.
Pyrotechnics, loud music and light shows allure many fans on game day. But for some, the added effects can be overwhelming. Read More.
Accolades rarely come when coaches and athletics administrators volunteer to serve on NCAA playing rules committees. Read More.
Sarah Hillyer has a global vision that keeps her on the move. In any given year, you may find her in China上下棋牌 or Ecuador or Iran leading initiatives designed to empower women through sports. Read More.
The 2019 NCAA Convention marks the fifth since Division I restructured to give more autonomy to five conferences and make the governance structure more efficient. Read More.
After more than two decades refereeing Division I basketball games, Mike Roberts finally earned his profession’s ultimate reward. Read More.
I grew up in Ohio, and I wanted to go away to school. I thought basketball was a good avenue for me to do that. I was recruited for three sports, but I went with basketball because of the opportunity to get a full scholarship. Read More.
I can’t tell you when I first touched a basketball. But I can tell you why I fell in love with it. Read More.
Each spring is a new adventure for the NCAA travel staff, who are charged with moving not only 20,000 Division I men’s and women’s basketball players, coaches, staff, band members and cheerleaders throughout the country, but also competitors and coaches for the other NCAA spring championships. Read More.
How do you land a big event? Tips from the organizers of the next DIII Men’s Basketball Championship
With just one exception, Division III men’s basketball champions have been crowned in Salem, Virginia, for more than two decades, but that tradition ends this spring. Read More.
As members of Division II, we are proud of the unique characteristics that define our divisional 上下棋牌 in the NCAA. Read More.
They didn’t know until she was born. They didn’t need to know — Scott and Debbie Crispell would love their newest family member without qualification or expectation. Read More.
A proposal that would have altered the Division III football preseason to permanently implement important health and safety recommendations was defeated at the 2018 NCAA Convention, prompting the division’s members and governing bodies to explore the issue and emerge with a new proposal. Read More.
With the era of specialization underway, making participation in multiple college sports a challenge, Ronda Jo Miller didn’t just play two sports. She excelled in them. Read More.
How one NCAA national office employee used an international road trip to spread the word about initial eligibility
The NCAA Eligibility Center sent Associate Director Ashley Thornburg on a journey to make personal presentations in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and Canada. Read More.
When the rain finally stopped and the ruthless gusts subsided, Jerry Batista emerged from one 上下棋牌 to check on another. Read More.
Tarleton State teammates Haley Freyman and Nyka Wood have a longtime pitcher-catcher chemistry that has left its mark on the team record books, but their relationship didn’t start that way. Read More.
Two years ago, the NCAA Board of Governors approved a special $200 million distribution to Division I schools.Read More.
The Williams women’s rowing program enjoyed a robust start, winning the inaugural NCAA Division III championships in 2002. Read More.
Each spring, my favorite March Madness memory replays in vivid detail as I watch the buzzer beaters punctuating the excitement of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Read More.
When Little League Baseball searched for a new member to join its international board of directors in 2006, it didn’t have to look far. Read More.
Longtime MIT lacrosse coach learned perspective from his players - and taught them a little bit, too
I was influenced by some teachers and coaches at my high school and felt that it would be a nice career - work with young people, teach and coach. Read More.
Preparation and fate placed Avery Rochester in position to save a life. Read More.
She was the first high school athlete to twice win the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year and the youngest track athlete in 40 years to make the U.S. Olympic team. Read More.
Whitney Branham is the team’s top scorer despite the condition and operations that led to a numb left foot. Read More.
Kurt Beron, a Texas-Dallas economics professor, has served as the school’s faculty athletics representative since 2000. Read More.
Football teams — particularly high-profile college programs — often keep their operations under strict lock and key. Read More.
When choosing a large plate of greens for a main course, salad lovers of the world should remember: Lettuce alone does not a meal make. Read More.
Transformative programs. Skilled athletics leaders. Thriving student-athletes. How NCAA leadership development works to meet these goals and prepare athletics departments for what comes next.
Since 2009, the Division II Governance Academies have provided a foray into NCAA committee experience for nearly 400 Division II ethnic minority or female athletics administrators.
Will this be the year the NCAA hits half a million student-athletes? That’s the question those of us who work in college sports begin asking ourselves every fall, when NCAA research releases the latest NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rates Report.
Jennifer Baker rebounded from a medical disqualification to launch a career leading to a job as Johns Hopkins athletics director.
When winter seems reluctant to yield, it can prove challenging for some programs to play full schedules and for student-athletes to cram more athletic and academic responsibilities into a condensed time frame.
Middlebury’s Phil Latreille was in a class by himself as a goal scorer. More than 58 years have passed since he graduated, and he is still the greatest goal scorer in college hockey history.
The concept seemed simple: an online interface that helps athletics compliance officers do their jobs efficiently. But for sports fans hungry for information on lineups, the Transfer Portal has become so much more. Read More.
Years after connecting with Kentucky punter in Ethiopia, onetime orphan begins his own college sports career
The boy had no clue he would soon walk the same path as the man across the small table from him. They had grown up in vastly different worlds, after all — but, over burgers, intractable bonds began to form. Read More.
When NCAA women’s basketball released its new five-year strategic plan in April for all three divisions, the plan aimed to unify and grow its community. Read More.
In 1941, the Willamette and San Jose State football teams went to Hawaii — but the Pearl Harbor attack changed their plans
They set sail for paradise to play in football games to benefit charities but instead became witnesses to the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II. Read More.
Kelly Callahan worked as an NCAA women’s basketball official for 18 years but had never been assigned to the final site of a women’s basketball championship. Read More.
Every year in North Carolina, an enduring football rivalry brews between Shaw and Saint Augustine’s, culminating in an epic end-of-the-season showdown, the Raleigh Classic. Read More.
A proposal that would have permitted Division III schools to provide snacks to student-athletes stalled last year, but members will soon get another bite at the apple. Read More.
The NCAA recently caught up with Kevin Weiberg, the executive director of the College Football 150th Anniversary, to learn more about this season of celebration. Read More.
This fall, the first students receiving educational dollars from the NCAA Division I Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program will begin classes to reach a goal they didn’t achieve the first time around: a college degree. Read More.
Whenever Zach Fogel needs a reminder not to take off for Broadway, he reads a note he left to himself on his phone titled “Why I Play Football.” Read More.
With roughly 4 million former NCAA student-athletes around the world working in industries as varied as health care, engineering and finance, helping them find one another and build career connections is a big task. Read More.
Within an athletics department, the role of a compliance administrator can be thankless, expansive and, at times, isolating. Read More.
A look beyond March Madness for the best NCAA championship buzzer-beaters. Read More.
St. Mary’s (Texas) senior Kaitlin Walla just completed what she described as the most physically and mentally challenging semester of her life. Read More.
Nearly two-thirds of cases sent to the Committees on Infractions that named specific individuals in the past five years involved the coaching staffs. Read More.
As Dwayne Hanberry watched from a back row of the Peach Belt Conference’s inaugural esports championship a year ago, the commissioner of Division III’s Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference spotted something that cast a lasting impression. Read More.
Brandon Bryer had one focus in high school beyond classes: rifle competitions. Read More.
Daemen men’s basketball coach Mike MacDonald has had an uncommon coaching journey, coaching at three colleges, in three NCAA divisions, over a span of 31 years— all while living in the same community. Read More.
This year, 494,992 student-athletes will compete in 24 sports on 19,745 teams, vying for 90 NCAA championship titles across three divisions. A deep dive into that data and conversations with the sports’ leaders show where our sports have been — and where they’re going. Read More.
Dennis Douds never circled 2018 as the end of his football coaching career. Read More.
Every year the U.S. Olympic Committee supports America’s future medalists, but the organization is also open about the fact that it doesn’t work alone. Read More.
I have a confession: I’m a die-hard Washington Huskies fan. I have been since elementary school in central Washington, where I grew up watching Cary Conklin play quarterback for my future high school and then for the Huskies. Read More.
Division II athletics administrators may soon be able to compare athletic training staff sizes, sports medicine facilities and other health care delivery practices with other schools in the division if a new health and safety survey is implemented this year. Read More.
In recent years, the game has sparked new interest simply by providing historic accomplishments and a little mainstream fun. Read More.
When the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee gathered in May 2015, it knew the game needed some help. Read More.
Basketball shoes are generally made up of rubber, leather and synthetic materials. While brothers Ikenna and Osinachi Smart were growing up in Nigeria, they might as well have been made of gold. Read More.
The NCAA adopted the 3-point line 32 years ago, and many records have been set and broken as players and coaches embraced it and cultivated new and innovative ways to integrate it into the game. Read More.
The change, first recommended by the Condoleezza Rice-led Commission on College Basketball, would be a win for all of us. Read More.
In gymnastics, every detail and line is highlighted. Those recovering from injury use flesh-colored athletic tape to be less distinguishable. Read More.
The Division I Presidential Forum approved the Charting the Course report in January, capping a year of preparing a vision for what the student-athlete experience should look like along every stage of the journey through college sports. Read More.
West Florida distance runner’s path to college and beyond addiction was inspired by the birth of her son
The first glimmer of hope emerged on a 400-meter track in the dead of night. Read More.
“The Mickey Mouse Club” debuted on American television in 1955. That same year, Linfield football posted a 3-6 record. Read More.
A map hangs in the student-athlete lounge in the Massachusetts athletics department, next to the heavily trafficked door at the entrance to the department’s academic area. Read More.
Oregon State’s Nathan Braaten and Taylor Ricci are on a mission. Read More.
No priority can be higher than the health and safety of our student-athletes, and making knowledgeable, informed decisions to promote their well-being requires accurate data. Read More.
Retention rates of football players and African-American student-athletes in Division III have lagged behind those of their counterparts for eight consecutive years. Read More.
Softball brought Alison Ritter and RJ Henderson together. Ritter played first base for Salisbury; Henderson was the team’s biggest fan. Read More.
Her students have called her a friend for life. An inspirational person who only saw the good in any situation. They talk about how she could light up a room with the amount of knowledge she had. Even though she taught in elementary school, her students have said she inspired them to become teachers when they got older. Read More.
Stephen Goldman enrolled in high school chorus because he wanted to take a class with his best friend. What he found instead was a profound passion for music. Read More.
One of St. Cloud State hockey’s best players also serves as a play-by-play announcer for women’s games. Read More.
When Jane Miller gave up coaching in 1995 to become a full-time administrator in Virginia athletics, three letters in her title catapulted her career. Read More.
As she searched for topics to delve into during her graduate studies, Candice Williams became intrigued by the concept of elite athletes who also are new mothers. Read More.
For Kentucky State junior Ditalion Battle, life always has been centered on two favorite things: basketball and video games. Read More.
The summit is aimed at showing both sides where they can help each other improve the student experience for student-athletes and the general student body.
To better understand schools’ current practices and challenges related to sports gambling education, the NCAA Board of Governors Ad Hoc Committee on Sports Wagering and a national office team of subject matter experts issued a survey to compliance directors in all three divisions.
Janine Alder came back from a frightening seizure to return to the ice before a setback sent her back to the sidelines.
Under the stewardship of Amy Huchthausen, now in her ninth year as commissioner, the America East Conference has long prioritized diversity and inclusion within its athletics departments.
Pete Frates, the recipient of the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award who died Dec. 9 at age 34, inspired millions to join his fight against ALS, the disease that would take his life.
Trace the arc of Women’s World Cup victories and Olympic gold medals back to their forebears, and you will find a cradle of intercollegiate women’s soccer in Vermont. There, you’ll discover that competitive soccer for women was born at an apex in time: between the old way, when women participated for play and exercise, and the new, when women got a taste for competition and wanted more. Read More.
Steven O’Day learned early in life how to adapt to new challenges and responsibilities: He spent four years at Millersville bouncing from defense to midfield to striker, a starter at each spot on the school’s soccer team. Read More.
Franklin Pierce reeled off a 59-game winning streak and claimed five women’s soccer titles in a six-year span
A small town in southwest New Hampshire may not seem the most likely setting for a soccer dynasty, but in the 1990s, a combination of northern Europeans mixed with New England high school recruits turned Franklin Pierce women’s soccer into a juggernaut. Read More.
As college basketball takes on a role in summer recruiting, the NCAA’s Dan Gavitt reflects on where the process is headed
The NCAA this year took unprecedented steps to become more engaged in summer men’s basketball recruiting. Read More.
Sport Science Institute distributes recommendations to prevent catastrophic injury and death in college sports
During the summer, schools received a document crafted to help prevent catastrophic injuries and deaths in college sports. Read More.
Sport Science Institute distributes recommendations to prevent catastrophic injury and death in college sports
During the summer, schools received a document crafted to help prevent catastrophic injuries and deaths in college sports. Read More.
Midwestern State women’s basketball coach attacks stage 4 ovarian cancer with the help of her support system. Read More.
Champion magazine goes behind the headlines and beyond the scoreboards to celebrate the unique connection between Americans and college sports. Champion is published by the NCAA.
A: The Brandeis SID who put a game show champion’s amazing winning streak in jeopardy. Q: Who is Adam Levin?
When they brought the 13 contestants on the stage where “Jeopardy!” is taped, it was a mind-blowing moment for me. Read More.
Senior woman administrators share expertise to help others maximize the role at their schools and conferences
In 2017, the NCAA published a report that revealed a membership-wide need for greater clarity around the senior woman administrator designation. Read More.
Southeastern Conference commissioner reflects on his tenure as a member of the DI Committee on Infractions
Greg Sankey, now one of the most influential figures in college sports, soaked in his first Division I Committee on Infractions hearing in August 1990 as an admittedly “wide-eyed” compliance director. Read More.
It’s that ability to square up to hardships and forge meaningful bonds that those who knew Jackie Jamaleddine during her time in college say they now miss most. Read More.
My dad didn’t respond to me, and as I got closer, I realized he was sitting in the chair convulsing. I tapped him on the shoulder and said, “Dad, Dad, are you OK?” Still no response. Read More.
There has been no shortage of questions about the reform effort around college basketball in the past few months. Read More.
As a child, Molly Ross played with K’NEX blocks and built robots but thought she wanted to grow up to be a veterinarian. Read More.
Kelley Kish’s first stint in a DivisionII athletics department solidified her career goals. Read More.
Members of the Erskine women’s tennis team close every summer with an outing at South Carolina’s Lake Murray, where they soak up sun and clear their minds before a new academic year begins. Read More.
Jackie Paquette, associate athletics director for student support and community engagement at UIndy, oversees the sport on her campus and is chair of the Division II Wrestling Committee. Karen Langston, senior associate athletics director for external affairs and capital projects at California State University, Bakersfield, oversees it on her campus, too, and is chair of the Division I Wrestling Committee. Read More.
The Grassroot Project arms college athletes with the knowledge and skills they need to teach local youth about HIV prevention, nutrition and physical health education. Read More.
The coaching change Gloria Nevarez went through as a player left a lasting impression after seeing some teammates get run off her Massachusetts squad. Read More.
A day before they vote on 2019 NCAA Convention legislation that would affect Division III immediately, the division’s delegates will gather at their issues forum to weigh in on topics that may influence the future. Read More.
By any measure of reason, University of Alabama at Birmingham football should not be using the term “champion” just yet. Read More.
My mom played in the Danish women’s league for a long time and won championships there. My parents never forced me to play, never pushed me in that direction. Read More.
Without the accompaniment of a pep band to give the cacophony a cadence, the experience wouldn’t be complete. Read More.
A look back on iconic movie moments for hoops. Read More.
In January, representatives of every NCAA division will gather to vote on the same Association-wide issue — adding five public members to the NCAA Board of Governors. Read More.
Want to ensure a smooth transition to the U.S. for the more than 17,000 international student-athletes who play NCAA college sports? Read More.
I grew up in Detroit. It’s a manufacturing community, and I had what I’d call a nontraditional childhood. Read More.
Beer and wine soon will be poured at some of the NCAA’s largest championships, but the same won’t hold true in Division III’s more intimate settings. Read More.
Daemen athletics program pairs students with developmentally disabled children, exposing them to exercise and movement
On a recent Sunday, two basketball lovers took the court for the Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise program at Daemen. Read More.
When Don DiJulia graduated from Saint Joseph’s with a degree in political science, his goal was to become a high school teacher and coach. Read More.
Emails, phone calls, tweets, retweets — the Champion staff is delighted to see our readers are reading. Read More.
The number of women's teams in Division I lacrosse has nearly tripled since 1981-82, and the number of men's teams has grown by 40 percent in the same time period. Read More.
Sean Sheppard was distraught as he watched, again and yet again, videos circulating on news and social media of violent altercations between law enforcement officers and African-American men. Read More.
Division II University is a new online program for Division II coaches that provides education on NCAA rules and student-athlete health and safety. Read More.
As the story goes, one night in 1954, 12-year-old Cassius Clay was attending an event in a building that housed the Columbia Gym in his Louisville, Kentucky, 上下棋牌town. Read More.
After losing her leg in a moped accident, lacrosse player moves forward with sense of purpose, humor
The UMass Lowell women’s lacrosse team takes the line for a four-part fitness test at the start of every school year, the first challenge before a season full of them. Read More.
I was planning to retire. My wife, Erika, and I were expecting our first child, and I didn’t want to be an absent father. Read More.
Pittsburg State basketball player Mikaela Burgess doubles as a student teacher — and her pupils are now among her biggest fans. Read More.
Carlton Haselrig’s road to becoming a professional football player had a twist that allowed him to become the most decorated wrestler in NCAA history. Read More.
Sometimes the best plans are drawn up on napkins. That’s how the funding of a new $112 million science building at Kentucky took shape five years ago. Read More.
Each fall for the past 15 years, the number of NCAA college athletes has stepped closer to reaching 500,000 nationwide. Read More.
As Wisconsin-Parkside senior Nick Becker prepares for this year’s Division II Wrestling Championships, he has more on his mind than winning a third consecutive national title. Read More.