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Playing for two

Kaneisha Atwater got pregnant at 18, but her dreams didn’t die when her son was born. What she thought was her mistake is now her motivation – she plays basketball so she can go to college so she can give him the childhood she never had. Read More >

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“It is our hope the proposed model will address drug deterrence in the most effective way to change behavior. We feel that the NCAA should be focused on drug testing for those substances that may provide an unfair performance advantage.” 

– Brant Berkstresser, Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports chair and head athletic trainer at Harvard University.


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