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Misericordia running coach helps teen with Down syndrome find her pace

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.

Expert advice to help international student-athletes feel right at home

Want to ensure a smooth transition to the U.S. for the more than 17,000 international student-athletes who play NCAA college sports?

Female gymnasts use narcotic pain meds at a higher rate than other college athletes

In gymnastics, every detail and line is highlighted. Those recovering from injury use flesh-colored athletic tape to be less distinguishable.

Before Point Loma twins were runners, they played them on TV

Brianna and Marissa Bartello, now leaders on the Point Loma cross country and track and field teams, first laced up their running shoes as actors, not as runners. The two portrayed Sue Heck’s middle school cross country teammates on “The Middle.”

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

How Pittsburgh college athletes learn to work a network

The Petersen Events Center, home of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s basketball, becomes a showcase for a different set of student-athlete skills once every year — the Pittsburgh athletics Career Networking Night.

A school shows where careers are taking student-athletes

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.

DII schools in Puerto Rico demonstrate resilience as they rebuild after hurricane

When the rain finally stopped and the ruthless gusts subsided, Jerry Batista emerged from one home to check on another.

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