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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.

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.

Inclusion Insights: Northern Illinois

You Can’t Build an Inclusive Culture Alone - Q&A with Sean Frazier

Inclusion Insights: Bowling Green

At Bowling Green, the student-athletes, administrators and coaches hold one another accountable to have difficult conversations that ensure inclusivity is at the forefront of everyone’s minds

Inclusion Insights: Concordia Portland

A culture of inclusion has become an important element of a longtime partnership between Concordia Portland and the broader Portland, Oregon, community.

Inclusion Insights: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

With 12 historically black colleges and universities in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams says, diversity and inclusion aren’t just initiatives — they are part of the conference’s DNA.

Inclusion Insights: Mid-American Conference

Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher is filled with nothing but pride about the conference’s work in diversity and inclusion. From hiring practices to cultivating an inclusive culture on its member campuses, the MAC is trying to lead by example.

Upon Further Review

Video replay, used in 17 of the NCAA’s 24 sports, promotes fairness but disrupts competition. As technology grows sharper but some schools struggle to keep pace, how far will we go in pursuit of perfectly officiated games?

State of Our Sports

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.

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