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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.

Breaking Ground

An NCAA dialogue about LGBTQ inclusion and religion found an unlikely host: BYU. Why athletics leaders and student-athletes traveled to a school at the heart of the struggle to find Common Ground.

Sink or Swim

Enna Selmanovic was only a sophomore when her sport — and her identity — were unexpectedly ripped away. She had to choose: Wallow or find a new way to win.

What Wins Are Worth

Surprising March Madness runs help underdogs raise their profiles — and their bottom lines.

The One-and-Done Dilemma

A 13-year-old decision to keep elite prep players from entering the NBA draft is under scrutiny. What could changes to this rule mean for college basketball?

A Brief History of Men's College Basketball

From barns, peach baskets and sepia-tinged photos to 70,000-seat stadiums, plexiglass backboards and high-definition online streams, basketball has evolved apace over nearly 127 years.

Where Do We Go From Here?

This season, college basketball will tip off under a new set of rules. But the real work of change off the court is just beginning.

Champion releases first special issue

Where does Division I men’s college basketball go from here?

Why I love Basketball

In this moment between reforming college basketball and figuring out what it needs next, we turned to decorated coaches, top leaders and iconic figures to ask what the game means to them.

The Breaking Point

Can the strength and conditioning coaching profession find solutions that help remove tragedy from training?

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