Why Is That a Rule?

From eligibility to drug testing to host sites, the thinking behind NCAA standards.

Long Trip to the Beach

Beach volleyball’s journey from an emerging sport for women to an NCAA National Collegiate Championship ended in spectacular fashion on the sun-splashed beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, capping several years of efforts that fans never saw.

"Amazing Mae"

Fueled by a love of writing, Mae Coyiuto channels her talent to help less fortunate Filipino kids realize their creative dreams.

Surviving Hate

Last summer, nine worshippers were gunned down at a Charleston, South Carolina, church— among them, a single mother who left behind four girls. She prepared them to persevere in ways they’re only now starting to understand.

Value Added?

Once reserved for the most elite college athletes, loss-of-value insurance plans have gone mainstream in the past two years, leaving some to wonder where the line falls between providing security to student-athletes and issuing false hope.

The Old College Try

What would you do to bond with your team? To enshrine your sport’s tradition into the annals of history? To maybe even win a bit more often? We found college athletes (and one grass-eating coach) who tattoo their lips, believe in a box of breadcrumbs, kiss a statue, shout nonsense and don retro sweatsuits – all for the sake of being inspired to greatness.


Schuyler Bailar thought he would have to choose between swimming in college and embracing his true identity. He didn't.

Where Pride Meets Prejudice

A lesson in change, the intense loyalty of college fandom -- and what happens when the two collide.

Seeing it through

Chaz Davis lost his sight after one cross country season.But he couldn’t give up on running, and his team didn’t give up on him.

Those Magic Moments

In honor of the 45th anniversary of Title IX, a celebration of the 45 top shots, serves, scores and final seconds in NCAA women’s championships.


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