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Mapping the Madness

When teams and their travel parties trek hundreds of thousands of miles on their Road to the Final Four, their every move is charted by travel experts in Waterloo, Iowa, who get the job done using customized software, a color-coded dry-erase board and, always, a large dose of patience.

Photo Finish

In six decades of shooting the Final Four, Rich Clarkson has shaped how we see the game.

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.

Debunked

We can’t set the record straight on every myth in college sports. But for a few of the most common assumptions, NCAA researchers hit the books on a fact-finding mission. The team pored over, crunched and analyzed a bevy of surveys, numbers and charts. And now, we share the truth.

Able to Stay Golden

Teammate. Friend. Collegiate competitor. Before she goes pro, Missy Franklin wants to seize every opportunity.

Home of the Brave

Fourteen years ago, Julio Luevano embarked on a covert journey across the Mexican border to settle in a humble Indiana town. Now, his days are filled with maintenance work, family, soccer and studying for a degree finally within his reach.

One of the boys

Brady Antaya gives as much as he gets from Merrimack soccer, where his teammates know him as a Warrior.

College Football's Already Rich Playoff History

Think the College Football Playoff is something new? Here, the seven most thrilling, surprising, exhilarating games from the first 41 years of college football playoffs.

Unfinished

Jenna Parlette collapsed within sight of the finish line and, days later, she was gone. The medical anomalies that led to her death were complex. So are the emotions that ensued.

Louder Than Ever

To mark the rising volume of the student-athlete voice, Champion magazine invited a chorus of three to share theirs with NCAA President Mark Emmert.

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