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One Giant Leap

Kendall Spencer competes in track and field for the University of New Mexico and is in training for the Olympic trials. But for now, he is the face of the Division I student-athlete voice in the NCAA.

Battlefield to Home Field

Veterans returning from war find a new team — and a different kind of camaraderie.

Going Ballistic

From the basement of a red brick building at Washington State, the Sports Science Lab tests sports equipment to ensure a level playing field. Read the full feature .

A Game and a Plan

Courtney Boyd didn’t want to follow her peers into the life of drugs and despair that consumed her hometown. To move on, she would need a new family, a new home, a new name – and the belief that an education could change her life.

Engineering a defense

Lacrosse defender Carl Pressprich, a junior studying physics at Division III Albion, wants to put his technology skills to use in his home state of Michigan.

Earning the Call

Of 838 officials, only 10 are invited to preside over the Final Four. Mike Roberts has never received that coveted phone call. Can he survive the madness and advance to Dallas?

Push

The skills former student-athletes honed in college propelled them to the Olympics … in a sport they'd never imagined.

Have I Got Your Attention Yet?

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma isn’t shy about voicing his opinions. And that might be just what women’s basketball needs.

Motivated by family

When Kelsey Phinney was a child, her father motivated her to ski farther despite fatigue. Today, he motivates her interest in neuroscience at Division III Middlebury College.

Blood, Sweat and 40 Years

Forty years ago, amid tension over how to make one big group fit the needs of hundreds of divergent institutions, the NCAA divided into three divisions. Here are the 40 moments that made them what they are today.

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