Investing in the Future

NCAA research data show only 29 percent of Division III athletics directors are female, and a mere 6 percent are ethnic minorities.

Caring, No Matter the Cost

While athletic trainer Troy Banse says will work tirelessly to adhere to new health and safety recommendations, he warns that change at schools with limited resources and small staffs won’t happen instantly.

Talking Among Themselves

Nine years ago, Jason Sobolik stepped into an athletics compliance environment that felt drastically different from the one he knows today.

Off Their Backs

A year ago, Notre Dame finance major Andrew Helmin headed home to Illinois with more than a dorm room’s worth of belongings. A hurdler on the track and field team, he also took along several pairs of shoes.

Conversation Starter

Nevin Caple learned about the pressures and complex nature of finding safe and supportive athletics spaces during her undergraduate years at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Does Their Hearts Good

Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more NCAA athletes than any other sport-related trauma. So the NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading sports medicine groups across the country have crafted an interassociation statement on cardiovascular care in hopes of keeping athletes safer.

A Little Effort Goes a Long Way

Since Division III officially partnered with the Special Olympics in August 2011, schools and conferences have held hundreds of events where student-athletes and Special Olympians meet, compete and, almost always, use laughter to build a bridge between their disparate worlds.

Military Mindfulness

Across the country, Division II schools are amplifying their focus on the military. New initiatives are gaining steam thanks in part to a military pilot program the division established at the start of 2014. Now, Division II leaders have released a guide with ideas and tips for schools starting or enhancing military engagement events – all in an effort to strengthen the partnership between Division II athletics and the armed forces.

Watching the Clock

Ask Division I college athletes what they learn from competing in sports, and one skill is mentioned again and again: time management.

A Social Game Plan

A lot has changed since Erik Qualman was a college athlete at Michigan State University in the early 1990s. When he was working toward a degree in business and rising through the ranks of the Spartans basketball team Qualman didn’t have Facebook, Twitter or YouTube at his fingertips.


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