Years after connecting with Kentucky punter in Ethiopia, onetime orphan begins his own college sports career

The boy had no clue he would soon walk the same path as the man across the small table from him. They had grown up in vastly different worlds, after all — but, over burgers, intractable bonds began to form.

Austin president credits athletic and coaching career for steering him to the top of his field

Steven O’Day learned early in life how to adapt to new challenges and responsibilities: He spent four years at Millersville bouncing from defense to midfield to striker, a starter at each spot on the school’s soccer team.

College quarterback loves his roles as a star of stage and turf

Whenever Zach Fogel needs a reminder not to take off for Broadway, he reads a note he left to himself on his phone titled “Why I Play Football.”

Southeastern Conference commissioner reflects on his tenure as a member of the DI Committee on Infractions

Greg Sankey, now one of the most influential figures in college sports, soaked in his first Division I Committee on Infractions hearing in August 1990 as an admittedly “wide-eyed” compliance director.

Willamette’s Nick Symmonds came close to giving up his sport before his first season

While making history wasn’t easy, Nick Symmonds made it look that way. He won seven individual Division III outdoor track and field titles, more than any man at that time.

Notre Dame de Namur student-athlete gives back to Uganda even after she returns home

Once she returned home from Uganda, Arianna Cunha found a way to continue helping a program that uses sports to teach children about health.

Oklahoma gymnastics star Maggie Nichols shines light on abuse

Maggie Nichols was the first gymnast to report to USA Gymnastics sexual abuse by now-imprisoned physician Larry Nassar.

Kansas State rower and budding nuclear engineer stays focused on the finish line

As a child, Molly Ross played with K’NEX blocks and built robots but thought she wanted to grow up to be a veterinarian.


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