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College Sports Insider With Jack Ford

In this weekly podcast, journalist Jack Ford (“60 Minutes Sports,” “Good Morning America,” NBC News) interviews individuals who have unique insight into the world of college sports. Produced by the NCAA and Champion magazine, episodes delve into the most pressing topics of the day and offer behind-the-scenes points of view from those who shape college athletics.

DII stability depends on full-time attention

Division II members will vote in January on a proposal that requires them to staff a full-time athletics director and full-time compliance administrator who do not have any coaching responsibilities

Summer of Success

Like many college students, a large number of student-athletes use their summer vacations to better themselves or communities here and abroad.

Transition from coaching teams to leading committees as smooth as ice

Karen Stromme won 440 games over 21 winning seasons as women’s basketball coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is now assistant athletics director at the school.

AD understands love of sports, studies

More than two decades after playing Ivy League lacrosse for Dartmouth, AD Tim Downes now supports Division III student-athletes at Emory.

Making the world her classroom

The job description for an undergraduate research assistant on Antarctica’s Taylor Glacier promised manual labor, long hours and no showers – and sounded perfect to Rochester’s Avery Palardy.

The silver lining from tragedy

Southern Mississippi’s Lauren Judson honors the memory of parents who loved to watch her golf.

Athlete’s advocacy leads the way for LGBTQ

Named after a fictional lawyer who stood up for what he believed in, Cornell’s Atticus DeProspo is following in similar footsteps.

Classmates now, but always mom and son

For their mother’s graduation, Chicago State’s Aaron Williams (at age 3 with his mom, above, and at bottom left, today) says he and his brother will treat Tonya Williams to a weekend in a downtown Chicago hotel. “We respect education...

Dance to remember leads to lasting friendship for coach

Two years ago, North Carolina Central Coach LeVelle Moton, whose team plays Friday tonight in the Division I NCAA men’s basketball tournament against Iowa State, read an article about an event where people who couldn’t attend their high school prom because of disabilities or illness. It spurred Moton to take Leah Ward, who has a genetic condition known as Williams Syndrome, to take her to the event.

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