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Top college athletes to be honored by NCAA

The NCAA will honor 10 exemplary college athletes – the 2016 Today’s Top 10 Award winners – at the NCAA Convention in January. The award recognizes former student-athletes for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

College sports served veterans

Former student-athletes in military illustrate the value of intercollegiate sports experience.

9 ways life is changing for college athletes

As college athletes return to campus this fall, the classrooms, dorm rooms and weight rooms may seem similar. But the ground under the feet of many athletes has shifted in subtle but meaningful ways. With major reforms continuing rapidly in college athletics, numerous key rule changes have gone into effect this year. How will they change college athletes’ lives?

Winfield reflects on College World Series

Dave Winfield, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2001, is the guest speaker for the opening ceremonies for the men’s College World Series today at T.D. Ameritrade Park Omaha, Nebraska. Winfield, who played both baseball and basketball at the University of Minnesota in the early 1970s, led the Gophers to their last College World Series appearance in 1973.

Celebrating the 2015 Graduates

Every year more than 460,000 student-athletes compete while pursuing an education, and each spring thousands of these student-athletes receive their diplomas. It’s a moment to celebrate.

Success across two stages

NFL teams draft 1.6 percent of college football players to play professionally. Many people believe college football players are only biding their time until they go pro, but more than 600 current NCAA Division I football seniors already have their degrees. In fact, many college football players earn degrees that will enable them to one day pursue careers outside of sports.

David Berst to retire

When former NCAA enforcement investigator Ron Stratten discovered he would have to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee in 1978, he was terrified.

Wrestling with a deadline

J Robinson, Minnesota wrestling coach for 29 years, explains the pressures of preparing a team to reach the ultimate goal.

Never thrown off course

Jecel Klotz took two years off to have her son, get married and rehab from a knee injury, then came back stronger than ever.


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