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The thrill of victory

Union College’s Daniel Ciampini offers a first-person look at his team’s journey to the 2014 men’s ice hockey national championship.

A method to the madness

NCAA vice presidents Dan Gavitt, Joni Comstock and Anucha Browne reflect on their experiences overseeing championship events

Winter Championships - Pursuit of Excellence

March Madness has swept across the nation, and millions of fans tuned in to watch the culmination of the Division I basketball season.

However, the madness that dominates March and April in college sports extends far beyond men’s and women’s basketball.

Debunking the myths: How the NCAA works

Every January, many travel from campuses and conferences around the country to gather at the NCAA Convention. The Convention is at the heart of the NCAA rule-making structure, which underscores that the NCAA is a membership organization. But this fact is often misunderstood.

Athletes find their voice

For the first time, the Atlantic 10 Conference will invite athletes to attend conference meetings, reflecting a national trend of athletes increasingly taking part in the decision-making process.

Playing it forward

Student-athletes have a lot on their plates, but they believe in giving back and, even more importantly, they are making the time to do it. In addition to year-round community outreach efforts and partnerships with organizations like Make-A-Wish and the Special Olympics, NCAA schools take special time during the holiday season to give back to those around them.

Born to give back

Enforcement staffer Diane Dennis was taught from a young age about the importance of helping others. She lives that lesson every day.

NCAA staff gives back

The NCAA’s academic and membership affairs staff has been providing Christmas presents – with a personal touch – to a new family every year.

Fall championships – the pursuit of excellence

The NCAA hosts 89 championships across 23 sports each year – 22 of which take place during the fall. From national office staff members to committee members and volunteers, many hands go into making championship events a success.

Inside the Division II Fall Festival

Roberta Page coordinates the Division II Festival and knows that it is about much more than crowning champions. Student-athletes gather en masse and give back.

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