In 2015, an NCAA tobacco use survey asked more than 1,300 college baseball coaches and umpires whether spit tobacco was a problem for the sport. About 67 percent of coaches said they rarely or never see their players use it.
Jennifer Martinez, now a professor at Evergreen State College, teaches her students about biology. But 10 years ago, while competing in softball at St. Joseph’s College (Long Island), she was schooling the opposition.
Neumann University emphasizes five values for its student body: reverence, integrity, service, excellence and stewardship. Each was on display when the field hockey team sacrificed a home game to serve others.
When Chris Miller saw a man in his late 50s in cardiac arrest at a local gym, his instincts took over. The 23-year-old Seton Hill University baseball player remained calm and level-headed, rushing to the man’s side.
Kelly Jo McLendon hasn’t spent her college summers lingering in her hometown or working on softball pitching mechanics. Instead, the East Texas Baptist University student has taught children with special needs.
Respondents to an NCAA survey of ethnic minority women in college coaching and sports administration indicated concern and frustration about opportunities available to them in their careers. In the study, titled “Perceived Barriers for Ethnic Minority Females in Collegiate Athletics Careers,” almost all respondents agreed there are qualified ethnic minority women and men who don’t apply for jobs because of hiring perceptions and perceived barriers. Ethnic minority females account for fewer than 7 percent of the athletics professionals at NCAA member schools in all three divisions.
An NCAA committee has selected two college athletes majoring in mechanical engineering as recipients of the 2016 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Mitchell Black, who is also majoring in astrophysics, runs track and field and cross country at Tufts University, and Katherine Riojas is a four-year soccer player at The University of Tulsa.
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.
The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee decided, over the next year, it would dedicate itself to assisting in the ongoing efforts to improve the environment at Division III athletics contests, educating fellow student-athletes on mental health issues and working to give more of their peers an opportunity to attend the NCAA Convention.
April 22 Presidents – Krista Newkirk , chief of staff at Charlotte, was announced as president of Converse. Previously, Newkirk was senior associate general counsel at Charlotte and worked as an attorney in both private practice and at a...
The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee this week recommended a rules change that would allow medical personnel an unlimited and unimpeded amount of time for concussion evaluation of wrestlers, beginning in the 2016-17 season.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Monday approved a request from the Football Rules Committee to delay implementation of a rule change allowing the use of electronic devices for coaching purposes in the press box and locker room during games until the 2017 season.
It was a record-setting weekend, both on and off the court, at the 2016 Women’s Final Four hosted in Indianapolis, as well as for the entire NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. The University of Connecticut Huskies won a...