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Jackie Joyner-Kersee receives Ford Award

Jackie Joyner was a promising young basketball player and track and field star when she chose a college that was 2,000 miles from home — and a world away.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee named 2019 Ford Award recipient

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the 2019 recipient of the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award, which honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports.

Jock Jams

Looking to add a little energy to your game day? Some programs turn to in-house DJs who employ social science in their song selection.

Samantha Peszek: Finding her voice

Sam Peszek, an NCAA champion and Olympic medalist, finds her voice as she motivates others to pursue their passion.

She’s Prepared for the Challenge

Riza Zalameda understands the fundamental differences between being a tennis player and a coach.

UCLA associate head football coach acted unethically

An associate head football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles, violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when he paid for two prospects to receive private training

One to Watch: Meb Keflezighi

Keflezighi is a world-renowned marathon runner who will compete in his final Olympics. A former refugee, he starred at UCLA before becoming one of the world's greatest long-distance runners.

Franklin’s California dreamin’ comes true

Led by Missy Franklin’s standout performance, California won its fourth national title in seven years with a 61-point victory over two-time defending national champion Georgia.

Able to Stay Golden

Teammate. Friend. Collegiate competitor. Before she goes pro, Missy Franklin wants to seize every opportunity.

Mike Aguirre: A lifelong leader

Mike Aguirre had a unique career as a student-athlete that took him from the gridiron to testifying on behalf of fellow student-athletes before a Congressional committee before he even graduated. As a wide receiver for the Arizona State...

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