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Field Days

Since 1954, Joe Schrag has been a participant, a spectator, a coach, an administrator or a volunteer at the Kansas Relays, which bring together high school, college and open invitational competitors.

Powering Through

As a trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Jen Widerstrom’s work involves supporting and pushing contestants to achieve their goals. Now in her second season with the program that is part weight-loss competition, part reality television show, Widerstrom – a former hammer thrower on the University of Kansas track and field team – thinks of her job as a way of sharing the story of the human condition.

5 research grants funded for graduate students

The NCAA Research Committee selected five research proposals to fund as part of the 2015 cycle of the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program.

2016 Award for Diversity and Inclusion winner

The Award for Diversity and Inclusion is a partnership between the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association to recognize and celebrate the initiatives, policies and practices of colleges, universities and/or athletic conference...

Kansas’ Diallo cleared to play on Dec. 1

On Nov. 25, University of Kansas men’s basketball student-athlete Cheick Diallo was cleared to play in the school’s Dec. 1 game. The university provided new information to the NCAA on Nov. 20, including an independent review of Diallo’s...

Billy Mills: Hero to Native Americans and Olympians everywhere

Billy Mills began life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His Lakota name, “Makoce Te’hila,” means “Loves His Country” or, more traditionally, “Respects the Earth.” Orphaned by age 13, he faced poverty and discrimination but drew strength from running. Nothing has stopped him since.

Autonomy schools adopt cost of attendance scholarships

Division I schools can give their athletes the full cost of attendance as part of a full scholarship beginning Aug. 1, and those scholarships can’t be cancelled for athletics performances or injury.

It’s Official

When Cat Conti stepped onto the gridiron for a game between Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Kansas, she became the first woman to officiate football for the Big 12.

Mills continues to lead by example

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Perceptions used to hurt Billy Mills, make him feel devalued, even led him to thoughts of suicide. Then the former All-American distance runner at Kansas realized he could draw strength from them. Now an...

Kansas schools united to communicate new academic requirements

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org They’re accustomed to competing, not working in harmony. Hundreds of times, on fields and courts at Kansas’ three Division I schools – Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State – helmets and bodies have crashed...

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