Suspension issued to Valdosta State University football student-athlete

A Valdosta State University football student-athlete has been suspended from the team’s next game and the head football coach has been publicly reprimanded for misconduct during the 2012 NCAA Division II Football Championship. The NCAA...

Browne immerses herself into women’s basketball VP role

By Greg Johnson Anucha Browne always envisioned herself working in the sports business. After graduating from Northwestern with a degree in communications and following a stellar basketball career that culminated with her being named to...

Put it in writing: Student-athletes author their own tales

By Jennifer Gunnels For NCAA.org With so many accomplished student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics, it’s easy to tell their story. But we found three student-athletes who are telling their own stories – in writing. Two...

Ackerman hired as strategic consultant for NCAA women’s basketball Longtime hoops expert plans a white paper by spring

By Greg Johnson Val Ackerman, the founding president of the WNBA and the first woman to serve as president of USA Basketball, has been hired as a consultant to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current state of intercollegiate...

Central Missouri earns 2012 Division II Game-Environment Award

By David Pickle A special street fair that kicked off the start of the 2012 football season and a tribute to the military earned Central Missouri the Division II Game-Environment Award for 2012. The street fair, called “Get the Red Out,”...

Ivy League practice plan tackles concussions head-on

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Bob Surace learned early in his career that toughness didn’t need to be developed just through hitting and tackling, which is good news for people who worry about concussions in football. The Princeton coach’s...

NCAA appeals committee decides IU case

Indiana University freshmen student-athletes Peter Jurkin and Hanner Perea must miss nine games, according to an appeal decision announced on Friday by the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. Jurkin and Perea have already sat...

Five NCAA student-athletes among Rhodes winners

Five NCAA student-athletes are among the 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from the United States for 2013. The five winners who have participated in NCAA championship sports are Kiley Hunkler, Army women’s lacrosse; Dakota McCoy, Yale women’s...

We’ve come a long way, baby

By Nancy L. Meyer Title IX, the mandate that requires equal educational and athletics opportunity at federally funded educational institutions, became law when I was a high school athlete. Unfortunately for me and my teammates, the new law...

A tone of tradition

Champion Digital | Videos by Courtney Cronin | Story by Kayci Woodley “It’s just as passionate and tension-ridden as any game you’re ever going to play in. It’s like playing in the Super Bowl. If you lose you’re labeled a loser and if you...

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