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The Best Final Four Games You've Never Heard of

Last year was the 75th anniversary of the Division I NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. The lists were plentiful regarding the Final Four's greatest hits. Since 1939, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has grown into one of...

A new beginning

Taken in by a high-profile teammate's family, Flagler's Adam Jones found a path to success beyond basketball.

The active conservationist

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick NCAA.org Kirsten Tilleman grew up under the blue skies of Montana, and the open spaces around her hometown of Bozeman shaped not only her world view but also her life’s goals. A UC Santa Barbara student studying...

Following her call to serve

By Brian Hendrickson Northwestern softball player Kristin Scharkey hit one out of the park last summer, all the way to Rwanda. With no prior international experience – and with her parents nervous about her decision to fly solo to a Third...

Boom on the bow

Champion Digital | By Gary Brown Thousands of people line the streets and bridges. They parade down pathways parting tents touting “Chowda in a Bread Bowl,” hot chocolate and cheese fries. An announcer’s voice reverberates results. The...

Good thing, small package

By David Pickle NCAA.org Nobody needs to tell Katie Fitzgerald about the importance of “team.” She’s been a team member from Day 1. Those teams have included family, youth sports, high school sports and now St. Cloud State, where she is a...

Leadership lineage

By Gary Brown NCAA.org Marquette Athletics Director Larry Williams is a high achiever. He has to be to keep up with his family. Williams, a four-year letter-winner in football at Notre Dame with nine years directing athletics programs at...

Luther’s Chris Norton turns personal setback into community gain

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Outsiders may soon look at the RT300 rehab bicycle sitting in Iowa’s Winneshiek Medical Center therapy room and just see a bike. Even if they learn of its $27,564 price tag, they still may only see an...

Linebacker turns foes into jelly

By Gary Brown NCAA.org There are more than 450,000 NCAA student-athletes, and almost all of them will go pro in something other than sports. But probably only one of them will go pro in Ctenophores. That one student-athlete is Josh Swore...

Rising star shines in lead role

By Gary Brown NCAA.org When Portia Hoeg was a basketball star at Trinity (Texas), her forte was theft. These days as the athletics director at Allegheny, the woman who still ranks among Trinity’s all-time leaders in steals gives more than...

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