Champion Features

A gray matter

Concussion and its consequences are complex, but fear has surged ahead of science. To catch up, researchers funded by the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense teamed up in the largest concussion study in history. They hope to turn anxiety into answers.

Photo finish

In six decades of shooting the Final Four, Rich Clarkson has shaped how we see the game.

Playing for two

Kaneisha Atwater got pregnant at 18, but her dreams didn’t die when her son was born. What she thought was her mistake is now  her motivation – she plays basketball so she can go to college so she can give him the childhood she never had.

Debunked

We can’t set the record straight on every myth in college sports. But for a few of the most common assumptions, NCAA researchers hit the books on a fact-finding mission. The team pored over, crunched and analyzed a bevy of surveys, numbers and charts. And now, we share the truth.

A game for Lauren

On Sunday, they all came together – coaches, competitors, teams from around the country, even a legend of her sport – all for a young woman battling brain cancer who just wanted to play basketball.

College football's already rich playoff history

Think the College Football Playoff is something new? Here, the seven most thrilling, surprising, exhilarating games from the first 41 years of college football playoffs.

Louder than ever

To mark the rising volume of the student-athlete voice, Champion magazine invited a chorus of three to share theirs with NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Going ballistic

From the basement of a red brick building at Washington State, the Sports Science Lab tests sports equipment to ensure a level playing field. Read the full feature .

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...

Reconnaissance man

Think you know what it takes to get a football team from Point A to Point B?

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