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An Uncommon Conversation

How college sports is bringing together conservative Christians and the LGBTQ community.

Guardians of the Game

Though sometimes feared and often misunderstood, the enforcement team has just one goal: making the right call.

All on the Same Team

Muslim college athletes often find acceptance on campus, but worry about what comes next.

Toughness, Redefined

How two hockey players made mental health OK to talk about in college sports – and why your athletics department should, too.

Straight Shooter

When Mindy Miles’ rifle inadvertently fired at the 2016 NCAA championships, she didn’t hesitate to call a penalty on herself.

Where Are the Women?

In 1972, women coached more than 90 percent of women’s teams. Today, they coach fewer than half.

All Out

Before Alec Donovan became the NCAA’s first publicly gay wrestler, he had to win a lifelong match with a private pain that other gay athletes understand too well.

Training Days

How do the hours spent pushing weights and holding planks translate to success? Accomplished college athletes and their coaches explain the workouts that have helped them reach the top – and what lessons athletes young and old can learn from their methods.

Within a Split Second

Inside the moments that create an NCAA champion in the world’s oldest sport.

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