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Classmates now, but always mom and son

For their mother’s graduation, Chicago State’s Aaron Williams (at age 3 with his mom, above, and at bottom left, today) says he and his brother will treat Tonya Williams to a weekend in a downtown Chicago hotel. “We respect education...

Engineering a defense

Lacrosse defender Carl Pressprich, a junior studying physics at Division III Albion, wants to put his technology skills to use in his home state of Michigan.

A mentor and friend to all

In Memoriam: Jim Brockhoff | By Kaitlyn Zinn I still get goose bumps when I remember exactly how I felt. Jim Brockhoff died May 30, 2013 at age 78. As a shy but determined freshman, I was hot, tired and extremely nervous. My team, Xavier,...

Earning the Call

Of 838 officials, only 10 are invited to preside over the Final Four. Mike Roberts has never received that coveted phone call. Can he survive the madness and advance to Dallas?

Dance to remember leads to lasting friendship for coach

Two years ago, North Carolina Central Coach LeVelle Moton, whose team plays Friday tonight in the Division I NCAA men’s basketball tournament against Iowa State, read an article about an event where people who couldn’t attend their high school prom because of disabilities or illness. It spurred Moton to take Leah Ward, who has a genetic condition known as Williams Syndrome, to take her to the event.

SAAC experience won’t be forgotten

Bradley Maldonado, a senior cross country student-athlete at Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tenn., joined the Railsplitters’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a freshman and was named chair of the Division II national SAAC as a junior. Maldonado took a break from SAAC’s fall meetings to discuss his experiences on the committee.

Taking on the job of dad, FAR steers dozens to success

Thomas Bullock’s oldest children have advanced degrees and are now lawyers, engineers and academics. The youngest are just now escaping the gravity of tough social circumstances in the most impoverished neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.

Proud of Raider student-athletes? ... Uh, yeah

AD builds relationships and loyalty among student-athletes, partly through using his favorite catchphrase as an athletics hashtag.

AD seizes every opportunity

Former NFL player has raised the bar at Coppin State and made graduating a top priority for student-athletes.

Triple play: 3 degrees, 3 years

Jacksonville outfielder earns bachelor’s trio early and hangs up his glove to pursue concussion research career.

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