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Female gymnasts use narcotic pain meds at a higher rate than other college athletes

In gymnastics, every detail and line is highlighted. Those recovering from injury use flesh-colored athletic tape to be less distinguishable.

DII leaders: Census affirms strategic plan

As Division II prepares for a midterm assessment of its six-year strategic plan, the results of a new membership census will serve as a compass guiding the division’s future objectives and initiatives.

Before Point Loma twins were runners, they played them on TV

Brianna and Marissa Bartello, now leaders on the Point Loma cross country and track and field teams, first laced up their running shoes as actors, not as runners. The two portrayed Sue Heck’s middle school cross country teammates on “The Middle.”

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

Game On

As esports teams spring up on campuses, one athletics conference is embracing the competition and showing others how it might look.

When the Playing Days End

What comes after graduation? How to leave college sports without losing yourself.

DII schools in Puerto Rico demonstrate resilience as they rebuild after hurricane

When the rain finally stopped and the ruthless gusts subsided, Jerry Batista emerged from one home to check on another.

A school shows where careers are taking student-athletes

A map hangs in the student-athlete lounge in the Massachusetts athletics department, next to the heavily trafficked door at the entrance to the department’s academic area.

Don DiJulia steps away as athletics director after working 50 years in college sports

When Don DiJulia graduated from Saint Joseph’s with a degree in political science, his goal was to become a high school teacher and coach.

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