Fall 2019

New DII program encourages student-athletes to consider officiating

When Gerry Pollard addresses a group of men’s basketball players off the court, he often starts with a simple question: “Guys, what do you personally think about referees?”

A year after a mass shooting and raging wildfire, Pepperdine athletes and administrators reflect on three chaotic days in California

In early November 2018, as a southern California community scrambled to cope with tragedy and terror, a handful of Pepperdine teams were either on the verge of wrapping up or embarking on their seasons. Scattered and displaced, student-athletes, coaches and administrators leaned on one another through three difficult days and the uncertain month that followed.

What the NCAA Transfer Portal Is... and What It Isn’t

The concept seemed simple: an online interface that helps athletics compliance officers do their jobs efficiently. But for sports fans hungry for information on lineups, the Transfer Portal has become so much more.

How American Women Got a Foot in Soccer

Trace the arc of Women’s World Cup victories and Olympic gold medals back to their forebears, and you will find a cradle of intercollegiate women’s soccer in Vermont. There, you’ll discover that competitive soccer for women was born at an apex in time: between the old way, when women participated for play and exercise, and the new, when women got a taste for competition and wanted more.

DIII SAAC works to make sports sustainable

One of the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s primary goals this year is to help athletics departments and student-athletes focus on sustainability.

Former college football players compile advice for winning after athletics

Regardless of the sport played, the level of competition or the number of accolades garnered along the way, there’s one thing all athletes have in common: the transition out of sports.

More athletics departments in autonomy conferences are self-sufficient, but others in DI are increasingly subsidized

Anyone who even casually follows college sports’ financial trends knows a gap has long existed between schools in the five autonomy conferences and the rest of Division I.

#CFB150: Inside the making of a season-long celebration

The NCAA recently caught up with Kevin Weiberg, the executive director of the College Football 150th Anniversary, to learn more about this season of celebration.

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