Interviews

From there to here: Oliver Luck

A few weeks into his new job at the NCAA, Oliver Luck took time to discuss his winding path to the national office and his views on some of the biggest questions in college sports.

One kidney donated, two lives saved

Collegiate Water Polo Association Commissioner Dan Sharadin donated a kidney to save his wife – and saved himself, too.

From there to here: China Jude

China Jude’s résumé has not always pointed toward a high-level career in college athletics administration.

Inside the lines

Before he was a student-athlete, Jason Shuler served four years and three tours in the U.S. Navy as a quartermaster third class, working as a search-and-rescue swimmer.

Extreme endurance

At 87, “Coach Z” is in his 31st year coaching cross country and track and field at Division III Hunter College.

Driven to heal

Last fall, debilitating seizures sidelined Jerry Kill for a conference matchup, and doctors forbade him from driving or flying to the next one, too. He found his way there anyway.

Local favorite

Being named executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association offers Danielle Donehew a chance to go home again and make a national impact on the game she loves. 

It’s official

When Cat Conti stepped onto the gridiron for a game between Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Kansas, she became the first woman to officiate football for the Big 12.

Rowing captain

Erin O’Connell, the athletics director at Seattle Pacific, is USRowing’s first woman president since it formed in 1982.

Strength in numbers

Adrian President Jeffrey Docking led the addition of 19 sports teams and several new campus facilities, from a football stadium to an ice rink.

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