My Biggest Win

Surviving Together

A team comforts one of its own — even without knowing why.

Waterlogged

A dropped ball, a midtournament swim and a test of resolve for a Jacksonville golfer.

A Different Shade of Blue

A women’s lacrosse team finds a new home after its school shut its doors.

Score One for Honesty

The triumph of giving up a victory that wasn’t earned.

Pride Before Bribe

A college basketball player caught up in the 1950s point-shaving scandal lands on the right side of history.

Smart Enough

I wasn’t a good student. Growing up, never once did I understand the importance that education would play in my life.

Out of the Shadows

Senior Kara Stroup is a two-time team captain who has started every lacrosse game in college – but her success once masked a dangerous problem.

Learning From the Losses

The 500th win earlier this season was not a big moment. If there weren’t sports information directors and media around, I wouldn’t have had a clue.

Her Success – and Theirs

Cecelia Lykes returned to college with three kids and dreams for her future – and emerged as an Academic All-American

Steps forward

I remember every bit of the injury. I was completely conscious, completely with it, so every single thing that happened, I remember like it was yesterday. It was eight weeks into my freshman year at Luther College. I remember wanting to kick off in the third quarter. I wanted to make a play. It was just a freak accident: When I dove across to make a tackle, the ball carrier’s knee struck my neck, and I just was lying there.

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