Spring 2015

Loyola Chicago, Lewis make rivalry even more memorable

In a rivalry already fueled by tight competition and close proximity, Loyola Chicago’s 3-2 win over Lewis in the men’s volleyball national championship game assumed a special place in the series’ history.

A Student-Athlete’s Guide: How to Get a Job

Leaders on the field develop into leaders in their fields. Team captains can become captains of industry. Here, how to use the skills gained through athletics to launch the right career.

What took so long?

Michael Sam answered many questions in February, when the Missouri lineman chose to own his story and announce two months before the NFL Draft that he was gay. They were tinged with the inevitable sensationalism: Was the NFL ready for an openly gay player? How would his teammates react? Would it impact Sam’s draft status?

Point of view

“Is this starting to feel less and less like a basketball game?”

A Gray Matter

Concussion and its consequences are complex, but fear has surged ahead of science. To catch up, researchers funded by the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense teamed up in the largest concussion study in history. They hope to turn anxiety into answers.

Little League, Big Reunion

In 2005, three University of West Florida baseball players donned baby blue uniforms and represented their hometown of Maitland, Florida, on the biggest stage in youth baseball: the Little League World Series.

"You’re never too young to … make a global impact."

During her first humanitarian trip to Haiti at age 15, Alyssa Brandt saw a boy with malnourished skin that was rotting and falling off his body. A passionate mission has driven her ever since.

"I have that extra something to be thankful for."

One year has passed since St. john Fisher College sprinter Alex Caldwell learned that what she thought was a sinus infection was actually a brain tumor.

Preserving balance is in best interest of student-athletes

Faculty athletics representatives work on a day-to-day basis to support student-athlete well-being as well as to promote academic integrity. As such, FARs are uniquely positioned to comment on student-athletes and their role within a university.

All in the Same Boat

Now the head rowing coach at Barry University in Miami, Boban Rankovic was an assistant when the team was runner-up at the 2013 NCAA Division II Rowing Championships. Ethnic conflict formed the backdrop of Rankovic’s childhood in the former Yugoslavia.

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