Spring 2015

Raising Their Voices – and Votes

As the 2015 NCAA Convention came to a close, consensus on one point was clear: Students will take full advantage of their new opportunities to participate in governing Division I.

Starting a movement

Michael Gorman spent half of his winter break as many college basketball players do: visiting with his parents, his sister and foster brother at his childhood home on the edge of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He spent the other half with a different family

Breaking a boundary

In recent years, students with disabilities have sued their high schools to create more access to varsity athletics, opening new doors in states across the country. It was only a matter of time before they started seeking out the same opportunities in college.

Lessons learned live on

Eric Roberts can eloquently describe every feeling he went through from December through late February – the pain of traumatic injury, relief of recovery, the tightened connection with his team, the pain of losing a friend and all the discovery that came with it.

American Dreaming

Bowling has taken Janine Kuwahara around the globe, and now she uses it to propel her education at Sam Houston State.

Mapping the Madness

When teams and their travel parties trek hundreds of thousands of miles on their Road to the Final Four, their every move is charted by travel experts in Waterloo, Iowa, who get the job done using customized software, a color-coded dry-erase board and, always, a large dose of patience.

Merging lanes

The women felt a jolt of rejuvenation upon the sight of each other. It was the fifth and final day of the bowling U.S.  Team Trials, the last step toward qualification for Junior Team USA. The two bowlers’ deep familiarity with each other gave  them a subtle, unspoken confidence.

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.

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