Spring 2016

Celebrating the 2016 Graduates

Nearly half a million college athletes compete while pursuing an education, and each spring thousands of them receive their diplomas. It’s a moment to celebrate.

We’re all ears

Champion spreads the message of college sports with its new podcast.

"Amazing Mae"

Fueled by a love of writing, Mae Coyiuto channels her talent to help less fortunate Filipino kids realize their creative dreams.

Surviving Hate

Last summer, nine worshippers were gunned down at a Charleston, South Carolina, church— among them, a single mother who left behind four girls. She prepared them to persevere in ways they’re only now starting to understand.

Value Added?

Once reserved for the most elite college athletes, loss-of-value insurance plans have gone mainstream in the past two years, leaving some to wonder where the line falls between providing security to student-athletes and issuing false hope.

The Old College Try

What would you do to bond with your team? To enshrine your sport’s tradition into the annals of history? To maybe even win a bit more often? We found college athletes (and one grass-eating coach) who tattoo their lips, believe in a box of breadcrumbs, kiss a statue, shout nonsense and don retro sweatsuits – all for the sake of being inspired to greatness.

After School Specialized

How young is too young? Experts say children should definitely become physically active early, just not specialize in a single sport at a young age. So why is specialization considered a problem?

Shopping Smarts

With so many options and so little time, grocery shopping isn’t always easy. Add in a budget and lengthy checkout lines, and the experience can overwhelm.

Just Like Family

After this past fall’s events in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Kevin Trainor can’t help but find himself drawn to a university, an athletics program and a family hurting from yet another incomprehensible tragedy.

“To say that I’m even in college is a dream.”

Today, two-thirds of young Americans go on to attend college, so why does something so common feel surreal for Edgewood College distance runner Natasha Zanoya?

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