Spring 2018

Game On

As esports teams spring up on campuses, one athletics conference is embracing the competition and showing others how it might look.

When the Playing Days End

What comes after graduation? How to leave college sports without losing yourself.

A school shows where careers are taking student-athletes

A map hangs in the student-athlete lounge in the Massachusetts athletics department, next to the heavily trafficked door at the entrance to the department’s academic area.

Don DiJulia steps away as athletics director after working 50 years in college sports

When Don DiJulia graduated from Saint Joseph’s with a degree in political science, his goal was to become a high school teacher and coach.

DII schools in Puerto Rico demonstrate resilience as they rebuild after hurricane

When the rain finally stopped and the ruthless gusts subsided, Jerry Batista emerged from one home to check on another.

Longtime pitcher-catcher duo top Tarleton State record books

Tarleton State teammates Haley Freyman and Nyka Wood have a longtime pitcher-catcher chemistry that has left its mark on the team record books, but their relationship didn’t start that way.

Olympic athlete sees Kentucky as best track to next games

She was the first high school athlete to twice win the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year and the youngest track athlete in 40 years to make the U.S. Olympic team.

After her death, sports information director’s mother touched life of one more student

Her students have called her a friend for life. An inspirational person who only saw the good in any situation. They talk about how she could light up a room with the amount of knowledge she had. Even though she taught in elementary school, her students have said she inspired them to become teachers when they got older.

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