Winter 2016

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.

Does Their Hearts Good

Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more NCAA athletes than any other sport-related trauma. So the NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading sports medicine groups across the country have crafted an interassociation statement on cardiovascular care in hopes of keeping athletes safer.

A Little Effort Goes a Long Way

Since Division III officially partnered with the Special Olympics in August 2011, schools and conferences have held hundreds of events where student-athletes and Special Olympians meet, compete and, almost always, use laughter to build a bridge between their disparate worlds.

Military Mindfulness

Across the country, Division II schools are amplifying their focus on the military. New initiatives are gaining steam thanks in part to a military pilot program the division established at the start of 2014. Now, Division II leaders have released a guide with ideas and tips for schools starting or enhancing military engagement events – all in an effort to strengthen the partnership between Division II athletics and the armed forces.

Watching the Clock

Ask Division I college athletes what they learn from competing in sports, and one skill is mentioned again and again: time management.

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