Winter 2019

NCAA schools’ investments yield returns for Olympians

Every year the U.S. Olympic Committee supports America’s future medalists, but the organization is also open about the fact that it doesn’t work alone.

The Hope-Calvin rivalry, rooted in a 150-year-old church division, keeps western Michigan talking

Hope and Calvin colleges are conference opponents located just 30 miles from each other in western Michigan, so their long-standing rivalry is no surprise.

Sensory-inclusive experiences open college sports to more fans

Pyrotechnics, loud music and light shows allure many fans on game day. But for some, the added effects can be overwhelming.

D.C. nonprofit trains college athletes to teach local youth about health and HIV prevention

The Grassroot Project arms college athletes with the knowledge and skills they need to teach local youth about HIV prevention, nutrition and physical health education.

Passion for the Pool

After an eight-year break from school, a Millersville swimmer returns to finish what she started.

Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee honored with coaches association award

Accolades rarely come when coaches and athletics administrators volunteer to serve on NCAA playing rules committees.

Washington State strikes up the band for its adversary after Washington’s bus accident

I have a confession: I’m a die-hard Washington Huskies fan. I have been since elementary school in central Washington, where I grew up watching Cary Conklin play quarterback for my future high school and then for the Huskies.

Sports mentoring program is training women leaders from around the world

Sarah Hillyer has a global vision that keeps her on the move. In any given year, you may find her in China or Ecuador or Iran leading initiatives designed to empower women through sports.

New DI conference commissioner has stood up for what she believes in

The coaching change Gloria Nevarez went through as a player left a lasting impression after seeing some teammates get run off her Massachusetts squad.

‘The Best Ever’ — Maybe Forever

Florida phenom Tracy Caulkins dominated all four strokes during her college swimming career and left the NCAA record book in her wake.

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