Winter 2020

$1 million grant helps 6 SIAC schools start varsity men’s volleyball programs

With a grant from USA Volleyball and the First Point Volleyball Foundation, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will start men’s volleyball programs at Central State (Ohio), Benedict, Fort Valley State, Kentucky State, Morehouse and Paine.

Phil Latreille’s slap shot set him apart in college hockey

Middlebury’s Phil Latreille was in a class by himself as a goal scorer. More than 58 years have passed since he graduated, and he is still the greatest goal scorer in college hockey history.

Former Boston College outfielder Pete Frates was an inspiration to all

Pete Frates, the recipient of the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award who died Dec. 9 at age 34, inspired millions to join his fight against ALS, the disease that would take his life.

NCAA closes in on elusive 500,000 mark

Will this be the year the NCAA hits half a million student-athletes? That’s the question those of us who work in college sports begin asking ourselves every fall, when NCAA research releases the latest NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rates Report.

Cancer survivor adopted by Notre Dame’s football team sets his sights high

Cancer claimed much of Sam Grewe’s right leg, but the young athlete has found success as a Paralympic competitor.

Leadership Launchpad

Transformative programs. Skilled athletics leaders. Thriving student-athletes. How NCAA leadership development works to meet these goals and prepare athletics departments for what comes next.

Mentoring Manhood

The Willamette men’s basketball team nurtures a culture of healthy masculinity, a commitment that is making a difference in the locker room and beyond.

Severe winters may force changes in DIII baseball, softball schedules

When winter seems reluctant to yield, it can prove challenging for some programs to play full schedules and for student-athletes to cram more athletic and academic responsibilities into a condensed time frame.

America East schools gather for first time to talk inclusion

Under the stewardship of Amy Huchthausen, now in her ninth year as commissioner, the America East Conference has long prioritized diversity and inclusion within its athletics departments.

Georgia Tech swimmer returns from Lebanon after a year in limbo

Swimmer Sara al Khatib returns to Georgia Tech after visa issue strands her for a year in her home country.

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