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.

Name, Image, Likeness

In college sports, every new year brings the promise of a new season, a new chance at a title run and new college degrees to celebrate. But this year also promises a larger conversation that will shape the college sports world as it continues to turn.

More than a half-century later, Middlebury’s ace on the ice still dominates scoring records

When Phil Latreille played ice hockey for Middlebury, he was in a class by himself as a goal scorer. More than 58 years have passed since he graduated, and nothing has changed. He is still the greatest goal scorer in college hockey history.

A year after a mass shooting and raging wildfire, Pepperdine athletes and administrators reflect on three chaotic days in California

In early November 2018, as a southern California community scrambled to cope with tragedy and terror, a handful of Pepperdine teams were either on the verge of wrapping up or embarking on their seasons. Scattered and displaced, student-athletes, coaches and administrators leaned on one another through three difficult days and the uncertain month that followed.

What the NCAA Transfer Portal Is... and What It Isn’t

The concept seemed simple: an online interface that helps athletics compliance officers do their jobs efficiently. But for sports fans hungry for information on lineups, the Transfer Portal has become so much more.

How American Women Got a Foot in Soccer

Trace the arc of Women’s World Cup victories and Olympic gold medals back to their forebears, and you will find a cradle of intercollegiate women’s soccer in Vermont. There, you’ll discover that competitive soccer for women was born at an apex in time: between the old way, when women participated for play and exercise, and the new, when women got a taste for competition and wanted more.

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A Time of Transition

As transgender athletes make their presence known, sports organizations weigh how to ensure fairness for all.

These North Carolina Central student-athletes got the right start in college, and now they’re at the finish line

A summer bridge program that serves incoming college athletes who need it most has reached the four-year mark. For Eagles athletics administrators, that means one important thing: It’s graduation time.

The NCAA and its schools are rushing to adapt to a Supreme Court decision that expands legal sports betting

With states rapidly joining the action, athletics officials face new challenges to protect the welfare of student-athletes and the integrity of competition.


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