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.

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.

Ex-Navy fighter pilot takes grounded approach to college sports

Jennifer Baker rebounded from a medical disqualification to launch a career leading to a job as Johns Hopkins athletics director.

St. Cloud State goalkeeper battles back to return to ice one more time

Janine Alder came back from a frightening seizure to return to the ice before a setback sent her back to the sidelines.

Years after connecting with Kentucky punter in Ethiopia, onetime orphan begins his own college sports career

The boy had no clue he would soon walk the same path as the man across the small table from him. They had grown up in vastly different worlds, after all — but, over burgers, intractable bonds began to form.

Austin president credits athletic and coaching career for steering him to the top of his field

Steven O’Day learned early in life how to adapt to new challenges and responsibilities: He spent four years at Millersville bouncing from defense to midfield to striker, a starter at each spot on the school’s soccer team.

College quarterback loves his roles as a star of stage and turf

Whenever Zach Fogel needs a reminder not to take off for Broadway, he reads a note he left to himself on his phone titled “Why I Play Football.”

Southeastern Conference commissioner reflects on his tenure as a member of the DI Committee on Infractions

Greg Sankey, now one of the most influential figures in college sports, soaked in his first Division I Committee on Infractions hearing in August 1990 as an admittedly “wide-eyed” compliance director.

Willamette’s Nick Symmonds came close to giving up his sport before his first season

While making history wasn’t easy, Nick Symmonds made it look that way. He won seven individual Division III outdoor track and field titles, more than any man at that time.


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