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A quarterback’s backup plan

Henderson State quarterback Kevin Rodgers has set a slew of records on the field. But he has proven equally impressive off of it and is now pursuing an MBA during his final year of eligibility.

Coaching in the classroom

Suffolk University sports marketing professor Catherine McCabe understands how to connect with the student-athletes she teaches because she used to be one of them.

A life spent in orange

Former Clemson cross country star Wayne Coffman has spent a life giving back at his alma mater. The runner turned track coach turned academic advisor now works with football players, ensuring they’re applying themselves in the classroom.

Invaluable advice

Cal football player Nick Forbes credits the school’s Summer Bridge program for helping him acclimate to college life. Forbes paid it forward after he settled at Cal, working as a program advisor and helping incoming freshmen adapt to campus.

Brains and braun

Kendric Maple was a national champion wrestler at Oklahoma. He may have graduated, but he hasn’t left the school behind. Now, he’s working as an assistant wrestling coach as he pursues a master’s degree in higher education.

UConn wins on court, in classroom

The UConn men’s basketball team went from tournament ineligibility for academic reasons to winning the championship while earning a perfect single-year Academic Progress Rate. Here’s how.

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