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Oklahoma gymnastics star Maggie Nichols shines light on abuse

Maggie Nichols was the first gymnast to report to USA Gymnastics sexual abuse by now-imprisoned physician Larry Nassar.

Reflecting on the DI Council experience

This spring I will complete my two-year term as chair of the Division I Council. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career, despite the challenges and the time commitment.

Students and retirees connect through tennis team’s adopt-a-grandparent program

Members of the Erskine women’s tennis team close every summer with an outing at South Carolina’s Lake Murray, where they soak up sun and clear their minds before a new academic year begins.

Important steps taken toward implementing more robust version of Division III University

An educational resource for coaches and administrators launched in December, designed to mirror a similar program adopted by Division II in spring 2018.

5 ways to get smart about college basketball reform

There has been no shortage of questions about the reform effort around college basketball in the past few months.

SCAC joins expanding list of conferences, schools to plug into esports trend

As Dwayne Hanberry watched from a back row of the Peach Belt Conference’s inaugural esports championship a year ago, the commissioner of Division III’s Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference spotted something that cast a lasting impression.

Kansas State rower and budding nuclear engineer stays focused on the finish line

As a child, Molly Ross played with K’NEX blocks and built robots but thought she wanted to grow up to be a veterinarian.

A 2-campus, 22-hour course load and predawn practices kept Kaitlin Walla on the run

St. Mary’s (Texas) senior Kaitlin Walla just completed what she described as the most physically and mentally challenging semester of her life.

Championship watches help commemorate the time of their lives

The NCAA presents a commemorative watch to all members of each national title-winning team in 88 of its 90 championships.

Distress Signal

With the aid of the academy’s mental health services, Navy runner discovers her inner strength


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