An Unlikely NFL Pipeline

John Carroll University is well-represented in the NFL’s ranks – several coaches, general managers and other executives attended the school in the 1990s.

Back to campus

The start of the fall semester is an exciting time on campus. Student-athletes are moving into their dorms, kicking off their first practices and preparing for the new academic year.

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.

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.

Rowing Captain

Erin O’Connell, the athletics director at Seattle Pacific, is USRowing’s first woman president since it formed in 1982.

Strength in Numbers

Adrian President Jeffrey Docking led the addition of 19 sports teams and several new campus facilities, from a football stadium to an ice rink.

His Winning Decision

This spring, the Central College (Iowa) softball coach became the first in Division III to win 1,000 games.

Battlefield to Home Field

Veterans returning from war find a new team — and a different kind of camaraderie.


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