Winter 2015

Wrestling with a deadline

J Robinson, Minnesota wrestling coach for 29 years, explains the pressures of preparing a team to reach the ultimate goal.

Never thrown off course

Jecel Klotz took two years off to have her son, get married and rehab from a knee injury, then came back stronger than ever.

The thrill of victory

Union College’s Daniel Ciampini offers a first-person look at his team’s journey to the 2014 men’s ice hockey national championship.

A method to the madness

NCAA vice presidents Dan Gavitt, Joni Comstock and Anucha Browne reflect on their experiences overseeing championship events

Winter Championships - Pursuit of Excellence

March Madness has swept across the nation, and millions of fans tuned in to watch the culmination of the Division I basketball season.

However, the madness that dominates March and April in college sports extends far beyond men’s and women’s basketball.

Photo Finish

In six decades of shooting the Final Four, Rich Clarkson has shaped how we see the game.

Playing for Two

Kaneisha Atwater got pregnant at 18, but her dreams didn’t die when her son was born. What she thought was her mistake is now  her motivation – she plays basketball so she can go to college so she can give him the childhood she never had.

Debunked

We can’t set the record straight on every myth in college sports. But for a few of the most common assumptions, NCAA researchers hit the books on a fact-finding mission. The team pored over, crunched and analyzed a bevy of surveys, numbers and charts. And now, we share the truth.

Able to Stay Golden

Teammate. Friend. Collegiate competitor. Before she goes pro, Missy Franklin wants to seize every opportunity.

"My art will make me a better physician."

When Megan Stuart tells people about her two majors at South Dakota State University, she receives a common reaction.

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