Winter 2018

Cover to Cover

In celebration of Champion magazine's first 10 years.

A New Champion for the Cause

When Caitlyn Wong’s assistant coach shared his passion for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Wong took the challenge — and ran with it.

You Snooze, You Win

Quality sleep raises GPAs and lowers the number of dropped classes. On the field, it speeds reaction times and decreases injury risk. So how can college athletes get more of it?

New science building becomes reality with $65 million from Kentucky athletics

Sometimes the best plans are drawn up on napkins. That’s how the funding of a new $112 million science building at Kentucky took shape five years ago.

Working group seeks more engagement from DIII FARs

Kurt Beron, a Texas-Dallas economics professor, has served as the school’s faculty athletics representative since 2000.

Game-Changing Faculty Programs

Faculty involvement in college sports was part of the enterprise from its very beginning.

Job shadowing gives Kentucky State athletes head start on careers

For Kentucky State junior Ditalion Battle, life always has been centered on two favorite things: basketball and video games.

Return on Investment

Darious Williams was loading flowers into a truck two years ago. Let that sink in for a moment. Then, consider the season the senior just had in closing out the remarkable rebirth of football at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Michigan football’s 2017 season chronicled in 8-part documentary

Football teams — particularly high-profile college programs — often keep their operations under strict lock and key.

6-time NCAA wrestling champ jumped to NFL having never played a college down

Carlton Haselrig’s road to becoming a professional football player had a twist that allowed him to become the most decorated wrestler in NCAA history.

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