Winter 2019

State of Our Sports

This year, 494,992 student-athletes will compete in 24 sports on 19,745 teams, vying for 90 NCAA championship titles across three divisions. A deep dive into that data and conversations with the sports’ leaders show where our sports have been — and where they’re going.

Breaking Ground

An NCAA dialogue about LGBTQ inclusion and religion found an unlikely host: BYU. Why athletics leaders and student-athletes traveled to a school at the heart of the struggle to find Common Ground.

Data at Your Fingertips

How many Division I student-athletes earned their degrees? What was the most popular field of study for Division II college athletes? How many NCAA field hockey players compete nationwide?

A Voice for Wellness

College sports is one of the few societal agents where people from different backgrounds can come together to reach a common goal.

DI leaders consider the difference reorganization has made

The 2019 NCAA Convention marks the fifth since Division I restructured to give more autonomy to five conferences and make the governance structure more efficient.

DIII membership survey provides direction for the coming years

A day before they vote on 2019 NCAA Convention legislation that would affect Division III immediately, the division’s delegates will gather at their issues forum to weigh in on topics that may influence the future.

Division II may implement membership survey to aid in health care

Division II athletics administrators may soon be able to compare athletic training staff sizes, sports medicine facilities and other health care delivery practices with other schools in the division if a new health and safety survey is implemented this year.

UAB Blazers catch fire only two seasons after football program returns

By any measure of reason, University of Alabama at Birmingham football should not be using the term “champion” just yet.

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