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What my sport taught me: Teamworks Founder & CEO Zach Maurides

At an early age, football taught me what it meant to set ambitious, long-term goals and then take the day-to-day steps to see them come to fruition.

Responding to the need

Health care workers are one example of front-line workers across an array of industries who are putting their lives on the line to help others during this pandemic. And many are former or current student-athletes.

Going global: How 5 postgraduate student-athletes continued their game abroad

For most NCAA student-athletes, their playing days end at commencement or whenever their eligibility runs out. However, not all student-athletes are ready to stop competing or stop learning after they walk across that stage.

Dear football, thank you

One hundred and fifty years of college football is reason to celebrate. Beyond the wins and losses, spirited rivalries and epic gridiron matchups, are the impactful lessons players carry with them for life.

An extraordinary journey: How Spalding’s president discovered strength in unexpected places

Spalding President Tori Murden McClure, the first women to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, recounts her extraordinary life journey.

This year’s group of Fulbright recipients includes dozens of former student-athletes

Every year, more than 2,000 U.S. college graduates disperse to more than 140 countries around the world through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

To my alma mater, with thanks

At the NCAA After the Game former student-athlete networking events, attendees write notes of thanks to the people and the programs who shaped their college athletics experience. Read a sampling of these notes penned to coaches, administrators and alma maters around the country.

6 college presidents who played college sports

A successful college president is a strong leader and a team player — two characteristics also found in NCAA student-athletes. So it is no surprise that several college presidents were once college athletes themselves.

How this Georgetown basketball alum empowers girls in her home country

When Kike Rafiu started playing basketball in Nigeria, she struggled to find two things: a good pair of shoes and encouragement to continue the sport. The Georgetown alum created Girls Rise Up to fix that for the next generation.

Listen: Leadership Lessons

This podcast episode of the College Sports Insider with Jack Ford features Paul Kapsalis, a former Indiana soccer player and author. Kapsalis shares what he learned about leadership on his rise from a walk-on to a team captain at one of the nation’s top soccer programs.

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