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Approaching the 50th Anniversary of Title IX: A History of Gender Discrimination Legislation

Did you know that women’s sports haven’t always been a part of the NCAA? Thankfully, one landmark piece of legislation changed that reality nearly 50 years ago and female athletes are still reaping the benefits.

Title IX is a section of the Education Amendments of 1972 and was groundbreaking in women’s rights in sports and has been a huge piece of legislation since its passing. Title IX states that…

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,

Pros & Cons of Different Mental Health Treatments for College Athletes

Almost every college student has faced mental health issues at some point in their college career. Whether it be anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, or depression, it can be difficult for athletes to decide to seek help or treatment due to common stigmas around mental health struggles. Once you do decide to seek help, it is another task entirely to decide which treatment to start with, which is not ideal for someone who is already struggling with anxiety, stress and/or depression. When deciding on men

3 Quick and Easy Self Care Tips for Busy Athletes

I’m sure we have all heard the phrase “time is money,” but in reality, time is a lot more than that and spending it wisely is essential. Time management is a skill that student-athletes have to perfect if they want to succeed in college. Because of commitments to academics and athletics, sleep and mental health often take a backseat when athletes are choosing how to divide their time. But taking the time to rest, recover, and take a breath is important for athletic performance and overall sanity

How to Make the Most of the Volleyball Offseason

College volleyball is one of a few sports that has an entire semester of off-season, but don’t assume these athletes are slacking. The offseason gives college volleyball players time to prepare for the next season and work on their personal weak areas. Here are some tips and tricks for making the most of your offseason!

During the offseason, student-athletes still have workouts and practices that are planned by their coaches. However, these are not nearly as big of a time commitment as unlike d

Don't Blame Title IX: Why Men's Rowing is Not an NCAA Sport

The NCAA is home to the most-watched college sports in the US and also organizes games and tournaments between underrepresented sports such as fencing, rugby, and even bowling. However, one sport has flat out refused to become affiliated with the NCAA. While women’s rowing is a NCAA sport, men’s rowing competes under their own organization, the Intercollegiate Rowing Association, or IRA.

The IRA members are considered “D1” for men’s rowing while the Dad Vail Regalia is considered the championsh

What College Athletes Need to Know about Stem Cell Therapy

As stem cell research advances, many sports therapists, doctors, and other medical professionals have started wondering what stem cells could do for athletes. The controversial procedure of extracting stem cells and injecting them into other parts of the body has generated lots of buzz for professional athletes and now student-athletes.

Stem cells are a type of cell that have regenerative abilities. They can create new stem cells or create other types of cells such as blood cells, or even brain

5 Underrepresented Sports in the NCAA

College sports fans primarily follow sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer closely. Many of these games are regularly televised and playoffs are widely watched. College football playoffs and basketball’s March Madness are extremely popular amongst sports fans. What many people don’t know is that the NCAA is home to many other sports that viewers may not even know exist. Here are 5 NCAA sports that are under-represented in the media.


Women’s Rugby is currently classi

How Colleges Can Help Athletes Academically

College athletes are expected to maintain high GPAs while attending daily practice, meetings, and workouts. The NCAA requires that students maintain at least a 2.3 GPA, and many athletes’ scholarships or coaches require an even higher minimum.

In the article Athletes’ Tips on Balancing Your GPA and College Football, we talked to four football players from different colleges on their advice in managing schoolwork and athletics. While they had some great tips, many highlighted how difficult it is

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