The combination of stressors faced by student-athletes can increase their risk for mental health challenges that jeopardize their academic success, as well as their competitive edge. Hiring diverse athletics staff, encouraging openness, and building a culture of care can help, experts say.
Talent alone doesn’t determine a student’s chance of becoming a college athlete. Socioeconomic status and access to recreational opportunities also play a part, a study found.
A growing number of colleges are embracing competitive, organized video gaming, but a new survey suggests that women are underrepresented on those esports teams and among esports scholarship recipients.
The trailblazing former men’s basketball coach died on August 30, having earned both an NCAA championship and widespread admiration for his unwavering commitment to student-athletes, civil rights, and educational opportunity.
A new report explores basic needs insecurity among student-athletes—challenges that have intensified since COVID-19 removed students from their campuses, meal plans, and training tables.