Athletics

Katia Gibson on the beach with her surfboard looking down, smiling

COVID Stories: Fourth-year student grabs her surfboard, pursuing endless summer

Juggling chemistry with surfing, Katia Gibson says: “I’ve had an epiphany, and I want my life to be like this.”

Two college basketball teams playing

Professor launches Center for Athletes’ Rights and Equity

New research center is the brainchild of Eddie Comeaux, a higher education professor and former Division I athlete.

Nia Dennis smiling and pumping her fist while on the floor

Watch UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis thrill with her viral ‘Black excellence’ floor routine

Nia Dennis lights up the arena and social media with a rousing routine, doubling down on her place among UCLA’s stars.

Surfer surfing on a big wave

Liquid asset

UC San Diego’s surf team embraces the San Diego ethos of success: Do what you love, work hard, play hard.

Charmin Smith consoles one of her players with a hug after a basketball game

Black athletes and the fight for racial justice

UC Berkeley women’s basketball coach Charmin Smith reflects on recent professional sports strikes and how collegiate athletes can make a difference.

Alex Morgan dribbles during a game

UC Berkeley's Alex Morgan the standard bearer for women as World Cup opens

UC soccer stars are fighting for victory — and pay equity.

Miss Val acknowledges cheers

A jubilant send-off for UCLA's Miss Val

At her final Pauley Pavilion meet, legendary gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field feels the love.

Football on a black background

Want a successful Super Bowl ad? Don't make people think

Ads that take a certain approach find victory during the game's biggest event.

Ohashi in the middle of her routine

Perfection (and joy)

Viral star and UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi is capable of perfection. But most importantly, she's capable of joy.

Student compares his arm length to an image of a pro basketball player

The tale of the tape

Wingspan may be the secret to success for athletes in the NBA and mixed martial arts.

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