Athletics

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.

UCSF football concussions

Football scuffles, auto injuries may raise risk for Parkinson’s

A shocking new study shows concussion is linked to a 56 percent increase in neurological disease.

UC Santa Cruz Mavericks

Surfing into the history books

If weather allows, alumna Sarah Gerhardt may be among the first women to take on the Mavericks big-wave contest.

Brita Sigourney

UC athletes look for gold in Pyeongchang

Two UC-connected athletes are headed to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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