Athletics

The U.S. women's water polo team poses with their gold medals in Tokyo

Miss the Olympics? Catch UC highlights from the 2020 Summer Games

Despite extraordinary circumstances, the Tokyo Olympics put on a show, with UC-affiliated athletes winning 37 medals. See what you may have missed.

Ryan Murphy pointing from the pool in cap and googles just after a race

UC Olympians on a quest for gold at the Tokyo Summer Games

More than 100 UC athletes across 29 countries and seven campuses will compete at the highest level of sport.

Olympic athlete montage

Quiz: How well do you know your UC Olympians?

The Tokyo Summer Games marks 100 years of UC Olympic history! See how well you know our competitors past and present with this quiz.

Jackie Robinson signing autographs at a game

Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball over 70 years ago, breaking down barriers for future generations. Now, scientists ask — did racism lead to Robinson's early death?

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.

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