UCLA Jackie Robinson monument

Jackie Robinson's number 42 lives on at UCLA

Campus dedicates a monument to the groundbreaking alum, whose number has been retired in all sports.

UC San Francisco research fellow Cheri Mah, shown here with cyclist Kurt Wolfgang, studies sleep and performance in elite athletes, and consults with professional sports teams to improve their athletes’ sleep habits.

How to sleep like a pro (athlete)

Six tips for better sleep from UCSF expert Cheri Mah, who consults with the Golden State Warriors and other elite athletes.

Shinkendo UCLA

Psychiatrist finds balance on a blade’s edge

When he's not researching schizophrenia, UCLA's Dr. Joseph Pierre is mastering the practice of Shinkendo.

Super bowl science

Super Bowl science: brains or brawn?

UC San Francisco scientists explain how evolution uniquely equipped humans to play football.

water polo

Making a splash: first look at concussions in water polo

UC Irvine physiologist James Hicks, whose three sons played water polo, is leading the first probe of concussions in water polo.

Bennet Omalu, UC Davis

The diagnosis that rocked football

UC Davis pathologist Bennet Omalu was the first to report cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional football players; the story of his discovery is the subject of the upcoming movie 'Concussion' starring Will Smith.

UCLA football

UC tackles concussions

From expanding awareness in youth sports to conducting groundbreaking studies of collegiate athletes and military personnel, UC experts lead in advancing knowledge about traumatic brain injury and improving care.

teen girls playing soccer

Six things parents and athletes need to know about concussions

Which sports have a higher risk of concussion? What should you do if a concussion is suspected? What steps should you follow before returning to play?

Alex Morgan (13) of UC Berkeley and Sydney Leroux (2) of UCLA are among the U.S. women's national team players on last week's cover of Sports Illustrated previewing the Women's World Cup.

Pitch perfect: UC alums take stage at Women's World Cup

Five players and one coach have UC ties at the international soccer tournament, including three key U.S. players.
Child and UCSD student-athlete do pullups

Making an ‘IMPACT’ on childhood obesity

UC San Diego and San Diego Unified School District partner to get kids active.