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<br /> <br /> <br /> Contents<br /> 54<br /> FEATURES<br /> 38 Obstacle Course<br /> After an ACL injury, student-athletes face a<br /> grueling path to emotional and physical recovery<br /> 46 Reconnaissance Man<br /> Think you know what it takes to get a football<br /> team from Point A to Point B?<br /> 54 Spiking interest<br /> Sand volleyball serves notice about gaining<br /> NCAA championship status<br /> 46<br /> 38<br /> FALL 2012<br /> On the cover<br /> Alabama’s Ashley Priess battled<br /> through injuries to help<a title="Fall 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=1"> </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=2"> </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=3"> Contents 54 FEATURES </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=4"> 1,000 WORDS We all know that bird mascots can’t </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=5"> </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=6"> Followyourteamalmostanywhere. Stream to</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=7"> Kick-Off Our mission is to illustrate how go</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=8"> Kick-Off Caught in the throes of the pose B </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=9"> POINT OF VIEW No way h</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=10"> Kick-Off Monster in check L ast fall, </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=11"> MEMBERSHIP PERSPECTIVE Cast aside complacency; a</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=12"> Kick-Off MEMBERSHIP PERSPECTIVE People, not th</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=13"> NCAANews Measures being designed to shore up safe</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=14"> NCAANews </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=15"> NCAANews In early August, Charly was told</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=16"> ©2012 The Coca-Cola Company. NCAA is a trademark </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=17"> Briefs NCAANews THIRD QUARTER Nearly half a </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=18"> NCAANews Briefs Global gladiators Some stud</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=19"> NCAANews NAC A Vancouver DA Seattle Sim</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=20"> NCAANews Briefs West Liberty’s Turley trio </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=21"> NCAANews BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY P</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=22"> SNACK ON WHEAT THINS. THE OFFICIAL CRACKER OF</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=23"> PLAYING RULES COMPILED BY GREG JOHNSON </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=24"> </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=25"> SideLines Aggregated web approach helps SIAC lead</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=26"> SideLines MEDIA REVIEW COMPILED BY GARY BROWN Do</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=27"> SideLines PUZZLERS COMPILED BY GARY K. JOHNSON </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=28"> Faces of NCAA the </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=29"> Straight shooter By Gary Brown </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=30"> Faces of the NCAA Developing leaders of tomorrow</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=31"> Faces of the NCAA </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=32"> Faces of the NCAA Bra</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=33"> Faces of the NCAA To honor Watson is elementary </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=34"> Faces of the NCAA Gregg was Christian Brothers’ </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=35"> Faces of the NCAA </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=36"> On the Cover A perfect landing AB</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=37"> JAMIE SCHWABEROW / NCAA PHOTOS F A L L 2 0</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=38"> What I learned about teamwork in college, </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=39"> ARNEL REYNON / SPORT GRAPHICS The answer be</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=40"> What I learned about teamwork in college, </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=41"> OBSTACLE COURSE </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=42"> A photographer’s lens captures the moment after J</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=43"> DAILY HARDSHIPS It’s 9:30 a.m., and Meredit</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=44"> here </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=45"> “I’ll lay it up then,” Olukemi retorts defensivel</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=46"> 44 HOPE COLLEGE SPORTS INF Meredith Kussmaul </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=47"> “Arthritis will happen no matter what,”</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=48"> o S nd n o e iti erary t </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=49"> . round transportation crew Frida y oG </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=50"> J osh Brooks’ life is similar to that</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=51"> Clockwise from top: o Meet with hotel staff. o Re</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=52"> Left to right: o Head to airport to review escort</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=53"> lie, 3-year-old twins Jackson and James, and 5-mo</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=54"> 5 P.M. The Bulldogs were scheduled to have a</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=55"> Left to right: o Review with football ops directo</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=56"> SPIKIN AN O A NO A OU GA</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=57"> G T FALL 2012 CHAMPION 55</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=58"> U nder the glow of the late-after</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=59"> Top to bottom: Pairs compete on the five- </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=60"> ended up being an interesting mix of indoor </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=61"> No going back Perhaps the most important thi</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=62"> ON DECK: TRIATHLON Of the spo </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=63"> Top: Team finalists Pepperdine and Long Beach Stat</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=64"> </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=65"> NCAAInsider Fueling the leadership pipeline Wash</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=66"> NCAAInsider ASSOCIATION-WIDE </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=67"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I “Along the way,</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=68"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I Game on, trash out THE O</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=69"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I COMMITTEE REVIEW New</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=70"> A Well Executed Play That Racks Up A Win. </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=71"> NCAAInsider DIVISION II Taming the paper beast By</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=72"> NCAAInsider DIVISION II Mock council shows real v</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=73"> NCAAInsider DIVISION II Consistency in champions</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=74"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III DIII-NASPA initiative is</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=75"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III Mentoring for inclusion </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=76"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III COMMITTEE REVIEW Wo</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=77"> Calendar NCAAInsider </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=78"> 60 LIVE STREAMING CHAMPIONSHIPS VIDEO</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=79"> TheNCAARecord CHRIS DION / NCAA Joel McGormley</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=80"> TheNCAARecord JAMIE SCHWABEROW / NCAA</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=81"> event management … Lindsey Babcock was named the </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=82"> TheNCAARecord ASSOCIATE ADs continued from page</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=83"> director for facilities and operations … Bow- doi</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=84"> TheNCAARecord COACHES continued from page 81 ba</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=85"> TheNCAARecord over for former head coach Dave </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=86"> TheNCAARecord COACHES continued from page 83 Mi</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=87"> resigned after six seasons … James Madison hired </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=88"> TheNCAARecord COACHES continued from page 85 Ro</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=89"> TheNCAARecord WRESTLING Western New Englan</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=90"> TheNCAARecord CONFERENCES continued from page 87</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=91"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES {INMEMORIAM:KRISTYJOKEL</a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=92"> LookingBack Winning the race for a race </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=93"> </a> <a title="Fall 2012 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/03aaab68?page=94"> </a>