From a superstitious mustache to a team replete with volleyball bloodlines, BYU, Penn State, Texas and Stanford have plenty of unique stories. Yet all have the same goal: Win this weekend's NCAA championship.
Despite the successes of some sporting moms-to-be, controversy and uncertainty remain as to whether pregnant athletes should keep playing and training or should consider pregnancy as nine months on the disabled list.
Torrie Campbell, who led her Amarillo High girls volleyball team to its third straight title, and soccer player Will Stamatis, who plays for one of the most successful coaches in U.S. history at Pingry School are our honorees.
Jacob Swearingen, a boys cross country runner from Potosi High (Mo.), and Alyssa Andrews, a girls cross country runner from Gig Harbor High of Gig Harbor, Wash., have been named the latest ESPN RISE National Boys and Girls Athletes of the Week.
Herbie Behm, a record-setting swimmer from Catalina Foothills High (Tucson, Ariz.), and Casey Garvey, a girls volleyball standout from Mercy Academy (Louisville, Ky.), have been named as the latest ESPN RISE National Boys and Girls Athletes of the Week.
Kelly Griffin, a girls volleyball player from Mother McAuley High of Chicago, and Andrew Springer, a boys cross country runner from Westerly High of Westerly, R.I., have been chosen as the latest ESPN RISE National Boys and Girls Athletes of the Week.
Ryan Finley, a boys' soccer player from Rancocas Valley High of Lumberton, N.J., and Ashley Brasovan, a girls' cross country runner from Wellington High of West Palm Beach, Fla., have been selected as the fifth ESPN RISE National Athletes of the Week.