Please select from one of the submission categories listed below. If you are unsure where your content is most applicable, use the general submission category called NCAA Content Submissions.
NCAA student-athletes, coaches, administrators and more are part of meaningful experiences on campuses across the country every day, but many don’t get the attention they deserve. We want to tell your local story to the NCAA’s national audience through our various platforms: NCAA.org, NCAA.com, Champion magazine, social media and our webpage dedicated to former NCAA student-athletes.
We’re not looking for box scores, game recaps or highlights, but the compelling stories that happen every day on the periphery of the playing field, court, pool or track. We’re thirsty for an array of ideas including, but not limited to:
· Accomplishments that extend beyond the playing field
· Achievements of former student-athletes in their careers and in life after college
· Compelling leaders on campus
· On- and off-campus community engagement programs (e.g. charity work)
· Ways to illustrate the values of fair competition
· Important historical moments that can be reintroduced to new generations
· Extraordinary or surprising athletic achievements or coaching milestones
Send us a story pitch, a video, photos or a link to a story you’ve published or seen elsewhere and we will consider it for use on one of the NCAA’s platforms. While we can’t pursue every story we receive, we welcome your submissions and encourage you to submit new ideas often. An NCAA communications staff member will reach out to you if we pursue your idea or use any media you’ve attached. Thank you for your submissions and we look forward to working with you.
We're looking for stories that illustrate how being an NCAA student-athlete translates into success later in life. If you know a former college athlete with a compelling story, send us your written ideas, videos, and/or photos, and we will consider it for use on the NCAA After the Game web page.
An NCAA communications staff member will reach out to you if we pursue your idea or use any media you’ve attached. Content areas are:
From College to Career – Practical advice that former-student athletes can use in the workplace. For example, “How I Scored My Job.”
Life After the Game – Tips on mastering the post-college transition.
NCAA Community – Stories that celebrate and connect former NCAA student-athletes by highlighting their unique accomplishments after sports and lessons learned through the student-athlete experience that help them achieve their goals. For example, “What My Sport Taught Me.”
We’re looking to share your best content on the national stage! When evaluating content ideas and produced pieces for potential amplification, keep these parameters in mind:
Compelling human interest stories that share the value of the college athlete experience.
- Did a walk-on just get awarded a scholarship?
- Does your team captain carry a 4.0 in engineering?
- Is a member of your team a first-generation college student?
- Do your student-athletes make a difference in the community?
First-person student-athlete content.
- Takeovers -- Day in the life of a student-athlete (classes, workouts, study time, etc.) to be featured on the ncaasports Instagram account.
- Peer Advice -- Reach out if you have a student-athlete in mind to participate in our “for the student-athlete, by the student-athlete” content series.
- Short, consumable pieces.
- Videos less than 2 minutes in length.
- Quote graphics.
Coverage of record-breaking performances, extraordinary accomplishments and acts of sportsmanship.