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.
Ends on 6/30/2015
This spring thousands of NCAA student-athletes will reach the pinnacle of their college careers and walk across the stage at graduation to receive their diplomas. It's a moment that needs to be celebrated, and we want to help tell the story to the NCAA’s national audience through our various platforms: NCAA.org, NCAA.com and social media.
In an effort to celebrate all the student-athletes graduating this year, we are looking for photos/videos of your student-athletes at graduation as well as feature stories about student-athletes’ post-graduation plans. If you have images of student-athletes who graduated in December, please share those with us as well. When you submit your photos / video, please include (as available):
- Name of the student-athlete, sport and major.
- Academic and athletic achievements.
- Career aspirations.
An NCAA communications staff member will reach out to you if we use any media you’ve attached. Thank you for your submissions and we look forward to working with you.
Ends on 6/8/2015
We also want to amplify the outstanding achievements of student-athletes both on and off the softball field. If you have any compelling feature stories, please share those with us. Also, as we approach graduation, please share any stories related to your student-athletes' post-graduation plans.
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 NCAA student-athlete with a compelling story, send us your ideas, videos, photos and/or links to text and/or video stories you’ve published or seen elsewhere and we will consider it for use on the NCAA After the Game™ website. Several areas in which your content could be used include:
Play it Forward which demonstrates how former student-athletes continue to engage in charitable activities locally and globally.
Former NCAA student-athlete career center which includes links to published stories and blog posts that provide job seeking and hiring best practices; testimonials on how being a student-athlete helped land a job or helped a former student-athlete to move up the ranks in his or her chosen profession; testimonials from employers espousing on the benefits of hiring and working with former student-athletes.
Health and Wellness which are published stories and blog posts that provide ways former student-athletes can stay healthy and well after college.
Where Are They Now which briefly reflects on the success a student-athlete had in in NCAA athletic competition and what he or she is doing now (e.g. In the 1989 season opener, United States Air Force Academy's Dee Dowis set the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision record for most rushing touchdowns scored by a quarterback in a single game. He made six successful runs against San Diego State University and now works as a manager for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.).
What People are Saying which illuminates the voice of the NCAA membership in sharing their appreciation for NCAA After the Game (e.g. “If you step back and think about it, this is the core of what we are all about....NCAA, individual institutions, coaches, etc. We all talk about how athletics helps young people prepare for the future. Life After the Game IS THE FUTURE. This is what it's all about. Not four or five years, but a life time…This validates the athletic arena.” Terry Murawski, immediate past president, National Letterwinners Association).
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. We look forward to working with you.