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NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the ninth and final installment of the series, which can also be found in the May issue of NJCAA Review.

By Mary... (Read More)

 
 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The third and final phase of the NJCAA’s historic digital timeline has been released by the organization’s headquarters in Colorado Springs. In concert with the yearlong celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the timeline feature was first launched in September and highlights each year of the organization’s rich 75-year history. The timeline can be accessed here or by visiting the special 75th Anniversary section of its website at www.njcaa.org/75.

The third and final installment of the detailed timeline highlights years 1988-2013 and features many recognizable sports figures of today, including Jim... (Read More)

 
 

by Mark Krug, NJCAA Assistant Executive Director

NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the eighth in the series, which can also be found in the April  issue of NJCAA Review.

For any organization to succeed it must have a mission that its membership and constituents believe in. There must be passion and commitment from everyone in order for... (Read More)

 
 

by Michael Teague, NJCAA Asst. Media Relations Director

NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the seventh in the series, which can also be found in the March issue of NJCAA Review.

Since 1959, the NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series has been synonymous with the community of Grand Junction, Colo. For over half a century, the most populated... (Read More)

 
 

by Mark Krug, NJCAA Assistant Executive Director

NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the sixth in the series, which can also be found in the February issue of NJCAA Review.

Each month during the collegiate sports calendar multiple glossy pieces of paper are printed, saddle-stitched and then shipped to the campuses of over 520 member colleges... (Read More)

 
 

By Mark Krug, NJCAA Assistant Executive Director

NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the fifth in the series, which can also be found in the January issue of NJCAA Review.

Also, a special 75th Anniversary Q&A feature with several individuals that currently help make the NJCAA’s Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament such a success... (Read More)

 
 

Walter Berry wows fans with a dunk at the 1984 NJCAA Men's Basketball Championship. Photo courtesy of San Jacinto College (Texas).

HUTCHINSON and THE TOURNAMENT

In writing the January 75th Anniversary Feature Series, much of its foundation came from conversations with several individuals that currently help make the NJCAA’s Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament such a success. The NJCAA reached out to Jerry Ricksecker (current Tournament Chair), Read More)

 
 

by Michael Teague, NJCAA Media Relations

NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the fourth in the series, which can also be found in the December issue of NJCAA Review.

Entering the 1970s, the NJCAA personified the environment of the United States as a whole. Decades of struggles, followed by decades of renovation brought the organization and... (Read More)

 
  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In concert with the yearlong celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the NJCAA has released the second phase of its historic digital timeline. The timeline feature, first launched in September, highlights each year of the organization’s rich 75-year history and can be accessed here or by visiting the special 75th Anniversary section of its website at www.njcaa.org/75.

The second installment of the detailed timeline highlights years 1963-87 and provides significant information on the organization’s growth and leadership during the era. Of significance, the timeline features the rise of the NJCAA’s women’s division, which solidified the organization as... (Read More)

 
  From Midland College Athetics

The Midland College (Texas) women's and men's basketball teams and their fans, celebrated the 75th year of the existence of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently.  The NJCAA was founded in 1938 and in that time the Association has seen strong growth and stronger acceptance of its overall mission. 

Over the past 75 years NJCAA member institutions have witnessed the educational and athletic accomplishments of millions of its student-athletes.  Looking at the rich history of, not only the NJCAA, but professional sports leagues and associations all across the globe as... (Read More)

 
 

by Mark Krug, NJCAA Assistant Executive Director

SPECIAL NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the third installment of the series, which can also be found in the November issue of NJCAA Review.

Also, a supplement 75th Anniversary Q&A feature with George E. Killian is available this month on the NJCAA website as well as in... (Read More)

 
 

The foundation for November's 75th Anniversary Feature Series article came from a man that played a vital role in the NJCAA during the 1960s -- George E. Killian. During a lengthy conversation with the former President and Executive Director of the NJCAA, George described, in vivid detail, his unique experiences and memories of the organization he helped shape for over four decades. The highlights of that discussion are below in Q&A format, which can also be read in the November issue of NJCAA Review

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NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the second of nine in the series, which can also be found in the October issue of NJCAA Review.

by Michael Teague, NJCAA Media Relations

Today’s NJCAA is a steadfast pillar of two-year collegiate athletics that provides opportunities for over 58,000 student-athletes at over 520 member institutions. However, no organization... (Read More)

 
 

NOTE: As part of the ongoing celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release nine insightful articles during the 2012-13 academic year that will make up the NJCAA 75th Anniversary Feature Series. Below is the first of nine in the series, which can also be found in the September issue of NJCAA Review.

By Mark Krug, NJCAA Assistant Executive Director


College athletics in the United States at the turn of the 20th century was not only unorganized but in desperate need... (Read More)

 
 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs is pleased to announce the launch of an in-depth timeline available on the organization’s website. The timeline highlights each year of the organization’s rich 75-year history and can be accessed here or by visiting the special 75th Anniversary section of its website at www.njcaa.org/75.

The detailed timeline will be released in three time-periods with the first installment highlighting years 1937-62. The first edition provides insightful information regarding the founding years of the NJCAA, including its early leadership and notable contributors, which helped the organization... (Read More)

 
 

April 11, 2012 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In May of 1938, representatives from area institutions of higher learning gathered in Fresno, Calif., to form a unique collegiate athletic organization dedicated to America’s community and junior colleges. The meeting led to the adoption of a constitution and representatives in attendance formally announced the new organization as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Seventy-five years after its inaugural season (1938-39), the NJCAA is now the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic governing body in the United States with over 500 member colleges in 43 states. Recognized as the leader... (Read More)

 






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