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Pair of Uplifting Athletes Chapter leaders selected as 2016 Campbell Trophy semifinalists

University of Illinois, Saint Francis University
Pair of Uplifting Athletes Chapter leaders selected as 2016 Campbell Trophy semifinalists

  A pair of Uplifting Athletes Chapter leaders have been chosen as a semifinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity. Illinois Chapter President and starting center Joe…

St. Francis Chapter ready to host Touchdown Pledge Drive for home opener Saturday against Malone

Saint Francis University
St. Francis Chapter ready to host Touchdown Pledge Drive for home opener Saturday against Malone

There should be some sort of Road Warriors Award for the 2016 St. Francis football team. The Red Flash opened the season with four consecutive games on the road and logged some serious miles. When the…

Colgate Chapter holding offense-defense Pledge Drive for home opener Saturday against Cornell

Colgate University
Colgate Chapter holding offense-defense Pledge Drive for home opener Saturday against Cornell

Colgate claimed the Patriot League title a year ago and won a pair of FCS college football playoff games in a banner year for the Raiders’ program. But that was last year and time marches on like sm…

Penn Chapter launches seven-game Ivy League game Football Pledge Drive to support rare disease community

University of Pennsylvania
Penn Chapter launches seven-game Ivy League game Football Pledge Drive to support rare disease community

After sharing the Ivy League championship with Harvard and Dartmouth last season, the Penn Quakers have every reason to believe an outright Ivy League title is there for the taking in 2016. Penn welco…

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. amasses 378 total yards at Northwestern to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

University of Nebraska
Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. amasses 378 total yards at Northwestern to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

What a difference a year makes for the Nebraska Cornhuskers program. One year ago head coach Mike Riley’s team was 2-2 after four games and headed for a 6-7 season that included a bowl victory. Nebr…

Uplifting Athletes donates $25,000 to Fox Chase Cancer Center for kidney cancer research in honor of Shimko family

Penn State University
Uplifting Athletes donates $25,000 to Fox Chase Cancer Center for kidney cancer research in honor of Shimko family

Uplifting Athletes presented a $25,000 to the Fox Chase Cancer Center in support of kidney cancer research earlier this week. The research grant to Fox Chase is made in honor of the Shimko Family thro…

Stony Brook Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive set for home opener Saturday against Sacred Heart

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive set for home opener Saturday against Sacred Heart

Success this season for Stony Brook is centered around the Seawolves offense scoring more points. The SBU defense has the pieces to continue its recent trend of being among the best in the country. Th…

Princeton Chapter Football Pledge Drive set for opener Saturday vs. Lafayette

Princeton University
Princeton Chapter Football Pledge Drive set for opener Saturday vs. Lafayette

With 14 starters back, seven on each side of the ball, there is plenty of reason for optimism for the Princeton in 2016, as the Tigers figure to be part of the Ivy League title hunt. The Tigers finish…

Beyond The Trophy: Sam Tullman, Penn Quakers DE

University of Pennsylvania
Beyond The Trophy: Sam Tullman, Penn Quakers DE

Each week during the 2016 college football season, Uplifting Athletes will feature a leader from our nationwide network of student-athlete led chapters. Name: Sam Tullman College: University of Pennsy…

Jake Browning tosses five TD pass for Washington to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Jake Browning tosses five TD pass for Washington to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

In only his third season, Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen has assembled some young talent and already has his squad ranked inside the top 10 early this season. Part of this resurgence for the…