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Anaplastic Astrocytoma diagnosis provided motivation for Syracuse football program to tackle rare diseases

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Anaplastic Astrocytoma diagnosis provided motivation for Syracuse football program to tackle rare diseases

There are more than 7,000 different rare diseases but we are one rare disease community. Regularly, Uplifting Athletes will put one rare disease center stage to give that disease and its community a…

Four finalists announced to determine the 10th winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award

Four finalists announced to determine the 10th winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award

Uplifting Athletes is pleased to announce that four finalists have been chosen for the 2018 Rare Disease Champion Award. The Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award is given to a leader in coll…

Seven Uplifting Athletes Chapters headed to postseason bowl games

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Seven Uplifting Athletes Chapters headed to postseason bowl games

Seven college football programs with an Uplifting Athletes Chapter are headed to bowl games to put a bow on their 2017 college football season. Florida State, NC State, Northwestern, Penn State, Notre…

Weekly Update: Stony Brook runs past Lehigh in NCAA FCS postseason opener and Northwestern wins seventh in a row

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Weekly Update: Stony Brook runs past Lehigh in NCAA FCS postseason opener and Northwestern wins seventh in a row

Stony Brook was making its third appearance in the NCAA FCS College Football Playoffs, and in each of the previous two postseason visits, in 2011 and 2012, the Seawolves won their opener. Make it 3-fo…

Penn State QB Trace McSorley’s and Northwestern RB Justin Jackson’s Big Ten records earn shared Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor

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Penn State QB Trace McSorley’s and Northwestern RB Justin Jackson’s Big Ten records earn shared Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor

A pair of Big Ten players posted strong performances on the final weekend of the regular season and finished the season as only the second player in conference history to complete their rare accomplis…

Weekly Update: Colgate captures share of Patriot League crown and miracle finish helps propel Stony Brook to NCAA FCS playoff berth

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Weekly Update: Colgate captures share of Patriot League crown and miracle finish helps propel Stony Brook to NCAA FCS playoff berth

For the ninth time in program history, Colgate earned at least a share of the Patriot League title by scoring the final 35 points to knock off Georgetown. The Raiders shared the 2017 crown with Lehigh…

Florida State senior walk-on wide receiver Justin Motlow leaves his mark with touchdown catch and makes history to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week

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Florida State senior walk-on wide receiver Justin Motlow leaves his mark with touchdown catch and makes history to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week

A walk-on wide receiver from Florida State made history this past Saturday on Senior Day at Doak Campbell Stadium. There were actually two watershed moments for Seminoles WR Justin Motlow. After four…

Weekly Update: Clemson headed back to ACC Championship game for third year in a row after claiming Atlantic Division title with victory over Florida State

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Weekly Update: Clemson headed back to ACC Championship game for third year in a row after claiming Atlantic Division title with victory over Florida State

Clemson has proven that you can get upset in a regular-season game and still win the National Championship. That may be the road to doing it again, as the Tigers guaranteed themselves a birth in the…

Syracuse Chapter President and QB Zack Mahoney delivers on short notice with 384-yard outing to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week

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Syracuse Chapter President and QB Zack Mahoney delivers on short notice with 384-yard outing to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week

If nothing else, when you are the back-up to Syracuse starter Eric Dungey, you better be ready to play on short notice at all times. Orange No. 2 signal caller Zack Mahoney has served in that role for…

Weekly Update: Northwestern “Cardiac Cats” become first FBS school in history to win three straight games in overtime with road victory at Nebraska

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Weekly Update: Northwestern “Cardiac Cats” become first FBS school in history to win three straight games in overtime with road victory at Nebraska

This Northwestern team has become known to it fans as the “Cardiac Cats” with very good reason. For the third week in a row, head coach Pat Fitzgerald’s squad needed extra time to edge fellow Up…