Special Exhibits




October 14 – April 30, 2014


"Celebrating the Historically Black Colleges and Universities of the NCAA”


The NCAA Hall of Champions will celebrate the tradition, the pride and the academic excellence of HBCU’s in its next membership showcase exhibit slated to run from October 2013 through spring 2014.   Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been a cornerstone of college life and a family setting for the many student-athletes and general student populations that have come through their doors and gone on to productive careers and lives in our communities.    The Hall will put a highlight on former student-athletes, coaches and traditions, and show how academics played as important a role as scoring in competition.   Many of the names featured will be well-known, however, you’ll also learn about people who weren’t household names who met challenges head on yet were still able to reach levels of success.   Come take a look at the history and another celebration of the diversity within the NCAA structure
The MIAA - Celebrating 125 Years of Student-Athlete Excellence
 June 2013- October 2013
Learn more about the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), America's oldest collegiate athletic conference.  This year it is celebrating its 125th anniversary.  From the very beginning, the MIAA has conducted full-season championships in multiple sports. There have been changes in some of the sports (bicycle racing and juggling have long since disappeared, and basketball did not even exist in 1888), but these changes have served to develop the MIAA into one of America's finest NCAA Division III conferences, today offering 18 sports for men and women. 
Photo Credit: Alma College

Pioneers of Basketball in Indiana
Feb 2013 - June 2013
Learn more about the struggles and triumphs of African-American basketball student-athletes in the state of Indiana. Among those who will be celebrated include Oscar Robertson who led Crispus Attucks of Indianapolis to a state high school championship -- the first all black school in the nation to win a title and Clarence Walker, who played for a young John Wooden at Indiana State and took a place in history as the first African-American to play in a national college basketball tournament. These men and others helped pave the way for future student-athletes and helped make Indiana basketball what it is today.
A Student-Athletes's Journey to the Gold
July 2012- Feb 2013

Experience Olympic triumph and learn about former collegiate student-athletes who contributed to Olympic history at the NCAA Hall of Champions this summer. Included in this exhibit are individuals who excelled in NCAA competition and made their mark in the Olympics. The story of these former student-athletes and Olympians is told through the NCAA Attriubutes: Learning, Balance, Spirit, Community, Fair Play and Character. An important part of the NCAA brand is a consistent image that supports these attriubutes both on and off the field. The NCAA is proud of its current and former student-athletes who not only represent these attributes for their colleges and universities, but for their country.
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NCAA® History of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics
Don’t miss this detailed timeline that highlights the journey of women in intercollegiate athletics and includes the student-athletes, women and organizations that have made a difference over the last 145 years. The timeline dates back to 1866 when Vassar College fields the first two women's amateur baseball teams. It continues through 2010 when the Connecticut women’s basketball team wins its 89th straight game to top the 88-game winning streak set by the UCLA men’s team. Various photos and artifacts will also be on display to help tell the story

Permanent Exhibit.

Special Exhibits are in the Hall of Champions for a brief period of time. 
Check back frequently for upcoming exhibits.

If you have information or suggestions of exhibits that might be of interest to the Hall of Champions, please contact Kelly Dodds at kdodds@ncaa.org.


Previous Special Exhibits


Living Up to the NCAA Attributes: Learning, Balance, Spirit, Community, Fair Play, Character.

These are the attributes that the NCAA promotes through its branding initiative. This exhibit identified former NCAA football student-athletes who have displayed these traits in both collegiate and professional football.
Available January 30- May 30, 2012.

NCAA Vintage Exhibit
March 18, 2010 - April 8, 2010
The NCAA Hall of Champions is proud to introduce the new Hall of Champions Vintage Collection and Exhibit.  Come see the new exhibit, limited edition vintage apparel and merchandise celebrating decades of NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournaments.  Read more.
Streaks Exhibit
November 20, 2009 - March 31, 2009
Streaks exhibit is an exhibit that showaces amazing and at times unusual streaks Champion magazine has uncovered – from Kenyon swimming to Penn State’s "sweep streak” in volleyball.

Statements Art Exhibit
May 25, 2009 - June 25, 2009
Statements student-athlete are exhibit consisted of artwork created by student-athletes from across the country. Plus, winners of the 2009 Middle School Madness essay and poster contests held during 2009 Men's and Women's Final Four.