[caption id="attachment_50997" align="alignleft" width="150"] Spelman will use the $1M from its intercollegiate sports program, serving just 4 percent of students, for a health and fitness program benefiting all 2,100.[/caption]

Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have transformed into something very different: a handful of elite athletes, showered with resources and coaching, competing against other schools while the rest of the student body cheers from the stands.

On Nov. 1, Spelman College—a historically black women's...

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