Basketball players represent a population with an inherently high risk of sustaining meniscal injuries. Evaluation of quantitative MRI (qMRI) metrics of the meniscus within these athletes may improve clinical insight. To date, no studies have longitudinally evaluated meniscal T2* values in high performance athletes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to utilize ultra-short TE (UTE) MRI to longitudinally evaluate medial and lateral meniscal T2* values within elite weight-bearing (basketball) and non-weight bearing (swimmers) athletes. Significant differences of T2* values were found between the medial and lateral menisci. No significant difference of meniscal T2* values were found between basketball players and swimmers.