Football

Football Oversight Committee expands

The Division I Football Oversight Committee has undergone structural changes and conducted its first meeting with its new composition this week.

Primary bowl commitment numbers set

A four-year average of historical bowl eligibility data determines the number of primary bowl commitments each Football Bowl Subdivision conference may reasonably contract for the bowl cycle spanning the 2020-21 to 2025-26 seasons.

DI football to offer more participation opportunities

College athletes competing in Division I football can participate in up to four games in a season without using a season of competition, the Division I Council decided this week at its meeting in Indianapolis.

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

New football rule limits number of headsets

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Friday approved a new rule that limits the number of coaches’ communication devices permitted in football games, starting with the 2018 season.

DIII Presidents Council backs football preseason proposal

Division III members will once again have an opportunity to vote on legislation that could reshape the football preseason.

Division I Council adopts recruiting legislation

Most prospective student-athletes will follow a recruiting model that resembles the schedule other students follow when choosing where to go to college, the Division I Council decided this week.

Alteration to football kickoff rule approved

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved altering football’s kickoff rules to allow the receiving team to fair catch the kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback.

Change to football's kickoff rule recommended

The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Friday proposed altering the game's kickoff rules to allow the receiving team to fair catch the kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback.

Football Rules Committee focusing on safety issues

The NCAA Football Rules Committee will discuss health and safety issues regarding targeting, blocking below the waist and possible modifications to kickoff plays when it convenes today through Friday.

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