Football

From There to Here: Warde Manuel

Warde Manuel can use his life story as an example for the college athletes at the University of Connecticut to follow when it comes to being prepared for life after the playing days end.

Former Louisiana-Lafayette coach arranged fraudulent test scores, acted unethically

A former University of Louisiana at Lafayette assistant football coach violated NCAA rules by arranging fraudulent college entrance exam scores for five prospects and then denying his involvement

NCAA signs four-year extension to keep FCS title game in Frisco, Texas

The NCAA has agreed to a four-year extension with Frisco, Texas, to continue holding the Division I Football Championship title game at Toyota Stadium, hosted by the Southland Conference, the city of Frisco and Hunt Sports Ventures. The extension will keep the championship game in Frisco through 2020.

Tragedy to Triumph

Clemson is in the midst of its best football season in more than 30 years, and the school’s first national championship since 1981 is only one win away. In part because of what he experienced on a Sunday three decades ago, Elliott has been integral to that success.

NCAA names Prettyman managing director of championships and alliances

The NCAA has appointed Ron Prettyman as the managing director of championships and alliances. Prettyman will oversee the operation and management of multiple NCAA championships, including the College World Series, as well as the playing...

Follow the leaders: Ian Good, DePauw wide receiver

Ian Good, wide receiver on the Division III DePauw University football team, was selected to participate in the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum after being nominated by DePauw head football coach Bill Lynch.

2016 NCAA Inspiration Award: O.J. Brigance

Brigance’s battle is moving, but the people who knew him best when he was Rice’s star defensive player in the late 1980s say ALS didn’t make him an inspiration, it simply found its way into a man who already was one: Today, he is the same person who once wrung every drop of sweat from his teammates on the field and who was their conscience off of it.

Stevan Savich: Banking on success

Stevan Savich went from a standout football player at the University of Indianapolis to a successful businessman in the banking industry. His experiences on the football field, as well as in the classroom while earning his economics degree, helped him obtain a career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Council approves process to allow 5-7 teams into bowl games

The NCAA Division I Council on Monday approved a one-time process in which the Division I Football Oversight Committee will identify 5-7 teams with the highest Academic Progress Rates to bring the total of eligible bowl teams to 80 or 81.

2016 Silver Anniversary Award winner: Russell Maryland

As a young boy, Russell Maryland’s father told him “anything you put your mind to, you have to do with all your heart.” Years later, no phrase better encapsulates Maryland’s decorated football career and commitment to community stewardship.

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