Football

Division I Council sponsors football recruiting proposal

If a proposal sponsored by the Division I Council is adopted next year, Division I schools could pay for parents or guardians of Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes to accompany their children on official recruiting visits.

"People are starting to not see me as a little brother."

Both of Darik Dillard’s older siblings earned valedictorian honors in high school, but Dillard is proving he is a formidable player and scholar in his own right. He ranked third in his high school class of 557 and is now studying mechanical engineering at Rice, where he scored 16 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Owls.

Steps forward

I remember every bit of the injury. I was completely conscious, completely with it, so every single thing that happened, I remember like it was yesterday. It was eight weeks into my freshman year at Luther College. I remember wanting to kick off in the third quarter. I wanted to make a play. It was just a freak accident: When I dove across to make a tackle, the ball carrier’s knee struck my neck, and I just was lying there.

NCAA approves experimental rule allowing medical observers for football

The NCAA is moving forward with an experimental rule in football to allow medical observers to notify game officials when a player appears to have suffered a head/neck injury.

Experimental rule requiring medical observer recommended for football

To continue to address player safety concerns, the NCAA is moving forward with an experimental rule in football to allow medical observers to notify game officials when a player appears to have suffered a head/neck injury.

2015 NCAA Football Records

For questions or updates to the 2015 Division I Football Records, please email Jeff Williams ( jswilliams@ncaa.org ). For questions or updates to the 2015 Division II or III Football Records, please email Sean Straziscar ( sstraziscar@ncaa...

Matt Grace and Sean Joiner: Teammates beyond the gridiron

When Matt Grace and Sean Joiner put on their football pads at Catholic University for the first time, they hoped they would leave college with great memories, cherished friendships and academic degrees that prepared them for the real world. Little did they know just how formative those years would be.

Council extends family travel expense pilot program

The NCAA will pay for travel expenses for families traveling to the semifinal and final rounds of the men’s and women’s basketball championships for an additional year, the Division I Council decided Wednesday.

NBA draft proposal would provide flexibility to student-athletes

Division I members will consider a variety of weighty proposals in the first full legislative cycle in the new governance structure, including a measure that would change the deadline for student-athletes wanting to declare for the NBA draft and another that would allow a conference to determine the criteria for its own football championship.

To a degree

Few can match the achievements that former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms can check off from his football career. He owns a Super Bowl ring. He appeared in two Pro Bowls during his 14-year NFL career. He holds the record for highest percentage of completed passes in the championship game. And after he retired – and the Giants retired his jersey – Simms moved on to a successful second career in broadcasting.

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