Football

What took so long?

Michael Sam answered many questions in February, when the Missouri lineman chose to own his story and announce two months before the NFL Draft that he was gay. They were tinged with the inevitable sensationalism: Was the NFL ready for an openly gay player? How would his teammates react? Would it impact Sam’s draft status?

Success across two stages

NFL teams draft 1.6 percent of college football players to play professionally. Many people believe college football players are only biding their time until they go pro, but more than 600 current NCAA Division I football seniors already have their degrees. In fact, many college football players earn degrees that will enable them to one day pursue careers outside of sports.

Oklahoma State commits violations

Oklahoma State University did not follow its drug testing policy and the athletics department allowed the Orange Pride student group to participate in hosting prospects.

NCAA and NFL Summit keeps athlete well-being at the forefront

The focus on athlete well-being is more prominent now than ever before, which makes a partnership between the NCAA and NFL that began nearly five years ago increasingly valuable today.

Gene Smith: Five things I’ve learned

Gene Smith, a widely recognized leader in college athletics, shares lessons that catapulted him to the top of his profession.

Division I Football Oversight Committee

The Football Oversight Committee will ensure that appropriate oversight of football for both the Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision is maintained; enhance the development of the sport and make recommendations related to regular-season and postseason football.

Syracuse did not control athletics; basketball coach failed to monitor

Over the course of a decade, Syracuse University did not control and monitor its athletics programs, and its head men’s basketball coach failed to monitor his program

Proposed ineligible downfield rule tabled by PROP

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel tabled a proposed football rule that would have adjusted the ineligible receiver downfield rule from three yards to one yard in NCAA football on Thursday.

Division I men’s and women’s basketball championships to use advanced timing and replay technologies

NCAA reaches agreement with Precision Timing Systems and DVSport

NCAA requests to move the McCants case to federal court

Today, the NCAA filed a request to move the lawsuit filed by two former student-athletes, Rashanda McCants and Devon Ramsay, to federal court.

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