Football

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.

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.

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