Football

Division I schools reclassify, conferences added

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick The Division I Board of Directors elected three new schools to active Football Bowl Subdivision membership beginning with the 2013-14 academic year and recognized two new single-sport conferences, beginning...

Montana failed to monitor football program

The University of Montana and its former head football coach failed to monitor its football program, according to findings by the Division I Committee on Infractions. University boosters provided extra benefits to football players,...

Oregon, former head coach failed to monitor football program

The University of Oregon used a recruiting service provider, who became a representative of the university’s athletics interests, to assist the school with the recruitment of multiple prospective student-athletes, according to findings by...

Infractions Appeals Committee upholds Texas Southern finding and penalties

The former Texas Southern University head football coach must complete a three-year show-cause order issued by the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions for failing to promote an atmosphere for compliance, according to a NCAA Division I...

The Hard Road Home

Jason Church's odyssey from a football field in Wisconsin to a battlefield in Afghanistan... and back again.

DII unveils 2013 football television schedule

The six-game Thursday night slate opens Sept. 5 and features seven teams from last year’s championship field, including two national semifinalists. Teams appearing in this year’s television package combined for a 102-30 (.773) overall...

Finishing what he started

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org Jay Cutler didn’t see him. But Jerrell Freeman was accustomed to being overlooked. Five years removed from his final college snap, the Indianapolis Colts linebacker was finally playing in his first NFL regular...

University of Central Florida infractions appeal

The University of Central Florida football postseason ban has been reversed, according to a NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee report released today. The case centered on what the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions noted...

NCAA survey shows healthy faculty influence on student-athlete academic success

By Gary Brown A recent survey of NCAA faculty athletics representatives shows that most of those responding believe they play a significant role in influencing student-athlete academic success and that they elevate and protect academic...

Playing rules panel approves more stringent penalty in football

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a new football rule that requires players who target and contact defenseless players above the shoulders to be ejected, effective for the 2013 season. The change increases the on-...

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