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Report details missteps, insufficient oversight; NCAA commits to improvements

Select NCAA enforcement staff acted contrary to internal protocols, legal counsel and the membership’s understanding about the limits of its investigative powers in the University of Miami case, according to the external Enforcement Review...

Football Rules Committee recommends ejection for targeting defenseless players

By Ty Halpin The NCAA Football Rules Committee took steps to further protect student-athletes by proposing a rule to eject players who target and contact defenseless players above the shoulders. The committee, which met Monday-Wednesday,...

NCAA moves to dismiss Pennsylvania lawsuits

The NCAA today asked courts in Pennsylvania to dismiss two lawsuits that are seeking to invalidate some or all of the sanctions against Penn State University. Pennsylvania politicians filed both suits, and our filings today demonstrate...

Football attendance continues to set records for conferences and schools

By Gary K. Johnson Almost 49 million fans attended college football games at all 644 NCAA football-playing schools during the 2012-13 season, and one conference that topped 7 million fans for the first time ever. The attendance of 48,958,...

NCAA launches external review of enforcement program

The NCAA national office has uncovered an issue of improper conduct within its enforcement program that occurred during the University of Miami investigation. Former NCAA enforcement staff members worked with the criminal defense attorney...

Luther’s Chris Norton turns personal setback into community gain

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Outsiders may soon look at the RT300 rehab bicycle sitting in Iowa’s Winneshiek Medical Center therapy room and just see a bike. Even if they learn of its $27,564 price tag, they still may only see an...

Linebacker turns foes into jelly

By Gary Brown NCAA.org There are more than 450,000 NCAA student-athletes, and almost all of them will go pro in something other than sports. But probably only one of them will go pro in Ctenophores. That one student-athlete is Josh Swore...

NCAA responds to Corbett announcement

The NCAA today responded to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s announcement that he is planning to sue the Association for its handling of the Penn State sanctions. The following is a statement from Donald M. Remy, NCAA Executive Vice...

Reliving Florence 17 years later

By Josh Looney NCAA.org Just one day before a pivotal Week 15 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys punter Brian Moorman sat in front of his locker at Texas Stadium with NCAA Division II football on his mind. He needed to...

Getting it done

By Ronnie Ramos NCAA.org Katie Parry, the learning specialist for the San Jose State football team, knows the exact moment the players became really, truly committed to academics. “We beat Navy and we’re flying back and we’re all excited...

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