Football

Notre Dame excels on the field and in the classroom

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org Notre Dame is accustomed to being first. The Fighting Irish football team will enter January’s BCS National Championship Game ranked No. 1. The team’s Graduation Success Rate for all its student-athletes is the...

Task force sets timeline for endowment fund

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick A task force created to set up the structure and policies for the endowment formed out of the $60 million NCAA-imposed fine against Penn State has begun formulating how the funds will be used. The Child Sexual...

Dungy to receive Roosevelt Award at NCAA Convention

By Greg Johnson Tony Dungy has always believed in a balanced approach in life. While he excelled in football during his college days at Minnesota, won a Super Bowl ring as a defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers and later become a...

Helmet technology making an impact

By Brian Burnsed In practice, lost amid a storm of bodies, a player is caught by a vicious blindside block. It’s a clean hit, but far from the ball, and the coaches’ and athletic trainers’ eyes are affixed elsewhere. They don’t see the...

NCAA statement on first quarterly Mitchell report

In response to the first quarterly report from former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who is the independent athletics integrity monitor for Penn State, the NCAA has released the following statement from President Mark Emmert: “I’m pleased...

Suspension issued to Valdosta State University football student-athlete

A Valdosta State University football student-athlete has been suspended from the team’s next game and the head football coach has been publicly reprimanded for misconduct during the 2012 NCAA Division II Football Championship. The NCAA...

Ivy League practice plan tackles concussions head-on

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Bob Surace learned early in his career that toughness didn’t need to be developed just through hitting and tackling, which is good news for people who worry about concussions in football. The Princeton coach’s...

A tone of tradition

Champion Digital | Videos by Courtney Cronin | Story by Kayci Woodley “It’s just as passionate and tension-ridden as any game you’re ever going to play in. It’s like playing in the Super Bowl. If you lose you’re labeled a loser and if you...

Tennessee football program cited for recruiting violations

A former University of Tennessee assistant football coach knowingly worked with a booster to provide impermissible travel and lodging to a prospective student-athlete, according to findings by the Division I Committee on Infractions. The...

Reconnaissance Man

Think you know what it takes to get a football team from Point A to Point B?

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