Football

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...

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...

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