Football

NATA, NCAA and others announce mental health recommendations

By Brian Burnsed Will Heininger suffered in silence. The 2011 Michigan graduate was a defensive tackle on the school’s football team and a four-time Academic All-Big Ten winner. Despite playing Division I football at a storied program and...

Executive Committee to gradually restore Penn State scholarships

Listen to the press conference Due to Penn State University’s continued progress toward ensuring athletics integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee is gradually restoring football scholarships the university lost because of sanctions more...

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...

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