Football

Kimball brothers rock stage and field

By Zak Keefer NCAA.org The seven young men often spend their weeknights crammed into a recording studio in Pittsburgh, their legs still stiff from a two-hour trek in the car. The sacrifice is unique – sometimes they’ll be there past two in...

UNC receives postseason ban, scholarship reductions

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is responsible for multiple violations, including academic fraud, impermissible agent benefits, ineligible participation and a failure to monitor its football program, according to the decision...

Patriot League adopts football scholarship model

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick NCAA.org The Patriot League’s decision last month to allow its institutions to begin awarding athletics aid in football will help more student-athletes who are talented on the field and in the classroom get an...

DI Football Championship Committee prefers seeding option

By Greg Johnson The Division I Football Championship Committee at its meeting last week in Indianapolis decided it prefers to seed the top eight teams if the championship expands its bracket to 24 teams. The committee, which reviewed...

Daniels finds his way after career-ending injury

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick The most difficult experience Eugene Daniels faced as a student-athlete also became his gateway to life after college. A defensive lineman for the Colorado State Rams, Daniels injured his shoulder just before his...

Playing Rules Oversight Panel approves rules changes in football, other sports

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) during its conference call on Tuesday approved moving the kickoff and touchback lines beginning with the 2012 football season. Next fall, teams will kick off at the 35-yard line...

Committee recommends several football rules proposals to enhance safety

By Ty Halpin The NCAA Football Rules Committee, which met Tuesday-Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., has recommended several rules proposals intended to enhance student-athlete safety for the 2012 season. Even though it is a non-rules change...

Victor Williams finds a home at Bridgewater (Virginia)

By Greg Johnson NCAA.org Victor Williams was born in a Unification Church-run community house in Washington, D.C. From there, he went from homeless shelters and periods when he was living out of a car. Through it all, Williams and his...

Public reprimand and suspension issued to Stony Brook University football student-athlete

A Stony Brook University football student-athlete has been publicly reprimanded and suspended from the team’s next championship opportunity for misconduct during the 2011 NCAA Division I Football Championship. The Division I Football...

What my degree means to me: These New York Giants finished what they started

By Kristen Leigh Porter NCAA.org David Baas felt a little embarrassed. The NFL player was talking to kids about staying in school and getting an education but hadn’t earned his degree at Michigan, where he was the Big Ten’s offensive...

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