Football

DI Board approves bowl advertising, sponsorships, promotional policies

By Greg Johnson The Division I Board of Directors at its meeting on Thursday in Indianapolis approved the recommendations of the NCAA Bowl Licensing Task Force regarding bowl advertising, sponsorships and promotional policies. The guiding...

Ithaca football athlete makes heroic donation

By Mike Warwick For NCAA.org Adam Bienstock started playing football as a freshman at Dwight Englewood High School in New Jersey. He then played as a freshman and sophomore at Ithaca College before deciding to hang up his cleats. His...

Treatment plan allows Puget Sound student-athlete to manage sickle cell trait

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Puget Sound football coach Jeff Thomas rarely sees an athlete like Nassar Kyobe at the Division III level. The 6-foot-3 defensive back, Thomas says, is so explosive that he can touch his elbow on a basketball...

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...

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