Football

Experts work towards consensus on updates to football safety guidelines

Experts gathered at the Safety in College Football Summit agreed last week to suggested revisions to football practice and concussion management guidelines.

39 NCAA football coaches selected for 2016 NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy

Thirty-nine NCAA football coaches are among the participants selected to attend the 2016 NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy Feb. 19-21 in Tampa, Florida. The college coaches will learn and network with NCAA athletics administrators, NCAA national office staff, current and former NFL players, NFL directors of player personnel and NFL Player Engagement staff.

Hunter Smith: Former Notre Dame student-athlete kicks way to the country music stage

Hunter Smith took the lessons he learned as a two-sport athlete at the University of Notre Dame and went on to become an NFL player, a singer/songwriter and the front man for his country rock band.

Football Rules Committee proposes enhancements to targeting rule

The NCAA Football Rules Committee approved several proposals to enhance student-athlete safety and will allow electronic devices to be used in some areas of the stadium for coaching purposes.

Postseason Football Bowl Games Ad Hoc Working Group

The Postseason Football Bowl Games Ad Hoc Working Group shall conduct a review of postseason football issues, with an emphasis on "deserving team" eligibility to participate in postseason bowl games and the student experience at postseason...

Targeting rule on Football Rules Committee's agenda

The NCAA Football Rules Committee will discuss possible modifications to the instant replay/targeting rule and will review the experimental rule that allowed medical spotters in the press box during the 2015 season – to consider approving it permanently – during its meeting Feb. 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.

Division III members vote against football proposal, adopt dues increase

For the second year in a row, Division III members were asked to decide if contact should be permitted during football’s spring segment. And for the second year in a row, they decided it shouldn’t.

Mount Union cruises to 12th NCAA championship

Vince Kehres won two NCAA Division III football championships as a player at the University of Mount Union, eight more as an assistant coach there and now one as the team’s head coach.

DIII committees discuss football proposal

In a prelude to what is certain to be a lively discussion at Saturday’s Division III business session, the Division III Presidents Council, Division III Management Council and Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee discussed a proposal that would permit contact during football’s nontraditional season during a Thursday morning meeting.

Council approves methods for more FBS conferences to hold football championships

Football Bowl Subdivision conferences with fewer than 12 members will be able to hold a conference championship football game in addition to the allowed 12 regular-season games, the Division I Council decided Wednesday, and such conferences will have two ways to meet scheduling requirements.

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