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2018 NCAA Football Data Task Force

The NCAA Sport Science Institute hosted the 2018 Football Data Task Force in Indianapolis February 26 and 27, 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to: 1) review emerging information from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium, The Datalys Center and...

Participants of the 2018 NCAA Football Data Task Force

Organization and Member Representatives Ray Anderson, Arizona State University Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw University Brad Bankston, Old Dominion Athletic Conference Todd Berry, American Football Coaches Association Bob Bowlsby, Big 12...

Back to the Drawing Board

A proposal that would have altered the Division III football preseason to permanently implement important health and safety recommendations was defeated at the 2018 NCAA Convention, prompting the division’s members and governing bodies to explore the issue and emerge with a new proposal.

Football Oversight Committee expands

The Division I Football Oversight Committee has undergone structural changes and conducted its first meeting with its new composition this week.

Primary bowl commitment numbers set

A four-year average of historical bowl eligibility data determines the number of primary bowl commitments each Football Bowl Subdivision conference may reasonably contract for the bowl cycle spanning the 2020-21 to 2025-26 seasons.

DI football to offer more participation opportunities

College athletes competing in Division I football can participate in up to four games in a season without using a season of competition, the Division I Council decided this week at its meeting in Indianapolis.

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

New football rule limits number of headsets

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Friday approved a new rule that limits the number of coaches’ communication devices permitted in football games, starting with the 2018 season.

DIII Presidents Council backs football preseason proposal

Division III members will once again have an opportunity to vote on legislation that could reshape the football preseason.

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