Football

Former Sen. Mitchell selected as Penn State athletics integrity monitor

The NCAA today selected former U.S. Senator George Mitchell as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor at Penn State. Mitchell’s five-year appointment begins immediately. As Athletics Integrity Monitor, Mitchell will evaluate Penn...

Central Florida cited for recruiting violations, lack of institutional control

The University of Central Florida exhibited a lack of institutional control and was responsible for impermissible recruiting activities and extra benefits, according to a decision announced today by the Division I Committee on Infractions...

Penn State football student-athletes allowed easier transfers

Due to the unprecedented nature of the Penn State sanctions, the NCAA will provide appropriate and immediate relief of some NCAA rules for all eligible football student-athletes who wish to transfer to another school. Several Division I...

Press Conference Q&A

Q. The Paterno family issued a statement yesterday calling the Freeh Report pretty much an indictment, a charging document, not necessarily a verdict. Don't you usually conduct your own investigation, and why did you rely so heavily on the...

Press Conference Remarks

The historically unprecedented actions by the NCAA today are warranted by the conspiracy of silence that was maintained at the highest levels of the university in reckless and callous disregard for the children. There is incredible...

NCAA Constitution References

2.1 Scope of Responsibility. The institution's responsibility for the conduct of its intercollegiate athletics program includes responsibility for the actions of its staff members and for the actions of any other individual or organization...

Penn State Press Conference Remarks

Executive Committee Chair, Oregon State President Ed Ray The historically unprecedented actions by the NCAA today are warranted by the conspiracy of silence that was maintained at the highest levels of the university in reckless and...

Albion football player is used to hitting in baseball, too

By Bobby Lee For NCAA.org Whether the site of competition is Albion College’s Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium or the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park, Devin Burnett is used to hitting. A starting free safety for Albion’s football team, Burnett is...

Boise State University infractions appeal decision released

The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee has upheld a Boise State University football spring practice penalty and sent the reduction in football scholarships penalty back to the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions for...

Mark Emmert statement on football postseason format

The statement of NCAA President Mark Emmert on the decision of the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee to adopt a four-team playoff in football: "I commend the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee on its leadership to move to a playoff...

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