Football attendance topped 50 million for the first time in 2013 as the number of NCAA schools playing the sport continued to grow.
The 657 schools in the NCAA who sponsor football (13 more than in 2012) drew 50,291,275 fans at home games, neutral-site games and postseason contests last season to break the mark of 49,699,419 set in 2011.
The University at Albany has “no immediate expansion plans” for Bob Ford Field, the $18 million sports stadium that opened in the fall, the school president said Friday in an email to the campus community.
The NCAA announced that it will be making five new rule changes to the 2013-14 division one football recruiting calendars and beyond.
“Cards from as far back as 1894 show black-and-white photos of Ivy League stars posing in their sweaters.”
Just in time for Super Bowl XLVIII, a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes a look back at the storied history of football through old-fashioned trading cards.
The Sam Houston State football players are working harder now than they do game days.
Ask any player and he will say that championship-level football begins in the offseason. With seven weeks passed since the Bearkats’ season ended against Southeastern Louisiana in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the cool down period is over.
But when the players aren’t working on strength and conditioning, or getting back into their school routines for the spring semester, they’re wondering what it will be like to play for a new head coach in 2014.
Kadeem Edwards has a quarrel with a certain tradition, and for that, he may get struck down by a lightning bolt thrown by the lords of historically black college and university (HBCU) football.
It is sacrilegious not to bow to the spectacle of the bands at an HBCU football game, but Edwards takes a deep breath and says something sacrilegious anyway. He wishes the bands and the halftime extravaganza did not reign over the game.
To warm up for a consequential discussion about the future of the NCAA, delegates at its annual convention settled a very important issue — and in the process, defined themselves. Polled electronically on their favorite house pet, 72% revealed themselves to be dog people.
A major college football award was recently renamed to honor Eastern’s longtime football coach, Roy Kidd. College Sporting News, the major college news service covering the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), changed the name of its NCAA FCS Coach of the Year award to the Roy Kidd Award, honoring Eastern’s legendary coach, who led the team for 39 years.
College Sporting News has named its NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) offensive player of the year award after former Bears running back Adrian Peterson.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 1,283 yards and was a top special teams player during eight seasons with the Bears from 2002-09.
There is a new man in charge of SFA football, and he is bringing a history of Southland Conference success with him.
Following the disappointment of a 3-9 2013 campaign, Coach J.C. Harper was let go over the break. Enter Clint Conque, the man who spent the past 14 years as the head coach at the University of Central Arkansas. At UCA, Conque amassed 105 wins and guided the program to a .640 winning percentage. Conque led the Bears to SLC title in 2008 and 2012, and made consecutive FCS playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012.
Former Sam Houston State University head football coach Willie Fritz accepted the head coaching position at Georgia Southern University Friday, leaving SHSU to search for their 15th head football coach in the school’s history.
The problem for SHSU – it is four weeks before National Signing Day.
Since I retired from coaching football at dear old SAHS after the 1999 season, I became an avid fan of my alma mater North Dakota State University.
Boomer Grigsby now has a national award named after him. College Sporting News announced its Football Championship Subdivision Defensive Player of the Year award will be named in honor of the Canton native and former Illinois State University standout linebacker.
The final year of the Bowl Championship Series didn’t alter a trend: For the third straight postseason, college football’s announced bowl attendance produced its lowest average in more than 30 years.
NDSU is the 21st different to win a NCAA Division I National Championship since NCAA Division play began in 1978.