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The NFF and Pop Warner Little Scholars have partnered to promote participation, health and safety, academic achievement, and the community involvement of the young athletes who play football. Pop Warner Executive Director Jon Butler provides items of interest related to the partnership. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 3/6/2013 3:30 PM By anonymous

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 3/5/2013 10:45 AM By anonymous

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The NCAA football rules committee took a major bold step to address the dangerous “targeting” fouls.  Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 2/18/2013 8:23 AM By anonymous

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Mario Biaggi III, a quarterback at Iona Prep in New York, was recognized by the NFF Westchester Chapter on Jan. 31, 2013 as a member of the group’s prestigious Golden Dozen, claiming the Chris Mello Scholar-Athlete Award and Scholarship as the top scholar-athlete in the county. Here is his speech.
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Posted on 2/12/2013 8:20 PM By pmarwill

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Hamilton College’s Jon Michel ’13 (Lackawanna, N.Y./Canisius HS) responds after being recognized as a scholar-athlete by the NFF Central New York Chapter. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 2/12/2013 7:42 PM By pmarwill

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The BCS national championship game on January 7 marked the close of the college football season.  Although that event is only a few weeks behind us, the officiating community is already starting to gear up for the 2013 season.  The NCAA football rules committee will meet in mid-February to make decisions about rules changes and points of emphasis, and the safety of the players is sure to remain an important topic for those conversations. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 2/6/2013 3:21 PM By anonymous

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Imagine that it’s early 1929 shortly before the infamous Wall Street Crash.  Industry is doing well and expanding product.  Psychologist B.F. Skinner has recently shown that workers are more productive if they have more light and ventilation in their workplaces, so new factories are built with large windows to benefit both the workers and their productivity. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 2/5/2013 5:18 PM By anonymous

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This year’s Fiesta Bowl game between Oregon and Kansas State provided a very unusual play that has generated a lot of discussion among those who follow college football. Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 1/15/2013 11:00 AM By anonymous

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Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, provides insights about rules changes and the mindset of college football referees. The CFO is the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level. Fans and the media often ask what a typical game weekend is like for college football officials.  Many people have the impression that the seven guys in striped shirts meet at the stadium just before kickoff, shake hands with each other, and take the field to officiate the game.  In reality, of course, there is a considerable amount of planning and preparation.  In this column, we take a brief look at how the officials get ready for a Saturday game. The crew arrives at the game city on Friday evening.  They will usually join the coordinator of officials of their conference at the hotel for dinner and an evening film session.  Part of their preparation is to review a video of the game they worked the previous week ... Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 10/23/2012 5:11 PM By anonymous

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Verne Lundquist, the popular CBS play-by-play announcer, who will call next week's Georgia-Florida game, has been around. But the changing of landscapes - owing to the changing of addresses by his father, a Lutheran minister, and his work as a national network broadcaster - has not changed the likable announcer. A genial sort, Verne ranks his many and varied friends as important as the memorable games and events he has covered during his versatile career. He has a remarkable recall of places and people, ever the raconteur with a penchant for good humor. Take, for instance, the time he not only had to share a room, but also a bed with his friend Blackie Sherrod, columnist for the Dallas Morning News. "Be careful how you explain that," he interrupted a note-taking friend one night last week at dinner at the Ocean Prime Restaurant in Atlanta. But back to the story. Verne and Sherrod were among several Dallas-area media guys invited to Europe by the late Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, f ... Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 10/20/2012 1:10 PM By anonymous

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