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  American football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive team sport.
College football is also extremely popular throughout the U.S., especially in markets not served by an NFL team.
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_football   (3683 words)

 College football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to the founding of the National Football League, and for a few decades thereafter, college football was the predominant venue for American football.
But a lack of a pro franchise is not necessarily an indicator of where the college game is most successful; for example, in Ohio, Texas and Florida -- states which all have multiple NFL franchises -- there are universities that also rank in the upper financial echelons of the college football.
The college post-season is ushered in by the annual presentation of the Heisman Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in all of college football, given to the top player of the year as determined by a panel consisting of media voters and former winners of the award.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/College_American_football   (1421 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Sport | American sports | Matthew Engel: Never mind the war in Iraq - what about the fighting at ...
And American sports grounds, though they remain for the most part wholesome places dedicated only to the time-honoured pursuit of legally parting the spectator from his dollars, are not always as civil as they once were.
College football has more tradition, greater loyalties and, at the topmost level, comparable crowds and not much less money.
And, in American society, which gets more po-faced and repressed by the week, it seems to me that college football violence is a symptom of something rather than a disease.
sport.guardian.co.uk /americansports/story/0,10161,853960,00.html   (771 words)

 American football history
Rutgers College also established a set of rules in eighteen sixty seven, and with the relatively short distance between it and Princeton, a game was decided upon by both universities.
Colleges and universities are placed into three divisions under NCAA guidelines and each division has many conferences.
In nineteen twenty, the American Professional Football Association was formed; one year later it was reorganized and in nineteen twenty-two was renamed the National Football League.
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 college football encyclopedia
College Football Encyclopedia - skip navigation links CFE Home.
College Football Encyclopedia: The Authoritative Guide to 124 Years of College Football.
The latest multicultural trend in college curricula is the growth of gay and lesbian studies courses.
www.jolietpages.com /college-football-encyclopedia.html   (378 words)

 All-American College Football download @ Game Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
All-American College Football is a fun, little-known American football game developed by Micro League and published by IBM, back when the PC giant was aggressively entering the PC game market (and from which they would withdraw years later).
The result is a solid, albeit a little "dry", football game that is well worth a look by fans of the sport.
If you want a quick game of college football and don't care much for minutiae or extreme realism, this may just be your cup of tea.
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 Reader's Companion to American History - -FOOTBALL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
American football descends from a rowdy medieval game in which, typically, the men, women, and children of one village attempted to kick, throw, or carry a ball across fields and streams to the fiercely defended portals of another village's parish church.
Americans had occasionally played some forms of the premodern game, but the first intercollegiate contests occurred November 6, 1869, when Rutgers defeated Princeton in soccer by a score of 6-4, and May 15, 1874, when Harvard and McGill played to a scoreless tie in rugby.
Professional football, born in the 1890s, came to maturity under the leadership of George Halas, principal founder of the National Football League (nfl; 1920).
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_032000_football.htm   (1022 words)

 College American football
American football first achieved its popularity via the college game and today college football continues to be extremely popular among college students.
The first game played between teams representing different colleges or universities was played on November 6, 1869 between Rutgers University and Princeton University, at College Field, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The development of the modern game can be traced to a meeting between the Harvard University and McGill University football teams in 1874.
www.ukpedia.com /c/college-american-football.html   (335 words)

 MSN Encarta - Joe Paterno
Paterno, Joe, born in 1926, American college football coach who has the second most victories of any major-college football coach.
Instead, he was hired by the Brown football coach, Charles “Rip” Engle, who took Paterno with him later that year to be his assistant at Penn State.
But unlike Lombardi, Paterno is known for his belief that football is not the “only thing” and that his players should be even more dedicated to their studies than to football.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701610403/Joe_Paterno.html   (418 words)

 American Football
The first world championship in American football, organised by IFAF, took place in Palermo (Italy) from June 24th until July 4th, 1999, with 6 teams participating Japan again won in 2003 and are bidding to host the next World Cup in 2007.
Continental Football League one of the premier football leagues in the Nation, with teams in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
The British Collegiate American Football League have Northern and Southern Conferences with a total of 37 university teams in 8 geographic Divisions.
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 Augsburg College - Athletics
The team, nominated by sports information directors, represents the top football athletes from the 41 Lutheran colleges across the country and sponsored by Lutheran Brotherhood, a member-owned fraternal benefit society of 1.1 million Lutherans joined together for financial security, benevolent outreach and volunteer service.
Candidates for the 1999 Lutheran Brotherhood Lutheran College All-American football team were nominated by sports information directors at their institutions.
All-American team members were chosen based on a wide range of criteria including personal statistics and honors, team statistics, division of play and personal character.
www.augsburg.edu /athletics/sportsnews/012000lutheranteam.html   (1051 words)

 College Football Schedule -- Recommendations and Resources
Notable college players who did not play professionally can be found in :Category:American football players.
Winchester College Football, also known as Winkies or WinCoFo, is a ball game played at Winchester College - it is akin to the Eton Field and Wall Games and the Harrow Game in that it enjoys a large following from Wykehamists and old Wykehamists but is unknown outside the community directly connected to Winchester College.
This category allows for a more full history to be given for a college football team.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/33/college-football-schedule.html   (833 words)

 African American Registry: American college football is rich with Black history
College football is in the air and African-American involvement at the collegiate level is rich with tradition.
It is a fact that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were for many years the essence of Black college football.
African-American football players were not welcome on White campuses until the late 1950 and 1960s in the Deep South although there were a few exceptions to this White only rule.
aaregistry.com /african_american_history/466/...   (485 words)

 Introduction to American College Football Rules - منتديات ساندروز
American football grew out of the English game of rugby.
A football game is supposedly one hour, but takes about three hours to play because the clock is often stopped for various reasons.
The players then come up to the line of scrimmage which is an imaginary line drawn from one side of the field to the other through the tip of the football closest to the defense.
www.sandroses.com /abbs/showthread.php?t=86247   (2398 words)

 College Football Encyclopedia - Southeastern Conference
The last major college football team to go through a season unbeaten, untied, and unscored-on was SEC member Tennessee in that same season of 1939.
South Carolina football teams at the turn of the century were known as Game Cocks, but the Columbia, S.C., morning newspaper, The State, shortened the name to one word in 1903 and in recent years the name evolved into Fighting Gamecocks.
A member of Tennessee's first football team in 1891, Charles Moore, selected orange and white for the school colors because of the profusion of daisies that grew on the Knoxville campus.
www.footballencyclopedia.com /sechome.htm   (3049 words)

The rules for modern-day football date back to a formal beginning in 1876, when the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, drew up their set of 61 rules governing how this game (which itself resulted from soccer and rugby players breaking the rules of their respective games) would be played.
The teams in the NFL Europe are still made up largely of American players, and the rules are basically the same as for the NFL in the America.
College ball is a bit more forgiving, allowing each team their chance to score into overtime.
www.football.com /rulesdiff/index.shtml   (2282 words)

 american college football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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 Open Directory - Sports: Football: American: College and University: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
College Football Data Warehouse - Coaching records, win/loss records, conference history, and a myriad of compiled data.
College Football Research Center - Research on ratings systems, historical rankings, and home of the Billingsley Report on Major College Football.
College Football Through the Years - Lists of bowl records, final polls, award winners, win percentages, and other historical data.
dmoz.org /Sports/Football/American/College_and_University/History   (213 words)

 AYF - American Youth Football & Cheer
American Youth Football with the help of Nike Go, is pleased to announce the donation of football equipment, valued at $200,000, a check for $100,000,was also presented by the Cincinnati Bengals, the Marvin Lewis Community Foundation and the Hatton Foundation.
American Youth Football is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
American Youth Football and Cheer is pleased to introduce the National Honey Board as its newest sponsor, and the Honey Hydrator as the "Official Beverage" of American Youth Football and Cheer.
www.americanyouthfootball.com   (1259 words)

 The Official Web Site of Ball State Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Ball State University's vision of transforming its football stadium into a major community asset has taken a significant step toward reality with the raising of $13.6 million in private gifts to fund the project.
The Ball State football team, 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the Mid-American Conference, will travel to Athens, Ohio, for a 2 p.m.
The Ball State University football team suffered a 34-14 loss to Toledo Saturday in its 79th Homecoming contest.
ballstatesports.com /football   (479 words)

 Global Football League (GFL)/College Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The College League consists of 108 NCAA Teams and is midway through it's third season.
The Global Football League (GFL) is a 36 Team Pro League based loosely on the original World League of American Football.
The World Football conference (WFC) is a 12 Team development league that supports the GFL in the same way the NFL-Europe supports the NFL.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/pbm_list/descriptions/global_football_league.html   (160 words)

 Caste Football
Here are the best white college football players in the country.
With the exception of the quarterbacks they have had to overcome the oppressive racial bigotry that marked them as inferior from their first peewee game through every practice and tryout of their young lives.
It is very depressing that there are virtually no white players given the opportunity to run with the football anywhere else in the U.S. *1ST TEAM RB Luke Clemens, Sr.
www.castefootball.us /viewarticle.asp?sportID=14&teamID=0&ID=22443   (1217 words)

 Tips.com - American Football - Gridiron - College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
College football was the venue through which American football first gained popularity in the US.
Unlike the NFL season (which runs from September to the end of December), the college football regular season begins two to three weeks earlier, towards the end of August and continues through early December.
The annual presentation of the Heisman Trophy, which is given to the top player of the year, marks the beginning of the college football post-season.
www.tips.com /american-football-college-tips.php   (356 words)

 Toytown Munich > Watching American college football in Munich
NASN has a total of five college games on on Sat., two of which are in the early evening / evening our time.
We can play the College Football at The Arc on the weekend.
It was great to catch some college ball again after such a long time.
www.toytownmunich.com /lofi/index.php/t1669.html   (1530 words)

 Directory - Sports: Football: American: College and University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The history of American football begins with a college match in 1869 between Princeton and Rutgers; the shape of the ball and goalposts and the modern rules were all established by college officials and players.
In days before movies or television, many came to follow their local college or university team with great interest, especially after reforms to improve safety.
The richness of football traditions and lore at schools and in communities and the nation at large-- "win one for the Gipper" was Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne's line-- continues to hold the fascination of fans in the United States and elsewhere.
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 Leading Las Vegas Football Handicapper, FatVinny.com, creates a free picks podcast for the 2005 college and pro ...
The 2005 football season will see the end of the football handicapping industry as it is known today.
FatVinny.com announces the beginning of a weekly, free picks podcast, providing football fans with 100% free pro and college football picks during the 2005 pro and college American football season.
Football betting is such a major part of the popularity of the sport, both college and pro, that providing professional advice for free really is a needed service to gamblers.” Other leading online casinos are posted on the site as affiliate sponsors.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/8/emw275952.htm   (484 words)

 D3football.com: The best source for Division III football information
Their older brother, Kevin Ricca, helped turn Catholic into contenders in the mid-1990s and is a football mentor to his younger brothers.
Despite the vast difference in ages, the three remain close and have been one of Division III football's standout brother combinations, throwing for more than 18,000 career yards with almost one full career left to go.
But out of the middle of nowhere come some interesting tales: the starting running back who has returned from Iraq, the twins separated at high school graduation but reunited in Scots uniforms, the team that didn't lose one of 124 players in camp and how that was less important than another similar feat.
www.d3football.com   (819 words)

 :: Global Football ::
We provide football players of all ages, their coaches, families and supporters, the opportunity to participate in high-profile events around the world.
With the continued development of “American Football” as it is called in nations around the globe, it is only natural that more and more youngsters would become interested in playing.
The Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp has been developed by Global Football, in partnership with the Notre Dame Monogram Club, for men who want to live out their fantasy of actually playing football at this legendary university.
www.globalfootball.com   (716 words)

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