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  Football (ball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Older balls were usually stitched from 18 oblong non-waterproof leather panels, similar to the design of modern volleyballs and Gaelic footballs, and laced to allow access to the internal air bladder.
A regulation football is 720–730 mm (28.3–28.7 in) in circumference, and 545–555 mm (21.5–21.9 in) transverse circumference, and inflated to a pressure of 62–76kPa (9–11 psi).
The football used in rugby union is a prolate spheroid essentially elliptical in profile.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_(ball)   (1814 words)

When the ball is thrown, the ball must leave the hand spinning to keep the ball pointed in the same direction of flight(called a spiral).
As soon as the ball is in play, the blockers try to hold back defensive players "rushing" to tackle the ball carrier and on certain plays even create a safe region around the defensive rushers called a pocket to give the thrower time to pass the ball.
Balls kicked so far that they are caught in the endzone by the other team give them the option of beginning the next play at the closest twenty yard line in which the ball was caught.
www.football.com /rulesabc/pre-game.shtml   (4161 words)

Advances in ball design came with the development of interlocking panels instead of the previously used leather sections that met at the north and south poles of the ball.
These balls were good for kicking but was painful when heading due to the heavy stitching and the water absorption characteristics of the leather.
Footballs varied in thickness and quality and the leather often degraded during the match.
www.soccerballworld.com /History.htm   (1505 words)

 Football Soccer Ball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Football is one of the famous sports in the world is also called soccer ball in USA.
The practice and training footballs are usually made from polyurethane from Korea, Taiwan and Pakistan with three or four layers of backing.
Promotional footballs are made from PVC PU which is inexpensive material to use for promotion of products, services and give-away with tow layers of backing.
www.indussports.com /football.htm   (383 words)

 Top20Football.com - Your Top20 Guide for Football!
These chaotic forms of football would be played between neighbouring towns and villages, involving an unlimited number of players on opposing teams, who would clash in a heaving mass of people struggling to drag an inflated pig's bladder by any means possible to markers at each end of a town.
In Scotland, football was banned by James I in 1424 and by James II in 1457.
Sheffield Football Club also has a claim to be the world's oldest football club, in the sense of a club not attached to a school or university.
top20football.com   (5996 words)

 Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Football (also known as association football or soccer) is a team sport played between two teams, of 11 players each, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.
Football is generally a free-flowing game, with play stopping only when the ball has left the field of play, or when play is stopped by the referee.
Handling the ball, tripping an opponent, or pushing an opponent, are examples of "penal fouls", punishable by a direct free kick or penalty kick depending on where the offence occurred.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_(soccer)   (4619 words)

 Football Team, Ball State Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ball State head football coach Brady Hoke made the following comments to the media in attendance at his weekly press conference leading up to Saturday's game at No. 2 Michigan.
Ball State's football team will play at historic Michigan Stadium Saturday in a Noon contest scheduled to be televised on ESPNU.
Ball State's Madaris Grant, a redshirt freshman tight end, caught the first pass of his career -- a one-yard touchdown pass with 1:11 remaining in the game -- to help the Cardinals to the victory.
ballstatesports.com /football   (394 words)

 Football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While it is widely believed that the word "football" (or "foot ball") originated in reference to the action of a foot kicking a ball, there is a rival explanation, which has it that football originally referred to a variety of games in medieval Europe, which were played on foot.
For example, two clubs which claim to be the world's first and/or oldest football club, in the sense of a club which is not part of a school or university, are both stongholds of rugby football: the Barnes Club, said to have been founded in 1839, and Guy's Hospital Football Club, reportedly founded in 1843.
Flag football – non-tackle American football, like touch football, in which a flag that is held by velcro on a belt tied around the waist is pulled by defenders to indicate a tackle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football   (7145 words)

 -= Football =-
This is because the type of ball described in this tutorial can be seen very close, and it has the small cracks between the small leather pieces that forms the ball.
You can see that you all most have a ball now, there is only a small gap between the two parts, fix this by using the "Select and Move" button using vertex snap.
You should now have a perfect mesh of a football, all you need to do is assign the materials, and you will have a ball.
www.suurland.com /tut_ball/tutorial_football.htm   (1366 words)

 About a Ball :: about football
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Successful modern football teams need pace — it is (to quote Mr Hansen) the hardest thing to defend against.
www.aboutaball.co.uk   (1152 words)

 USATODAY.com - College Football - Ball St. vs. Purdue (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ball State took a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Purdue took the lead for good on a 3-yard option keeper by Painter.
Miami's Alex Knipp intercepted Painter's pass late in the fourth quarter and that led to another Ball State touchdown.
Purdue was stopped on its next possession, but Ball State couldn't score when it got the ball back.
www.usatoday.com.cob-web.org:8888 /sports/scores106/106259/NCAAF265428.htm   (507 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Football - Balls (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
From a free kick they send the ball around the edge of a defenders' wall and into the goal.
These days, footballs are made from leather patches sewn together in a design based on the 'Buckminster Ball'.
The modern football is essentially a Buckminster Ball consisting of 20 hexagonal and 12 pentagonal surfaces.
www.bbc.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /science/hottopics/football/ball.shtml   (515 words)

 USATODAY.com - College Football - Ball St. vs. Buffalo (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
He threw TD strikes of 10 and 29 yards to Darius Hill and a 41-yarder to Terry Moss.
Ball State (2-4, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) rolled up 232 yards rushing and 494 yards of total offense.
Ball State jumped in front early with a 17-point first quarter.
www.usatoday.com.cob-web.org:8888 /sports/scores106/106280/NCAAF702069.htm   (402 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football
Arsenal v CSKA Moscow: Arsène Wenger says it is "stupidity" not to introduce video technology to football.
Why football is not a matter of life and death
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www.footballunlimited.co.uk   (510 words)

 Ball State Cardinals Football, Basketball, and Recruiting Front Page
Covers Ball State Athletics on the Scout.com Network.
Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr met with the media on Monday for his weekly press conference.
He recapped the 17-3 victory over Northwestern, looked ahead to the Ball State game, updated the status of Mario Manningham, and more.
ballstate.scout.com   (249 words)

 Fantasy Sports - Fanball.com
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It's the midway point of the fantasy football season, which means it's time to start thinking fantasy playoffs.
John Tuvey has committed two of fantasy football's gravest sins, and he begs for mercy.
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 Tux Football
The ball is controled via two kick buttons - one for pass, and one for shoot.
Pushing in the opposite direction to what you kicked the ball makes it raise into the air, pushing in the same direction as the ball makes it dip towards the ground.
So if there are any artists out there who want to work on models, interface graphics, or anyone else who wants to work on an area of the game such as sound, coding or simply sharing ideas of what should be in your perfect football game then contact me.
tuxfootball.sourceforge.net   (567 words)

 Ball State Cardinals | NCAA Football at CBS SportsLine.com
OXFORD, Ohio-Nate Davis threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Madaris Grant with 1:11 remaining to give Ball State a 20-17 win over Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
TE Madaris Grant made his first collegiate pass reception a memorable one.
He caught a 1-yard pass with 1:11 to play to give Ball State a 20-17 win over Miami (Ohio) Saturday.
www.sportsline.com /collegefootball/teams/page/BALLST   (303 words)

 Football.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As the calendar turns from October to November, we reach the time when hopes and dreams, just like the leaves, begin to fall.
"The essence of the game is not "fun," but the soul-satisfying awareness that comes from communal work and sacrifice." - Army football coach
The 2006 season has finally arrived and the Football.com writers will be going out on a limb with their fearless predictions.
www.football.com.cob-web.org:8888   (374 words)

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