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Questions tagged [collegiate]

Questions about collegiate sports, including sports sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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Basketball “climbing” foul

If an attacking player sees a defender slip for example and fall to one knee. Can the offensive player use the defenders knee as a platform to jump, like running up n jumping off the defender? Or a ...
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Can you ever touch the ball with two hands between bounces while dribbling?

Look at this video at 6:42. NBA rules today state that this is not legal. Is this legal under NFHS/NCAA rules? He tosses the ball behind his back with his right hand and then continues his dribble ...
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Does a spike count as an incompletion

I'm trying to determine whether or not a spike counts as an incomplete pass. From what I can tell, it's not really counted as an incomplete pass, at least in the NFL. Although in the NCAA, it's ...
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Does a penalty yardage greater to the “yards to go” always lead to 1st down in American football?

Scenario: The offensive team has 2nd & 4 at the defensive team's 20 yard line and the defensive team concedes a 5-yard pre-snap penalty. The offensive team moves five yards up the field, but what ...
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Do NCAA College Football athletes have to provide their own helmets?

As someone not living in the US and not seen much of the NCAA college football, I was wondering whether or not the athletes have to supply their own helmets as they get sprayed and painted the ...
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Can a 5-yard penalty be conceded by the defence when the offence is less than 5 yard from the goal line in American football?

Scenario: Line of scrimmage is at the defensive team's 12 yard line and the defensive team concedes a 15-yard pre-snap penalty. Normally the offensive team would move up 15 yards, but what happens ...
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What is the difference between NAIA Division I and II?

In the NCAA, the three divisions (I, II, and III) are separated based on the athletic scholarships that the schools can offer. I can't find any information about the similar divisions in the NAIA, ...
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Has a play-in team ever won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship?

Has a play-in team (a team that entered the tournament bracket through the preliminary "First Four" tournament games) ever won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship? If not, what are the lowest ...
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Has it every happened that a team that was ranked in the top 5 anytime during the season didn't make the NCAA Tournament?

Has it ever happened that a team that was ranked in the top 5 anytime during the season didn't make the NCAA Tournament?
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How many games does the UNC basketball team play as part of their regular season schedule?

How can UNC have 32 basketball games in their 2016-2017 regular season schedule? I thought the absolute max was 31 and everywhere I check online it shows the max to be 31(1). This article explains ...
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Why are WR in the slot covered by non-CBs in American football?

It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from ...
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How skillful are major polls at predicting the winner of sports, particularly college football?

And how does this skill vary during the season? For decades we've heard the presentation that polls are biased, especially in preseason, and lazily voted on. Does empirical data generally bear this ...
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Has there been an athlete to win a College Championship in two or more different sports?

After asking one involving college sports, I want to know if there has been an athlete who was known for excelling in different sports ever won a championship in separate sports?
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Do athletes attending religious colleges (BYU, ND, etc.) need to be of that faith?

This might not be the correct community so I can close/move my question. I'm just curious. Do student athletes attending religious universities need to be of that faith? I can think of several ...
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Which NBA players have won a high school, NCAA and NBA title?

I am trying to figure out which NBA players have won a high school title (any kind), NCAA title and NBA title. I think there are 9 or 10; I know the list includes Magic Johnson and Jerry Lucas, but I ...
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Can a basketball player play in college after playing in the NBA?

If an NBA player never played at the collegiate level, can he ever play for an NCAA Division 1 team? Thinking about LeBron, Kobe, Kevin Garnett, etc. Surely the NCAA prevents anyone with active ...
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Are NFL teams disallowed from practising with NCAA teams?

Ignoring whether this would actually happen, is there any rule that would prohibit a NFL team or unit (OL, DL, etc.) from practising with a NCAA football team or unit? Would the NCAA consider it ...
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Are we allowed to watch the NCAA tournament games in their entirety this year (2016)? [closed]

In previous years, I remember being able to watch all NCAA tournament basketball games in their entirety, even after the game had ended. However, this year, it seems like it's only showing a recap ...
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How are some college athletes several years older than the rest?

How is it that some college athletes can be 25, 26 years old while most are the age that you would expect of people recruited out of high school? (18-22)
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Are linemen required to use a 3-point-stance in American football?

In American football, are linemen required to use a 3-point-stance? If they wanted to, could they stand (without moving) next to the line of scrimmage before the snap? Are there different ...
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Can a football team assign a HB or FB as passer and QB as Running Back?

Is it legal within the NFL and NCAA rules that the main passer is assigned a halfback or fullback number on the team while the running back is assigned to the quarterback one? For example, could Tom ...
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Who pays for the travel for Heisman trophy nominees?

When a player is nominated to receive the Heisman Trophy, he and sometimes his family appears at the trophy presentation. Who pays for this travel?
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Does the outcome of conference championship games affect College Football Playoff standings?

With the "regular" season of NCAA football over, are the College Football Playoff standings locked, or are the outcomes of the various conference championship games considered when determining the ...
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Fair catch after football hits ground.

A kicked ball hits the ground before a fair-catch signal is made. After the ball hits the ground the return man signals for teammates to stay away (hands waving below waist), is it legal for him to ...
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Redshirt process for college soccer D1 school

What, if anything does a NCAA college coach have to do to redshirt an athlete? Is there an official document or paperwork required to be sent in to the NCAA? What does that process look like?
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What are the most significant differences between the NCAA and MLB rulesets?

What are the most significant differences between the NCAA baseball and MLB rulesets? I'm aware this is somewhat subjective, so please try and keep answers to those differences which have the most ...
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What are the possible outcomes after a blocked extra point in college football?

I was watching a Div. I NCAA football game today. A PAT was blocked and one of the defenders picked the ball up. The announcer said that it was a live ball. What are the possible outcomes in this ...
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can a football receiver tip the ball to another receiver?

In NCAA football, can a receiver tap the ball to another receiver, similar to a volleyball pass. I thought once an offensive receiver touched the ball it was an incomplete pass if a defensive player ...
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NCAA Football 1 Point [duplicate]

I heard that is possible to get 1 point in an NCAA football game. Can someone explain how that is possible? I believe it is called the "One Point Safety".
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How do College Drafts work?

I am not American and this is something I do not understand about sports here in the US, so please bear with me. I know in the US, professional sports teams can't be "relegated" to a "second Division,"...
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How many college level varsity women's rugby teams are there in the US currently?

I know there are a lot of club women's rugby teams in the US at the college level but I'm very curious how many of those teams are actually considered varsity level sports at their universities ...
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Which came first: Boston Bruins, or UCLA Bruins?

The name, "Bruin". And is it reasonable to assume the first had some influence on the naming of the second? (Or is there a Bruin sports team that predates both?)
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Finish College after NBA Draft

After a college student declares that they will enter the NBA draft, do they have to finish the school year, or do they have to un-enroll from school (unless they commit back to their school before ...
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Has a college team ever played against a professional team?

This question is inspired by the recent debate[1][2][3][4] about whether the 2014-15 University of Kentucky men's basketball team (who had been undefeated until tonight's loss to Wisconsin) could ...
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Have any players ever won an NCAA football championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA football championship while playing for two different teams?
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Have any players ever won an NCAA basketball championship with two different teams?

Are there any players who have won an NCAA basketball championship while playing for two different teams?
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Can a large stadium impact college basketball players' shooting?

In the later stages of the NCAA Tournament (the Final Four, and possibly Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen), the games are usually played in large stadiums to accommodate a huge number of fans. Sometimes ...
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Do basketball referees sometimes try to save players from fouling out?

While watching American college basketball games or NBA games, I'll often see players drive to the basket and get fouled. When this happens in the second half of a game, I frequently hear the ...
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Transition from NCAA to NFL

As a relative newcomer to the NFL I have some questions regarding NCAA players and their transition to the NFL. 1) Do some colleges have a reputation for consistently producing good players (such as ...
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Why does every American sport except Football seem to have a farm league?

Baseball (MLB) has a minor league, Hockey (NHL) has the AHL, Basketball (NBA) has the D-League, and even Soccer (MLS) has the USL and NASL although they may not be farm leagues in the same sense as ...
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Declining a delay-of-game penalty: what about an infinite loop?

I was watching the Outback Bowl today when one team decided to punt from around its opponents 35 yard line. The coach decided to let the play clock expire to get a little extra room to kick after the ...
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Have 2 NCAA basketball teams ever played each other 5 times in a season?

Two NCAA basketball teams from the same conference could play each other 5 times in one season. This would happen if: They played each other in an early season tournament. (You can see this year's ...
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College basketball player, declares for the NBA draft, does not get a contract

If a player is going to school on basketball scholarship and declares the NBA draft and does not get a contract can he still use the scholarship to finish school?
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Ineligible Man Down field on a Punt (NCAA v NFL)

In college football, specifically the NCAA there are many punters that use a "Rugby Style" kick to punt the ball. Often the punter will run to the side of his kicking foot and then punt the ball. ...
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What made Notre Dame, Notre Dame?

In the mid 90s I spent some time playing football and training at the University of Nebraska. I was in awe at how the football program generated such an advantage under Tom Osborne. You walked the ...
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Why are CFB polls so week-to-week compared to NFL's power ranking style?

Disclaimer** I tried to make this question as unbiased and as unopinionated as possible. I notice a discrepancy in how teams are ranked in college football polls vs how they are ranked in NFL power ...
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When do the first NCAA Football Polls come out?

Does anyone know when the first AP polls for NCAA Football are announced?
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What is the seeding logic for the March Madness play-in (First Four) teams?

So, you'd think that the "First Four" teams would be considered the worst teams in the NCAA Tournament. They have to play themselves into the bracket a couple days before the real tourney starts. But ...
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What are the guidelines for declaring for the NFL Draft?

For the 2014 NFL Draft, a record of 98 underclassmen have declared for the draft(1). What are the guidelines for declaring for the NFL Draft? The NBA has a "one year rule" in that players are ...
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Why is the ball not dead on a fake field goal in college football?

How can there be a fake field goal or extra point in college when the holder starts out with his knee on the ground? This should instantly ground the ball if the kicker isn't going to kick it.