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

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One-point safety by defending team

I learned about the conversion safety today, where an NCAA team attempting an extra point can get a one-point safety if the kick is blocked but the defending team takes the ball into the endzone and ...
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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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Why do so few U.S. colleges and universities (and high schools) have volleyball for men?

When I was younger, it seemed the U.S. Men's volleyball teams (and the women's teams) were usually at or near the top of world competitions. Nowadays, it seems that U.S. Men's volleyball has slipped a ...
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Is there Intergender wrestling at the college level?

Is there intergender wrestling at the college level? Who usually wins, men or women?
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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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Inbound basketball passed outside the court, then dribbled in

I was watching a local college basketball game last night (SSAC) and saw something I really don’t understand, so I thought I would do some research. I’ve come up empty so far. The opposing team was ...
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What longstanding NCAA Division 1 schools have never won a championship in any team sport?

Kansas State has never won a team title in any NCAA sport, either men's or women's. Are there any other teams that have been in NCAA Division I since at least 1973 (when the current three-division ...
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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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Where are sports events announced in the US?

Note: I was torn between asking this question in SE.Travel or here but I feel it will be better answered by "locals", rather than "travellers". Please let me know if this is an incorrect assumption. ...
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Has a Sweet Sixteen ever had all 4 top seeds in each region?

The 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament came close to having all of the top 4 seeds in each region make it to the Sweet Sixteen. Only 2 teams lower than a 4-seed made it to the Sweet ...
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What is the seeding logic for the March Madness play-in (First Four) teams? [duplicate]

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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Can you use an opponent for leverage in basketball?

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 and jumping off the defender? Or a ...
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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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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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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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Is it legal to throw an alley-oop to yourself in a real game?

In this video, a college basketball player steals the ball, races down court, and avoids the defender by throwing a pass to himself off the backboard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...
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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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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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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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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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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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Jersey numbers in NCAA basketball

I noticed that jersey numbers in NCAA basketball are confined between 0-5 (for both digits). There seem to be no jerseys with numbers between 6-9 (for both digits). I can imagine the practice of ...
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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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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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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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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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How many people can “cut down the net”?

It's traditional for winning college basketball teams to "cut down the net" when they reach the Final Four. But just how many people (players, coaches, staff) are allowed to cut down the net? That ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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Why are there stickers on helmets of football players in college football

While watching college football this afternoon I saw a couple college football players with stickers on the back of their helmets. Why are there stickers on the back helmets of football players ? Are ...
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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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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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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 ...