College Football Playoff announces new committee members

Courtesy of the College Football Playoff IRVING, Texas – Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), announced last week that Frank Beamer, Chris Howard and Eugene “Gene” Smith have been appointed to the selection committee by the CFP Management Committee. The new members will each begin a three-year term this spring. Hancock also announced extensions for two current members who had served incomplete terms.  The term for committee chair…

January 22, 2017

NFF salutes the College Football Playoff

IRVING, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame salutes the College Football Playoff (CFP) and its staff for their exceptional efforts in staging the Third Annual CFP National Championship along with the Tampa Bay Organizing Committee for their hospitality in hosting multiple first-class events. “The College Football Playoff continues to exceed everybody’s expectations,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “Executive Director Bill Hancock and his outstanding staff have…

January 21, 2017

Clemson recognized as 2016 MacArthur Bowl recipient

IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame recognized Clemson (14-1) last Tuesday as the recipient of the 2016 NFF MacArthur Bowl Championship Trophy following its 35-31 victory over Alabama (14-1) yesterday in the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship before a sold-out crowd of 74,512 fans, a record for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Clemson’s name will be etched alongside the greatest teams in…

January 16, 2017

NFF Presents Divisional Championship Trophies at AFCA Convention

Courtesy of the National Football Foundation NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In front of more than 1,500 coaches at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn., NFF Director of Membership Ron Dilatush presented the National Football Foundation’s divisional national championship trophies to the coaches of the 2016 winning teams last Monday. “Each year at the AFCA convention, the NFF presents the championship trophies to the coaches who have taken their teams…

January 15, 2017

NFF/CFB Hall of Fame announce 2017 class

Courtesy of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame TAMPA, Fla. – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame announced the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class earlier this week, which includes the names of 10 First Team All-America players and three standout coaches. The inductees were selected from the national ballot of 75 All-America players and six elite coaches from the NCAA Football…

January 14, 2017

College football ratings and attendance remain strong

Courtesy of The National Football Foundation IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame highlighted today multiple impressive facts from the 2015 college football season that emphasize the strong popularity of college football among millions of fans across the country. “The already intense interest in college football continues to grow,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Embracing ever changing technology, the leaders of our sport…

April 6, 2016

President’s Day Football Celebration

Football has remained an important touchstone for numerous U.S. presidents over the years. (PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The following release is presented in its entirety from the National Football Foundation.) IRVING, Texas – Whether they played football, served as a football manager or merely understood the role of football in developing young men who play the sport, numerous U.S. presidents have paid tribute to the gridiron over the years. In honor of…

February 15, 2016

NFF Salutes the Black History Trailblazers

February is Black History Month, and there isn’t a sport where the contributions of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) are more evident than college football. To this day, black college classics are among the most well-attended games in college football’s lower divisions with crowds that would make an NCAA FBS program proud. It’s evident, too, in the proud tradition of marching bands at HBCU’s where the halftime shows…

February 4, 2016