Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

The NCAA is an acronym for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA is the governing body for all athletics in college, chief among those if college football.

Featured
Bear Bryant

Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant was a record breaking college coach who molded young players and led them to championships. His greatest achievements came at the University of Alabama, where his teams won 13 SEC titles and six national championships.


Down, Set, Answer! The Ultimate College Football Quiz

Down, Set, Answer! The Ultimate College Football Quiz

Brush the dust off your cleats and get ready. We're about to get down and dirty with our college football trivia quiz. See more »

Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Coach Eddie Robinson set the record for number of wins when Grambling State University won the Cotton Bowl in 1985. Learn about Eddie Robinson. See more »

Knute Rockne

Knute Rockne

Legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne taught and motivated his players. Learn more about football coach Knute Rockne and how he inspired his team. See more »

Pop Warner

Pop Warner

Pop Warner was named the greatest football coach of all time. Learn more about Pop Warner, an inventive college football coach. See more »

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg was a key figure in the development of football. Learn more about Amos Alonzo Stagg's distinguished football career. See more »

Bear Bryant

Bear Bryant

Coach Bear Bryant was a record breaking college coach, who molded young players and led them to championships. Read about coach Paul Bear Bryant. See more »

The Real Story Behind We Are Marshall

The Real Story Behind We Are Marshall

The story told in "We Are Marshall" sounds a little like the invention of a screenwriter, but its events really took place. Learn the real story behind the film "We Are Marshall." See more »