what are the legal specifications for ncaa footballs?

how much do the footballs weigh and how tall are they?

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  • Rob B
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Rule 1 The Game, Field, Players and Equipment

    SECTION 3. The Ball


    ARTICLE 1. The ball shall meet the following specifications:

    a. New or nearly new. (A nearly new ball is a ball that has not been altered and retains the properties and qualities of a new ball.)

    b. Cover consisting of four panels of pebble-grained leather without

    corrugations other than seams.

    c. One set of eight equally spaced lacings.

    d. Natural tan color.

    e. Two 1-inch white stripes that are three to three and one-quarter inches from the end of the ball and located only on the two panels adjacent to the laces.

    f. Conforms to maximum and minimum dimensions and shape indicated in the accompanying diagram.

    (at this point there is a diagram showing the ball dimensions as legth of 10-7/8" to 11-7/16", short circumfrence 20-3/4" to 21-1/4" and long circumfrence 27-3/4" to 28-1/2")

    g. Inflated to the pressure of 12-1/2 to 13-1/2 pounds per square inch


    h. Weight of 14 to 15 ounces.

    i. The ball may not be altered. This includes the use of any ball-drying

    substance. Mechanical ball-drying devices are not permitted near the

    sidelines or in the team area.

    j. Professional football league logos are prohibited.

    k. Advertising is prohibited on the ball [Exceptions: (1) Ball manufacturer’s name or logo, and (2) AFCA].

    Source(s): NCAA Official NCAA Football 2009-10 Rules and Interpretations
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