1963 Texas Longhorns football
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Consensus national champion
Southwest Conference champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1[1]
APNo. 1[1]
1963 record11–0 (7–0 SWC)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Texas $ 7 0 0 11 0 0
Baylor 6 1 0 8 3 0
Rice 4 3 0 6 4 0
Arkansas 3 4 0 5 5 0
TCU 2 4 1 4 5 1
Texas Tech 2 5 0 5 5 0
SMU 2 5 0 4 7 0
Texas A&M 1 5 1 2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. The Longhorns won their first national championship. Tommy Nobis was the only sophomore starter, and was an important participant on the Longhorns' 1963 team, which defeated #2 Navy led by Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach in the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic, 28–6.

Schedule

After defeating Baylor in their eighth game, the Longhorns became the only major team with no losses and no ties in college football.[2] After defeating their first nine opponents, the Longhorns clinched the Southwestern Conference title and a spot in the Cotton Bowl.[3] The Longhorns ended up finishing the regular season with a 10–0 record and defeated #2 Navy in the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic, 28–6. Texas was the consensus national champion before the game with #2 Navy,[4] regardless of the outcome because the AP Poll and UPI Poll did not release polls after bowl games until years later. However, the win ensured that there would be no dispute as had happened in other years when #1 teams lost their bowl games.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 208:00 p.m.at Tulane*No. 5W 21–018,000
September 287:30 p.m.Texas TechNo. 4W 49–754,000
October 57:30 p.m.Oklahoma State*No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 34–748,000
October 122:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 Oklahoma*No. 2CBSW 28–775,504
October 197:30 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 1W 17–1341,000
October 267:30 p.m.RiceNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 10–664,130
November 22:00 p.m.at SMUNo. 1W 17–1259,000
November 92:00 p.m.BaylorNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 7–064,530
November 162:00 p.m.TCUNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 17–058,000
November 282:00 p.m.at Texas A&MNo. 1CBSW 15–1341,820
January 1, 19641:00 p.m.vs. No. 2 Navy*No. 1
CBSW 28–675,300
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Game summaries

at Tulane

See also: 1963 Tulane Green Wave football team

Texas Longhorns (0–0) vs. Tulane Green Wave (0–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 5 Texas 0 3 31521
Tulane 0 0 000

at Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA

  • Date: Friday, September 20, 1963
  • Game time: 8:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 75 ° F
  • Game attendance: 18,000
  • Box Score
Game information
Second Quarter
  • (1:10) UT – Tony Crosby 27 yard field goal, UT 3–0; 9 plays, 29 yards
Third Quarter
  • (7:00) UT – Tony Crosby 31 yard field goal, UT 6–0; 12 plays, 58 yards
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:21) UT – Phil Harris 13 yard run, (Phil Harris pass from Duke Carlisle), UT 14–0; 7 plays, 52 yards
  • (7:29) UT – Phil Harris 2 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 21–0; 14 plays, 59 yards
Statistics TEX TU
First downs 22 8
Total yards 368 138
Rushes/yards 60/282 32/103
Passing yards 86 35
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 8–18–0 4–14–2
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 3–8, 45 yards
Rushing Ernie Koy 13 car, 61 yards
Receiving Charles Talbert 3 rec, 39 yards
Tulane Passing TEAM 4–14, 35 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 32 car, 103 yards
Receiving TEAM 4 rec, 35 yards

vs. Texas Tech

See also: 1963 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team and Texas–Texas Tech football rivalry

Texas Tech Red Raiders (1–0) vs. Texas Longhorns (1–0)
1 2 34Total
Texas Tech 0 0 707
No. 4 Texas 7 21 14749

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, September 28, 1963
  • Game time: 7:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Fair, 85 ° F
  • Game attendance: 54,000
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:34) UT – Tommy Ford 18 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 1 play, 18 yards, 0:07
Second Quarter
  • (12:47) UT – Ernie Koy 1 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 14–0; 10 plays, 55 yards, 3:56
  • (10:57) UT – Charles Talbert 25 yard pass from Duke Carlisle, (Crosby kick), UT 21–0; 3 plays, 44 yards, 0:31
  • (2:52) UT – Ernie Koy 1 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 28–0; 15 plays, 52 yards, 5:44
Third Quarter
  • (14:10) UT – Tommy Ford 1 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 35–0; 3 plays, 12 yards, 0:40
  • (9:37) UT – Tom Stockton 12 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 42–0; 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:44
  • (3:50) TTU – Lowery 1 yard run, (Daniels kick), UT 42–7; 6 plays, 29 yards, 2:48
Fourth Quarter
  • (9:29) UT – Tommy Wade 4 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 49–7; 12 plays, 44 yards, 4:15
Statistics TTU TEX
First downs 7 23
Total yards 142 390
Rushes/yards 32/59 61/269
Passing yards 83 121
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 8–17–3 7–16–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Tech Passing TEAM 8–17, 83 yards, 3 INTs
Rushing TEAM 32 car, 59 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 8 rec, 83 yards
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 3–5, 65 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Marv Kristynik 7 car, 51 yards
Receiving Knox Nunnally 2 rec, 45 yards

vs. Oklahoma State

See also: 1963 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–1) vs. Texas Longhorns (2–0)
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma State 7 0 007
No. 3 Texas 10 10 14034

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, October 5, 1963
  • Game time: 7:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Fair, 81 ° F
  • Game attendance: 48,000
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (13:18) UT – Tony Crosby 32 yard field goal, UT 3–0; 4 plays, -3
  • (6:41) OSU – Garrison 48 yard run, (Durkee kick), OSU 7–3; 5 plays, 70 yards, 2:05
  • (1:33) UT – Tommy Ford 4 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 10–7; 7 plays, 24 yards, 2:25
Second Quarter
  • (4:20) UT – Phil Harris 6 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 17–7; 6 plays, 57 yards, 1:45
  • (1:13) UT – Tony Crosby 33 yard field goal, UT 20–7; 6 plays, 20 yards
Third Quarter
  • (7:50) UT – Duke Carlisle 11 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 27–7; 5 plays, 49 yards, 2:01
  • (2:42) UT – Hix Green 3 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 34–7; 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:30
Statistics OSU TEX
First downs 8 21
Total yards 198 353
Rushes/yards 34/153 69/266
Passing yards 45 87
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 4–17–2 7–13–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing TEAM 4–17, 45 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 34 car, 153 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 4 rec, 45 yards
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 2–7, 31 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Harold Philipp 13 car, 79 yards
Receiving Dan Mauldin 2 rec, 28 yards

vs. Oklahoma

See also: 1963 Oklahoma Sooners football team and Red River Rivalry

Texas Longhorns (3–0) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (2–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Texas 7 7 7728
No. 1 Oklahoma 0 0 707

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

  • Date: Saturday, October 12, 1963
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Fair, 90 ° F
  • Game attendance: 75,504
  • TV: CBS
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (8:06) UT – Duke Carlisle 1 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 13 plays, 68 yards, 6:54
Second Quarter
  • (5:51) UT – Tommy Ford 12 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 14–0; 3 plays, 22 yards, 1:23
Third Quarter
  • (10:00) UT – Phil Harris 3 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 21–0; 6 plays, 18 yards, 3:32
  • (2:24) OU – Hammond 3 yard run, (Jarman kick), UT 21–7; 8 plays, 62 yards, 3:19
Fourth Quarter
  • (0:51) UT – George Sauer 14 yard pass from Marv Kristynik, (Crosby kick), UT 28–7; 13 plays, 63 yards, 4:49
Statistics TEX OU
First downs 16 8
Total yards 253 190
Rushes/yards 65/239 36/127
Passing yards 14 63
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 1–3–0 4–10–3
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Marv Kristynik 1–2, 14 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Tommy Ford 21 car, 77 yards, 1 TD
Receiving George Sauer 1 rec, 14 yards, 1 TD
Oklahoma Passing TEAM 4–10, 63 yards, 3 INTs
Rushing TEAM 36 car, 127 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 4 rec, 63 yards

at Arkansas

See also: 1963 Arkansas Razorbacks football team and Arkansas–Texas football rivalry

Texas Longhorns (4–0) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (2–2)
1 2 34Total
No. 1 Texas 7 10 0017
Arkansas 0 7 0613

at War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR

  • Date: Saturday, October 19, 1963
  • Game time: 7:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 70 ° F
  • Game attendance: 41,000
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (7:27) UT – Tommy Ford 1 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 14 plays, 68 yards, 7:33
Second Quarter
  • (13:19) UT – Tommy Ford 3 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 14–0; 8 plays, 84 yards
  • (0:53) UT – Tony Crosby 29 yard field goal, UT 17–0; 13 plays, 66 yards
  • (0:26) ARK – Sparks 12 yard pass from Brittenum, (McKnelly kick), UT 17–7; 1 play, 12 yards
Fourth Quarter
  • (9:20) ARK – Brittenum 1 yard run, (Brittenum pass failed), UT 17–13; 20 plays, 90 yards
Statistics TEX ARK
First downs 18 10
Total yards 301 162
Rushes/yards 58/247 32/71
Passing yards 54 91
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 5–7–0 9–19–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 5–7, 54 yards
Rushing Harold Philipp 20 car, 135 yards
Receiving Charles Talbert 1 rec, 17 yards
Arkansas Passing TEAM 9–19, 91 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 32 car, 71 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 9 rec, 91 yards, 1 TD

vs. Rice

See also: 1963 Rice Owls football team and Rice–Texas football rivalry

Rice Owls (3–1) vs. Texas Longhorns (5–0)
1 2 34Total
Rice 6 0 006
No. 1 Texas 7 3 0010

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, October 26, 1963
  • Game time: 7:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Fair, 74 ° F
  • Game attendance: 64,130
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (9:03) UT – Tommy Ford 33 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 10 plays, 73 yards, 3:59
  • (3:08) RICE – Kelly 9 yard pass from McReynolds, (kick blocked), UT 7–6; 13 plays, 71 yards, 5:34
Second Quarter
  • (4:56) UT – Tony Crosby 22 yard field goal, UT 10–6; 12 plays, 67 yards
Statistics RICE TEX
First downs 14 18
Total yards 255 258
Rushes/yards 25/39 59/213
Passing yards 216 45
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 13–27–2 4–11–0
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Rice Passing TEAM 13–27, 216 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 25 car, 39 yards
Receiving TEAM 13 rec, 216 yards, 1 TD
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 4–11, 45 yards
Rushing Tommy Ford 14 car, 69 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Knox Nunnally 1 rec, 29 yards

at SMU

See also: 1963 SMU Mustangs football team

Texas Longhorns (6–0) vs. SMU Mustangs (2–3)
1 2 34Total
No. 1 Texas 7 10 0017
SMU 0 6 0612

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

  • Date: Saturday, November 2, 1963
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Fair, 61 ° F
  • Game attendance: 59,000
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:42) UT – Phil Harris 3 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 8 plays, 75 yards
Second Quarter
  • (13:04) UT – Tommy Ford 2 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 14–0; 3 plays, 4 yards
  • (1:43) SMU – Gannon 22 yard pass from Thomas, (kick failed), UT 14–6; 12 plays, 38 yards
  • (0:01) UT – Tony Crosby 34 yard field goal, UT 17–6; 5 plays, 12 yards
Fourth Quarter
  • (5:57) SMU – Gannon 22 yard pass from White, (run failed), UT 17–12; 6 plays, 70 yards
Statistics TEX SMU
First downs 10 16
Total yards 265 291
Rushes/yards 49/194 34/115
Passing yards 71 176
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 5–17–1 37–16–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Tommy Wade 3–9, 48 yards
Rushing Tommy Ford 13 car, 113 yards, 1 TD
Receiving George Sauer 2 rec, 36 yards
SMU Passing TEAM 16–37, 176 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 34 car, 115 yards
Receiving TEAM 16 rec, 176 yards, 2 TDs

vs. Baylor

See also: 1963 Baylor Bears football team

Baylor Bears (5–1) vs. Texas Longhorns (7–0)
1 2 34Total
Baylor 0 0 000
No. 1 Texas 0 0 707

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, November 9, 1963
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudly, 64 ° F
  • Game attendance: 64,530
  • Box Score
Game information
Third Quarter
  • (1:55) UT – Tom Stockton 1 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 10 plays, 45 yards, 3:44
Statistics BAY TEX
First downs 13 17
Total yards 210 302
Rushes/yards 18/6 63/242
Passing yards 204 60
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–39–2 5–8–0
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Baylor Passing TEAM 19–39, 208 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 18 car, 6 yards
Receiving TEAM 19 rec, 204 yards
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 5–6, 60 yards
Rushing Tommy Ford 27 car, 101 yards
Receiving Charles Talber 2 rec, 27 yards

vs. TCU

See also: 1963 TCU Horned Frogs football team and TCU–Texas football rivalry

TCU Horned Frogs (3–3) vs. Texas Longhorns (8–0)
1 2 34Total
TCU 0 0 000
No. 1 Texas 0 10 7017

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, November 16, 1963
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Cloudly, 78 ° F
  • Game attendance: 58,000
  • Box Score
Game information
Second Quarter
  • (13:48) UT – Phil Harris 3 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 10 plays, 44 yards, 4:22
  • (7:35) UT – Tony Crosby 42 yard field goal, UT 10–0; 8 plays, 6 yards
Third Quarter
  • (1:10) UT – Tom Stockton 3 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 17–0; 7 plays, 63 yards, 2:29
Statistics TCU TEX
First downs 12 18
Total yards 170 241
Rushes/yards 36/34 51/150
Passing yards 136 91
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 13–26–2 7–19–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
TCU Passing TEAM 13–26, 136 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 36 car, 34 yards
Receiving TEAM 13 rec, 136 yards
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 7–17, 91 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Tom Stockton 21 car, 89 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Pete Lammons 3 rec, 52 yards

at Texas A&M

See also: 1963 Texas A&M Aggies football team, Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry, and Lone Star Showdown

Texas Longhorns (9–0) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (2–6–1)
1 2 34Total
No. 1 Texas 3 0 01215
Texas A&M 0 7 6013

at Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX

  • Date: Thursday, November 28, 1963
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Overcast, 55 ° F
  • Game attendance: 41,820
  • TV: CBS
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (5:02) UT – Tony Crosby 27 yard field goal, UT 3–0; 14 plays, 58 yards
Second Quarter
  • (13:48) A&M – Reagan 54 yard pass from Keller, (Lee kick), TAMU 7–3; 6 plays, 73 yards
Third Quarter
  • (8:27) A&M – Hargett 29 yard pass from Keller, (kick failed), TAMU 13–3; 8 plays, 56 yards
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:23) UT – Tommy Ford 2 yard run, (run failed), TAMU 13–9; 9 plays, 35 yards
  • (1:19) UT – Duke Carlisle 1 yard run, (run failed), UT 15–13; 15 plays, 80 yards
Statistics TEX TAMU
First downs 19 7
Total yards 315 186
Rushes/yards 55/214 40/95
Passing yards 101 91
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 11–28–3 2–5–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Tommy Wade 8–17, 89 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing Tommy Ford 21 car, 113 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Charles Talbert 5 rec, 47 yards
Texas A&M Passing TEAM 3–5, 91 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 40 car, 95 yards
Receiving TEAM 3 rec, 91 yards, 2 TDs

vs. Navy (Cotton Bowl)

Main article: 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic

See also: 1963 Navy Midshipmen football team

1964 Cotton Bowl Classic: Navy Midshipmen (9–1) vs. Texas Longhorns (10–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Navy 0 0 066
No. 1 Texas 7 14 7028

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:02) UT – Phil Harris 58 yard pass from Duke Carlisle, (Crosby kick), UT 7–0; 6 plays, 78 yards, 2:47
Second Quarter
  • (9:54) UT – Phil Harris 63 yard pass from Duke Carlisle, (Crosby kick), UT 14–0; 1 play, 63 yards, 0:44
  • (2:39) UT – Duke Carlisle 9 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 21–0; 7 plays, 34 yards, 3:36
Third Quarter
  • (2:40) UT – Harold Philipp 2 yard run, (Crosby kick), UT 28–0; 6 plays, 52 yards, 1:46
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:59) NAVY – Roger Staubach 2 yard run, (Staubach pass failed), UT 28–6; 14 plays, 75 yards, 5:23
Statistics NAVY TEX
First downs 16 18
Total yards 213 402
Rushes/yards 29/-14 43/168
Passing yards 227 234
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 22–34–1 8–21–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Navy Passing Roger Staubach 21–31, 288 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Donnelly 8 car, 12 yards
Receiving Orr 9 rec, 112 yards
Texas Passing Duke Carlisle 7–19, 213 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Duke Carlisle 11 car, 54 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Phil Harris 3 rec, 157 yards, 2 TDs

Rankings

Further information: 1963 NCAA University Division football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
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1963 Longhorns in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise Source
Scott Appleton Defensive Tackle 1 4 Dallas Cowboys[note 1] [6][7]
Duke Carlisle Back 5 60 Green Bay Packers [8]
Walter (Sandy) Sands End 12 159 Minnesota Vikings [9]

Ernie Koy, Jr. and Olen Underwood would be selected in the 1964 NFL Draft, while Tommy Nobis would be selected in the 1965 NFL Draft.

Awards and honors

Notes

  1. ^ Appleton was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas traded their rights to Appleton to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Buddy Dial. The Houston Oilers ended up signing Appleton.

References

  1. ^ a b "Longhorns Top Both Grid Polls". The Milwaukee Sentinel, via Google News. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sentinel Wire Services. December 3, 1963.
  2. ^ "Texas Conquers Baylor, 7 to 0". Star-News, via Google News. Wilmington, North Carolina. United Press International. November 9, 1963.
  3. ^ "Texas Blanks TCU, 17–0: Longhorns Clinch Bowl Spot". Youngstown Vindicator, via Google News. Youngstown, Ohio. United Press International. November 17, 1963.
  4. ^ "Texas Must Beat Navy to Prove No. 1 Ranking". The Morning Record, via Google News. Meriden, Connecticut. Associated Press. December 11, 1963.
  5. ^ All-Time Results 12/29/2012 Archived 2011-09-02 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Steelers Working Hard for Appleton's Signature". The Victoria Advocate, via Google News. Victoria, Texas. Associated Press. January 7, 1964.
  7. ^ a b "Houston Oilers Sign Appleton". Star-News, via Google News. Wilmington, North Carolina. United Press International. February 2, 1964.
  8. ^ "Packers Sign Duke Carlisle". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, via Google News. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Associated Press. January 14, 1964.
  9. ^ "Minnesota Signs End from Texas". The Miami News, via Google News. Miami, Florida. Associated Press. January 2, 1965.
  10. ^ "NCAA Football Award Winners" (pdf). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. p. 7.