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Are NCAA and NFL footballs different sizes?

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2011-09-12 14:31:07
2011-09-12 14:31:07

Yes there are 2 different reg. sizes

Answeryes - nfl is bigger AnswerNot according to Wilson...the official supplier to the NFL since 1941 and also official football of the NCAA:

Why do the NFL and NCAA use different size footballs

Balls are the same size...only difference is that NCAA balls have the white stripes.

In addition to the above link, note this from the Wilson.com product description of the "F1001 - NCAA 1001 Game Ball" - "Pro Pattern - matches NFL specifications."

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AnswerRegulations for NCAA ball can be found on page 28 of this "NCAA 2004 Rules and Interpretations" document: http://www.ncaa.org/library/rules/2004/2004_football_rules.pdf

Key points: 8 laces 2 one-inch wide stripes located 3" to 3 1/4" from the ends...only on the two panels adjacent to the laces. Long circumference range: 27 3/4" - 28 1/2" Short circumference range: 20 3/4" - 21 1/4" tip to tip overall length: 10 7/8" - 11 7/16" Inflation: 12 1/2 to 13 1/2 psi Weight: 14 to 15 oz. No pro football logos allowed. No advertising, Exceptions (1) ball manufacturer's name or logo, (2) AFCA

AnswerThis is a nice document about how the balls are made:

http://www.Wilson.com/Wilson/articles/article_images_left.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198673917529&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=9852723697206869&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442312425&bmUID=1075587128761

This describes the NFL ball:

It is an inflated rubber bladder filled with 12 1/2 to 13 1/2 pounds of air, covered with pebble grained leather (pigskin) of tan color. It approximates a prolate spheroid with a long axis of 11-11 1/4 inches and a circumference of 28-28 1/2 inches. It weighs 14-15 ounces. The ball bears the signature of the league commissioner. Until recently the home team was responsible for providing a set number of game balls for game day, but the league (NFL) now makes the officials inflate and certify the official game balls, including a certain number marked with a K to be used only for kicks. One source says a quantity of 36 balls for outdoor games and 24 for indoors is supplied.

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