NCAA Gives No to 12th Football Game

April 28, 2005

Division I-A members of the Division I Board of Directors have agreed that beginning with the 2006 season, Division I-A teams will be allowed to schedule a 12th regular-season game every year. The 12-game proposal, however, was defeated by the Division I-AA members of the Board, which means Division I-AA teams will continue to operate under the 11-game schedule.

The 12-game measure is permissive legislation, which means Division I-A teams may schedule a 12th game if they choose to do so. Eight of the 11 Division I-A presidents on the Board supported the proposal. Two voted against the measure and one abstained. All three Division I-AA members present voted against the proposal.

To read the full media release from the NCAA, click HERE.

To review Iowa’s football schedule for 2005 and beyond, click HERE.