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The popularity of football can be contributed to the many historic, celebrated traditions that the season brings to fans all across the country. Mascots, rivalries, marching bands and school chants are among the traditions that makeup the camaraderie of football.


As of 2014, an official National Football League football should be from 11 to 11 1/4 inches long. According to the Official Rules and Casebook of the National Football League, the length of the football is just one of the standard measurements and specifications that makes it an official ball.


Most footballs are made from cowhide, despite the fact that their nickname is "pigskin." The Wilson Football Factory has produced every football used by the National Football League since 1941 and uses 100 percent cowhide.


Under NCAA football rules in place for the 2012-13 biennium, a college football team is limited to no more than 105 players during the offseason. During the football season, no regulated limit exists.


The two semifinal playoff games are the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and Capital One Orange Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship game pits the two semifinal winners against each other.


One college football joke is "How many Texas A&M Aggies does it take to kidnap a child? Four- one to do the kidnapping and three to write the ransom note." Many college football jokes are based on the sport's intense rivalries.


ESPN3, CBS College Sports Live and NBC Sports Live Extra all offer live streaming or full game replays of college football online. Some of these services require that the user have an active subscription with a participating Internet or cable provider and users may be subject to broadcast blackout f


More than 15 million people watch college football live on network television on average. This number covers viewership on CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and FS1. Viewers also watch college football games through streaming services on connected TVs and phones and tablets, and through live attendance.


Big 12 Conference college football scores are accessible online through ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports. Selecting Scores from the NCAAF header displays the most recent results or upcoming contests for all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams.


College football point spreads are determined by carefully considering game factors such as player ratings, winning streaks or weather conditions in order to establish a range of score outcomes. Bookmakers may use point spreads they establish themselves or they may rely on a third-party service to p