The NCAA Presidents Commission denounced the rash of fighting during last weekend’s football games and called for schools across the country to toughen standards of conduct.
The group of university presidents and chancellors, in its fall meeting at Kansas City, said there is “disturbing evidence of the disregard of sportsmanship and adherence to essential standards of competitive and personal conduct.”
Last Saturday’s Miami-Colorado game was interrupted because of a fight and 12 players were ejected. Brawls also broke out in the North Carolina State-North Carolina game, the Duke-Virginia game and the Maryland-Virginia Tech game.
Miami Coach Dennis Erickson and Colorado Coach Bill McCartney already outlined new policies for punishing players who fight.