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Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. Sun Dec 29, 2019 04:36pm

Question about the game ball.
 
Why are NFHS and NCAA balls have a white stripe partially around the ball at each end of the ball while NFL balls have no such stripe?

MTD, Sr.

HLin NC Sun Dec 29, 2019 08:57pm

Back in the day, the NFL and NCAA both used footballs with stripes near either end of the ball. The NFL used an all-white ball for a time, then switched to a white ball with black stripes for better visibility during night games. The paint used for the stripes made the ball slick, so the NFL eventually removed the stripes altogether. College football never changed its ball.

https://www.sportscasting.com/major-...lege-football/

Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:22pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by HLin NC (Post 1036377)
Back in the day, the NFL and NCAA both used footballs with stripes near either end of the ball. The NFL used an all-white ball for a time, then switched to a white ball with black stripes for better visibility during night games. The paint used for the stripes made the ball slick, so the NFL eventually removed the stripes altogether. College football never changed its ball.

https://www.sportscasting.com/major-...lege-football/

Thanks.

MTD, Sr.


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