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  1. Milton Academy's Yoon commits to Notre Dame

    Scott Barboza

    Milton Academy rising senior placekicker Justin Yoon gave his college commitment to Notre Dame earlier this week. Yoon connected on 9 of 13 field goal attempts last season and more than 80 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks -- with many o...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
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  4. Vikings returner a test for Cowboys' Bailey

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - Dan Bailey is tied for second in the NFL in touchbacks this season with 34. And to think the Dallas Cowboys kept a kickoff specialist in 2011 because they didn't think Bailey had a strong-enough leg. Bailey admits he has added leg ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  5. Picked-up pieces from 2nd-half review

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Picked-up pieces from reviewing the second half of the Patriots' 23-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1. The half opened with kicker Stephen Gostkowski booming a touchback. He later added two more. So he now has 14 touchbac...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  6. Impact of 2012 kickoff changes

    ESPN Stats & Information

    How much of an impact did moving the kickoff from the 30 to the 35-yard line and the touchback from the 20 to the 25 have on college football last season? Here are a few stat-based observations. • The rate of kickoffs that went for t...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  7. UPDATE: Ernie Sims out for game

    Todd Archer

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims is out for the rest of Sunday's game against Pittsburgh because of a concussion. Sims was hurt on a first-quarter kickoff that resulted in a touchback after the Cowboys took a 3-0 lead. He went thr...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  8. NFL says Denver Broncos touchdown should have been called a touch...

    The NFL said the 76-yard punt return by Denver's Trindon Holliday against Carolina on Sunday should have been ruled a touchback, not a touchdown.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  9. Bolden limps off after kickoff

    Mike Reiss

    SEATTLE, Wash. -- Rookie running back Brandon Bolden limped off the field after covering a second-quarter kickoff that went for a touchback. Bolden entered the game as questionable, with the team listing him on its participation report with a knee...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  10. On passing up a touchback

    Paul Kuharsky

    Return men are bringing too many kickoffs out of the end zone. That gut feeling had me asking ESPN Stats and Info to see if my theory was true. I feel like I see a disproportionate amount of drives starting at the 17- or 12-yard line, and it seems...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. Video on Demand Report: Dark Shadows is Awful, Touchback is a Foo...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner Dark Shadows When I first saw the trailer for Tim Burton's feature-film remake of the 40-plus-year-old vampire soap opera, I wondered whom it was for. After seeing the film, I still don't know. I mean, maybe the idea behind...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  12. Good special teams day could have been bad

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - You see Dez Bryant's punt return for 44 yards to the Tampa Bay 6. You see Dan Bailey make all three field goal tries and have three touchbacks. You see Chris Jones have a 40.8-yard net average on punts. You think the Cowboys' speci...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  13. Replacement referees booed after bad call in game between Buffalo...

    Replacement officials were booed late in the first quarter of the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener against Washington on Thursday after muffing a call on a touchback.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  14. On eliminating kickoffs

    Paul Kuharsky

    I didn't protest the move of the kickoff from the 35 to the 30 and the resulting touchbacks. I don't find kick returns to be thrilling. I actually see them as a good time to jot off a tweet or make a bathroom run. Still, I cannot envision the N...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  15. Actor Brian Presley talks about 'Touchback' movie

    Lynn Hoppes

    Actor Brian Presley talks about 'Touchback' movie.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  16. 2012 NFL free agency -- Detroit Lions re-sign Ben Graham to one-y...

    The Detroit Lions have re-signed punter Ben Graham to a one-year contract.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  17. Less kicks, more tricks for Purdue's Mostert

    Brian Bennett

    The new kickoff rules in college football could take away from what Purdue's Raheem Mostert does best. Teams will now kick off from the 35-yard line instead of the 30, likely creating more touchbacks and kicks out of the back of the end zone. And ...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  18. New kickoff rules suit UGA's Morgan

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- The NCAA recently finalized rules changes that will make kickoffs for touchbacks even more likely in college football. That is particularly significant at Georgia -- a program that signed touchback specialist Marshall Morgan (Ft. La...

    Blog | February 26, 2012