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The NCAA ball is slightly smaller and has white stripes inset from either end, running halfway around the ball (on the two panels that join the laces).

Typical collegiate balls are 11.25 to 11.5 inches long by 6.7 inches max diameter.

Official NFL footballs are by 6.7 to 6.8 inches in diameter and with a length of 11.9 inches.

This is defined by:

Short Circumference: 20 3/4"- 21 1/4"

Long Circumference 27 3/4 "- 28 1/2'

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