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NCAA Changes 15-Yard Penalty for Targeting

Posted By Amanda Borges On March 6, 2014 @ 3:31 PM In Borges - Article,College,Insider - College Football,Insider Main,News and Rumors | No Comments

According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a change so teams won’t be penalized 15 yards when a targeting call is overturned upon review.

According to SI.com, the NCAA revamped the targeting rule to include a player ejection in 2013 in order to place more emphasis on player safety. But even though the rule’s intent was noble, critics lashed out when a 15-yard penalty would be given even if an official overturned the call.

This seems like a solid move by the NCAA and it shows they’re listening to the concerns of coaches, players and fans in this situation.

For more on this story visit: Zac Ellis, SI.com [2]


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[1] March 6, 2014: https://twitter.com/McMurphyESPN/statuses/441629767029522432

[2] Zac Ellis, SI.com: http://college-football.si.com/2014/03/06/ncaa-targeting-penalty-change/

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