NCAA moves kickoffs to 35-yard line

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  1. R-14Driver

    R-14Driver Well-Known Member

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    NDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Kickoffs in major college football will move from the 30 to the 35-yard line next season, a change intended to keep players safer.

    The change was approved this week by the NCAA playing rules oversight panel, which also said the running start by players on the kicking team will be limited to 5 yards

    The NFL moved up kickoffs 5 yards this past season and touchbacks increased dramatically. Another new NCAA rule involving free kicks will move touchbacks from the 20 to the 25-yard line, a move intended to encourage more touchbacks.

    The panel also approved a rule that will require a player who loses his helmet during a play to leave the game for one play, and there are also new guidelines regarding blocking below the waist and blocking on punt returns. Players will also be prohibited from leaping over blockers when trying to block punts........

    NCAA moves kickoffs to 35-yard line - College Football - Rivals.com
     
  2. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Just like the NFL...Why stand back there with a return man...Piss poor move,IMO...Makes the game more vanilla...
     
  3. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    These idiots are ruining the game of football. And the not being able to jump over a blocker when trying to block a punt rule??????Are you kidding me? It won't be long and pads won't be needed. You won't be able to touch anyone, so why wear them? It's a pansy league in the makings. I can't wait for badminton to start getting televised, there will be more contact.
     
  4. Stan Smith

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    Just do away with the kickoff all together. Stop wasting our time and reduce the tv time outs in the process.
     
  5. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Oh no. Can't do that. In fact, they are more likely to add more commercials if anything. They beg for more fans, yet ruin the opportunity for excitement throughout the game AND raise ticket prices. And they keep adding more commercial time to rake in more money. They're getting under this fan's skin.
     
  6. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Ok...My ball...We have it first....
     

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