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Tuesday Headlines: Potential College Football Rules Changes

These would be made to help speed up college football games.

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Good morning BBN. We could be on the verge of some major rule changes being made to college football.

According to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, college football executives are considering these four rule changes, which would help speed up games:

  1. Prohibiting consecutive timeouts.
  2. No longer extending a first or third quarter for an untimed down if the quarter ends on a defensive penalty.
  3. The clock will continue to run after an offense gains a first down, except inside two minutes in a half (similar to the NFL’s two-minute warning).
  4. The clock will continue to run after an incomplete pass once the ball is spotted for play.

These changes would certainly help make games go faster, but should they be made?

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