NCAA Makes Rules Changes For Football

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - College football could look a lot more like the NFL if new rules are approved in April.

A batch of new proposals announced Thursday would adopt a 10-second runoff for clock-stopping penalties in the final minute of each half and experimenting with moving the umpire behind the running backs.

The NCAA's football rules committee also wants to eliminate having three defensive players line up against one offensive lineman on place-kicks, and is recommending tighter restrictions on blocks below the waist.

The committee also issued a reminder that beginning this fall unsportsmanlike conduct penalties occurring before a player scores will be assessed from the spot, taking away potential touchdowns.

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