In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the national federation of state high school associations nfhs football rules committee developed a definition for targeting, which will be penalized as illegal personal contact. Despite the safety concerns, in 2010, some professional football players criticized bans on helmettohelmet collisions on the basis that gridiron football is a game that is supposed to be composed of the worlds biggest and best athletes, and placing such restrictions waters down the game. Mar 03, 2017 the ncaa football rules committee will recommend three adjustments designed to increase player safety, including an update to the existing horsecollar tackle rule, but will not forward any. For actual rule book wording, please see the 20 ncaa football rules addendum. It concentrates on penalties primarily imo, nothing wrong with that. The ncaa football rules committee will meet in orlando, florida next week to discuss. College footballs targeting rule wont change in the 2017 season. College football targeting rule still confuses, angers fans. The official ncaa football shall be used for the division i football championship subdivision, ii and iii championships. Football rules of the game the official site of the ncaa. Game administration by terry mcaulay, nfl referee and aac coordinator of officials.
The targeting rule in college football essays 3168 words. This modification impacts ncaa rules 335f, 339b2, and 344. College football players flagged for targeting will be able to remain. Familiarize yourself with this rule and refer to it the. Rules and mechanics tbfoc tom beards football officials. Targeting defined in high school football in effort to. Replay had new authority in 2016 to call targeting even if a flag wasnt thrown. In an attempt to address this, the nfl and ncaa have implemented rules to discourage defenders from leading with their head to make tackles in. Targeting refers to when a player takes aim at an opponent for purposes of attacking with an apparent intent that goes beyond making a legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball. Many rules were discussed, but three rule changes will more than likely be. Possession refers to custody of a a live ball as described later in this article and b a dead ball to be snapped or freekicked. Here are the changes as they will appear in the 20162017 ncaa football rulebook. According to greg johnson of the ncaa, the rule was passed by the football rules committee of the ncaa in february of 20 to be implemented with the 20 fall football season and is consistent with the committees continued attempt to address player safety. Football rules committee adjusts targeting rule, defensive.
The rule, which went into effect last season, states that a player called for targeting will be ejected, and his team will be assessed a 15yard penalty. Football must have something like the targeting rule. In march, the ncaa approved muchneeded tweaks to the targeting rules that were implemented before the 20 season. Examining college footballs controversial targeting rule. College footballs controversial targeting rule wont. Theyre still governed by rule 1235 of the ncaa football rule book. College footballs targeting rule could become more stringent. Aug 11, 2014 ncaa football rule changes to affect targeting violations, qb protection know the latest rule tweaks so youre an expert for kickoff later this month by brian schwartz aug 11, 2014, 10. The targeting rule is the most griped about and inconsistent rule in college football, and it could get worse. The changes would become final after approval by the playing rules oversight panel prop. The remaining changes approved by the football rules committee are as follows.
The ncaas proposing a rule that would mean more targeting. No player shall target and make forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless. I dont watch football for the big hits, but it takes a lot away from the game for me seeing players get ejected for tackles that i dont. Ducksportsauthority college football rules changing for 2016. Code blockingtackling device prohibition deleted 145 mascot name allowed on jersey 237 lowblocking zone deleted 22712 player disqualified in second half of previous game 352 team b allowed to match up on substitutions 63 penalty option. It was a toss up between this and the regular rule book by topic. Sep 05, 2016 college football targeting rule still confuses, angers fans new, 60 comments this is your guide to understanding the targeting rule, its purpose, inconsistency and why its driving you mad. Targeting information and video university interscholastic. College footballs controversial targeting rule wont change. Dec 06, 2017 here is the text of the targeting rule that went into place before this years college football season. But in a sport this complicated and fastmoving, no rule will never be perfectly applied. Football rules apply to respective and applicable ncaa approved rulings and interpretations.
In all areas, the committee continues to investigate ways to improve our rules for studentathlete. Forward progress is a term indicating the end of advancement by the ball carrier or airborne pass receiver of either team and applies to the position of the ball when it becomes dead by rule rules 4a, 4b and 4p. Instead, its been a new targeting rule, which the ncaa instituted before the season to reduce dangerous hits particularly on defenseless players and improve safety on college football fields. To this end the rules about sliding players have been expanded.
Below is a link to a confidential survey designed to help identify general as well as divisional issues across 15 sports in ncaa divisions i, ii and iii. When available from the ncaas health and safety staff, an appendix will be distributed and added to the next addition of the rules book to assist with recognition of a concussion. The recommended changes will go out to the football community for the comment period as the next step. Strengthening of existing rules regarding targeting and initiating contact. Ncaa football rule changes to affect targeting violations, qb. Weve teamed up with bill lemonnier, usa football rules editor, whos served as a college football referee and also works with espn as a rules analyst. Box 6222 indianapolis, indiana 462066222 3179176222. The ncaa football rules committee will discuss health and safety and potential changes to the instant replay targeting rule when it meets feb. At every ncaa level, football rules are changing to make the game safer for athletes. Intentionally causing a helmettohelmet collision is a penalty in most football leagues, including many high school leagues despite its long association with american football, this type of contact is now considered to be dangerous play by league. Only gave it 4 stars due to lack of averall content. Nfl to consider instating targeting rule sports illustrated. As the football season is three weeks away, now is. Is this going to be the final version, or should we expect future corrections and editorial changes before the.
Road to success by keith washington, nfl side judge. College football targeting rule still confuses, angers fans new, 60 comments this is your guide to understanding the targeting rule, its purpose, inconsistency and why its driving you mad. Feb 14, 2017 the football bowl subdivision had 144 targeting ejections during 2016, up from 72 in 2014, according to the ncaa. Rogers redding, secretaryrules editor, ncaa football rules committee. College footballs most hated rule here to stay ap in these times when so much divides americans, the targeting penalty brings college football fans together.
It is good reading for a kid or someone really new to football, but lacks detail in most places. From the ncaa rulebook emphasis added throughout no player shall target and make forcible contact against an opponent with the crown top. Uil exceptions to ncaa football rules 201920 school year. Ncaa proposes rule changes for targeting, defensive. Ncaa football rules committee recommends safety changes. As always one of the biggest components to the rule changes involve protecting the players. Pylons rule 126 add to article 6, one manufacturers logo or trademark is permitted on each pylon. In 2016 ball carriers that slide feet first will be defenseless and defensive players who hit them will be subject to the targeting rules. Look for lemonniers blog every monday during football season, as we take readersubmitted questions or revisit a controversial play that took place the previous weekend. Feb 12, 2016 a proposed ncaa rule would allow officials in the booth to call targeting fouls the targeting rule is serving the game well, and has enhanced player safety.
The targeting rule has changed player behavior and has made a positive impact on the game. Update on technology in coaching boothslocker rooms and secretaryrules editor. The numbering of the exceptions has been altered as necessary to maintain sequential numbering consistent with the ncaa football rule book and to replace deleted exceptions. Aug 01, 2016 as always one of the biggest components to the rule changes involve protecting the players. Ncaas targeting rule could be changed after just one season. College football targeting rule still confuses, angers. During the entire game, either team may use a new or nearly new ball of its choice when it is in possession, providing the ball meets the required specifications and has been measured and tested according to rule exception. College football s most hated rule here to stay ap in these times when so much divides americans, the targeting penalty brings college football fans together. The ncaa division 1 has passed a rule change today that will allow football players to play in four games without burning their redshirt. On monday, the ncaa playing rules oversight panel approved changes to college football rules regarding targeting, instant replay, duplicate. Feb 12, 2014 the rule, which went into effect last season, states that a player called for targeting will be ejected, and his team will be assessed a 15yard penalty. Safety for team a fouls in its end zone 732h intentional grounding exception. Ncaas targeting rule in the crosshairs scott janssen november 12, 20 26 comments notre dame would love to land more impact recruits from the south like they did three years ago with stephon. The ncaa football rules committee has proposed rule changes to the way targeting is enforced on the field, and also a 10second period for defenses to substitute players.
Provides state associations authority to require game officials to be on the field more than 30 minutes prior to game time. By greg johnson a new football rule going into effect this season requires players who target and contact defenseless opponents. If anyone has some free time and cares to watch this. Ncaa publications 2018 ncaa football rules and interpretations. The targeting rule was developed as a player safety measure. Other changed or altered items are identified by a shaded background. Ncaa football rule changes to affect targeting violations, qb protection know the latest rule tweaks so youre an expert for kickoff later this month by brian schwartz aug 11, 2014, 10. The targeting rule in college football could be the most significant rule change ever made in the game matter. The ncaa football rules committee will take another look at the targeting rules next week during its. For a video from ncaa regarding targeting and football player safety, please go to. The ncaas targeting rule is a disaster, but dont blame the officials new, 19 comments rules must change in order to make players safer, but handing out.
So if the video from last year would apply to the basic rule. The last two years at least the rule is basically the same. Ncaa football rule changes to affect targeting violations. Helmettohelmet collisions are occurrences in gridiron football when two players helmets make headtohead contact with a high degree of force. Click here for information on how to display your epub download on ipad, kindle, nook, iphone, android and blackberry, plus your desktop browsers. If instant replay is used, a disqualification of a player due to a targeting foul will automatically be. Ty halpin, associate director, championships and alliances. When the instant replay official reverses the disqualification. Index to editorial changes ncaa football rules online. For a player to be disqualified and the targeting foul to be enforced, all elements of a targeting foul must be confirmed by the instant replay official. In march, the ncaa football rules committee sat down and proposed rule changes for the 2017 football season. Playing rules oversight panel approves alteration to. The ncaas football rules committee decided on friday to leave the rule alone, after a report said it was considering. Feb 14, 2017 college footballs targeting rule wont change in the 2017 season.
Unlike soccer, the foot hardly ever touches the ball in american football. College football targeting penalties, ejections may see. Targeting means that a player takes aim at an opponent for purposes of attacking with forcible contact that goes beyond making a legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball. The ncaa football rules committee will recommend three adjustments designed to increase player safety, including an update to the existing horsecollar tackle rule, but will not forward any. Feb 11, 2016 the ncaa football rules committees annual passage of potential new rules for the sport will once again include a potentially controversial measure. The football bowl subdivision had 144 targeting ejections during 2016, up from 72 in 2014, according to the ncaa.
The ncaa football rules committees annual passage of potential new rules for the sport will once again include a potentially controversial measure. By ty halpin the ncaa football rules committee took steps to further protect studentathletes by proposing a rule to eject players who target and contact. Rules 9 and 914, targeting fouls fr87 removal of the yardage penalty upon overturn of the player disqualification the following is added to the penalty statements of rules 9 and 914 fr87. Ncaa football rules committee recommends safety changes, but. In fact, the ncaa went as far as to issue an interpretation of the targeting rule on sept. American football grew out of the english game of rugby. Here is the press release that describes the action of the ncaa football rules committee today. The ncaa football rules committee has extraordinary pride in the football code, which was introduced in 1916 and has been updated several times these guidelines form a harmony of agreement among coaches, players, game.
The ncaas targeting rule is a disaster, but dont blame. Remember, the targeting rule is thankfully different in 2014. Whats new with targeting, overtime and kickoff rules there are a few new wrinkles to the targeting rule this season by barrett sallee. Soccer is the game most of the world calls football. Relevant editorial modifications will be made to rule 335, injury timeout. Update on technology in coaching boothslocker rooms and secretary rules editor. Welcome to ask the official, a weekly blog series from usa football. Below is the definition of targeting taken directly from the 2019 ncaa football rule book. Eye black with messages and wedge blocks will be banned from college football this fall, and taunting in the field of play will start costing teams points in 2011. Fans and media are often frustrated with the current ncaa rule s inconsistent usage, and im not going to tell you its flawless in its language, application, or consequences.180 1439 518 907 298 845 62 82 991 886 643 410 976 815 943 707 45 519 531 881 269 945 338 1358 524 586 278 1446 1046 779 1464 739 439 607 847 1341 937 1290 1346 336 939 640 341 1270 665