NCAA Bans Horse-Collar Tackle from College Football

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NCAA Bans Horse-Collar Tackle from College Football

The Associated Press reports...

The NCAA banned the horse-collar tackle from college football.

Following the lead of the NFL and acting on a proposal made by its Football Rules Committee, the NCAA will assess a penalty this season when a runner is yanked to the ground from the inside collar of his shoulder pads or jersey.

Other changes announced Wednesday include a clarification of rules on chop blocks, or tackling below the knees, and implementation of a 40-second play clock that will start as soon as the ball is ruled dead. Previously, a 25-second clock began only on the referee's signal.

The NCAA also will emphasize consistency in officiating, including blending crews from different conferences

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