NCAA Normalizes Instant Replay Rules
It started in the Big Ten two seasons ago, last year most of the other conferences adapted it in one shape or another, but now all of Division 1-A will be using the same instant replay rules. On Tuesday the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposed video replay system for all Division 1-A games that will start this fall. This new system will combine the aspects of what the Big Ten started with the official in the press box and the Mountain West system, which allowed one challenge per game.
Before this rule most conferences used the system that had the official in the press box initiate all replays. That will still be the case but now the head coaches will be allowed to have one challenge per game provided that the team has a timeout when requesting the challenge. If the challenge is overturned the team loses the timeout and does not have the ability to challenge another call during that game, but if the call is overturned the challenging team retains their timeout but that will be the only challenge allowed in the game for that team.
Now if we can only get the NCAA to agree on a playoff...