Apr 22, 2020 11:50 AM

NCAA: Players ejected for targeting can remain on sidelines

Posted Apr 22, 2020 11:50 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Players ejected from football games for targeting will be allowed to remain on the sidelines, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

The Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the rules change no longer requiring players to head to the locker room after targeting is confirmed. All other aspects of the rule discouraging above-the-shoulders contact remain the same.

The panel also approved a pace-of-play guideline for instant replay officials to complete video reviews in less than two minutes. Reviews that are exceptionally complicated or involve end-of-game issues should be completed as efficiently as possible without a stated time limit.

A clock rule regarding instant replay also was approved. If the game clock expires at the end of a half and replay determines there was time remaining and the clock should start on the referee’s signal, there must be at least 3 seconds left, when the ball should have been declared dead, to restore time. If less than 3 seconds remain on the game clock, the half is over.

The panel approved a rule that officials’ jurisdiction of a game begins 90 minutes before kickoff, instead of the current 60. There had been concerns about dust-ups between opponents before officials were required to be on the field.

Only two players on a team will be allowed to wear the same jersey number to limit confusion among officials and to make opponent scouting less difficult. The players must not be on the field at the same time. Also, players will be allowed to wear number “0” this season.

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Apr 22, 2020 11:50 AM
NPCC Knights sign highly regarded Texas recruit

Story by Phillip Senff NPCC Sports Information Coordinator

The North Platte Community College Knights Basketball team has signed another recruit for the 2020 season. Trevon Dennis, of Paris, TX., joins the Knights as a 6’5” guard out of Paris High School.

Dennis helped lead his high school team to the Regional Finals while earning numerous individual honors in 2020 including 4A All State, All Area MVP, All District, All 4A Region 2 Team and East Texas Top 24 All-Stars. Dennis averaged 14.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots per game during the 2019-20 season.

“We are extremely excited that Trevon made the decision to join our program,” commented NPCC Head Coach Kevin O’Connor. “He is very talented and plays the game with tremendous passion. It’s evident that he has been well coached. We believe he is going to have an immediate impact on next year’s team. He is a young man with great character which I believe is just as, if not more important than his basketball abilities.”