NCAA Finalized a Plan to Extended Preseason
(AP) — The NCAA football oversight committee has finalized a plan for an extended preseason that would include an additional two weeks for teams to hold walk-throughs.
The proposal goes to the Division I Council, which meets Tuesday, and is expected to be approve.
A proposed schedule permits teams to conduct the maximum six hours of unpadded walk-throughs per week while also requiring two days off for the players. The extra two weeks of walk-throughs, weight training, conditioning and film study will be limited to 20 hours per week total and can begin 14 days prior to the start of normal 29-day preseason practice. Teams are allowed to begin preseason practice 29 days before their scheduled first game.
Most major college football teams are set to kick off their seasons around Labor Day weekend, with a handful starting as early as Aug. 29.