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Boise State Football: NCAA Will Allow Boise State to Wear Blue-on-Blue

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 15:  Joe Southwick #16 of the Boise State Broncos prepares for a play against the Miami University RedHawks at Bronco Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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Martin SondermannAnalyst IIMarch 7, 2013

When it was announced that the NCAA Football Rules Committee proposed a new rule that would stop Boise State from wearing all-blue uniforms at home, Bronco fans were left shaking their heads.

However, the NCAA has decided not to approve the new rule after all. The article written by Greg Johnson on NCAA.org states:

In other action, the oversight panel denied the Football Rules Committee’s proposal to require an institution’s jersey or pant color to be different from the field of play, citing concerns that it did not enhance the image of the game.

There were, however, some uniform rules that were passed. For instance, teams will not be able to allow "multiple players from the same team" to wear the same number.

Also, numbers on jerseys will have to "have clearly visible, permanent Arabic numerals measuring at least 8 and 10 inches in height front and back." The rule goes on to state that the numbers "be of one solid color that itself is clearly in distinct contrast with the color of the jersey."

So, Boise State will have to adjust their multiple-color numbers on some of their jerseys. But then again, many other teams will have to do the same thing.

The rules panel also approved the new rule involving targeting and contact of a defenseless player above the shoulders. If a player commits such a penalty, that player will be ejected from the game. The team of the penalized player will also receive an automatic 15-yard penalty.

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