The NCAA rules committee announced a number of rule changes on February 11th, 2016. One these rule changes allows teams to use video during NCAA football games. For the 2016 season, the use of video during games is limited to coaches in the press box and the locker room at halftime. This is a small, but significant change that will have a big impact on college football.
The full text of the NCAA press release is available here.
After a yearlong review of technology items, the committee also voted to allow electronic devices to be used for coaching purposes in the press box and locker room during the game. However, that equipment will still be prohibited on the sideline, in the team area or on the field. The committee will continue monitoring the use of those devices next year in addition to other potential technology enhancements it believes could improve the game.
We’ve been expecting the NCAA to take this step and are excited to work with college football teams at all levels. Reveal Sideline Replay easily supports multi-camera setups with simultaneous video capture and tagging.
Reveal systems have been used successfully in NFL stadiums across the country without a problem. Our experience operating alongside ESPN at the Winter XGames and NBC at the Sochi Winter Olympics has allowed us to tune our systems to operate in large sporting venues.
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