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NCAA bans ‘overbuilt’ facemasks in college football


If you are a fan of the intricate facemasks that are often seen on the field, you are not going to be happy with the NCAA. Unfortunately, much like in the National Football League, the NCAA has decided to outlaw “overbuilt” facemasks in college football.

SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw shared the news, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

“These things are so heavy, they’re potential (to hurt) integrity of the helmet. But then also the weight begins to pull guy’s heads down, and clearly we want guy’s heads up. And then the third (reason) was guys get fingers stuck in. You could see, you could get your hand stuck in there,” Shaw said.

Those are all fair points.

Do you think the ban is the right call or should players be free to wear whatever facemask they please? Sound off in the comments section below.

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  1. I think the third reason is the most influential. That was my immediate thought before reading the article.


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