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GSU and SSU Adopt Newly Released Football Practice Recommendations

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 Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz and Savannah State coach Earnest Wilson, III are behind the newly released practice "recommendations" sent down by the NCAA this week.


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The NCAA is recommending no more than two contact practices per week during the season and no more than four during the preseason.  This was released after a safety and concussion summit earlier this year.


STORY BY SCHUYLER DIXON OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

Practice limits were among several recommendations released Monday by the NCAA, which called them guidelines that could change "in real time" rather than rules passed through legislation.

The practice guidelines also recommend four contact practices per week during the preseason and no more than eight of the 15 sessions during spring football.

The NCAA is also suggesting that schools have independent doctors to evaluate injuries and a "return to learn" process for integrating athletes back into their academic work after they have been diagnosed with a concussion.

The Safety in College Football Summit was in Atlanta in January.

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