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NCAA tweaks college football OT format to shorten games – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State Spring Football Scrimmage 3/26/21 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football teams will have to go for 2 after touchdowns starting with the second overtime possession, and beginning in the third round each team will get one play to score from the 3-yard line. The NCAA playing rules oversight panel on Thursday approved a proposal made last month by the playing rules committee to tweak the overtime format. The overtime recommendation was based on player safety and intended to reduce the number of plays it takes for a winner to be determined. National coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said in March overtime games add an average of 16.4 plays to a contest. The new rule will have teams run alternating 2-point plays in the third overtime instead of starting another drive at the opponent’s 25-yard line. The 2-point shootout currently starts in the fifth overtime. Teams could still choose whether to kick the point after touchdown or run a 2-point conversion play in the first overtime. The playing rules panel also approved recommendations to permanently extend the sideline team area to the 20-yard lines from the 25-yard lines. The NCAA said the panel also supported a proposal to allow schools

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Logan 10, Bear River 4 boys lacrosse – Cache Valley Daily

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Clarkson scores 22 points, NBA-leading Jazz beat Rockets – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) pushes into Houston Rockets guard Armoni Brooks, left, on a drive to the basket as Houston Rockets center Christian Wood, right, looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, Pool) HOUSTON (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points, Joe Ingles had 21 and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 112-89 on Wednesday night. The Jazz have won four of their last five games. The 23-point margin was Utah’s most-lopsided victory over Houston since a 118-91 blowout Dec. 6, 2018. Clarkson and Ingles are both contenders for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. While Clarkson provided his usual high-energy spark off the bench, Ingles got the start on Wednesday night. “I’ve never in my life thought about it,” Ingles said about his front-runner status. “I don’t know if he does. We’ve never had a conversation about it. It doesn’t affect me or my thought going into a game, and I’d feel pretty confident saying the same for (Clarkson). We take pride in our role of coming off the bench.” With Donovan Mitchell out at least the next week with

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