College athletes competing in Division I football can participate in up to four games in a season without using a season of competition, the Division I Council decided this week at its meeting in Indianapolis.
Division I student-athletes have five years to compete in up to four seasons of competition. The new exception allows football players to preserve a season of competition if, for example, injuries or other factors result in them competing in a small number of games.
The NCAA claims this benefits both coaches and student-athletes and for once, I think that’s right. That’s probably used up the quota for the rest of the decade, but, hey, at least it’s something.