Extended football practice time moving closer to reality

The NCAA’s Division One Council is to vote next Wednesday on the proposal from the Division One Football Oversight Committee on expanding practice time to allow college football to begin on time. The measure passed Thursday which would allow strength workouts and film study with coaches to begin July 13 for teams whose seasons are set to start on September 5th, with teams with season openers in Week 0 beginning the week before. Those eight-hour weeks will transition to two 20-hour weeks of enhanced training on July 24, including walk-through practices. Preseason camp will begin on August 7.