NCAA: Teams' unis can match field

Updated: March 8, 2013, 5:22 PM ET
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The NCAA's playing rules oversight panel denied the Football Rules Committee's proposal to require an institution's uniform to be a different color from the field of play on Thursday -- a decision that will make Boise State and its fans happy.

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AP Photo/Matt CilleyThe NCAA won't enforce a proposed rule that would have prevented Boise State from wearing blue uniforms on its blue turf.

The Broncos like to wear all-blue uniforms on their blue-turfed home field. The Mountain West banned them from doing it last season after opposing coaches said it could give Boise State an unfair advantage.

When Boise State agreed to stay in the Mountain West instead of moving to the Big East, the conference relented and lifted the ban on the Broncos' blue-on-blue look.

The NCAA's proposal would have trumped the Mountain West's agreement with Boise State.

The panel said the proposal would not "enhance the image of the game."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.