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NCAA decides on rule changes

Updated: March 8, 2013, 3:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The NCAA on Thursday announced that the playing rules oversight panel approved a new rule that would allow officials to eject players who target and contact defenseless players above the shoulders, effective for the 2013 season.

The ejection would be in addition to the existing 15-yard penalty.

Under Wednesday's decision, players would be ejected for the remainder of the game if the penalty occurs in the first half. If the foul occurs in the second ...

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