INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sports Network) - The NCAA has changed rules for wedge blocking in football, eliminating formations of three or more players for the 2010 season.
A 15-yard penalty will be enforced if teams employ wedge formations of more
than two players on kickoffs. Two-player wedges are still legal.
The penalty will be marked from the spot of the foul or from the spot of where
the kick returner was tackled if it is behind the spot where the illegal wedge
was formed. A wedge formation will not be illegal in an obvious onside kick
A new taunting penalty will also go into effect for the 2011 season.
If a player is flagged for taunting before reaching the end zone, the score
will be nullified and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty will be enforced from
the spot of the foul.
The NCAA also said players cannot wear eye black with symbols or messages,
starting with 2010 season.