CFB notebook: NCAA will adjust policies following Supreme Court ruling

The Sports Xchange

May 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm.

The NCAA stated that it must adjust its policies in response to Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that opened the door for states to allow betting on sporting events.

The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a federal law that prohibited states from allowing betting on sporting events.

The NCAA has always opposed the legalization of sports gambling, but it is now forced to re-examine its policies to deal with or work around the implementation of legalized sports gambling across the country.

“While we are still reviewing the decision to understand the overall implications to college sports, we will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction of the court,” NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said in a statement.

–Former NFL senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino has added a new job.

College Football Officiating announced that Blandino has accepted a position as its director of instant replay. The job focuses on offseason development and education and allows Blandino to continue in his current role as a rules analyst for NFL and NCAA games for FOX Sports.

–Syracuse University announced that it will spend $118 million to renovate the Carrier Dome, the school’s site for home football and basketball games.

The project will not affect a football or basketball season, and some work might begin this summer.

The addition of a new roof that is clear is among the renovations, which also include lighting upgrades, improved accessibility, enhanced Wi-Fi, a new air conditioning system and new concession stands.

The roof is expected to be in place for the fall of 2020, according to Syracuse.com. Other improvements will be completed by the fall of 2022.