There could be a big shift in the reporting of college football injuries, as the Big Ten's athletic directors have asked the NCAA to consider a national reporting system.
The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow states to legalize sports betting on a case-by-case basis. The group of athletic directors claim a national injury report would help maintain integrity in the sport.
"We have to be more transparent," Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said last week at a conference, according to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. "We don't know if we want to report as many days as the NFL, but clearly on Mondays, if someone is injured from Saturday and you know they're not going to play the following Saturday because they broke their leg, why not just say that?"
Coaches concealing injuries has been a longtime practice in college football, making it a difficult sport to wager on.
The NFL has no such issue, as professional clubs are required to release a game status report on Fridays ahead of Sunday action, and also update in-game injuries throughout the contest.