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NDSU football on board with change to redshirt football rule

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FARGO - It's a game changer for Division 1 college football that will have coaches and players adjusting their depth charts.

The NCAA approved a rule change for the 2018 season that will allow a player to play four games in a season and still retain its redshirt status.

The rule for an athlete is that you get five years to play four. In the past, if a player got on the field for even one play, that counted as a full season.

Now under this new rule, a true freshman could play up to four games and still maintain their four years of eligibility.

NDSU head coach Chris Klieman says this is something he's been hoping would happen for a while, and will adjust how they evaluate players not just in fall camp, but throughout the season.

Dom Izzo

Domenic is the Sports Director at WDAY. He comes to Fargo from WNCE-TV in Glens Falls, NY where he launched the sports department at the independent station. Before that, Domenic worked at WSTM, the NBC affiliate in Syracuse, NY as a photographer and live truck operator for over two years. He graduated from Oswego State University in 2002 with a degree in Broadcasting. Domenic hails from the lake effect snow capital of the world, Oswego, NY, he joined the WDAY Sports Department in September 2006.

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