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Southeastern Conference Approves Instant Replay for Football in 2005


Thursday, March 03, 2005

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference announced today that it will implement the use of instant replay on an experimental basis beginning with the 2005 football season. The league's athletic directors voted Wednesday to recommend the use of instant replay in its conference football games and Presidents and Chancellors approved the proposal in its meeting today.

"Through every meeting and discussion with our coaches, athletics directors and Presidents and Chancellors, the use of instant replay received overwhelming support," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "Our officials make every effort to get each call right. Instant replay will go a long way in helping them accomplish their goal."

Details of the use of instant replay in the SEC will be worked out by the conference's spring meetings, which will be held in Destin, Fla., May 31-June 3.

The NCAA Football Rules Committee voted earlier this year to give conferences the opportunity to use instant reply on an experimental basis for the 2005 season.