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Question

Why wasn’t a penalty called on the KU football player who high stepped into the end zone during the spring game? As I understand the new rules, that would negate the touchdown and bring it back. If they’re getting ready for the fall, why didn't they play by those rules?

Answer

You are correct that under the new rules, if an unsportsmanlike penalty is called in a situation like that it would wipe out the touchdown. Two things to remember, though:
• Unsportsmanlike conduct always has been and will continue to be a very subjective call and will be made in some cases and not made in others.
• The new rules regarding the penalty won’t go into effect until the 2011 season.

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