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Mark Stoops favors injury report implementation in college football

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CINCINNATI — College Football keeps evolving for the better. The latest development that could be coming to the over 150-year-old sport: injury reports.

I don’t understand why there hasn’t been injury reports in College Football prior to now. Shouldn’t we know who’s playing and not playing for the teams we root for and cover for and their opponents?

If injury reports do come to College Football in 2024, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops emphatically hinted his support towards it.

“I’m pretty forthcoming. If someone’s out, I’ll say they’re out. I’m on board,” Stoops said. “We have so many other issues now. That’s a mouse turd there.”

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey spoke on implementing “availability reports” earlier this week at the SEC Spring Meetings in Destin.

“We don’t want to just rush into something,” Sankey said. “It’s not injury reporting. It’s a very different circumstance given some of the privacy issues we have. Yet when you start to see the numbers of dollars being bet on legalized sports gambling around college sports — not just football, but men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball — all of those catch your attention.”

Sankey also said to not expect much chatter regarding future schedules. The SEC will be playing a division-less schedule for the first time since 1991, with the top two of the 16 teams playing in the SEC Championship in Atlanta.

Kentucky will kick off their season on Saturday, August 31st when they host Southern Mississippi.

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