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Big Ten ADs want the NCAA to create a standardized injury reporting system

Thanks to a landmark Supreme Court decision, sports gambling is now legal nationwide. Or, at least, states now have permission to make it legal nationwide.

Either way, gambling on college football games is expected to spike starting this season and, as such, Big Ten athletics directors have asked the NCAA's Football Oversight Committee to install a standardized injury reporting system.

"It would be a modified version of what the NFL has in place," Ohio State AD Gene Smith said, via CBS Sports. "If any of our members have any ideas, we need to get that in place now. I see some of these things being implemented to be pretty simple."

The NFL's injury reporting system is a 9-page document detailing when and how teams are to report injuries during the practice week, ahead of that weekend's game and during the game. Teams are required to report injuries three times during the week, with standard reporting language for practice and game participation.

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There are two hurdles to implementing this system, though: coaches and players.

Coaches are naturally hesitant to share any relevant information on their players' health -- Recall Chip Kelly and, later, Mark Helfrich at Oregon repeating, week after week, "We don't talk about injuries -- but would ultimately get on board if their opponent was bound by the same rules they were.

The bigger hurdle could be the players, by way of federal HIPPA laws.

"It could be interesting," UCLA AD Dan Guerrero told CBS. "If you don't get 100 percent of your players willing to allow you to do it (then it could be a problem)."

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