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NCAA will allow wrestlers to have longer hair, loose shorts

NCAA will allow wrestlers to have longer hair, loose shorts

June 28th, 2019 by Associated Press in College Sports

The NCAA said wrestlers can wear looser fitting shorts and it has removed all language in the rules book regarding the length of a competitor's hair.

The sanctioning body announced Wednesday its oversight panel has approved both changes starting with the upcoming season.

Wrestlers previously competed only in traditional singlets, which are skintight. But athletes will now have the option to wear a form-fitting shirt with looser shorts designed for wrestling.

The rule that prohibited a wrestler's hair from extending below the level of a shirt collar in the back and below the earlobes on the side has been eliminated. But athletes still can't put greasy substances or oil in their hair.