Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
The Division I Council approved legislation Wednesday at the NCAA convention that adjusts the start of practice for the football and basketball seasons, pending approval this spring from the Division I Board of Directors. In football, this measure corrects the problem created last year when two-a-days were eliminated. Under the change, football teams may open practice 29 days before their first games. Basketball teams may start practice on the Tuesday before the second Saturday of October — a shift of less than a week from the current date.