The NCAA football rules committee wants to experiment with helmet cameras and other ways technology could be used on the field.

Wireless communication between coaches and players on the field and the use of computers on the sideline also will be studied, the committee announced Wednesday after two days of meetings in Indianapolis.

The NCAA is hoping to gather data about expanding the use of technology in college football with an eye toward implementing rules as soon as the 2016 season.

"We'd like to get that rolling," said Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, who serves as the committee chairman. "Is that too ambitious? Is that too optimistic? I don't know. I think that's quite feasible."

Several conferences proposed experimenting with these rules, and Calhoun suggested the technology be used in five or six December bowl games during the 2015 season.

The helmet cameras likely would be placed on quarterbacks and used to enable coaches to see what the player is seeing on the field. While the committee wants the cameras for coaching, Calhoun acknowledged they could become part of a television broadcast.

"If it can go forward for more media use in a way maybe even for television to piggyback on it, hopefully that's even more beneficial going down the road," he said.

Wireless devices in helmets that enable coaches to give directions or play calls to quarterbacks and one defensive player are used in the NFL. Communication is allowed only between plays and cut off when the play clock reaches 15 seconds. Calhoun said he'd like to have a similar rule in college football. "Any ways that we can improve communication," he said.

The committee also passed a proposal to adjust the ineligible-man-downfield rule from 3 yards to 1 yard past the line of scrimmage. The 3-yard rule had become too difficult for officials to call.

Baseball

Lucroy will miss at least a month

All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks of spring training for the Milwaukee Brewers because of a strained right hamstring.

Lucroy said he first was injured during a game in August and aggravated the injury while training recently.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report next week to the team's spring training facility in Arizona. Brewers assistant General Manager Gord Ash said he is hopeful Lucroy will be ready for the April 6 opener against Colorado. "One thing we wanted to make clear here, he can still throw, he can still hit," Ash said.

Marlins get 2017 All-Star Game

•The Marlins' wait to host an All-Star Game will end in the franchise's 25th season. The Marlins, whose Marlins Park opened in 2012, have been awarded the 2017 All-Star Game, a source said. An announcement by Major League Baseball is planned for this week.

NFL

Tampa Bay dumps McCown

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers terminated the contract of quarterback Josh McCown, clearing salary cap space for free agency and separating themselves from a move gone bad.

McCown, 35, went 1-10 as a starter and had the second-lowest passer rating in the NFL after signing a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bucs last winter.

Tampa Bay has the No. 1 pick in the draft and is weighing the prospect of making Florida State's Jameis Winston or Oregon's Marcus Mariotta the team's quarterback of the future.

Giants add CFL center, cut Wilson

•The New York Giants signed Canadian Football League center Brett Jones and waived 2012 first-round draft pick David Wilson, a running back whose career was cut short by a neck injury.

Monte Kiffin, who was assistant head coach last season, won't return to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff next season, a source said.

•A man found dead in a car in Petaluma, Calif., has been identified as former San Diego Chargers quarterback Jesse Freitas. An investigation found no indication of trauma or foul play, and the results of toxicology tests are awaited. His family has said he had mental illness.

Golf

Arrest made in Allenby case

There's been an arrest in connection with credit cards stolen from Australian golfer Robert Allenby, Honolulu police said.

Allenby was in Honolulu for the Sony Open when he said was beaten and robbed after missing the cut on Jan. 16.

Police said Wednesday a 32-year-old man already in custody was arrested.

AROUND THE HORN

WNBA: The Los Angeles Sparks signed guard Erin Phillips, who lead the league with a shooting percentage of 44.9 on three-pointers last season for Phoenix.

Broadcasting: Basketball analyst Greg Anthony will have a charge of soliciting prostitution dropped if he does 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months. He was arrested Jan. 16.

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