It is a measure of how behind college soccer is that the official time is still kept on the scoreboard, the clock runs down from 45 minutes, and there is no stoppage time per se.
At its annual meeting, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee recommended to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel making referees the official time keepers.
Referees will signal how much stoppage/extra time is left and blow the final whistle, ending the spectacle of p.a. announcers counting down the final 10 seconds of a half or overtime period. Clocks
will run from zero to 90 minutes, as you'd normally see at a soccer match.
“In discussions with match officials, as well as the coaching community, the opportunity to align with
FIFA rules regarding added time makes common sense for our game,” John Trask
, chair of the committee and men’s soccer coach at Wisconsin, told NCAA.com
. “Match officials worldwide are responsible for
administrating the length of a soccer game, and it will be a significant enhancement to college soccer.”