Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Few New Rules From the NCAA



In case you missed it, the NCAA rules committee is back at work, tweaking the game in an effort to make it more safe and more fair. Last week a statement was released that outlined a few more rules and points of emphasis.

1.) No more charges can be taken by secondary defenders under the rim.
-What this means is that “certain” ACC teams that have made their living sliding a help man under the basket in order to take the charge at the last moment, after the ball handler has committed to attacking the rim, are out of luck. It will now mimic the NBA rule in which they us a semi-circle a few feet in front of the rim to help referees judge what “under the hoop” means, however the NCAA will NOT use that arc and make this another "judement" type call for the refs (which should be fun). This will limit collisions and take away an unfair advantage a savvy defender could gain by taking a charge underneath the hoop.

2) Opposing coaches can now select a player on the floor to replace an injured free throw shooter.
-What this means is that if a player is injured on a shooting foul, the oppsoing coach can choose which player that is currently on the floor to take the shots. Previously a coach could only substitute a player that was on the bench when the foul occurred to shoot the free throws.

3) Referees now have expanded use of video monitors in order to decipher flagrant fouls from Intentional or technical fouls.

-What this means is that you will probably see more ejections this year, as players won’t be getting away with fouling with a violent intent. This should not be confused with an “Intentional Foul” which is simply excessive contact (which by the way, the definition of “Excessive Contact” needs clarified. Last season an erroneous “Intentional Foul” call on Courtney Fells cost the Pack a game against VT) It seems like it will still all be based on judgment calls, but the refs will now be able to go back on wrong “flagrant” calls (which lead to ejection) and assign a lesser penalty if the replay shows there was no violent intent. In the past they could only upgrade a “technical” or “intentional” to “flagrant” (ejection) after use of a video replay.

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10 Responses to "A Few New Rules From the NCAA"
  1. Anonymous said...
    May 12, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Ferg lookin just like Mister Heat Miser in that Pic

  2. LKN said...
    May 12, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Your explanation of #2 is in conflict with the N&O's explanation

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 12, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    ^ our mistake. fixed

  4. Anonymous said...
    May 12, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    I think the new rules are good especially the no-charge underneath the basket. This should really hurt Duke the most.

  5. Bradford said...
    May 12, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    I can't watch college basketball unless it's State or the ACC or NCAA Tournaments because I can't stand the style of play anymore. Everything is a charge. Good to see them getting rid of it. I'd love to see the restricted area implemented in full.

  6. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 12, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    ^ so would we. I'd also like refs to actually make sure the defenders feet are planted. Lately, you're right, everything is a charge as long as the defender falls backwards and yells.

  7. Bradford said...
    May 12, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    The worst charges recently have been where the ball handler goes up, releases the ball (pass or shot), and on the way down runs into the defender.... charge. Technically, it's a charge. But seriously, how is the ball handler gaining an advantage?

  8. Dof87 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    I don't like the charge rule, but understand the problem. My gripe is that a defender should be allowed to establish & keep position under the basket if it is before the offensive player makes his move. Why should you have to move out of the way?

    They should be allowed to call a T on actors!

  9. Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    No way you should be able to take a charge under the basket. There are no illegal defense calls in college. So basically I can just stick a guy right under the basket and wait for the offensive player to make a move. Like a previous poster said...even if the guy is completely under control and shoots a floater well before he gets to the defender if he makes contact...that's a charge. No way. Get your head from under the flippin basket and play some D.

    Tank04

  10. Dof87 said...
    May 13, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    You can't "just stick a guy under the basket and wait", you'd get killed by the mid-range or the quick guys that pull up. If a defender has a position under the hoop before the offensive guy moves into the lane, the offensive guy has plenty of time to adjust. That what offense is all about - adjusting to the defenders.

 

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