Friday, October 31, 2008

WAC refs to focus on these areas

Here it is straight from the WAC league office on what areas the referees will be focusing on this season. We've already witnessed the no-palming emphasis:

Official Blog of the WAC
Thursday, October 30, 2008
New Basketball Rules for the 2008-2009 Season

As we head into the basketball season there have been a few rule changes that you may be interested in…..

The following changes were approved by the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Committee:

Three Point Line: A significant rules change for the upcoming season is the moving of the men’s three point line to 20 feet 19 inches. The women’s three point line will remain the same (19 feet 9 inches)...

Go here for the remainder.

1 comment:

Patrick H said...

The moving screen on the high pick and roll has got to be brought under control. Players consistently slide or stick out a hip or elbow.

I like the emphasis on calling players for carrying the ball, but last season the refs seemed a bit arbitrary in the application of the rule.

If they want to get charging calls correct, they should start calling a technical foul on players that flop in an attempt to fool the refs. Once players start holding their ground instead of jerking themselves backward and falling to the ground, the refs will be able to see how much contact there actually is. Currently they try to judge contact by how the defender responds, and that just encourages the flopping. Is there a fan out there that doesn't get ticked off by the obvious flopping going on?