Yesterday the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended a number of changes to the rules. Perhaps the most significant of these changes will be the official implementation of the restricted three-foot arc under the basket -- similar to the circle currently featured by the NBA. If approved by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on June 9, 2011, the arc rule change will become a reality this season (2011-12)! It's high time they did this IMHO.There are a number of other changes also under consideration. Among these are:
1. Timeouts: Coaches can call timeouts only during dead ball periods.
2. Monitor reviews: Coaches can request a monitor review by officials at any time during a game. If coach is wrong, team loses a time out -- like football.
3. Flagrant fouls: Essentially eliminates the intentional foul and makes it a new flavor of a flagrant foul. Only the most flagrant of flagrant fouls will result in ejection.
4. Timeout warnings: The first time a team is late returning to the court after a timeout officials will warn the team. After that, the officials can start play whether or not the offending team is on the court.
5. Double fouls: If officials call a double foul the more egregious foul will be enforced -- these will not be considered offsetting as is the case now.
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