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So glad that the stupid elbow rule will not be automatic anymore.
The college hoops game will be improved next season thanks to adjustments that will give the offense more freedom -- which means more scoring.
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The elbow rule was ridiculous. Glad that changed.
Yea that was the most ridiculous call ever
So now players may or may not get the call and IU had some no calls when players did that to Cody.
This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.
What I never understood about the elbow rule is why the unintended consequences weren't obvious to everyone when it was instituted. Inadvertent elbows happen. The penalty for that was too harsh under the way the rule was written, but at least they are adjusting it.
"Under the revised block/charge call in men's basketball, a defensive player is not permitted to move into the path of an offensive player once he has started his upward motion with the ball to attempt a field goal or pass," according to the new rule. "If the defensive player is not in legal guarding position by this time, it is a blocking foul. Previously, a defender had to be in legal guarding position when the offensive player lifted off the floor."
Looks like they're making a rather ambiguous way to call more blocking fouls to me. Lots of interpretation leeway, imo.
The nature of the play lends itself to ambiguity. The fix is to get it called consistently. I'm glad to see the, much needed, change to the elbow call. Next step is full time officials, that'll go a long way towards calling games consistently (read: fairly).
Well yeah, and they just made it more ambiguous. I don't consider that a good thing.
The Block/Charge is the toughest call for officials on the court. This just allows them to call it a blocking foul when it is not an obvious charge. If the defensive player hasn't been there for what seems like an eternity, it will probably be a block or should be called a block. It will still be one of the most debated calls every game.
Getting the officials all under the NCAA wing vs conferences would be huge. Nice to see the elbow rule giving more discretion to the officials. I hope that trickles down into HS.
Very nice! That elbow rule not only led to unnecessary flagrant fouls, it slowed the game way down with the replays.
How long has Norlander been at CBSSports.com ? I guess I am behind the times. Just learned on Monday that Goodman is no longer with CBSSports.com.
Always liked Norlander's work when he was at Fox and Yahoo.
If he is Goodman's replacement..... I am all for that !
I remember the days of NBA Jam and being able to swing your elbows relentlessly; throwing players across the court.....Can't we implement that?
At least that's one thing I won't have to deal with next year. Honestly, one of the most idiotic rules in a long time. It probably only handed out a legitimate flagrant foul 15% of the time.
I'd like to see them take a second look at the use of replay. Not to remove it entirely from the game, but there were games last season that almost stagnated due to overusing it for calls that wouldn't have affected the game in any significant manner.
The elbow rule needed adjusted and hopefully, this will do the trick. As for the block/charge call, there's just no easy fix. You can put two officials side-by-side, have a play unfold right in front of them and get two different calls. Just the nature of the beast.
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Every time I think I have a grasp of what constitutes a block/charge some ref comes along and totally blows my theory all apart.
New rule, TV Ted must retire effective immediately.
Hey, that rule would make every college basketball fan in the nation very happy.
"You don't accept in victory what you would not accept in defeat"- Tom Crean
Good to see that NCAA at least recognizes problem areas!
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I like the change to the elbow rule. The change to the block/charge rule just seems like unnecessary tinkering for the sake of doing something. I don't know that they can ever fix it, but I'd start by awarding fouls and/or suspensions for flopping.
Aaron Craft will somehow still get every charging call.
I think it will be interesting to see how closely they call the hands on a player and the arm bar. I dont think this is too much of a stretch from what should have been called in the past, but players have become used to putting their hands on offense that it will take some adjustment in technique.
only because it was self reported lol
My opinion may differ from others', but on 95% of the occasions, I am more than happy for the refs to take a look if they have serious doubts about how to call a play. Getting calls correct is imperitive to the integrity of the game, and if a 1-2 minute break in play can make that happen, then count me in!
The best defensive player on the planet is never out if position. Tic
Agree that it's the toughest call in basketball. My problem with college basketball has always been that they seem to give the defense the benefit of the doubt, when it should be the other way around IMO.
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