NCAA proposes rule changes for next basketball season

Multiple sources reported Friday morning that the NCAA is proposing new rules for the upcoming men’s basketball season.

The rules’ committee met Friday to propose the changes, CollegeSpun reported. The proposed rules have also been made public in a number of tweets for the masses to follow. Changes include time revolving around timeouts and physicality of play, just to summarize.

One highlighted rule will be the change to a 30-second shot clock, an issue that has been debated for about a year, Sporting News said in its report. The idea behind the shortened shot clock is to increase scoring chances.

Rules’ committee chair Rick Byrd said in a statment printed by CollegeBasketballTalk:

“The committee has taken significant steps to reverse the trends in the sport that are concerning to the men’s college basketball world. We have spent the past year collecting data, opinions and considering proposals that will help our game. Our anticipation is that dedicated officiating enforcement, along with this package of changes, will help balance the offense and defense in our game.”

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