Men's Basketball

PROP approves rules changes for men’s and women’s basketball

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which met via conference call June 24, approved a change to how block/charge calls will be made in men’s basketball and added a 10-second backcourt rule in women’s basketball,...

Basketball preliminary rounds continue to be hosted in arenas and domes

The media has inaccurately reported that the Division I Men's Basketball Championship will no longer play regional semifinal and final games in domes. Staff should be aware that, in the future, regional games will be played at both domes...

Men’s basketball rules committee tweaks block/charge, Women’s committee adds 10-second backcourt rule

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended a significant focus on freedom of movement and a change to how block/charge calls will be made, and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended adding a 10-...

Scott Barnes named chair of Division I Men's Basketball Committee for the 2014-15 season

Scott Barnes, the vice president and director of athletics at Utah State University, has been named chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2014-15 season. Barnes will first serve as vice chair to Ron Wellman, the...

Calendar moves forward for Midnight Madness

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick Men’s basketball teams will be allowed to begin their first practice – celebrated at many schools with Midnight Madness events – up to two weeks earlier than in the past, starting this fall. The proposal was...

Midnight Madness could start earlier

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick Men’s basketball teams will be allowed to begin their first practice – celebrated at many schools with Midnight Madness events – possibly up to two weeks earlier than in the past, under a proposal advancing in...

Preparation runs deep for Men’s Final Four broadcast crew

By Greg Johnson NCAA.org Preparation makes perfect when it comes to producing and broadcasting the Men’s Final Four. From Mark Wolff, CBS’ coordinating producer of college basketball, throughout the entire television crew in Atlanta to...

Louisville’s Blackshear wins Elite 89 Award

Wayne Blackshear, a sophomore at the University of Louisville, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The Elite 89 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the...

The road less traveled

NCAA.org By Kat Krtnick As part of the 75th Celebration of March Madness, for first time in history, the NCAA Divisions I, II and III men’s basketball championships will be played in the same city during the same weekend. The brilliant...

The Best Final Four Games You've Never Heard of

Last year was the 75th anniversary of the Division I NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. The lists were plentiful regarding the Final Four's greatest hits. Since 1939, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has grown into one of...

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