Wrestling

Mat-side video review could become available next season

By Greg Johnson The Wrestling Rules Committee has recommended making the mat-side video review rule an option for use beginning in the 2013-14 season, except at open tournaments. Under the proposal, which must be approved by the Playing...

Wrestlers build a community bridge

About 70 wrestlers from 13 Division II schools took time Wednesday afternoon to interact with kids at two Birmingham-area Boys and Girls Clubs. It was a good day not only for the participants and student-athletes, but also for veteran...

Former Division II and Olympic wrestling champion Blatnick dies

Jeff Blatnick, a former two-time NCAA wrestling champion at Division II Springfield College who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics, died of heart failure Wednesday in Schenectady, N.Y...

New rules go into effect for winter sports

By Greg Johnson College basketball season officially begins today, but college referees have been preparing for the season for weeks. NCAA National Coordinator of Officials John Adams and Secretary-Rules Editor Art Hyland have been...

Rules panel approves shot clock procedure in men’s lacrosse

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Friday approved rules changes in men’s lacrosse, including the establishment of a shot clock procedure that replaces the sport’s stall warning. The panel also approved changes in...

PROP approves rules to increase offense in ice hockey

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel during its conference call July 19 approved proposals aimed at increasing offensive opportunities in ice hockey next season. Among the changes is to allow some displacement of the goal...

New marketing tool helps wrestling coaches position programs for success

By Gary Brown Coaches in just about any college sport these days are responsible for more than just X’s and O’s. They’re also accountable for marketing their programs, especially for Olympic or non-revenue sports that don’t get the bulk of...

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