Playing Rules

Modification to stick checks proposed in women’s lacrosse

The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee proposed changes to pregame and in-game stick checks for the 2019-20 academic year.

Ice hockey rules committee proposes clarification to video review

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee proposed that all video reviews for offsides or too many players on the ice infractions be coach’s challenges only.

Shot clock rule altered in women’s basketball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved resetting the shot clock to 20 seconds after an attempted field goal hits the rim and the offensive team rebounds the ball in the front court. The rule is effective for the 2019-20 season.

Men’s basketball 3-point line extended to international distance

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved moving the 3-point line to the international basketball distance of 22 feet, 1¾ inches in men’s basketball.

Video review option recommended in swimming

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Rules Committee proposed allowing the use of video review to determine if 15-meter infractions were accurately called.

Experimental 3-point line recommended for women’s basketball

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee approved an experimental rule to use the international three-point line for postseason events, excluding the three NCAA championships.

Proposal would extend 3-point line in men’s basketball

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee on Friday proposed moving the 3-point line to the international basketball distance of 22 feet, 1¾ inches.

DI basketball committee seeks feedback on multiteam-event concepts

The Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee completed its review of criteria for multiple-team events at its most recent meeting, narrowing to two the concepts that will be shared with NCAA members for feedback.

Proposal would let wrestlers compete in shorts

The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee recommended allowing wrestlers to compete in shorts designed for the sport and removing all language in the rules book regarding the length of a wrestler’s hair.

Soccer Rules Committee proposes hydration breaks

Based on a recommendation from the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee proposed hydration breaks at a set time during each half.

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