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Playing Rules Oversight Panel

Panel approves synchronized diving for NCAA competition

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved synchronized diving to be an event option in non-championship and invitational meets, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.

Media timeout format approved in women’s basketball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the media timeout format for televised games.

PROP approves tweak to water polo penalty structure

Water polo officials will have more flexibility to address player conduct starting with the 2015-16 academic year.

Oil application guidelines approved in bowling

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved rules changes for next season in bowling, including new oil ratio application guidelines and changes to competitions with pool play matches.

Baseball Rules Committee recommends changes to help umpires get calls right

The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee recommended that umpires be allowed to conference to confirm or overturn an original call as to whether a fielder made a catch on a ball hit into the outfield during their July 14-16 meeting. If approved, the rule would take effect next year.

Field hockey players allowed to make certain plays above shoulder height

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a modification July 16 in field hockey that allows players to play the ball above shoulder height, provided the stick does not put other players in danger.

Panel approves experimental use of new softball

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel during a conference call on Wednesday approved an experimental rule for the use of a new softball during fall 2014 competition. The ball is softer but livelier than the softball now used in NCAA championships.

Women’s lacrosse teams free to experiment with pace-of-play rule this fall

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel during a conference call on Wednesday approved an experimental rule for the 2014 fall non-traditional season that requires the attacking team to keep the ball below or inside the 30-yard restraining line.

PROP approves modification of impeding runner rule

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel during a conference call on Wednesday approved to add the word “Flagrantly” to the men’s and women’s track and field rules pertaining to when a competitor should be in violation of impeding a runner.

Expanded video replay criteria approved in ice hockey

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel during a conference call on Wednesday approved several changes to the criteria for allowing video replay in men’s and women’s ice hockey effective in the 2014-15 season.

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