Rules

New kickoff rules producing more touchbacks in FBS

By Greg Johnson New NCAA football kickoff-return rules produced more touchbacks in games played through Oct. 6 than all of the touchbacks that occurred during the entire 2011 season in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Through the first six...

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 changes will affect fall sports

By Greg Johnson As NCAA teams prepare to start in-season competition this fall, fans will see several rules changes in football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, field hockey, and men’s water polo. Each of those sport’s rules...

Men’s lacrosse rules committee proposes 30-second countdown to shoot after stall warnings

By Greg Johnson Looking to increase the pace of play in the sport, the Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended a 30-second countdown for teams to take a shot after the referee has issued a stall warning. All rules recommendations by the...

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