Notes from the Tournament Final

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Slippery Court

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed May 16, 2012 7:13 pm

Any who attended the WCC Tournament will remember the many near injuries and turnovers caused by the huge WCC Tournament logo at center-court at the Orleans Arena. Fortunately safety overrode advertising for the final and the logo was removed. Now, it appears the logo will be permanently gone.

A “non-rules” change will go before the NCAA this summer that would mean a court that is made of hardwood but covered with stick-on logos would not be in compliance.

From AOLSports:
Writing for NCAA.org, Greg Johnson said this is “non-rules change” year for the committee but that members felt compelled to recommend the change be implemented for 2012-13 because it affects player safety. The change would need to be approved by the playing rules oversight panel, which meets by conference call June 12.
The committee is not opposing on-court advertising but is asking that it be consistent with the court surface.
Most advertising stickers are placed on courts for exempt events or conference tournaments.
“The safety of our student-athletes has to come before anything else,” said John Dunne, the chair of the men’s basketball rules committee and coach at St. Peter’s. “We’re seeing players slip on the non-consistent parts of the floor too many times.
“Sometimes it takes a high-profile event to make a rules change. But we don’t want to sit back and wait for injuries to happen and then pass the rule.”

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Re: Notes from the Tournament Final

Post by dholcombe on Wed May 16, 2012 9:47 pm

Sounds like a good idea to me.

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Re: Notes from the Tournament Final

Post by DaTruRochin on Sat May 19, 2012 9:17 am

The fact that this took an actual NCAA committee is kind of a joke...

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