With college basketball kicking off across the nation this weekend, it’s important to have a refresher on some of the changes the NCAA made during the offseason.The shot-clock has been shortened from 35 seconds to 30, and the three-foot arc under the basket is now four-feet.Brazzoni: College hoops “unwatchable” because of system, not shot clockThe long NBA season wrapped up in mid-June and it ended with the Golden State Warriors taking home their first Read…Here are some other points of emphasis the NCAA said officials will be on the lookout for during the 2015-16 season.We’ve highlighted a few key aspects below:Shooters kicking their legs out This has been a tactic shooters have used to draw a foul, usually from three-point range. Officials have been instructed to not blow their whistle if they deem a shooter has done this. But if the kick and contact is severe enough, officials can rule it an offensive foul.Offense no longer allowed to score on charging fouls In past seasons, if the ball had been released before contact was made, the basket would count. In 2015-16, though, regardless of whether the ball goes in or not, the points will not count on a charging call.Officials can use replay monitors at any point to determine shot-clock violations The example used in the NCAA new rules video shows Nigel Hayes driving to the hoop against Kentucky in the national semifinal win. Because the controversy happened with more than two minutes left in the game, officials couldn’t use replay monitors to determine whether or not Hayes got the shot off in time.Emphasis on vertical spaceThe NCAA defines vertical space as a “cylinder” above the offensive player, so he can “make a basketball move.” If the space is violated, it should be a foul.Faking Fouls Officials will have the chance to review whether or not players have faked getting fouled. If the refs determine a player has faked a foul, the opposing team will be awarded two shots and the player will receive a technical foul.10-second clock to advance ball past halfcourt Teams now have the ability to call timeout before the ball crosses halfcourt and renew the 10-second limit to move the ball into the offensive half.You can watch the video the NCAA released to see all of the changes. For some reason, there are a lot of Wisconsin-Kentucky highlights there.
August 17, 2020
Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“So her love for those people and respect for those people often caused us to not make the right choice, or (else) there’s no decision. And so I said, ‘Listen, you can’t run a corporation like this. You can’t have everybody think they can have a voice or an opinion about the final decision.’“Too many people have too many opinions and too much power.”If Magic is to be believed – and I don’t disbelieve him – the situation is even worse than we thought. Not only do the Rambises, Linda and Kurt, have major influence, and not only is Phil Jackson, Jeanie’s former fiancé, still providing counsel, but Magic asserted that Jeanie’s younger brothers, Joey and Jesse (the VP of research and development and assistant GM/scouting director, respectively), were angling for more power. And Tim Harris, the president of business operations, seems to be weighing in on basketball matters as well.Johnson described the process toward the end of his tenure as Lakers president, when he’d decided to fire Luke Walton as coach.“We had three meetings,” he said. “I showed her the things he did well and the things he didn’t do well and said, ‘Listen, we gotta get a better coach.’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs And then he noted that “Linda Rambis is an incredibly trusted colleague and partner for all the employees at the Lakers.” Translation: Jeanie’s friend and Kurt’s wife will still have a strong voice, and in all likelihood, little will change.A critical summer, with the No. 4 pick in the draft and enough salary cap room for a max contract, could turn on what free agents think of the organization. The reports of organizational chaos and the GM’s reputation for trustworthiness will be weighed, and Magic burning the house down Monday certainly wasn’t helpful.“We know who we are,” Pelinka argued. “We know the characteristics and qualities we stand for. We know as a staff and feel very strongly that if people judge and evaluate us for who we are as an organization and the vision and the path going forward, we feel it’ll be a very, very strong appeal for the great players to come here.”Either that or they’d better hope that LeBron James is still a world-class closer off the court, [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter “… The first day it was, ‘Let’s think about it.’ The second day it was, ‘OK, you can fire him.’ The third day: ‘Um, we should try to work it out.’ So we went back and forth like that, and then she brought Tim Harris into the meeting. Tim wanted to keep him because he was friends with him. … I looked up and said, ‘Wait a minute. I only answer to Jeanie Buss. Now I got Tim involved.’ And I said it’s time for me to go.’ I got things being said behind my back. I don’t have the power I thought I had to make the decisions.”So Magic stepped away, and a couple of days later Walton was fired anyway.What was supposed to be Vogel’s introduction to L.A. on Monday turned into a rare opportunity to grill Pelinka, given the silence of others in management since season’s end. To his credit, he answered the questions sincerely, if sometimes disingenuously.“I collaborate with the staff, many of whom are at this press conference today,” Pelinka said when asked if the decision-making process had changed. “Then I make a recommendation to Jeanie, and she blesses that or not. So it’s very clear and very simple.”Related Articles EL SEGUNDO — Who would have been willing to bet, at mid-morning Monday, that Rob Pelinka would actually show his face at the 11 a.m. news conference to introduce new Lakers coach Frank Vogel?Give him credit, regardless of what you think of his ability as a general manager. Pelinka showed up and did not shrink from the questions, a large number of them referencing Magic Johnson’s scorched-earth appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” on Monday morning, when he accused Pelinka of backstabbing and outlined what many of us have suspected all along – with so many voices trying to influence controlling owner Jeanie Buss, nothing gets done.The quotes about Pelinka – sample: “When I took the job, you know how many agents called me and said, ‘You gotta watch out for him?’” – were the juicy stuff and got most of the attention. But Magic’s observations about the cacophony at the conference table cut to the heart of the problem, possibly the biggest obstacle between the organization and its presumed return to greatness.“It’s too many people at the table,” Johnson said. “So what happens is, everybody gets to share their opinion, and there’s so much information coming at her that when I say, ‘Hey, we gotta do this,’ she can’t make a decision because they said, ‘No, don’t go the way Magic goes, you gotta go left instead of going right.’ Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers
August 14, 2020
Rusk 0/3 1BB 1SBAdams 0/3 1SACBuck 1/4 1RBI 2SBE Goodrum 1/3 1R 1RBI 1HR 1SBDry 0/3DeJarnett 1/2 1RBI 1SFA Goodrum 3/3 1RLewellen 0/2 1SAC 1ROEOathout 0/3 1R 1ROE 1FC 1SBFollow us on Twitter. 2015 Wellington girls softball team.Sumner Newscow report â€” The Wellington girls softball team lost to Mulvane 6-3 in the first round of the Class 4A Regional.Wellington finishes the season at 9-10. Mulvane would go on to win the regional championship over Winfield with a 3-2 victory.This game was delayed 24 hours because of rain. And when the game started under looming skies, there was hope the weather gods would allow this game to materialize. The Lady Dukes had its final regular season double-header canceled and hadnâ€™t played since April 30. So bad weather has been par for the course this season.In the early going, the game looked promising for the Lady Dukes. Mulvaneâ€™s leadoff batter opened the game with a triple and would eventually score on a wild pitch.Â But Wellington shut the Mulvane offense down for the next four innings and proceeded to build a 3-1 lead. Abby Goodrum, who was 3-for-3 at the plate, would score in the third after singling and advancing around the bases on fieldersâ€™ choices.Then in the fourth, Erin Goodrum doubled and came home on a Bailey DeJarnett sacrifice.In the fifth, McKenna Oathout reached base on an error, stole second, and was singled home by Ryleigh Buck.But the bottom of the fifth proved to be Wellingtonâ€™s undoing. The inning started off fine as the first two Wildcat batters were thrown out. But a plethora of singles, fielders choices, a hit pitch and an error led to five Mulvane runs. Going into the sixth, Wellington was seeing a 6-3 deficit.The Crusaders would never get to home plate again and the season came to an end.For the Lady Dukes, it was a season that started slowly, but would win six of the last eight games.The Crusaders have almost everyone returning except for Jade Dry and Maggie Fink. Next year should be a fun season. Mulvane 6 Wellington 3WHS Â 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Â Â 3 6 2MHS Â 1 0 0 0 5 0 x Â Â 6 4 2WP HayesLP Â Lewellen 6I 4H 6R 3ER 0BB 3K 1HBP Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments