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Are Officials Working Too Many Games?

March 1st, 2010
Official John CahillIt's a question that's come up quite a bit in recent years: are officials overworked? And the answer in the eyes of many (yes) is followed by the question of what the NCAA should do about it. It's far tougher to avoid the truth with many websites now allowing visitors to not only track refs by the number of games that they work but also by trends such as how many times they've called games involving one team all the way down to how many fouls per game each official averages.

Three-Point Line: Breaking Down the Pros & Cons

May 16th, 2007
ACC

So the NCAA Rules Committee has recommended moving the three-point line back a foot, from 19’ 9” from the hoop to 20’ 9”. Over the past several days I have read numerous reactions to this proposed modification, which, if approved, will be implemented in the 2008-2009 season. Responses run the gamut from supportive to bitterly opposed, with quite a few doses of relative indifference lying indolently in the middle.