UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma has suggested that offensive deficiencies are keeping the women’s game from growing. His solution? Lower the rims to nine feet. I have to applaud him for making one of the dumbest practical suggestions in years from someone who’s listened to. Continue reading
In the National Semi-finals of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, I don’t think anyone was particularly happy about the refereeing. No one will say so explicitly lest they be sanctioned by the NCAA (fines for participants, access for press) but the whistle-holders were conspicuous in their inconsistency. There needs to be some reform. Continue reading
Referees in the WNBA will blow their whistle for a violation of the 8-second backcourt rule when they see the 24-second shot clock hit 16. It seems logical. After all, 24-8 = 16. But that’s wrong in this context. Continue reading
If somebody’s writing “rule” has the word “never” in it, or can be easily rephrased so as to have the word “never” in it, it’s probably safe to ignore… via Rules? What Rules? – Patricia C. Wrede’s Blog.
I’ve been saying this for years. I also wouldn’t mind the court being also proportionally enlarged. Watch old NBA stuff from the 50s and 60s and then watch a game from today…there’s now just too much beef in too small … Continue reading
“Maybe it makes sense to add the 10-second count to the women’s game, though I’m not really convinced, but going to a 35-second clock just because that’s what the men do would be one of the dumbest things ever done … Continue reading
Something like soccer’s delayed penalty might be a good idea to stop the strategy of preventing a breakaway score–without incurring a breakaway foul–from becoming common. Continue reading