Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Rules Recaps

APRIL 22, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  NCAA Soccer Rules Recap

"The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved proposals that align collegiate soccer more closely with international rules.

Changes include new protocols for goalkeepers during penalty kicks and where attacking players can stand when the defending team has a wall of three or more players during free kicks.

The panel approved changes to the fighting rule, recategorizing many of the acts covered under the current rule into a violent behavior II red card violation.

And, video review can be used to correct timing issues. Timing issues must be corrected at the next stoppage of play and before the next restart."

>> Read the entire article from the NCAA

2. Field Hockey Rules Review

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule change regarding suspended games in field hockey.

If a game is suspended or interrupted and cannot be resumed, it is considered complete if 48 minutes (80%) of playing time has elapsed, unless the rule is overridden by a mutual agreement between the teams before the beginning of the game or by conference policy.

This change brings field hockey in line with other outdoor sports, such as lacrosse, soccer and baseball, which have similar rules.

The panel approved the formation of an NCAA Field Hockey Rules Subcommittee effective Sept. 1. The rules subcommittee will comprise eight members representing the existing Division I, II and III Field Hockey Committees, which select, seed and bracket the three NCAA championship tournaments.

>> Read the entire NCAA article

3. NCAA Football Rules Committee Meeting

Players disqualified for targeting will be allowed to remain on the sidelines starting with the 2020 football season.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the rules change Monday. Players flagged for targeting will remain disqualified from the game. But instead of being ejected and required to head to the locker room after a targeting foul — which had been the rule since 2013 — players will be permitted to remain in the team area. All other aspects of the targeting rule remain the same.

For the first time in football, the panel approved a guideline for instant replay officials to complete video reviews in less than two minutes.

This will be an overall expectation for replay officials, and reviews that are exceptionally complicated or involve end-of-game issues should be completed as efficiently as possible without a stated time limit.

The panel approved a rule that restricts the number of teammates wearing the same jersey number to two. The rules regarding players using duplicate numbers continue to require that they play different positions and aren’t on the field at the same time.

>> Read the entire NCAA article

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4.  #WatchD3

Our campaign to have past Division III athletics contests made available to those quarantined and looking for quality viewing continues.

Television on Apple iOS 13.3   Today's Feature  Television on Apple iOS 13.3

2011 SCAC Baseball Tournament

Oglethorpe vs. Rhodes

We found a way to provide you with an entire day's worth of entertainment - a 21-inning baseball game. Yes, 2-plus games in what was - at the time - the longest DIII game on record. How long was it? Rhodes' Andrew Miller batted 11 times. Oglethorpe left 28 runners on base. The Lynx' Hunter Chandler threw 10 2/3 innings of 1-run relief, while the Petrels' Cory Leff tossed nine scoreless with 12 punch-outs.

And the box score, in case you don't have all day.

all we ask is that you add #WatchD3 as a hashtag when you post a video from a past game at your institution.

5.  The List

Women's 100-Meter Dash Record Progression
includes only active Division III members

11.78 - Lisa Dillard, Christopher Newport, 5/22/87
11.71 - Muffy Israel, Carthage, 5/25/02
11.66 - Ruby Blackwell, Methodist, 5/15/11
11.66 - Ashlynn Davis, Methodist, 5/15/11
11.65 - Tyra Abraham, CMS, 3/24/18 and 4/28/18

record-holder, 11.64 - Rhondale Jones, Lincoln, 1999

Men's Mile Record Progression
includes only active Division III members

4:14.9h - Russ Bonham, Whittier, 6/20/53
4:06.6h - Scott Barrett, North Central, 5/31/74
4:04.46 - Barrett, 5/31/75
4:03.9h - Dan Henderson, Wheaton, Ill., 1980
4:01.53 - Mark Beeman, Brandeis, 1985
4:01.35 - Isaac Garcia-Cassani, Geneseo, 4/21/18

Haverford's Karl Paranya ran a 3:57.6 on May 14, 1997, in a race that apparently isn't recognized by the USTFCCCA. 

6.  Comings and Goings
7.  Tweet of the Day

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