Tuesday, January 29, 2008

News On The Horizon 1/29/2008

Butler Climbs In National Polls--ButlerSports.com

Women finally finding their stride--UIC Chicago Flame
Flame Forum

I know the NCAA is moving back the men's three-point line next season. Are they also moving the women's, or will there be two lines on the Pavilion court?

?Alex, College of Education

The men's line is the only one moving. Beginning next season the men's basketball three-point line will be extended to 20 feet, 9 inches from the basket. The line currently sits 19 feet, 9 inches.

The NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Rules Committees had floated the idea of implementing one one-foot thick line that would serve both the men and women, but decided against it. That would have changed the rule that says a three-point basket is counted only if a player's foot is beyond the line, not on it. It was decided that allowing feet on the line to count would be too difficult to judge whether or not the player's foot was extended over the line.

So starting next November, there will be two lines, the closer one for the women's game and the further for the men's.

Phoenix Weekly Sports Report, Jan. 28-Feb. 3--uwgbathletics.com

Weekly Panthers report--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Skinner Earns League Player Of The Week Nod--uwmpanthers.com

Men's Basketball Release #13--The Horizon League

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