The Official Off Season Thread

Rams4Life

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Why share this, and in multiple threads at that? We all know he and his family are still grieving. This tweet honestly has nothing to do with our offseason or the team. Yes, Keshawn is publicly putting something personal on twitter, but unless it has something to do with the TEAM, leave it on twitter. If he's tweeting something basketball or team related, share away.
 

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Proposed rule changes for 2021-22 (not a given that any of these will actually be adopted):


The convoluted foul rule that eliminates 1-and-1 free throws is silly, IMO, and if you're going to do that, just switch from halves to quarters and use WBB foul rules.

Eliminating the 10-second rule would be a huge mistake. It would make pressing pointless and games would become slogs, especially toward the end of each half.
 
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BradRamFan

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Eliminating the 10-second rule would be a huge mistake. It would make pressing pointless and games would become slogs, especially toward the end of each half.
I think that is the idea. While teams can still press to attempt a physical TO but not a 10 sec TO. The question is will it be worth the effort. I believe the NCAA thinks it won't be worth it, thus speeding up the game to get more in transition type game and increase the offensive number of points per game and further attempting to diminish the defensive parts of the game.
Trying to make it like the up and down, run and gun NBA type game
 

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Proposed rule changes for 2021-22 (not a given that any of these will actually be adopted):


The convoluted foul rule that eliminates 1-and-1 free throws is silly, IMO, and if you're going to do that, just switch from halves to quarters and use WBB foul rules.

Eliminating the 10-second rule would be a huge mistake. It would make pressing pointless and games would become slogs, especially toward the end of each half.
If they really want to do something interesting, get rid of the 5min overtime and do something like this:
Note: Kurt Russell made all of those shots...
 
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And go to quarters vs. halves. In all other levels of hoops besides men's college', they use quarters to break up the game. The quarters would result is much more natural break in the action for commercials and substitutions.
 
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Wolfpack Ram

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Proposed rule changes for 2021-22 (not a given that any of these will actually be adopted):


The convoluted foul rule that eliminates 1-and-1 free throws is silly, IMO, and if you're going to do that, just switch from halves to quarters and use WBB foul rules.

Eliminating the 10-second rule would be a huge mistake. It would make pressing pointless and games would become slogs, especially toward the end of each half.
It will NOT make pressing pointless. You still have a shot clock. Pressing runs down the shot clock to the point it hurries teams in running their half court offense. Also, there are way more turnovers from the full court press than there are 10 second violations.
 

Wolfpack Ram

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If the NCAA wants to change any rules, then they need to focus on the current transfer rules. They have created a quasi free agency system that's turning into an absolute train wreck. It is bad for college basketball and has totally changed the recruiting landscape. The only players that should be able to transfer without sitting out a year should be those players whose coach has left the school for another coaching job, or if they are grad transfers. Everyone else needs to sit a year if they want to transfer.

These D1 kids have been pampered most of their basketball careers and have never really dealt with adversity when it comes to their role on their team. Sometimes, dealing with adversity makes players/people stronger. Being able to quit/transfer without penalty when you don't get your way is not helping these players long term.
 
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Mercury

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If the NCAA wants to change any rules, then they need to focus on the current transfer rules. They have created a quasi free agency system that's turning into an absolute train wreck. It is bad for college basketball and has totally changed the recruiting landscape. The only players that should be able to transfer without sitting out a year should be those players whose coach has left the school for another coaching job, or if they are grad transfers. Everyone else needs to sit a year if they want to transfer.

These D1 kids have been pampered most of their basketball careers and have never really dealt with adversity when it comes to their role on their team. Sometimes, dealing with adversity makes players/people stronger. Being able to quit/transfer without penalty when you don't get your way is not helping these players.

The NCAA is in the process of approving a rule to allow players to transfer once without having to sit out a year.
 

Wolfpack Ram

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The NCAA is in the process of approving a rule to allow players to transfer once without having to sit out a year.

That is what I am talking about. It has basically been in effect this year and it's killing college basketball. As of April 1st, there were over 1,200 players in the transfer portal, and the number continues to grow. Some are expecting the portal to top out at approximately 1,500 players.
 

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I think that is the idea. While teams can still press to attempt a physical TO but not a 10 sec TO. The question is will it be worth the effort. I believe the NCAA thinks it won't be worth it, thus speeding up the game to get more in transition type game and increase the offensive number of points per game and further attempting to diminish the defensive parts of the game.
Trying to make it like the up and down, run and gun NBA type game
Not sure how allowing a team to walk up the court and set their offense "speeds up" the game.
 

Wolfpack Ram

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What defects in the game are they trying to fix? What is bad about the 10 second rule? What will going to quarters accomplish other than make games longer to play? Changing things for the sake of changing things. SMH.

Agree that the transfer rules are a joke right now.

They are also looking at going to 6 fouls but it is not a clean 6 fouls per game. You will need a scorecard to figure out fouls if the NCAA adopts what they have mentioned. Being allowed 6 fouls in a game will depend upon how many fouls you get in the first half.