College Basketball Finally Gets The Charge Arc Under The Hoop

College basketball is finally taking the necessary step of adding the charge circle under the basket after leaving the call to the judgment of officials. The circle creates a concrete, visual representation of the point where a blocking call will be made, no matter if the defender's feet are set or not. If a defender is inside the circle, essentially under the hoop, significant contact will result in a block, no matter what. And though the rule has been around, redesigning the key to include the arc is a definite step forward.

The move was approved by the NCAA on Thursday morning and was received well by Lorenzo Romar and Ken Bone. By taking the judgment call out of the hands of officials, it should create a more consistent approach to fouls called under the hoop.

Lorenzo Romar tells me he thinks the arc addition is "great." Very happy with the change. WSU coach Ken Bone also pleased with arc. Talked to a few coaches this morning, prevailing thought: It's about time.

Via Todd Dybas

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.