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When annointed czar of college basketball the first 2 things i will change are conference affiliated officials and if a player elects to go to college he has to stay 3 years.
Officiating has gotten horrific in college basketball. There are crews who are good but by and large the officials can't figure out how to call a fair game for the road team. It's making the game disgusting to watch.
The foul differential for everyone home versus away is absurd. Look at Florida playing at Tennessee, Tennessee at Georgia, duke at miami versus miami at duke, or ole miss at miss state. You have to be 15 points better than the home team. This goes for us to. We get away with a lot at home.
What's happened is you either have to be a great jump shooting team or have a huge and strong big man to win on the road. The physicality that home teams are allowed makes dribble drive nearly impossible.
Also most college teams (especially sec teams) don't have enough skill players to overcome the physicality needed to play on the road. Due to this we see astounding inconsistency in college basketball.
My opinion is that conference governed officials would allow for more accountability and the conference can be more selective than taking the guy who just got off a plane from Hawaii.
Secondly, is the draft eligibility issue. I'm for a system more similar to college baseball. Draft out of high school or go to college for 3 years. I'd also like it to be that high schoolers don't have to declare or get agents. If not drafted they just go to college.
The 3 years will help both levels of basketball. College increases from a skill and development standpoint and the nba gets players who are more mature.
I'm not sure this rule would help parity in college basketball but I'm for that. College basketball needs some truly great teams. The parity we have now is cause no one is great which makes for a crappy and inconsistent product.
Doubt I'm ever annointed but I wanted to have a plan just in case.
This post was edited by scottchap 13 months ago
Just for the case of argument, the foul disparity in our games at home is not close to what people seem to think. We still have more fouls called against us at home in more games than anyone else in SEC. I'm only saying this because It was in an article that I read Monday and if I find it I will repost. We have the highest ratio per game of fouls called against us to our opponents in SEC.
Oh and btw, You have my vote Czar!
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
My vote is in!
you would have to be the czar of the nba and the nba players association to make that happen.
Thanks for your support.
Yeah we are going to foul a lot no matter where we play due to our aggressive laziness.
Watching how well the officials called the Indiana game last nigt made me realize it is possible to call a game properly.
I see what u did there with aggressive laziness. Synonymous with fundamentally out of position, another epic oxymoron (G)
I make more money at my job because I have a higher level of education. If the NBA (or for that matter NFL, NHL, MLB) truly gave a s*it about kids getting an education, they'd set their rules such that it would behoove kids to go to school, stay there, and graduate....real simple, the NBA cap system should allow you to pay guys with more education more $ without it counting against the cap...would that screw over the Lebrom's and Howard's of the world?? Yeah--but I got no problem with them only being able to get 20 mil per year instead of 22 if it convinces other kids out there to focus on education...
+1 scottchap. Can you work on the whole alcohol sales thing as well once you appointed??? Have a good friend that went to Louisville (season ticket holder) and their games sound like an EVENT. Yum! Arena is supposedly one of the best places to watch a game in the country. He always says "it could be in a tent as long as their serving drinks and we're good."
Reduce the shot clock to 24 seconds. That's the easiest way to save college basketball.
One of the most honest, accurate depictions of what college basketball has become, especially in regards to officiating. It is destroying the integrity of the game.
There is still no sign of Duron Carter.
Really like this thread! Refs, 3 year idea and shot clock are all great points. I would add that the tournament has been the best and worst thing to happen to college basketball. The brand and the product has become over hyped, watered down and sub par. And this is what I fear will happen to football if they are not careful.
We would rarely get a shot off in our half court. 35 isn't even enough.smh
I know it will never happen, but I would love to see March Madness run like the baseball and softball tournaments. Much better format. Sadly, we value "Cinderella teams" and the pressure that win-or-go-home games create far more than we do crowning an actual champion. This is an issue that plagues all tournaments with one-game rounds, including the NFL (coughgiantscough), the difference being that unlike football a true tournament is practical in this case.
Sign me up for conference-affiliated officials, better pro rules, and a shorter shot clock. I don't know if I like going to 24 seconds because one of the best things about college basketball is that it's different from the NBA and the NCAA has made a number of changes recently to emulate the NBA. Pretty soon it will be like football: virtually indistinguishable from the pros outside of a handful of specific rules. 30 seconds sounds like a good compromise.
This post was edited by macamatic 13 months ago
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