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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NCAA Approves New Rules for 2016

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel recently approved a number of rule changes proposed by the Softball Rules Committee, the most significant of which will permit the usage of in-game video and statistical technology. The Committee stated that this will eliminate the "burden of enforcement", which implies teams have already been using the technology.

Some of the other approved new rules:
Defensive players will no longer be allowed to block a base without possession of the ball, or being in the act of catching the ball;
Tournament hosts will be permitted to live stream all games that do not involve them;
Non traditional, or dome games must have regulation fences. If not, home runs will be be ground rule doubles;
Deliberate throwing of the ball at an umpire will result in all sorts of ejections, obviously a response to a recent viral video!

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