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Assuming there is one, some major rule changes approved:

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The annual NCAA Rules Committee meeting, which was held by conference call from roughly 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day since Tuesday, ended on Friday and committee members voted to propose limiting face-off specialists to a standing position (meaning they are no longer allowed to put one knee on the ground), hold their stick in a “neutral grip” position (as opposed to the more popular motorcycle grip) and emphasis will be placed on the existing rule disallowing them to withhold the ball via a clamp for an extended period of time.

Additionally, sources are telling IL that a change will be made to the dive rule. Now, a goal will be disallowed if a player that lands in the goal-mouth area, regardless of whether he is pushed.

Lastly, sources tell IL that while it was discussed, shortening the length of the shot clock after a reset has been pushed into the future in light of the recent decision to postpone the requirement for all NCAA members to have two visible shot clocks at their home venue.

The article said due to the unusual timing and loss of 2020 season; the rules ARE official; but an additional comment period "may be" allowed?  Seemed contradictory, but whatever?

Assuming the rule holds, the fogo rule is intended to decrease the power of the elite fogos. Face-off rule changes in the past have been bitterly fought and more than once changed or diminished before implementation. The head of the "face-off academy " said start preparing new strategies NOW, as he believes the new rule WILL be implemented in spite of MUCH debate. 

Also, RESET shot clock rule being held up by some schools balking over the expense of two visible clocks. How ridiculous is that; and how expensive is that anyhow? Seem most already have two?

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IT IS OFFICIAL:  

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The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel voted on Wednesday to approve the recommendations made by the Men's Rules Committee nearly two months ago that eliminate face-off specialists' ability to line up with their knee down and their hands holding the stick the same direction. Instead, players must now be in what's called the "standing neutral grip" posture, often abbreviated SNG on social media.

 

Don't actually understand the grip difference: but article said motorcycle  grip "both palms down" and knee down, eliminated will cause "less" clamping. A little confusing, because the article said clamping was a penalty and no longer allowed. So if not allowed already {i.e. a penalty}, why do they need to change the stance and grip to REDUCE clamping that is not even allowed in the first place??  I know I am missing something and IL has a podcast by TD that helps explain things; but I did not listen to the podcast, having never played the game, doubt it would have cleared anything up for me. I did watch a short video, by a FOGO coach, but all he said was STOP complaining and START working/practicing the new procedure/rules.

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Noticed football & BB rosters via this blog. Checked and saw Lax also. Very surprised because even in "usual" of times lax always up late.

Noticed #9 McComber listed; he had been reported on the transfer portal. Showed some positive signs in last years appreciated season; after being a bust his freshman year. Skidders not listed; so early roster does seem to be up-to-date from what I could determine.

Anyone know if lax will be able to compete in "FALL BALL" tournaments/games/scrimmages???  After losing all/most of the spring season; IMHO it would be vital to get them some game practice/experience ASAP!

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BIG MISTAKE IMHO!!!!! FBS football playing coast to coast. Lacrosse NEEDS to get back on the fields facing opponents ASAP. The have already loss nearly a full season. 

In a separate survey of coaches only moderate optimism about having a SPRING 2021 season. Article did not really identify coaches surveyed; but Duke head coach who did vote positive,  said he was not sure why so many were only moderate or below. I also do not understand coaches being so pessimistic? Isn't it a BiG part of their job to build hope, confidence and positive attitudes in players?

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After the America East Conference announcement for Basketball... I cannot wait to see what happens with the Lacrosse schedule...

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The article hinted or at least sounded to me, that a normal Spring schedule is hoped. Getting the format for fall and winter in-order and perhaps reduced in some cases with the goal of being able to normalize Spring sports and schedules. Perhaps I am reading it entirely wrong; but I hope the goal is reduce conflicts with spring sports to compensate them and insure they get a full season?? Remember @ this point they have already lost the most because of covid.  Thoughts/opinions about lacrosse and other spring sports.

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[doll--duke outdoor lacrosse league; even post scores & standings on their web site.]

Article in IL how Duke is using in-house scrimmages to add competition and fun in lieu of fall ball. Not really new, since Duke generally does NOT like to face other schools in the fall. But it another article, North Carolina is using a similar approach this fall. NOT saying UA should emulate {all though those are pretty good programs to imitate}; but it would be NICE to hear that UA lacrosse is out on the field these days. Anyone hear or see anything going on??

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