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    UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Coach Geno Auriemma says WBB would be more exciting if more layups were made:

    “Let’s say the average men’s player is 6-foot-5 and the average woman is 5-foot-11,” Auriemma said. “Let’s lower the rim seven inches, let’s say 7.2 inches to honor Title IX. If you lower it, the average fan likely wouldn’t even notice it. Now there would be fewer missed layups because the players are actually at the rim [when they shoot]. Shooting percentages go up. There would be more tip-ins.”
    I would tend to dismiss the idea if it came from anyone but a legend in the sport. Do you think he will have support from other coaches? Do you think it would help the game? I don't know that it would necessarily help us, but we are already a school that supports our WBB program. Obviously we are in a better position than most schools.

    Legendary Coach Geno Auriemma Proposes That The Rim Be Lowered In Women’s Basketball « CBS New York



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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    I think Geno forgot the after his "post"...

    I wonder how many WBB players are insulted by the proposition?


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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    They have lower nets in volleyball. Are the women insulted by this?


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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    They have lower nets in volleyball. Are the women insulted by this?
    I thought the men had raised nets.



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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    When you think about it it's kind of strange that women that aren't as tall and can't jump as high have the rims at the same height as men.



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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    I thought the men had raised nets.
    I'm insulted by this




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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    I thought the men had raised tents. (when watching womens volleyball)
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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    I'm insulted by this
    Munch on this for a second: men use smaller balls than women use for softball.



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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    Munch on this for a second: men use smaller balls than women use for softball.
    Is this because of a softball shortage caused by inclement weather in Equatorial Guinea?



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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    When you think about it it's kind of strange that women that aren't as tall and can't jump as high have the rims at the same height as men.
    I agree with this. It also makes a lot more sense why there's so much less dunking in WBB. It sort of makes the sport more boring.

    I wouldn't be offended by this if I were a college WBB player. Women are just shorter overall, it's just the way it is.


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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

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    I don't usually watch men's volleyball unless it is played on the beach.



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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Is this because of a softball shortage caused by inclement weather in Equatorial Guinea?
    yes, i feel like we already had a thread dedicated to the horrible shortage of softballs due to a poor yield this year, and the migrant labor strike didnt help either.


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    Re: UCONN WBB coach to propose lowering rim for WBB

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    When you think about it it's kind of strange that women that aren't as tall and can't jump as high have the rims at the same height as men.
    they use a smaller ball too, the rim should be lowered and made smaller.


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