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    Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    FOX Sports - COLLEGE BASKETBALL - Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - College basketball players might want to start working on longer shots.

    Two decades after adding the 3-point line, the NCAA men's basketball rules committee approved a measure Thursday that will move the line back one foot from 19 feet, 9 inches to 20 feet, 9 inches. If approved by the playing rules oversight committee on May 25, it would mark the first major change to 3-pointers since their adoption.


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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back


    I just saw this as well and was going to post. This means yet another line on the court since the women's line didn't change. What next?


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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    Yeah...this will be quite confusing on courts that have both NBA and men's/women's college games.

    Won't take place until '08 if approved.



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    Kansas's 3 pointers will still count from the womens line.



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    I can't see how this rule can be viewed as a good thing. The current 3 point line is the great equalizer in sports, allows a less talented team to compete with the best...if they can make 3's.



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    Long overdue.



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    I like it! Move the line! I can drain from the Highschool line. NCAA scolorship athletes should be able to shoot the three from 20'9". It is only a foot farther, with thier strength and conditioning it should be a non-factor.

    We may have to color code the lines for the zebras though. Blue is for boys and pink is for girls....can you handle that Hightower? Gooood.


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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    they should move it back another 8 feet, maybe we'd see a guy hit a 15 foot jump shot this year



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    I really see no reason to do it. What's the point. It's not like the score of a game right now is 150-160. I think it makes the games a little more exciting where it's at. It's a little easier to make a game tying shot from the old three point line. Oh well.



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    I am not a fan of it, but then again I'm stuck in my ways about things like this. I love how you can live and die by the 3-pointer.


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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    Quote Originally Posted by CyTom View Post
    I can't see how this rule can be viewed as a good thing. The current 3 point line is the great equalizer in sports, allows a less talented team to compete with the best...if they can make 3's.
    I'm with CyTom on this issue. I'm not a fan of the change. Overall NCAA three-point shooting percentages are still in the high 30's, which is not an indication that it is too easy. The three-pointer has revolutionized the college game and made it much more exciting. What's to gain by jacking with the rule and making it even more difficult for a good-shooting, fundamentally sound team to compete with a team full of top talent and future NBA players?

    Also, aesthetically, the current three-point line just looks right. It forms a perfect arc right along the top of the key. Not only will a new three-point line mess with the appearance of the court, but having different three-point lines for the women's game (and possibly the NBA) will look horrible -- and be hopelessly confusing.

    Finally, if they're going to move the thee-point line, why not move it to the international distance of 20'6"? Wouldn't it make more sense to create more consistency in the rules between the international game and the college game rather than make them even more disparate?



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    1 other thing. Is the 3 point line broke where it's at now. Last I heard if it's not broke, don't fix it.

    Also they pulled some rule changes last year in football for no reason. I am pretty sure that changing stuff with any sport for no reason is a bad idea.



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    Does anyone know where we can write some of these very good concerns to? I don't know if it will help, but I want to try.


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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    I'm all for it but I feel sorry for the kids that have to play through the change. When you have shot a certain distance your whole life, it is going to take a little time to adjust.



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    Re: Measure passes to move 3-point line back

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Does anyone know where we can write some of these very good concerns to? I don't know if it will help, but I want to try.
    With the NCAA's fabulous track record of actually listening to the fans whose financial contributions allow it to exist in the first place, I'm sure our letters or e-mails would be verrrrry persuasive. (Actually, I think you've got a great idea there, mjones34, I just can't help but be pessimistic when I think of the out-of-touch monolith that is the NCAA...)



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