The NCAA has revisited the infamous block/charge and undone a lot of last year's changes, a move which Mike DeCourcy sees as a serious mistake.
But the coaches and officials say that it isn't working. The NCAA head of officiating, John Adams, said in February that "[i]t’s almost to the point where we don’t have enough block/charge plays at the basket to judge the effectiveness of the rule,"
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Belmont's Rick Byrd, head of the NCAA committee which deals with rules, said that "We didn’t disagree that it created less charges. We thought a product of that was coaches felt like you couldn’t draw a charge. They started telling players don’t even try any more. The biggest reason was, it just was almost unworkable – unteachable, unlearnable by John Adams, our NCAA coordinator, and the officials’ supervisors in the conferences. Therefore, the coaches were unclear and definitely the players were unclear. Going forward, across the board people felt like they couldn’t understand it. The upward motion is not nearly as definitive as leaving the floor."