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May 26, 2011 at 2:58 PM

NCAA approves rule changes

After a two-year review, the NCAA approved adding a three-foot restricted area arc below the basket that will help officials with making charging calls in the lane.
A secondary or help defender must establish position outside the arc in order to draw a charge. The arc exists in the NBA while college coaches have pushed for it for years.
Other rule changes include:
— The women’s three-point line will move back to 20 feet, 9 inches eliminating the need for two arcs on the court. The previous line was 19 feet, 9 inches.
— The terminology will change. The term intentional foul is replaced by “Flagrant 1” and flagrant calls will now be called “Flagrant 2.”
— The offsetting fouls scenario has been eliminated. Previously if opposing players drew a foul and a flagrant foul on the same play, no one shot free throws. Next season both players will take foul shots.


THURSDAY AFTERNOON NOTES:
— Washington senior Justin Holiday worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves early this week in a group that included Matt Howard, Keith Benson, Dogus Balbay, Diante Garrett and Jereme Richmond. Minnesota has the No. 2 and 20 picks overall in the draft.
— The Bleacher Reports pegs Oregon as one of 15 schools who might fly under the radar next season.
The Daily Bruin writes about the offseason workouts of sophomores Travis and David Wear who are a couple of reasons why many believe UCLA will win the Pac-12 title. The story includes a video clip of their workout.
— USC will take a trip to Brazil in August to play three exhibition games against Brazilian professional teams.
Sad story out of Oregon State about former Beavers player Lathen Wallace who faces a June 3 court date for allegedly assaulting a police officer and is dealing with mental health issues at a Portland facility.

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