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Flopping will continue in NCAA

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08:25 AM ET 10.15 | The NBA recently announced some measures to crack down on flopping, with players subject to possible fines. But don't look for college basketball officials to forcefully address flopping. "They have some tools at their beck and call we don't have," Art Hyland said recently of NBA Commissioner David Stern and his league office staffers. Hyland, the NCAA's secretary/rules editor for college basketball and a former supervisor of Big East officials, noted how the NBA can levy fines. "We don't have that kind of strong hammer to prevent flops," he said. Until 2002, the NCAA rulebook allowed referees to assess a technical foul on a player deemed to have faked taking a charge. It was called so infrequently, even coaches forgot the penalty existed.

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October 15, 2012  08:50 AM ET

We must all be as slow and old as OT...can't even beat the spammers.

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October 15, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Not only is this a BB thread but they throw in the NBA to boot.

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October 15, 2012  01:54 PM ET

Back in the good ol' days, the more appropriate headline would've been "fapping will continue in NCAA Bball threads".


But not anymore.

::sigh::

October 15, 2012  02:28 PM ET

What about the "Flipping?" NEXT!

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