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NCAA committee recommends change in goaltending rule

Updated: May 12, 2008, 4:52 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- An NCAA committee has recommended changing the goaltending rule so that a ball that is completely above the rim and has already hit the backboard could not be touched, regardless of whether it is on an upward or downward flight.

"This change better defines and discerns the act of goaltending," Brad Jackson, chairman of the NCAA basketball rules committee and coach at Western Washington, said Monday.

Previously, only a ball on a downward flight after touching the backboard ...

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