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NCAA refs getting leeway in calling elbows to head

Updated: May 9, 2013, 10:16 PM ET
Associated Press

It appears the penalty for accidentally elbowing an opponent above the shoulders in college basketball won't be as costly next season.

The NCAA committees for men's and women's basketball rules want to give referees leeway in how they deal with those situations.

Pending approval by the Playing Rules Oversight Committee next month, referees who call an elbow to the head will be allowed to use a video monitor to determine the severity of the blow. If deemed inadvertent, the referee could ...

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