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Thursday’s Arizin: Challenge flags in college hoops, yay or nay?

The NBA’s doing it, should college hoops follow their lead?

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Congratulations on surviving the ‘slowest day in sports!’ Sure, there was a certain “awards” show on last night, but that’s on boycott until further notice—at least until they take back Aaron Rodgers’ award and rightfully give it to Kris Jenkins.

So, the NBA has approved giving head coaches one in-game challenge per game for the 2019-20 season. Much like the NFL, there are going to be certain parameters around challenges, in terms of when they can be used.

There are certainly pros and cons to this, like being able to challenge a foul call or possession (but if you ask me, most of the bad calls are no-calls, which you won’t be able to use a challenge for) so that the right decision is made after review. Like the NFL, if a coach’s challenge doesn’t go in their favor, a time out will be taken away.

On the other hand, one of the key arguments against the ability to challenge is that it will slow down the game.

Looking at college football, it has challenges like the NFL. Would you want to see challenges trickle down to college hoops? Think of all the calls that you would have wanted the refs to take a second look at. While you’re at it, think of all the times the last five minutes of regulation seemingly took 50 minutes to go through. See which feeling outweighs the other.

College hoops has made a few tweaks over the last few years to its rules and regulations. Soon, the three-point line will be moving a few feet back. Could a challenge flag be in its future as well?


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