UTEP men's basketball coach Tim Floyd took reader questions Thursday on elpasotimes.com. Floyd addressed skepticism about his young team, conference realignment, Gabe McCulley's recovery and his mention on Bleacher Report's list of "most hated" college basketball coaches.
Basketball practice will begin across the country on Friday.
One new look under the hoop will be the block-charge arc that they have used in the NBA for years. The NCAA said it was doing it for safety reasons. But it should also make it a tiny bit easier on officials, once they get used to it.
The arc is right below the basket and if a defender has his foot on or inside the arc then there will be no charge called on the play. Obviously, if a defender camps out under the bucket, he does not deserve to get a charge call.
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