INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 3-point line is moving back in men's college basketball.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced Wednesday that the arc will be moved to 22 feet, 1 ¾ inches for the 2019-20 season, which matches the international distance.
The change will not go into effect in Division II and III until 2020-21 due to the potential financial impact on schools.
The committee said the line was moved to make the lane more available for drives from the perimeter, to slow the trend of making 3-pointers so prevalent and to create more offensive spacing by requiring the defense to cover more of the court.
The international line was used on an experimental basis in the National Invitational Tournament the past two seasons. Teams attempted 23.1 3-point shots in the 2019 NIT compared to 22.8 in the 2018-19 regular season. The 3-point shooting percentage also dropped 2.2% to 33%.
The 3-point line was last moved in 2008-09, extending a foot to 20 feet, 9 inches.
The NCAA Women's Basketball Rules Committee approved an experimental rule last month using the international 3-point line in postseason events outside of the NCAA championships in each division.
SPARTANBURG (AP) — The Southern Conference has selected Ohio athletic director Jim Schaus as its new commissioner.
Schaus, who has been Ohio's athletic director for the last 11 years, begins his new job July 1. He replaces John Iamarino, who announced his retirement in March after heading the Southern Conference for 13 years.
The Southern Conference is holding an introductory news conference for Schaus on Wednesday. Schaus said in a statement that "I look forward to working with the staff and conference membership to build upon past successes in the quest to be the premier mid-major conference in the country."
Southern Conference officials say Schaus inherited a $2.3 million budget shortfall when he arrived at Ohio but delivered a balanced budget each of the last 11 years.
Schaus was Wichita State's athletic director from 1999-2008. He also has worked at Oregon, Cincinnati, UTEP and Northern Illinois.
CLEMSON — Clemson University men’s basketball will travel to Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It will be played on Monday, Dec. 2, with the time and network designation to be announced at a later date by ESPN.
Clemson is 2-5 overall against Minnesota in its history, however, the Tigers are 1-1 against the Golden Gophers in ACC/Big Ten Challenge play. This will mark the third meeting between both programs in this event with all three matchups coming on the road for the Tigers. Clemson came away with a 90-68 win on the road in 2006, but most recently fell 89-83 in 2015.
Clemson has an 11-8 record in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and the 11 wins are the fourth-most among all 29 ACC and Big Ten that have taken part in the challenge over the years.
Minnesota finished 22-14 last season and 9-11 in the Big Ten.
Under the direction of head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers are 5-5 against members of the Big Ten Conference.
USC's Go to play
Arnold Palmer Cup
ROLAND, Ark. - South Carolina rising senior women’s golfer Lois Kaye Go is playing in the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup this weekend at the The Alotian Club, with the competition broadcasted worldwide via GolfChannel.com.
Go, a native of Cebu City, Philippines, earned a place on the international squad by the international committee.
Miami, Coastal Carolina
QBs head to ETSU
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Former Miami quarterback Cade Weldon and former Coastal Carolina quarterback Chance Thrasher have transferred to East Tennessee State. ETSU announced Thursday that both quarterbacks have begun taking classes. Weldon and Thrasher will compete with Trey Mitchell, Tyrique Sandusky and Cameron Lewis for ETSU's starting quarterback spot.