Monday, May 11, 2009
NFHS Approves Replay Rule
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee has approved a new rule that will allow replay monitor review in High School basketball contests. The review will only be allowed in end of regulation or end of overtime period shots that will affect the outcome of the game. The rule change is in response to three state championship games during the 07-08 season that were determined by last second controversial shots. The rule specifically states when available so it doesn't really clarify if officials will be able to use specific team video camera's or other forms of media during the contest. I would highly doubt if this rule will be enacted during regular season games but would come into play during State tournament play. Another rule, from a separate issue, is High Schools will now be permitted to use LED backboard lights when available and will serve as the official time keep when in place. Previous rules prohibited the use of backboard LED lights in High School contests.