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Offline Tobes

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Massachusetts switches to NFHS rules
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:32:39 PM »
Starting in 2019/2020

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/2018/08/07/miaa-aligns-rulebooks-with-nfhs-standards/PaYONZeBzPxHRDhlNwQldM/story.html

The article seems to deal mostly with volleyball, but the MIAA wanted to make the switch across the board in every sport.

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Re: Massachusetts switches to NFHS rules
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:28:31 PM »
Never mind, saw this was posted already. Sorry.

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Re: Massachusetts switches to NFHS rules
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 04:07:29 PM »
Well, basketball is not aligned because of the shot clock. All the other rules are NFHS, but the shot clock rules are not aligned unless NFHS chooses to adopt it nationally by 2020.

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Re: Massachusetts switches to NFHS rules
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 10:37:41 PM »
Well, basketball is not aligned because of the shot clock. All the other rules are NFHS, but the shot clock rules are not aligned unless NFHS chooses to adopt it nationally by 2020.

True. Point taken.

Also, the Globe article talked about a desire to avoid lawsuits as one of the reasons for the switch?

What could be a reason for a lawsuit? An injury sustained while playing with NCAA rules that may have been prevented by using NFHS rules or something like that?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2018, 10:53:03 PM by Tobes »