New on-court rules are a welcome change

Updated: May 5, 2011, 4:42 PM ET
By Jay Bilas
The new rules changes recommended Wednesday by the NCAA men's basketball rules committee are pretty exciting.

But before you get too excited, know that they must still be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel next month. The Oversight Panel reviews all rules proposals from all committees via conference call before the proposals become final.

Yes folks, despite the fact the NCAA men's basketball tournament accounts for more than 95 percent of the NCAA's revenues, basketball rules are sifted through the same bureaucracy as rules for swimming and diving, water polo and bowling.