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New rule deals with court safety

Updated: June 14, 2012, 5:52 PM ET
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

The days of college basketball players risking injury on slippery court stickers appear to be over.

The NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday approved a rule requiring all courts to be "of a consistent surface."

While the rule does not specifically outlaw sponsor decals, it requires event hosts to display sponsorships and other court markings in ways that do not constitute a change in surface from the hardwood itself, including on baselines and sidelines.

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