New rule deals with court safety
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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