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Headband ruling

The following fuling on the legality of a particular headband was issued by Denny Morris. The pictured headband is illegal. This is based on the manufacturer stating the band is 2.5 inches in width. By rule a headband can only be 2 inches in width

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Reset on a free throw

While shooting a foul shot, and the ball already being administered to the shooter, the table has blown the horn before the shot, disrupting the game, and the rhythm of the shooter. How should this situation be handled?

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2014-15 Director’s Bulletin No. 1

Some officials are making issues with the Points of Emphasis rules for announcers on page 68 of the rule book. This is not something that we need to address as officials. This was sent by the OHSAA as a reminder to the schools, but it was left out on purpose during our State meeting. We […]

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2014-15 Director’s Bulletin No. 1

Throughout the season when unusual things happen or just reminders, I will post an update to help us all be on the “same page”. Special thanks to Frank Vitt for assisting in this endeavor!

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Handchecking

The new handchecking rule came up in our local association meeting last night and there was debate on when this rule applies. Many thought it applies to the dribbler on the perimeter but not the post player. Others thought it applied to the post player only when they turn to face the basket. But, when reading the case book 10.6.12 Situation B, it seems there is no distinction between a post player with their back to the basket or facing the basket, the new handchecking rule should apply.

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Free throw violation

After the release of a free throw, defender B1 moves into the lane from a marked lane space. B1 then moves to “box out” the free throw shooter, crossing the free throw line in the process.

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Uniform colors

Under 3-5-4, regarding wristbands and headwear. This rule also changed from white, black, beige or a single school color (2013-14) to white, black, beige or the predominant color of the uniform. Are we allowing wristbands and headwear to be a single school color as well? So as an example: A school whose colors are green and gold wears a white uniform, green arm sleeves, gold wristbands as the home team. Is this legal?

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Spot for throw-in

A1 has a spot throw-in on the end line and passes the ball to A2 who is standing on the side line when he/she catches the ball. Where is the ensuing throw-in?

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