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Clubhouse Chatter: You can change one rule in any sport, which is it and why?


 
By Spyder Dann mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 5/18/2020 7:41 AM

I wish we had the "charge" arc in high school basketball. Being an official is hard enough and I think that gives everyone a cut and dry spot that is a block or charge. I hate when a kid takes a charge and the official says "he was under the basket."

--Benton boys basketball coach Ron Winemiller

Allow for the Designated Hitter in the National League. I don't like watching an automatic out or having the chance of a guy getting paid to pitch, get hurt trying to hit.

--Former Pinckneyville All-Stater and Carterville head boys basketball coach Shane Hawkins

Automatic ejection for targeting in college football. I think it should just be a 15-yard penalty and automatic first down on the first targeting penalty. If a player commits a second targeting penalty then they can get ejected. Some of these hits the player can't do anything about and it costs them an entire game.

-- Former Harrisburg standout Ryne Roper

I would definitely have to say pass interference in football. Officials need some clear cut definition that they can apply to actually make this call. I've seen pass interference called at every level that end up having a severe impact on the game that probably didn't deserve to be called and vice versa.

(A runner up for me would be passed ball on a third strike. Three strikes should consider you out regardless of if the catcher drops the ball or not.)

-- Former Eldorado standout Payton Price

Overtime in the NFL. Both Teams should at least get the ball.

--Professional golfer and former Harrisburg standout Britt Pavelonis

My rule change would be to officially legalize the Eurostep/hopstep move in basketball so all referees would call it the same way.

--BCHS senior Reece Johnson

Making noise during a golf swing. Just like how fans try to distract a free-throw shooter.

--Former Harrisburg basketball state champion and Lewis Flyer Capel Henshaw

5 years of NCAA eligibility to play.

-- John A. Logan head men's basketball coach Kyle Smithpeters

 
 
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