Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Rules

Here is a chart showing the offensive efficiency during Big Ten play since 2003 (courtesy of

The average from 2003 to 2013 was 102.9; this year it is 102.8.

In other words, the new rules seem to have stopped working. Probably because they're no longer enforced. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree, it seems the rules have changed since the beginning of the year, and teams have adjusted. Looks to me like refs have decided that as long as your hands are not on someone, it's not a foul. You can still body the hell out of them, even while they are driving or shooting as long as you don't hand check. I haven't really seen much difference in how the block/charge call is made since last year either.