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(Daily Mail)   NCAA basketball coach says women can score more if you give them an extra seven inches   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, NCAA, Geno Auriemma, basketball coach, rules committee, athleticism, Hartford Courant, shot clock, uconn  
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1006 clicks; posted to Sports » on 24 Oct 2012 at 12:13 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-24 05:35:05 PM  
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you have pee hands: js34603: They already use a freaking smaller ball, what's the difference if you lower the rim. Also if they shouldn't be discriminated against, then why not let them play (try out for) the men's teams. Some would undoubtedly make a men's team. The majority wouldn't, they could play intramurals (brother) like short and unathletic guys have to.

It seems weird to me. Rims are at 10 feet (or as close as they could reasonably get it) for pretty much everyone from elementary school up all the time. Low rims would be weird. It's fine, I guess, for NCAAW and WNBA but for high school and whatnot you might end up with different height rims for practice and games depending whether the school has enough money for adjustable everything and I think that would make shooting really tough.

Leave the 10' rims, keep the smaller ball (smaller hands, after all), and dunking will be rare. Oh well. Volleyball is a little different because every playground in America doesn't have a regulation volleyball court, and if it does the net is farked up and two feet lower than it's supposed to be in the middle anyway.

Adjustable rims aren't prohibitively expensive. There's tons in neighborhoods all over the place.

It probably would make shooting tough at first, but once women started practicing on it I'd assume they'd get used to it.

The thing is women's basketball just isn't the same game as men's. it is like your pickup game at the YMCA...yeah it is basketball but hardly the same sport as played by pro men.
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