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Good Sport, Bad Rule

Posted by Trish18 on Feb 7, 2006 12:54:00 PM

 

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In part 2 of our series entitled ���Really Bad Officiating��� we follow a story reported in the Charlotte Observer about a basketball coach for the Houston Cougars who got a technical foul���for fainting.

 

 

 

Coach Tom Penders collapsed to his knees in the first half of a game Saturday against Alabama-Birmingham due to lightheadedness. He was called for a technical foul because the officials believed he was pulling a ���Bobby Knight��� and dramatically protesting the previous call. When he was carried off the court in a stretcher and given oxygen the officials realized they had made a mistake.

 

 

 

And they still called him for a technical---because under NCAA rules an official has complete latitude when it comes to handing out fouls.

 

 

 

Do you think that rule should be changed? Do you think basketball officials should adhere to a strict guideline when it comes to giving out technical fouls? And what rule in any sport would you change? (I would change the rule that says the San Diego Padres have to lose to the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs e[ |http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=20098642&postID=113934568854192784]to tell us what team sport rule you want changed.

 

 

 

And to read the entire story in the Charlotte Observer click on this link.

 

 

 

(Photo Courtesy of Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

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