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NCAA to experiment with replay in volleyball

February 19, 2015 / Volleyball
The NCAA announced today that its Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved replay in volleyball matches during the 2015 season.

NCAAThe replay system is experimental and will only be permitted in the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 during conference matches, provided that the school has the equipment and personnel to properly use the rule.

From the NCAA:

Coaches will be permitted three challenges per match, and those challenges will have no effect on the number of allowed timeouts a team has remaining. The challenge must be lodged immediately following the rally and before the first referee’s arm is extended to start the service for the next point.

Only one challenge per rally will be allowed.

Coaches will be allowed to request instant replay challenges only to review these instances:

• If the ball landed in or out

• If the ball made contact with a player

• If a net violation occurred

• Foot faults on a serve

Given the increased availability of technology, the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee believes the experimental rule will allow officials another avenue to make the correct call. 

Schools implementing the experimental rule will be required to submit extensive data to the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee at the conclusion of the season.


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