#BTNLive asks: How about this '29-second' rule?
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On On tonight’s show, we’re talking about a proposed change by the NCAA rules committee that would prohibit offenses from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock. We ask “Are you for the new NCAA ’29-second’ rule to slow down offenses?” The two answers: #BTNYes OR #BTNNo
The rule allows defenses time to make a substitution without the offense changing players – as is currently required – and with no fear the ball will be snapped before 29 seconds are left on the play clock. An exception will be made for the final two minutes of each half, when the offense can snap the ball as quickly as it wants.
Select your choice below and tweet out your vote, then tune in at 6 p.m. ET to watch our discussion. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. Also tonight: Michigan state athletic director Mark Hollis joins us to talk about the barnstorming tour he set up with his school, North Carolina, Texas and Florida. Also, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart makes his case for his top three Big Ten teams when it comes to recruiting appeal. Glen Mason weighs in on his rankings.
Also, BTN basketball analyst Stephen Bardo explains what Penn State’s upset win over Indiana means and then points out what to expect in tonight’s two games.