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20 Feet? No Big Deal

20 Feet? No Big Deal

The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee has approved a measure to move the three-point line back a foot. That makes it 20 feet and nine inches, instead of the traditional 19 feet and nine inches, which has been the standard since the three-point line was created 20 years ago. Doesn’t really matter, in my opinion. If you can sink a three-pointer at 19 feet, what is one more foot gonna really change for a decent ballplayer? Me, on the other hand? I have trouble making them at 15 feet. For the record, NBA three-point lines sit at about 23 feet.

Oh, and worth noting: the NCAA women’s basketball rules committe decided not to change their line. It will remain at 19 feet, nine inches. I don’t wanna sound hyper-sensitive, but is that sexist? I know rules vary between men’s and women’s sports, but does that include the three-point shot?

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