NCAA cracks down on court decals

NCAA cracks down on court decals

Published Jun. 13, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

The NCAA is cracking down on temporary decals and logos that have caused players to slip during basketball games.

The NCAA has enacted a new rule requiring decals to be ''consistent'' with the rest of the court. An NCAA rules panel on Tuesday approved the change.

The new rule doesn't restrict decals or logos. It just requires them to be of a similar finish to the rest of the court. The change also gives game officials the authority to suspend play if the court doesn't comply with the rule.

Separately, Judy MacLeod, executive associate commissioner of Conference USA, has been appointed to the Division I Men's Basketball Committee, effective immediately. Her term will run through 2014-15. She replaces Steve Orsini, the former athletic director at SMU.