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Old Tue Feb 14, 2006, 10:30am
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Originally posted by Nevadaref
I've sure that many read the article in RM about MN instituting video replay for the postseason in basketball and hockey.

What got me was how the guy could say that it didn't break any NFHS rules and so didn't jeopardize the MN state with the NHFS rules committee. He is confusing this issue with the provision which allows additional equipment for game administration (such as electronic scorebooks) by state association authorization. Using video for calls on the court is an entirely different matter.

The NFHS is quite clear that the latter is NOT allowed:

ART. 1 . . . The officials shall make decisions for infractions of the rules committed within or outside the boundary lines. The use of any replay or television monitoring equipment by the officials in making any decision relating to the game is prohibited.

Pretty sad when the people in charge don't understand the rules.
According to the 2006-07 NFHS hoops rules questionaire they are considering the possibilty by seeking input:

"Would you favor? - During state championship contests, permitting game officials to use courtside replay equipment to determine if a try for field goal at or near the expiration of time should be counted, and if counted, determine its value."
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