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NCAA Wrestling Rules Changes: Thoughts


We have been on a bit of a hiatus but do not worry, we are here and paying attention. The recommendations are not breaking news and many of you may have already shared you ideas and thoughts on any number of forums. But, recently I was reading an opinion piece about Deflategate written by former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent in the New York Daily News on May 13. You may be wondering what this has to do with wrestling. On the surface, nothing. But I have been pondering my feelings on the Wrestling Rules Committee recommendation making two experimental rules permanent as well as their other recommendations.

While reading the opinion by Vincent one thing he said stuck out to me. Vincent wrote the following (in relation to professional sports):

“All that success depends entirely on fans caring about the outcome of games.

We the fans can’t be invested in the outcome unless we firmly believe the rules are being obeyed. We all have to trust we are watching real a...

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