Soccer leads the way for suggested rule changes by readers

Published: Tuesday, May 28 2013 8:30 a.m. MDT

Some people argue that the recreational golfers who don’t play in tournaments don’t follow all the rules anyway, so they can still continue to anchor their putters on their bellies or wherever.

However perception is often reality and if golfers feel like a way to make the game easier for them is being taken away, they may decide to abandon the game completely.

As for college basketball, it needs to make some changes to a sport that is getting harder to watch each year. Cutting five seconds off the shot clock is a start. It would promote more scoring as well as provide added excitement at the end of games with less time per possession.

The fact is, scoring in college basketball fell to its lowest average since 1952 last year — and it didn’t even use a shot clock way back then.

Sure there are other things that can be done to improve the offense in college basketball — cutting down the physical play in the middle is another — but cutting the shot clock is a good start.

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