By Adam Roberts – 5/7/2021
Flopping. We all know it, we’ve all seen it, and I think it’s safe to say we all despise its presence in sports. While the art of the flop has been recently seen in the NFL at times, the two sports plagued with this issue most are basketball and futbol, the latter of which has seen so much of it it’s essentially an integral part of the game at this point. But there are those in power in basketball that believed the act can still be stamped out before it reaches soccer-like levels of occurrence.
And men’s college basketball is hoping to crack down on the act starting as soon as next season.
In a release today, the association’s rules committee recommended that referees give technical fouls to players who fake being fouled. Under the proposal, officials would no longer issue a warning for the first instance of flopping in a game. The rule change must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is set to meet next month.