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Digest: Free movement approved in women's college lacrosse

Digest: Free movement approved in women's college lacrosse

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal Thursday to allow free movement in women's lacrosse. The change is intended to improve the pace and flow of the game by allowing players to continue moving after the official blows the whistle. Previously, all players had to stop on the whistle. Under the new rule, players can keep moving after a foul or violation while the player possessing the ball restarts play. A 2-meter nonengagement area will be established around the player awarded possession of the ball, and players will be free to move outside the nonengagement area. For violations of the nonengagement area, or delays clearing out of the nonengagement area, teams will...

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