Charley Toomey

Time is now: NCAA approves 80-second shot clock for men’s lacrosse

Time is now: NCAA approves 80-second shot clock for men’s lacrosse

After months of debate and discussion, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved Wednesday afternoon an 80-second visible shot clock in men’s lacrosse for the 2019 season.

The measure was met with widespread support from several Baltimore-area Division I coaches.

“I think it’s a win-win,” Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said. “I think it’s a really fair compromise.”

Said Navy coach Rick Sowell: “I think it’s a good rule, and I’m looking forward to playing under all these new rules and seeing how it affects our game in the coming years.”

The new regulation gives a team 80 seconds from the time it controls possession of the ball to attempt a shot. A team...

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