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Deflategate: The CAA Version (Women's Bball)
http://www.tribeathletics.com/news/2017/...games.aspx

CAA Reverses Outcome of Two Women's Basketball Games

RICHMOND, Va. (February 2, 2017) - Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D'Antonio has decided to reverse the outcome of a pair of conference games involving the College of Charleston, William & Mary and UNCW women's basketball teams due to the use of improper basketballs.

The improper balls were used in the College of Charleston's home victories over William & Mary on January 6, 2017 and UNCW on January 8, 2017. While the official results, team records and statistics from the games will not change per NCAA policy, William & Mary and UNCW will be awarded a win and College of Charleston will be charged with two losses for purposes of seeding the 2017 CAA Women's Basketball Championship.

"The College of Charleston regrets that this unintentional situation occurred," College of Charleston Athletics Director Matt Roberts said. "We accept full responsibility for what happened, and appreciate the efforts of the Conference office to find an amicable and fair resolution to this matter. We fully support the decision of the Commissioner as it relates to the two games in question."

The CAA's decision on the matter was made after extensive conversations with all three conference schools that were involved, as well as the NCAA. Commissioner D'Antonio had wanted the College of Charleston to fully vacate both victories, but was informed by the NCAA that this is not a situation that would meet the current definition of a "forfeit" or a "no contest" per the NCAA Women's Basketball Rules Book.

"Current NCAA rules do not allow for a vacating of victories for this type of situation and subsequently the games in question will count fully for NCAA RPI and statistical purposes," said Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president, women's basketball championships. "The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee has been made aware of these circumstances and the teams involved in the event it impacts team selection and seeding for the 2017 championship field."
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02-02-2017 11:42 AM
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RE: Deflategate: The CAA Version (Women's Bball)
According to an AP article in the DNR (Harrisonburg paper) today, they used men's basketballs. UNCW pointed it out to the refs during their game, but the refs insisted they were the correct size. It only takes a minute to check/measure the basketball. I also can't believe that the size isn't on the ball somewhere.

I also bet the CAA will propose a rule change to the NCAA next year so that if this ever happens again, the rules will allow the games to be forfeited.
02-03-2017 12:10 PM
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RE: Deflategate: The CAA Version (Women's Bball)
Not sure how you punish teams if the refs just didn't listen. Seems fishy.
02-04-2017 07:57 AM
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With comparisons to Deflategate, does this now mean that Charleston is going to make a huge run and win the CAA Championship and give a big FU to D'Antonio?
02-08-2017 08:18 AM
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