“Fair is foul and foul is fair;
Hover through the fog and filthy air.”
–William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Hello, friends. How are you? Oh, I know how you are. You’re all, I’m sure, rightfully frustrated with the state of our Wildcats currently — and perhaps confused about some of the questionable calls and confusing fouls of late. That’s why I thought I’d go to the source today to see what the NCAA Rulebook has to say about fouls and penalties during game play. Now I’m not saying they’re outdated or confusing, but these are some Actual Excerpts from the NCAA Rulebook About Fouls for you to look at yourself. Make your own decisions. Hopefully you can glean something from it and, as always, have a great weekend.
Personal Fouls, Article 2.
A player shall not contact an opponent with his hand
Unless contact is only with the opponent’s hand while it is on the ball
And it is incidental to an attempt to play the ball.
Personal Fouls Article 13
A secondary defender as defined in Rule 4-35
cannot establish initial legal guarding position in the restricted area
for the purpose of drawing a player control foul/charge
when defending a player who is in control of the ball
or who has released the ball for a pass or try.
Guarding, Section 17
A secondary defender cannot establish initial legal guarding position
in the Restricted Area for the purposes of drawing a player control foul
or charge on a player who is in control of the ball.
Personal Fouls, Article 15
Though elbows be knownt to swing, and swing they will
Such contact outside of swinging, be it illegal, not incidental
Shall be known as foul.
Class B Technical Infractions, Article 17
Alack! What heinous sin to slap
As a farmer wouldst the hide of a fattened sow
The backboard — ‘tis most foul!
Go to sit with thy sour face!
Class B Technical Infractions, Article 20
To wave, to wave with skimble-shamble hands
A-front your foe’s perturbed eyes
Is foul! And such your team shall be chastened;
To wit: one unobstructed shot!
Administrative Technical Fouls, Article 8c
You! Atop your lofty seat! Halt!
At once expel your horn! The game is commenced!
And command thy Doctor Pepper to thy side
It shall not rest upon this court.
Two passes toward the basket for your rival!
Violations, Section 8
Ho there, dribbler! You violator! For you have ceased
And dribbled once more; stop at once.
This impudence shall overturn your possession.
Class A Unsporting Technical Infractions, Article 1b
My ears! Oh, my ears!
You shame my mother, she is but just and loving!
My eyes are wont to be God’s perfect vessels
They will need no favour from science!
I will not make lecherous intentions with myself!
To the locker room, you villain! Away!