INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -The NCAA on Friday approved moving the men's 3-point line back 1 foot in 2008 - from 19 feet, 9 inches to 20 feet, 9 inches.
The decision by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel marks the first major alteration to the 3-point shot since its adoption in 1986-87.
The men's basketball rules committee recommended the measure May 3.
``In recent years, the rules committee has conducted a great deal of research and held many discussions regarding the court markings,'' said Rob Halvaks, chairman of the panel and senior associate commissioner of the Big West Conference. ``The panel supports this action and hopes it has the committee's intended effect on the game.''
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The 3-point line will remain unchanged in women's basketball.
The new men's rule is for all three college divisions.
The panel sent back to the men's committee for study a proposal to allow a manufacturer's logo on either the game jersey or the game pants. The current rule, which allows a single manufacturer's logo on the game pants, will be maintained for the 2007-08 season.

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