ACC to Experiment With 30 Second Clock

By Johnny Ginter on May 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Bo Ryan wept.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- The ACC will use a 30-second shot clock during exhibition games on an experimental basis for the upcoming season, commissioner John Swofford said Thursday.

"Our coaches and ADs both felt it would be an enhancement to the game in today's world," Swofford said. "It adds more possessions and potentially would speed up the game."

AND DESTROY IT. Look, I'm all for making the college game more interesting, high scoring, while also lessening the opportunity for 43-38 games in Division I collegiate basketball, but I'm also a big baby who is afraid of change. I for one hope this experiment fails miserably (using whatever criteria for "failure" that I can retroactively come up with), because God forbid a conference tries to improve the drudgery that is early-season college basketball.

At least they can compensate by doubling the amount of timeouts that coaches get.

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