And as soon as soon as the motion is put on the floor, I hope someone stands up to ask how many waivers it would take before we could all just agree to go back to NCAA rules.
More on the meeting: I'll roll out my preview of the remainder of the agenda at the beginning of next week. I just wanted to get the basketball stuff out there today since The Journal News got a jump on the subject.
Speaking of the NFHS ... : The NFHS has announced some changes to rules for wrestling and swimming in recent days.
In wrestling, an additional five minutes beyond the 90 seconds of normal injury time will be given to evaluate head and neck injuries when an appropriate health-care professional is available. At that point, the wrestler would have to continue or default.
A second injury to the head and neck involving cervical column and/or central nervous system in the same match will result in an injury default.
In an interesting change, stalling has been removed from the progressive penalty chart and will be penalized separately -- a warning for the first violation, one match point apiece on the second and third offenses, then two match points and choice of position on the next restart for the fourth offense. A fifth offense results in disqualification. In addition, stalling will automatically be called if a shoelace comes undone.
The expectation is that removing stalling from the progressive penalty sequence will make officials less hesitant to make stalling calls.
• A change in wording means a swimmer will no longer be disqualified if the touchpad is not activated in races using automatic-timing systems.
A finish will be deemed legal when the competitor touches either the touchpad or the finish end coinciding with the individual stroke of the race.
"This change allows for situations in which pools do not have touchpads that stretch the entire width of the lane, or in cases where the touchpad is not activated when the competitor finishes the race," Sandy Searcy, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Swimming and Diving Rules Committee, said in the announcement. "In those cases, the competitor legally finishes the race by contacting the finish end."
Ouch: Waverly scored at least six runs in each of the five innings and defeated Whitney Point 44-0 in softball on Wednesday.
Wendi Hammond went 3-for-4 to drive in nine runs, and Riley Hall was 4-for-5 with seven RBIs. Hammond and Hall scored six runs apiece and homered once.
Extra points: Valley Central has named Andrew LaVallie as its new football coach. The history and economics teacher replaces Ron Introini, who resigned after 19 seasons at Valley Central.
Cooperstown's Jack Lambert, selected NYSSWA player of the year in Class C last week, announced he will continue his basketball career at the University of Scranton.