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Greg Johnson | NCAA.org | August 14, 2015

NCAA allows softball to use in-game video replay

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a request from the NCAA Softball Rules Committee to allow teams to review video and access information entered into electronic equipment during competition as an experimental rule for fall 2015 and fall 2016.

The optional experimental rule allows in-game use of video and statistical technology in the dugouts, but it cannot be used to review or challenge an umpire’s decision. Electronic equipment will not be allowed on the playing field except between innings in team areas or to provide the electronic view of the NCAA Softball Rules Book.

Teams choosing to use the experimental rule should have a designated, team-neutral area to accommodate both the home team’s video cameras as well as the visitor’s, but in the event that separate locations are necessary, the two areas should be comparable.

Previously, this rule was approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel last month for spring 2016, but after receiving additional feedback from the membership, the Softball Rules Committee decided making this an experimental rule for fall competition only is in the best interest of the sport.

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