Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee
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Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

Duke coach and others concerned about half-game suspension for hits without intent

Photo: Johnell Barnes and Jamel Golden lunge for a loose ball.

DURHAM, N.C. – The thoughts Duke coach David Cutcliffe expressed responding to a question about the targeting rule sounded similar to what other coaches believe.

“Intent,” is the word he says is missing from the rule interpretation of helmet-to-helmet contact. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

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