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NCAA approves playing 4 quarters this season

Today, the NCAA has approved its recommendation of playing four quarters for 2015-16 season.

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In May, the NCAA Rules Committee recommended many new changes, one of which was going from playing two halves, to playing four quarters.

And today, the NCAA officially approved this recommendation, as teams this upcoming season will be playing four 10-minute quarters.

Many coaches and fans have welcomed the new changes, specifically, the aforementioned one that was approved today. UConn head coach Geno Auriemma had this to say about the proposed change:

"What a great step forward for our game," said University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, who has led the Huskies to 10 national championships, a record in NCAA women’s basketball. "As the game becomes more global each year, it’s important that we start the process toward standardizing the rules. This is just the beginning of what I hope are many other changes to improve this great game."