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Changes to Uniforms in NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Approved for 2023-24

Rules • June 9, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (June 9, 2023) – Changes to basketball jerseys, including expanded use of numbers, were approved for NCAA men’s and women’s basketball with the start of the 2023-24 season.

Additional uniform options, including identifying names of the institution, more space will be allowed for logos on the jersey front and numbers 0 or 00 through 99 will be permitted in NCAA men’s and women’s basketball. Religious headwear can be worn by players without a waiver of the playing rule provided it is safe for competition.

Amber lights on the shot clock and/or an amber strip at the top of the backboard only to signal the end of a shot-clock period will be permitted but not required. This will address games played in facilities with this equipment and provide another visual tool for officials to recognize when a shot-clock violation has occurred.

The NCAA reminded Institutions that all lights and horns associated with timing equipment must comply with the playing rules.  By rule, while LED lights on the shot clock are permissible, they shall only be activated for a shot-clock violation.  This rule has been in effect since the 2006-07 basketball season.  When the game clock expires, only the red light behind the backboard visible through the 24-inch-by-18-inch rectangle painted on the backboard or red LED lights placed around the backboard shall activate.  Game-clock and shot-clock horns must be distinct from each other so there is no confusion as to which horn has sounded.


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