NCAA president Mark Emmert today announced that college basketball will do away with the unpopular possession arrow and resolve held balls with a referee colin flip.
"We heard the complaints and I personally resolved to take action," said Emmert, in a press conference at the Final Four in Atlanta. "I think determining possession arrow by random chance on a coin flip adds an additional element of excitement to the end of basketball games."
The national semifinal between Louisville and Wichita State ended in controversy after a quick referee whistle on a held ball gave the ball back to the Cardinals to salt the game away. Yet even the many strongly opposed to the use of the possession arrow in college basketball do not support Emmert's move to possession coin flips.
"God, what an idiot," said Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall. "How is Mark Emmert running the NCAA? College athletics are doomed."
Several reporters planned to ask Emmert why he did not choose to replace the possession arrow with a jump ball, but he refused to take questions at his press conference and left the media gathering in the same was he has left all press conferences for several months now, by sticking his fingers in his ears and saying "LA LA LA LA! I CAN'T HEAR YOU! LA LA LA LA! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" while walking out.
For "fixing" the possession arrow issue, Emmert also announced he has awarded himself a $1 million annual salary increase.