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NCAA plans to stop props in softball dugouts

LSU vs. Arizona in 2015 Baton Rouge Super Regional (Source: WAFB) LSU vs. Arizona in 2015 Baton Rouge Super Regional (Source: WAFB)
LSU vs. Arizona in 2015 Baton Rouge Super Regional (Source: WAFB) LSU vs. Arizona in 2015 Baton Rouge Super Regional (Source: WAFB)
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According to a report, the NCAA has decided to put a stop to special rally props in dugouts, popular with teams like LSU and North Alabama, for the Women’s College World Series.

FloSoftball.com reported NCAA officials confirmed Wednesday they will be cracking down on props and uniform alterations in softball dugouts during the Women's College World Series and beyond. The site stated The Times Daily of Alabama was the first to report the development.

The report stated the North Alabama softball team was informed Tuesday that the funny props the team has become known for would no longer be allowed in the dugout. LSU is also known for using interesting props as rallying gear during its games.

According to the report, the chair of the NCAA Division II softball committee said a rule against similar props already exists.

Rule 3.12 in the NCAA softball rule book states:

Coaches are responsible for ensuring that their players are legally equipped and properly attired to reflect a positive image of the game. Uniforms, accessories and equipment (including batting gloves that must be worn, carried in the hands or put out of sigh in pockets) must be worn properly and as designed.

LSU is known for having fun with a telephone, horse head, and masks from popular Marvel Comics characters.

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