Hands off: NCAA cracks down on hand-checking

Mike Melillo, right, is hand-checked by teammate Ryan Stephan while driving toward the basket during basketball practice at Brownson Arena. Calling hand-checking on the perimeter is a point of emphasis this season in college basketball.



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Mike Melillo, right, is hand-checked by teammate Ryan Stephan while driving toward the basket during basketball practice at Brownson Arena. Calling hand-checking on the perimeter is a point of emphasis this season in college basketball.

Defensive players won’t like the new rule, but Colorado Mesa junior point guard Daniel Estes sure does. Referees have been told to call hand-checking fouls this year. “Being a…




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