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December 25, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Mr. Rules is his nickname. He's the world's leading expert on college basketball rules. Edward S. Steitz, 67, was the guiding force behind the adoption of the 3-point shot in 1986, the 45-second shot clock in 1985, the elimination of the jump ball except at the start of the game in 1981, and the reinstatement of the dunk in 1976. "These new rules have had a dramatic affect upon the game," Steitz said. "They enhance college basketball, add a new dimension, a new excitement."
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December 25, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Mr. Rules is his nickname. He's the world's leading expert on college basketball rules. Edward S. Steitz, 67, was the guiding force behind the adoption of the 3-point shot in 1986, the 45-second shot clock in 1985, the elimination of the jump ball except at the start of the game in 1981, and the reinstatement of the dunk in 1976. "These new rules have had a dramatic affect upon the game," Steitz said. "They enhance college basketball, add a new dimension, a new excitement."
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March 27, 1987
The nation's college basketball coaches, game officials, administrators and sportswriters have overwhelmingly decided that they want the three-point shot to stay in the college game. "The support has been beyond my wildest expectations," said Dr. Edward S. Steitz, the Springfield College athletic director who serves as secretary and editor of the college basketball rules committee. "It's such a clear mandate that there's no question it's here to stay."
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May 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
World-renowned basketball rules authority Edward S. Steitz, who brought the three-point shot to the international and college game, has died at age 69. Steitz, director of athletics-emeritus at Springfield College, died this morning at his home in East Longmeadow, according to college spokesman Ken Cerino. The cause of death was not immediately revealed. Steitz was hospitalized earlier in the year for two weeks after a severe angina attack.
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April 3, 1986 | Associated Press
The three-point goal and use of televised instant replays to correct timing and scoring errors will become part of college basketball starting next season, the NCAA men's rules committee announced Wednesday. Under another rule change, coaches no longer will be charged with a technical foul if they leave the coaching box to protest errors involving timing, scoring or alternating possession. Dr. Edward S.
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