Courtesy of David Worlock of NCAA.com
The NCAA announced it will use the latest technology for replay reviews and timekeeping in an effort to increase efficiency and accuracy. The agreements with DVSport and Precision Timing Systems go into effect for the 2015 Division I men’s and women’s basketball championships.
The contract with Precision Timing Systems includes all rounds of both tournaments, while the agreement with DVSport also includes all rounds of the Division I men’s and women’s basketball championships, as well as all Football Championship Series (FCS) playoff games and the Division II and III football semifinal and championship games.
The DVSport software is designed to provide a more efficient replay process intended to reduce the length of time officials spend at the scorer’s table reviewing a play. Video is captured live into the replay system and cued up so officials may see different angles of the play immediately. Several conferences use DVSport during the regular season and most leagues use some form of a video replay service independent of the broadcast feed. DVSport introduced its first basketball replay system in 2010.