Great Plains Athletic Conference Commissioner Corey Westra says the changes made sense because there is so much crossover competition between NAIA programs ands NCAA institutions.
Besides the timing issue the women will change the way team fouls are counted. Teams will now get five fouls per quarter before going into the double-bonus.
The NAIA also adopted the new 30-second shot clock on the men’s side. Concordia, Doane, Hastings, Midland and Nebraska Wesleyan are members of the GPAC.