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Belmont Coach Byrd Chair Of Men's Rules Committee

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FILE - Belmont head coach Rick Byrd yells from the bench as his team plays Wisconsin on March 17, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz., in the NCAA tournament opener for both schools. (AP Photo) FILE - Belmont head coach Rick Byrd yells from the bench as his team plays Wisconsin on March 17, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz., in the NCAA tournament opener for both schools. (AP Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Belmont coach Rick Byrd has taken over as chairman of the NCAA men's basketball rules committee.

Byrd took over as chairman Sunday from John Dunne of Saint Peter's, and the Belmont coach will serve a 2-year stint overseeing the committee made up of 13 coaches and administrators who study current and proposed rules for men's basketball.

The Belmont coach currently ranks seventh among active NCAA Division I coaches with 663 career victories.

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