Originally Posted by Errant Hothy
When the clock hits 00 in the NFL it means 00.9 not 00.0. Its always been that way.
That's in basketball. The NCAA rule is that a shot clock is done when the horn sounds, not when the number reaches :00. This is for two reasons: The ref isn't asked to look at two things (the ball and the clock) at the same time. Shot clocks do not run into the tenths of a second, when the clock first hits :00, there are still 0.9 seconds left. Game clocks do go to the tenth of a second, and the horn sounds at the true :00.0.