personal foul


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personal foul

n.
A foul in a game, such as basketball or football, that usually involves body contact with or willful roughing of an opponent.
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personal foul

n
(Basketball) basketball a foul awarded for making illegal contact with an opponent. Compare technical foul
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per′sonal foul′


n.
a foul called in a game, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play.
[1820–30]
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personal foul

Committed by a player who pushes, holds, or charges into an opponent or hits an opponent when in the act of shooting.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal foul - a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)personal foul - a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
foul - an act that violates the rules of a sport
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Burfict had five tackles against USC, plus his first career interception, which stopped a USC drive in the "red zone." Burfict was also flagged twice, for a personal foul and an offsides penalty on a field goal that allowed a re-kick that was successful.
The Gladiators capitalized on a 45-yard run and a personal foul penalty to take a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
A personal foul against the Mules on ensuing the kickoff gave Sesser-Valier a free play with Smith throwing into the end zone looking for Lukas Gunter, but the pass was intercepted ending the first half.
That was her fifth personal foul, knocking her out of the game.
On the next snap, McCrohan rushed for 2 yards, but a personal foul by the Pioneers moved the ball to the 20.
With a 14-7 lead, OSU had seemingly stopped the Bruins at the 7-yard line and forced a field goal attempt but Dwight Roberson hit Brehaut out of bounds, and with a new set of downs on the personal foul penalty, it only took UCLA two plays to knot the game.
They marched to the Gardner 22, aided by a Gardner personal foul call that put the ball on the 9 in the final minute.
The game's second play from scrimmage featured a personal foul on UW guard Ryan Tolar for unnecessary roughness.
After taking a 18-12 lead into intermission, the Polar Bears shut out the Patriots in the second half as North's defensive line of Naranjo, Ocasio, Jorge Campos and Chris Hicks dominated the line of scrimmage, recording four sacks in Burncoat's first three possessions while giving up just two first downs, one a result of a 15-yard personal foul.
And even if Jones was called for his fifth personal foul, the KaTropa stayed firmly in control with their tough defense in the last 12 minutes to wrap up the semis duel, 3-1.
They may challenge a personal foul charged to their team, a called out-of-bounds violation, a goaltending violation or a basket-interference violation.
Each team is allowed one challenge a game, successful or not, on a personal foul charged to a player on that team, an out of bounds call or whistles for goaltending or basket interference.