Reeve stem cell appeal airs in US. Early reviews savaged the film as unduly sentimental and melodramatic, and an actors’ strike prevented Reeve and Seymour from doing publicity. The film was deemed an instant classic and was nominated for eight Academy Awards. The change was approved. In February 2017, the NCAA rules committee met to discuss a proposed rule that would change the double jeopardy rule. The committee felt that the then-current timekeeping system led to gamesmanship, specifically blatant delaying tactics, at the end of matches.