What makes this even better is the Pac 12 brings their refs with them when they
play an away game and insists on using their own refs for their home games.Maybe they can get one of those fine "research" institutions to
figure out the ramifications of this whole mess.
Lifelong Republican, what is your source for that claim? College basketball
officiating is not ordered by specific conferences, it is regional. Many of the
officials that ref in the PAC-12 will officiate 3-4 games a week between the
PAC, WAC, MWC, and WCC. Perhaps a "research" institution would have
taught you to do a little research of your own before drawing conclusions.
@StGtoSLC - he is absolutely right, the PAC12 makes teams use PAC12 officials.
Republican did not make that up
@Spider RicoNo, he is wrong and you are wrong. Per NCAA bylaws,
officials in games between two teams from different conferences are from the
visiting team's conference. The visiting team can use the home team's
officials if they choose, but there is a buyout clause.You're
probably just confused because BYU has no conference so they are forced to beg
other leagues to allow them to rent officials for their away games. The problem
is many of these officials are still tired from the Pop Warner games they had to
ref the night before.
BYU fans wrote the book on blaming refs.Can't wait for the excuses if
they loose tonight against Baylor.
No surprise here, everyone has known PAC 12 officials to be "slanted".
I'm surprised they went after one of their own. Glad they are getting
exposed. Maybe someone will investigate why only PAC 12 refs can be used when
PAC 12 teams play outside of conference. That's a rule that has a lot of
stink to it.
NightOwlAmerica: At least we can spell.
This happened at the Pac12 tournament. Outsiders(tds) that don't like the
terms for playig a Pac12 team don't HAVE to book them. That
said...Commissioner Scott should of fired Ed Rush for his comments, whether the
were in jest or not.
Hmm....."Stoops threatened to pull Oklahoma out of a commitment
to play at Washington if the Pac-10 didn't ditch the practice of using only
its officials at non-conference games hosted by Pac-10 schools...Pac-10
associate commissioner Jim Muldoon defended the conference's officiating
policy"So robin please show us where this policy has been
Spider Rico, I've met about a dozen college basketball officials. No, the
refs in college basketball do not "belong" to a conference like they do
in football. Nearly all PAC-12 refs are WCC refs, MWC refs, WAC refs, etc.
The policy several of you are confusing here is the PAC-12's policy on
using their own refs for FOOTBALL games. The same thing does not apply to
I'm surprised at the way the PAC12 commissioner is handling this issue.
The head official should be fired immediately - especially with the
evidence they have during the conference tournament. The referee that gave
Arizona's coach a technical foul shouldn't be able to officiate
another game in the conference as well. That call had a huge impact on the
game.I really hope more is done about this soon it leaves a bad
taste in everyone's mouth.
PAC officiating in football has long been one sided and and out of bounds. Now
we find out that their basketball officiating is just as corrupt. Nice
@motorbikeNo one is confusing it, we are just using it as an example
of how poor the officiating in the pac12 is and why it won't be changed.
That the pac12 has bad and biased officials is not news to anyone, it is
apparent in multiple sports and this is just one more example of it. Believe it or not, and I realize utah "fans" are really just pac12
shills as their own schools teams are nothing to get excited about, but the
pac12 is not as pure as the driven snow nor is it considered an example of
integrity and fair sportsmanship. To the contrary it is looked at by almost all
other schools and conferences as an example of bias and outright cheating when
it comes to its officiating. Yes you can google it up and read all about it
yourself, plenty of examples and comments out there about it for you to find.
Sounds like Duckhunter is a little bit bitter.The PAC 12 didn't
invite your tean, it's OK they'll survive.
54-IQSounds like Duckhunter is simply telling the truth - PAC 12
officiating is a joke, and this is just another example of how big a joke it
really is. Scott sweeping it under the rug as a "non-fireable offense"
is no surprise.The only real drama left is whether the official who
T'ed up Arizona's coach during the conference tourney will still be
able to collect on his free trip.