College basketball officials are independent contractors who can work in as many
conferences that will take them. There is no such thing as "WCC refs"
or "Pac-12" refs since the majority work for multiple difference
conferences. Blaming the refs just because they work WCC games is flat out
ignorant. Francisco said it perfectly; you're not in Missouri anymore.
FranciscoAlpine/Utah, UT Well i have seen 5-6 other games in the wcc
played other than BYU ,and Gonzaga and St, Marys gets the calls they want no
matter who they play ,I know for a fact that the refs in the wcc are biased
when it comes to Gonzaga especially,but they also allow too many fouls to go by
without a call i have seen it over and over again, i was a referee for years
and if i had ever let that kind of rough play go i would not have had a job
and the WCC refs consistantly allow Haws to get mugged with no call USF
practically yanked his arm out of the socket and not once did they get called
for a foul,and many times it was right in front of the ref,so dont say they are
not biased against BYU because they are.
Soup,I could not agree more about wcc officials but having watched PAC
officials they are just as bad or worse. If they tighten up on Haws then that
will allow others to pick up the scoring. BYU has too many players that can go
off on any given night.When you have the best player in the state and
possibly the west teams will focus on him. It's the price you have to pay
when you excel in a sport this this.
It's my belief that the WCC is so used to incompetent ref's that most
fans just accept it as normal. This is NOT normal! Sometimes BYU benefits from
their poor performance so it's not about wanting my team to always get a
break or thinking my team is being picked on. It's about expecting paid
professionals to be competent in their job. The entire conference is at a
disadvantage when it comes to post-season play because they have to adjust to
real ref's. It's a disgrace and the WCC needs to expect better. I
don't what the stat's would be but I also suspect the home team in the
WCC gets way more advantages from the ref's than would be typical. Come on
WCC fans-- stand up for yourselves! Don't you want the players to decide
the games on the court?
To think that the refs are actually refs, is a joke. They are simply striped
visitors. They seem to be on a different page to the other refs in the country.
I do not think that they are against BYU, they just never read the rules.
Other teams in the WCC seem to have gotten the memo that this will look more
like football. If they are to win they must bring back some of the football
players for conference play. They also need to remember to put pads on the
players or they will not be around for the tournament. They seem to keep great
attitudes though and never set around whining about the calls they just play.
They make me glad to be a coug fan.
There are two beliefs that seem to be pervasive among many BYU fans and
occasionally columnists. First, that other teams always seem to "get
up" for BYU and play their "best" games. Second, that the refs
always favor the opposing team, no matter who it is. I would argue that both of
these beliefs are false. I am sure that when St. Marys plays Gonzaga or San
Francisco or any other WCC team they play as hard as they do against BYU. As
for the refs, I don't think they have any stake in BYU games one way or
another. Let's try to remember as BYU fans, we are no longer in Missouri.
It's a pretty simple strategy: Put different players on him to harass,
disrupt, etc. If one or more of them fouls out, no problem, as long as Haws
doesn't get his 30.
Perhaps it is to make up for not having football that the WCC lets the
basketball play get so physical?
WCC refereeing is "lower-major" in it's own right. I could find a
few guys at the grocery store who might call a better game then some of these
guys. Always seems to be a bad whistle in every group.
The rough play allowed by the WCC seems magnified to me as a BYU fan, when the
Cougars are on the road. When fouls are not called the game breaks down into a
scrum and is not basketball. BYU has the talent to win, they must match it with
Grit and refuse to lose! Go Cougars.
Memo to TylerIf you're going to let your mouth guard flop
around your mouth, then you may as well not wear one.Suggestion, get one
that fits and stays put...on your teeth!Otherwise...Hello Greg
Dick, why would you call USF's defensive move a gimmick, when it works?
sharp is a wasted scholarship, he contributes nothing to this team; every other
player at contributes something but Sharp contributes nothing, no defense, no
offense, no rebounding, no nothing. Worthington doesn't contribute much,
but at least he is a big body, gets some rebounds and plays some defense. IF BYU
is going to win both games this week, it will not be because of any
contributions by Sharp, but Worthington must play well, and Carlino has to
score. and it wouldn't hurt to have Collinsworth make his free throws. Come
on Kyle, you're two years playing D 1 basketball, you should be able to
make a free throw.
Forget about trying to get the ball to Collinsworth. With his foul shooting... I
cringe every time I see him drive to the bucket.
The other teams usually play too rough and if the refs allow it, Tyler
won't score as much.
It will be time for the other scorers to step up. Intense defenses also draw
fouls, a Haws specialty.
This is one of those "Captain Obvious" moments.