Pac-12 head of officials Ed Rush resigns as conference commissions review of league tournament officiating

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  • Tenn12 Orem, UT
    April 11, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    The Pac-12 actually fared just fine in the tournament. Oregon reached the sweet 16 losing to eventual champ Louisville. Arizona also reached the sweet 16. California upset #5 seed UNLV and lost to eventual final four team Syracuse. Overall, it was a pretty good showing considering what they were seeded.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 11, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    The fall guy.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    April 11, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    This is interesting news. The PAC-12 and WCC have arguably the worst officiating in college basketball. Ed Rush promised to clean up the PAC-12 and he fired a couple of marginal refs and promised there would be more. But no news was ever reported of him actually doing anything more. I'd like to know if he did more. But I think the strongest evidence that those two conferences have the worst referees is manifested by the results of the NCAA Tournament. Both conferences have miserable performances post season because the teams have been nursed by biased officiating to garner great records in qualifying. But in reality, the teams were not conditioned by fair officiating and they are consistently unprepared for the Big Dance. I hope the new PAC-12 head of officials will fulfill the hollow promises made by Ed Rush. I hope the WCC can learn from the big brother's example.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    April 11, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    Larry Scott should ask him to reconsider. A great ref with a lifetime of experience and respect vs. a remark taken the wrong way. Wow. What a nation of babies we have become.