Pac-12 investigates top official for allegedly targeting Arizona coach Sean Miller

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  • Jealous U Alpine, UT
    April 3, 2013 9:12 p.m.


    Sounds 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.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 3, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Sounds like Duckhunter is a little bit bitter.

    The PAC 12 didn't invite your tean, it's OK they'll survive.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 3, 2013 1:53 p.m.


    No 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.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    April 3, 2013 10:34 a.m.

    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 conference, boys!

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    April 2, 2013 10:33 p.m.

    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.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 2, 2013 9:16 p.m.

    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 basketball.

    April 2, 2013 8:13 p.m.

    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.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 2, 2013 8:13 p.m.


    "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 changed.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    April 2, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    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.

  • DHan Syracuse, UT
    April 2, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    NightOwlAmerica: At least we can spell.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    April 2, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    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 SALEM, OR
    April 2, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    BYU fans wrote the book on blaming refs.
    Can't wait for the excuses if they loose tonight against Baylor.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 2, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    @Spider Rico

    No, 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.

  • Spider Rico Greeley, CO
    April 2, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    @StGtoSLC - he is absolutely right, the PAC12 makes teams use PAC12 officials. Republican did not make that up

    April 2, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    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.

  • Lifelong Republican Orem, UT
    April 2, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    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.