High school basketball: UHSAA votes to use 3 referees for boys and girls 5A/4A games this winter

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  • papi_chulo Ogden, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    Probably because 4A & 5A schools bring in at least twice as much money on their games because they have more fans/students in attendance than all the other classifications. For example, if you have Davis High (which has 2500 students) playing at Lone Peak (another very large 5A school) you may have 1000 students from Davis go the game not including parents/other community members. The revenue just from the visiting student tickets would be $4,000. Now compare that to two smaller schools playing each other that have 500 students each. Now even if every single one of those students go to the away game, it would only result in $2,000 in ticket sales. I can guarantee this is a money issue.

  • Rodgers Sandy, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 6:13 a.m.

    Super trooper is right, what about the other classifications makes them any less to get three officials?

  • Super Trooper Richfield, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    Oh of COURSE!!!! We cater to 4A & 5A during every single realignment why not give them 3 officials!!! I mean 1A, 2A, and 3A kids are so much less; it is soooooo important to have three officials for the big games!!! Look @ the ratios of students in a school for realignments. If you used the same ratios that are used for 2A or 3A the entire 4A & 5A would be ONE division.

    But it is so obvious that it is so much easier to fill all the high school sports teams at school with 300-500 students versus 1300-1500 students!