Instead of replacing resigned coordinator Ed Rush, the Pac-12 has blown up its officiating structure.
Instead of replacing Ed Rush, the Pac-12 opted to pool its officiating structure with other Western leagues and work under Mountain West officials chief Bobby Dibler.
Pac-12 school presidents took no action Sunday after learning the results of a conference-commissioned investigation into the Pac-12 Tournament basketball officiating controversy.
The Pac-12 announced it has hired Ice Miller LLP to review the officiating situation during the Pac-12 Tournament in March.
Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott declined comment Sunday after a USA Today report further detailed tension over the controversy involving Ed Rush and Sean Miller.
UA's Sean Miller apologized to a Pac-12 staffer for his March 15 behavior but declined to meet with the league, USA Today said.
And more impressions of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Drew Gordon from Portland...
John Mackovic made a few tweaks to the UA's uniforms when he took over in 2001, placing a "Block A" on the sleeve. Above, linebacker lance Briggs takes down a Washington State receiver. JAMES S. WOOD / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 2002
Aaron Gordon has stats, but his coach says: "He's also your hardest-working player. … He's just an ultimate competitor."
Ed Rush is gone, but the collateral damage is widespread. It has taken a toll on Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne, and diminished the credibility of college basketball officiating everywhere.
While questioning both the turnover call and technical foul that led to Sean Miller's postgame protests last month, former Pac-12 officials coordinator Ed Rush said Friday he had an "enormous amount" of respect for the Arizona Wildcats coach.
While questioning both the turnover call and technical foul that led to Sean Miller’s postgame protests last month, former Pac-12 officials coordinator Ed Rush said Friday he had an “enormous amount” of respect for the Arizona Wildcats’ coach.
And that turnover call? Rush says Miller was right. ... James Whitford's name is floating again, this time in connection with Ball State's opening. ... And Mark Lyons is headed to Portsmouth
Arizona players watch in anguish and disbelief as UCLA takes free throws after Sean Miller's technical foul during the Pac-12 tournament.
Until referee Michael Irving called a technical foul on Arizona coach Sean Miller in the Pac-12 semifinals, he had worked 27 games involving conference teams without assessing a coach's technical foul.
Ed Rush is out. The Pac-12 Conference's embattled coordinator of men's basketball officiating announced his resignation at 5 p.m. today, effective immediately.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the Pennsylvania 4A player of the year, says it's a "dream come true" to play in the McDonalds Game... and other notes and links from Chicago.