Arizona basketball: Following controversy, Pac-12 shifts gears entirely on officiating structure

2013-06-07T20:00:00Z Arizona basketball: Following controversy, Pac-12 shifts gears entirely on officiating structureBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 07, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

Instead of replacing resigned coordinator Ed Rush, the Pac-12 has blown up its officiating structure.

Five days after the release of a league-commissioned investigation into its officiating program, which found Rush improperly prodded his officials into closely monitoring Arizona coach Sean Miller, the Pac-12 announced it would form an alliance with the Mountain West Conference and other Western Division I conferences.

Essentially, the alliance means the Pac-12 and Mountain West officiating will be overseen by current Mountain West coordinator Bobby Dibler, while the West Coast Conference, Big West and Western Athletic conferences will have different oversight but similar training structures in the interests of consistency.

Since officials are independent contractors, many of them work more than one conference anyway. Scott said Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson mentioned to him shortly after he became then-Pac-10 commissioner in 2009 that there was a need to collaborate and, after Rush resigned in April, Scott found the “timing was right” to do so.

Read more about the Pac-12, Arizona and officiating in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 2 1 0 0.667
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 2 1 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 2 3 0 0.400
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 2 0 0.333

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Missouri at
Arizona
11/24 53-72
Oregon State at
Oklahoma State
11/24 53-66
Michigan at
Oregon
11/24 70-63
Kansas State at
Arizona
11/25 5:30 pm
Cal State-Fullerton at
USC
11/25 9:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Auburn at
Oregon State
11/26 7:00 pm
Cal Poly at
California
11/26 8:00 pm
San Jose State at
Washington
11/27 9:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Washington State
11/27 10:00 pm
Colgate at
Arizona State
11/29 12:00 am
Alabama State at
Utah
11/29 12:00 am
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