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
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 1 0 0.923
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 2 0 0.833
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 9 2 0 0.818
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 8 5 0 0.615
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Harvard at
Arizona State
12/28 12:00 pm
Cal State-Bakersfield at
California
12/28 1:30 pm
Cal-Davis at
Washington State
12/28 4:00 pm
UCLA at
Alabama
12/28 4:30 pm
Stony Brook at
Washington
12/28 6:00 pm
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at
Stanford
12/29 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Oregon
12/29 9:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon State
12/30 7:30 pm
Carroll (Mont.) at
Utah
12/30 7:30 pm
Vermont at
USC
12/30 9:30 pm
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