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 8 1 0 0.889 20 2 0 0.909
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 3 0 0.667 15 6 0 0.714
Oregon 5 4 0 0.556 15 7 0 0.682
Oregon State 5 4 0 0.556 13 7 0 0.650
UCLA 5 4 0 0.556 13 9 0 0.591
Washington State 4 5 0 0.444 10 11 0 0.476
Colorado 4 5 0 0.444 11 9 0 0.550
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 6 0 0.333 12 11 0 0.522
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 88-89
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 59-72
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
Washington at
Oregon
2/4 7:00 pm
UCLA at
Stanford
2/5 7:00 pm
Washington State at
Oregon State
2/5 8:00 pm
USC at
California
2/5 9:00 pm
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