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By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday that comments made by the conference's coordinator of officials are "not a fireable offense" and have been "mischaracterized" as targeting only Arizona coach Sean Miller during internal meetings before the league tournament.
In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Scott said that Ed Rush's remarks were part of an overall "point of emphasis" to crack down on coach misconduct on the sideline. He said an investigation found Rush's rant included an "inappropriate joke" offering a group of officials 5,000 for a trip to Cancun if they called a technical foul on Miller, but that every official interviewed confirmed "nobody thought they were getting a reward."
The investigation was done by the Pac-12's head of enforcement, Ron Barker. The conference will hold its annual review of the officials programs at the end of t...
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According to a report, Ed Rush, the Pac-12′s coordinator of officials, offered incentives to the conference’s referees if they targeted Arizona head coach Sean Miller during the Pac-12 conference tournament.
Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller was livid after he was assessed a technical foul late in the Wildcats’ loss to UCLA in the Pac-12 semifinals. Turns out, he may have had a reason to be.
As Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reports, Ed Rush, the Pac-12′s coordinator of basketball officials and himself a former NBA referee, has been investigated by the conference for questionable...
Arizona coach Sean Miller has added to what's shaping up as another stellar recruiting class, landing power forward Aaron Gordon.
Gordon announced Tuesday that he would play for the Wildcats after considering Kentucky, Washington and Oregon.
A 6-foot-8 forward, Gordon was one of the nation's top 2013 recruits after averaging 21.6 points, 15.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots...
It might be time for Pac-12 men’s basketball coordinator of officials Ed Rush to do the noble thing and retire. After all, he’s north of 70 and officiating basketball games is a younger man’s job these days. Especially when this specific old man is apparently offering other refs $5,000 to make sure certain coaches are ejected. At least that’s what Rush is being accused of...
The Pacific-12 Conference cleared supervisor of officials Ed Rush of any wrongdoing after an investigation into allegations that he ordered officials to target Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller this season.
A source with knowledge of the allegations said the investigation came after Rush told two officiating crews, late in the season, that he would pay a 5,000 cash bonus to the...
TUCSON, Ariz. Arizona coach Sean Miller picked up his big man.
Or was that swing man?
Recruit Aaron Gordon, a 6-foot-8 forward from Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, said hell attend Arizona on a basketball scholarship. Gordon made the announcement this morning in Chicago a day before he plays for the West at the annual McDonalds All-American game.
Hes the third recruit who has either...
Former Pac-12 Conference coordinator of officials Ed Rush says he was just trying to "lighten the mood" in a tense locker room when he "jokingly" made offers of $5,000 or a trip to Mexico for any referee who disciplined Arizona coach Sean Miller during the league tournament.
In his first interview since reports surfaced of the incident that forced his resignation...
Athlon rates Mike MacIntyre the No. 6 coach in the Pac-12
Considering the rankings for Jon Embree (11th or 12th) the past few seasons, it comes as a pleasant surprise that Athlon rates CU head coach Mike MacIntyre as the No. 6 coach in the Pac-12.
Here is a link to the full rankings, while this is what they had to say about Mac-2:
MacIntyre has a tough...