The situation for college basketball officials doesn’t seem to be getting any better.
Reports have surfaced that Gerald Boudreaux, Coordinator of Officials for the Southeastern Conference, will not have his contract renewed, according to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz.
No reason was given for the action.
This comes a little over a week after Pac-12 Conference officiating head Ed Rush resigned following reports that he “jokingly” offered $5,000 or a trip to Cancun to any official who gave Arizona coach Sean Miller a technical or ejected him.
Unlike Rush’s situation, there isn’t a clear-cut example that could’ve led to Boudreaux’s non-renewal. The officiating has been sub-par across the board in college basketball this season, with a lot of inconsistencies. Maybe the SEC thought it was just time for a change.
Boudreaux served as an SEC referee for 20 years (1986-2006) before ascending to his current title.
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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for me to be joined by a guest on the podcast and today, it was Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports.
Jeff is a west coast guy, so we spent some time talking about Pac-12 hoops and USC vs. Oregon. We also got into Kansas-West Virginia, Purdue’s win over Michigan State and Denzel Valentine vs. Buddy Hield.
And like me, Jeff is a bit of a beer snob, so we did have a chance to chat about some of our favorites early on. At this point, I should be sponsored by Bell’s.
Anyway, you can listen to the podcast by clicking “play” on the Soundcloud player embedded below. Or you can do so through either iTunes or Stitcher if you so choose. Thanks for listening!
Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has turned into a fan favorite at Rupp Arena.
Every home game, during one of the TV timeouts in the second half, ‘Mony Mony’ will come on, Dancing Guy will hop into the aisle and he’ll break it down like only a middle-aged white guy from Kentucky can.
As you can see, it didn’t quite go all that well for Dancing Guy on Tuesday night, as he tried to do a rail slide while holding a young, female fan and completely ate it.
Here’s another angle of the fall:
It looks much scarier that it actually was, as all reports indicate that everyone made it through the fall healthy.