Patriot League. NCAA Tournament . Mike Stephens Big East 7 percent 610/361-5344 Division 3. Big 12 Men’s Basketball National Honors Finalists, Cunningham, McBride Earn Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors, Virtual Food Drive Scheduled During Big 12 Basketball Championships, Big 12 Leads Nation with Four Named to Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year Late Season Watch List, Big 12 Blood Drive to be Conducted at Basketball Championships, video platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. The six names listed above represent the top 0.63 percent. "I took the heat because I was the crew chief. NCAA Men's Basketball 2020/21 Season | ncaa home, post season history: men, women | referee assignors, camps I'm still choked up about it, and I'm better than that. The next day, Western Kentucky fired coach Ken McDonald. Not only did they have six players on the court, but the next morning WKU fired their head coach, and I have to live with that. He's a big-time guy and he never big-times you. They only had five, but I stopped play because I'm so paranoid now. In exchange for complete anonymity, coaches give unfiltered honesty about a number of topics in the sport. He does not get swayed, home or road. His thing is to come over, say, 'Hey, I'm only going to listen if you talk to me instead of yell at me. ", "The game never gets too big, intense or even remotely out of control with him. Coaches noted that the ACC has a reputation for being the strongest league, not only with regard to crew chiefs, but crews on the whole. I want a guy that gets the plays right. He doesn't anticipate anything. Marques Pettigrew. ", "There's some guys out there, John Higgins -- don't get me started. If you see where he's at every year, you see he's almost always in the Final Four. He takes great pride in his ability, conditioning and awareness. The referees for the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 30 are: Gary Maxwell; Rick Crawford; Larry Spaulding; Read more Alabama-Oklahoma basketball news Big 12 Conference coordinator of officials Curtis Shaw cited the threatening messages by Kentucky fans to basketball referee John Higgins as the … This is a very underrated part of being a great official, in my opinion. ", "He talks to the kids and the coaches, and I don't see him get too emotional and respond when a coach responds too emotionally to him: 'That's a foul!' Ayers stayed in the locker room two hours after that game and couldn't eat that night because he was sick. Coaches said Ayers is humble and treats every team and coach with the same amount of respect. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. What is sad is that John Higgins led all NCAA referees with 96 games. But we had him once last year, and maybe in the last five years we've had him three times. Probably. Some guys only talk to head coaches, not assistants. If i could ever see that coach, I would love to apologize. News Ticker. This is a huge problem right here. Though a number of calls in the game … The latest video feature from Big12Sports.com showcases how basketball officials are constantly working to improve their craft in numerous ways, including video study and the discussion of various plays and situations throughout the game among themselves. Whether he has something against the other coach, which he certainly could, I don't care because he's giving us a fair shake. He's still busting his butt and pouring into the game. The all-access pass provided an insightful look into how officials work together as well as … ", "He doesn't have a combative demeanor at all. Referee First Game Last Game; Steve Javie: November 4, 1988: June 12, 2011: Simone Jelks: October 23, 2019: February 17, 2021: David Jones: November 4, 1989: April 1, 2016: Lee Jones: November 5, 1988: April 20, 1996: Anthony Jordan: November 3, 1995: April 19, 2006: K; Referee … Communication is part of managing the game, so they have to communicate with you, so you don't feel any tension with the way he communicates with you. College basketball coaches, on the whole, have an undeniably aggressive mindset toward officials. You have to respect that. He'll say, 'Hey, sorry, got that wrong' if it's clear he got something wrong. "To hear this, it's a tribute to a lot of people who have helped me," Ayers said. A ref who doesn't let his own ego get in the way. What I mean by that: I don't care about managing the game. I love what the coaches have to say about me, it's very flattering, but that's all good and fine here in August.". "It's actually a huge surprise," Ayers said. Officials Plus. Men's Basketball Ayers got into officiating on a whim. FIBA organises the most famous and prestigious international basketball competitions including the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the FIBA World Championship for Women and the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. Player Season Finder, … Log in Register. Pennsylvania Athletic Conference. 610/289-1950 Division I. Third on this list is referee Randy Heimerman whose 7 conference games resulted in an average of 45.4 fouls called while Dan Chrisman is closing in at a clip of 44.4 fouls per game. That hasn’t been the case in the Big 12 this month. Sometimes they respond in same way. College coaches, for whatever reason, have conditioned themselves to be more outspoken and pugnacious with referees than their NBA counterparts. Record: 25 Seasons, 5467-3515, (Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games). 706/860-8499 Division 2. "I think that he's fair, communicates well and is a great play-caller. He's also willing to have a conversation in between dead balls, timeouts. Texas Tech would have had the ball knowing a field goal wins them the game; instead, Baylor won in … Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. John Higgins Big 12 7 percent T4. Ayers, 52, was reached by phone fresh off a yoga workout, and said he's physically active almost every day. Get the latest Big 12 Basketball news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report 7, Duke doesn't miss Johnson in victory over No. Doesn't give you the big-time stuff. He'll usually give you a chance to talk to him. college hoops stats guru Ken Pomeroy declared Ayers the best in the game, Low point total for Texas Tech-Oklahoma State, top bets, Coaches Poll: Illinois No. See what it takes to get to the highest level in officiating Big 12 Basketball Officials Off season Referee Camp. ", "He has a great demeanor, and he's a great communicator. Pac-12 7 percent T4. Find a complete listing of all the Big 12 basketball teams, on ESPN.com Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. College coaches, by their admission, can become caricatures of themselves when game time arrives. After 46 Seasons, Richfield Referee Mike Karnas’ Gig Is Still Labor... News Referee, the world’s original sports officiating magazine, educates, challenges and inspires officials at all levels. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: collegebasketball | pageType: stories | Top-notch officials, for the most part, are not tucked away in small conferences whose games are not on television. "You have to fool those coaches into believing they can trust you. I've seen opposing coaches 'motherf---' him, and he doesn't jump off deep end and immediately give guys a technical. Ayers has the data to back up coaches' claims, too. On the flip side the referee … "But to me, I look at it as: when I started reffing in 1995, the high school commissioner told me, 'Kid, if you want to make it at the highest level, you have to learn how to communicate with coaches.' He understands the game really, really well, three. Pacific 12 Conference. Thought I would look at some numbers through 6 games in the Big 12 Penalties called vs received. Big12Sports.com. '", "I think he's fair. Moment is too big for them. Does not matter who you are playing. "I can't wait for November 10. "Roger Ayers. 406/657-2932 Division 2. Big12Sports.com Correspondent Wendell Barnhouse spent two games embedded with the referees who officiated two Big 12 men's basketball games in late January. I didn't do it on purpose. There are approximately 950 Division I men's basketball officials. Every ref is going to make good and bad calls, but his personality doesn't get in the way. Some coaches tick like a time bomb, using officials' behavior as means to motivate their players, while others treat officials with an entirely different demeanor from how they interact with their players. 1 seed, AP Top 25: Alabama moves up to No. He was a food broker at a grocery store while in his 20s, when one of his coworkers asked him to help him work four rec games for $50. Tickets. I'm ready to go tonight.". Scores/Schedule Roster Statistics Rivals150 Commitment List Offer List Basketball Recruiting Search. No one's perfect, and he'll admit when [he is] right or wrong. I remember, I'm embarrassed to say it, but at NC State I stopped a game before a throw-in. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at some of the smallest schools in Division I. Peach Belt Conference. Big 12 Conference Known As: Big 12 Conference Record: 25 Years, 1966-1501-0, .567 W-L% Adjusted W-L Record: 1968-1499-0 Bowls: 177 Bowls, 89-88-0, .503 W-L% Ranked in AP Poll: 105 (Preseason), 95 (Final), 1684 (Total) More league info Candid Coaches: Who is the best referee in college basketball? 11:26 am ET. He estimates that he works approximately 85 games a season, including the NCAA Tournament, "I'm getting goosebumps talking about," Ayers said. Rarely. ", "He's obviously a showman of all showmen. He can move. If you have legit questions, he'll explain. See also: Big 12 Tournament Champions "Every parent was yelling at me, but at the end of the night I fell in love with it. 7 UVa, Boeheim defends comments aimed at Duke's Johnson, Texas teammates separated, WVU rallies from 19 down, Winners & losers: Blue bloods show signs of life, "He has good communications. The referees for the Auburn vs. Baylor Bears men's basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 30, are: Darron George. I think that he's not influenced by any coach. In an off night he may work A-10 games, but he's not looking down on those guys. Ayers has been a Division I official since 1998, and said he's still never worked a perfect game. Big 12 Conference Coaches Known as: Big 12 Conference. 4 after jumping Ohio State, Bracketology: Ohio State remains a No. 1988 NCAA, 1976 NCAA, 1940 NCAA, 1950 NCAA, 1981 NCAA. Doig sirmons had 88 and ol kippy hada ton also. I think he's in good shape, four. Ranked in AP Poll: 87 (Preseason), 80 (Final), 1641 (Total). The Big Ten, conversely, has the weakest reputation when compared to the ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. Bold means team went on to win the NCAA National Championship the same year. The first conference championship awarded was the 1996 softball postseason tournament championship, which was won by Oklahoma. That was refreshing (get back to us come mid-February). Gerry Pollard. Let us earn your business with our 1st class service and competitive prices. Some top-of-the-resumé information about the poll's big winners: All these officials are crew chiefs, and all work the biggest conferences, so it makes sense they would get the most votes. ", "He's so crazy. And he's a great communicator, five. This is week No. He has a healthy ego but he's not an egomaniac. "It still eats at me to this day," Ayers said. CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Reid Forgrave spent much of July on the road in cities across the country, covering the live recruiting periods. section: | slug: candid-coaches-who-is-the-best-referee-in-college-basketball | sport: collegebasketball | route: article_single.us | Big12Sports.com Correspondent Wendell Barnhouse spent two games embedded with the referees who officiated two Big 12 men's basketball games in late January. 6-keys: media/spln/collegebasketball/reg/free/stories, at Record: 25 Seasons, 5438-3485, (Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games). I didn't see the sixth player on the court. "I had no clue what I was doing," Ayers said. His phone blew up with colleagues alerting him to the fact he was continually on SportsCenter. Big 12 Conference Known as: Big 12 Conference. ". By mid-February, it will be a different story. ". He has a great on-court demeanor. Like him, don't like him, I think he's the fairest and absolutely the most consistent official. Presidents’ Athletic Conference. To this day I think he's terrific. 1st number example - OU has been called 42 penalties while its opponents have been called for 32 (fewest in the league) for +10 2nd number is avg yds per game rounded- OU has been called for an Avg of 76 yds and opp have been 925/932-4411 Division I. Pacific West Conference. He can move. With that in mind, we asked more than 100 college basketball coaches: "Nowadays it's more personality, more than calls made right or wrong. There are so many of those guys. The three referees working Monday night's game were Mark Whitehead, Bert Smith and Tom O'Neill. Ayers, Eades and Valentine represent more than 50 percent of the vote, which speaks to the strength of ACC officiating. But on any given college hoops weekend, you're likely to see a coach (or coaches) somewhere on the wrong end of a tech. I think he's the best in the game. Now, it's of course the opposite.". If you do that with some guys, the game's over. Congratulations to Defee, Castleberry and Shelton on their retirements and best wishes to Smith as he works in the Big Ten. The moment's not too big for him in my opinion. That, plus his willingness to admit when he's messed up goes a long way -- and one particular screw-up of his that still sticks with him. Big12Sports.com will have an additional feature later this season on the special behind-the-scenes travels Barnhouse took part in with this talented Conference officiating crew. #1: Fernanda Colombo Uliana: Football: (Brazil) Fernanda Colombo Uliana she is a professional assistant referee in international football matches and she performed her duties in Brazilian football league. Now, has he burned some bridges? Those are the five things that come to mind to make a great ref. Kansas basketball is favored by referees at home, according to rest of the Big 12 Bob Huggins is far from the first person this year to suggest the officiating at Allen Fieldhouse might not be fair. It takes years of work to build up a reputation as one of the best, and even if some the names are hated by certain fan bases, these guys are considered elite at their craft for a reason. I might have given it to Mike Eades, but after that championship game performance ... ", "He's done a ton of high-level games. This creates an opportunity for established Big 12 referees like Brandon Cruse, Scott Campbell and David Alvarez to move up the ladder and work New Year’s Day bowls and conference championship games. The all-access pass provided an insightful look into how officials work together as well as communicate both on and off the court. Baylor vs. Auburn men's basketball officials. Ayers, a lifelong resident of Roanoke, Va., flirted with making the move to the NBA in 2002 after the league invited him to try out. Jan. 5, 2012 -- the infamous six-men-on-the-floor ending. One of the interesting dynamics in sports is how coaches deal with game officials. UNLV 77, Duke 79, Kentucky 103, Duke 104, UNC 54, Kansas 53, NC State 54, Houston 52. While there, and in the weeks since, they've surveyed coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. 6; Oklahoma No. He understands basketball and how things flow together. My opinion, he's enjoying the camera and wants to be the show. 2 of our results to questions posed to more than 100 coaches. If they get a call wrong and a coach gets on them, then they'll be shell-shocked or they go the other way on you.". Experienced guy. He's a little long in the tooth, and he's one of the of five best officials of all time, in my opinion, and we've had him a lot. Watch an NBA game and the difference is glaring. "At the end of the day, coaches have to buy your act," Ayers said. I've had Crazy Ted, I've had Ted on his best nights. Once you get past Chrisman the average number of fouls for the next person on the list drops down to Tom Eades at a figure of 42.7, almost 2 less fouls a game. It will be with me until I retire.". They are working under the referees development program to get fully trained. Styles vary, from the combative to the cynical, from butt-kissing to aggressive. I think he lets the players dictate the game. ", "I think you know you're going to get a fair shot, whether you're home or away. We’ll start with the Texas Tech-Baylor game on Oct. 12, where the officials incorrectly assessed Baylor with an illegal snap penalty, wiping out a Texas Tech fumble recovery that would have all but ended the game. How often do you see an NBA coach attempt to scold a referee or find himself ejected after getting T'd up? I don't think any coach intimidates him. He sees the play through, and is going to give you a fair shake. 570/893-2512 Division 2. Full list of Big 12 Conference men’s basketball regular season champions, including head coach, by year. He provides reminders throughout the game to players about the line they are close to foul-wise -- and that's something that doesn't happen nearly enough. You don't expect the out-of-nowhere technical foul when you jump his ass at the end of the game and it's as four-point game. NCAA Tournament: 131 Teams (177-130), 10 Final Fours, 1 Championship. The Big 12 Conference sponsors championships in 23 sports, 10 men's and 13 women's. All Rights Reserved. Big3 (stylized BIG3) is a 3-on-3 basketball league founded by hip hop musician and actor Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz.The league consists of twelve teams whose rosters include both former NBA players and international players. 1. Play Index. ", "I felt sorry for him -- he had a terrible [national] championship game, but he is very level-headed and communicates well with coaches. He's out there reffing the game.". Scores/Schedule Roster Statistics Rivals100 Team Rankings Commitment List Offer List Football Recruiting Database 2022 LSR Top 100 2021 LSR Top 100. 724/946-6357 Division 3 … The final minute of regulation of Kansas' 108-96 overtime victory over Iowa State on Monday is under review by the Big 12 Conference, the conference's coordinator of … Refs often are on the most exaggerated end of that behavior. Record: 25 Seasons, 5476-3524, (Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games) NCAA ... College Basketball Scores. He works hard at that. Big 12 Conference Career Points Leaders Known as: Big 12 Conference. Ranked in AP Poll: 87 (Preseason), 80 … But the guy can still manage a game and the stuff that comes along with it. 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