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Big Officiating Changes In The Works

Getting eight conferences working together on officiating will be a big deal.

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Long Beach State v Duke
DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 30: Referee Mike Stuart (L) explains a call to Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils during the game against the Long Beach State 49ers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 30, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke defeated Long Beach State 103-81.
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Officiating is going to look a bit different this coming season: the Big South, Ivy League, Northeast and Patriot League are going to join the Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance that the ACC, the Big East, the A-10 and the Colonial started last year.

This will allow a level of standardization of officiating on the East Coast. It also means that a lot of new guys are going to rotate through the ACC (and that a lot of ACC guys are probably going to be irritated to be working games at places like William & Mary and Elon and coaches will have a much larger group of people to figure out how to work over.

Getting consistency across the board, including in the post-season, is probably worth it though.

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