Baylor Beats TCU, With A Little Help From The Officials

A lengthy and mostly defense-free 61-58 battle between TCU and Baylor today ended with a Bears field goal that was set up by a pass interference call against the Horned Frogs. Was it a deserved flag? Maybe, but moments earlier TCU turned the ball over after a fourth-down play that ended in an awfully similar manner. » 10/11/14 8:51pm 10/11/14 8:51pm

Officials Botch Blocked Punt In UTEP-KSU, Spend 12 Minutes Not Fixing

This is one of the more bizarre plays you'll see today. Kansas State blocked its second UTEP punt of the first quarter, only to see the entire play called back due to an inadvertent whistle. And it took 12 minutes—12 minutes!—for officials to realize and then verify that they screwed up. » 9/27/14 1:17pm 9/27/14 1:17pm

Spurs And Thunder Head To Overtime Thanks To Blown Goaltending Call

The officials missed a goaltending call with 44 seconds left in the game and the score tied 97-97. Though clearly a goaltending, this was deemed a block and the Spurs were shorted two points. Whiled tied 101-101, Manu missed a jumper from the elbow at the buzzer, so now we get five extra minutes before finding out if… » 5/31/14 11:16pm 5/31/14 11:16pm

Jeff Triplette Is Working A Playoff Game For Some Reason

How many referees' names do you actually know? In an ideal world, it'd be Ed Hochuli, and that's it. But the name Jeff Triplette has popped up a few times this year, and not for anything good: Triplette's crew had major game-changing screw-ups in consecutive weeks. And what do you know? Triplette's working a playoff… » 1/02/14 10:21am 1/02/14 10:21am

Weirdo Rookie Umpire Fills Left Field With His Chewed Gum

Major-league umpires are kind of the worst. Blown close calls we can grudgingly abide, but blown not-all-that-close calls punctuated by ego trips, well, not so much. And yet that's what umpires do! Jordan Baker, a minor-league umpire who has filled in on Dana DeMuth's crew over the past week, keeps it in the family. » 6/05/13 4:30pm 6/05/13 4:30pm

The Sun Bowl Officiating Crew Botched A Missed Field Goal Call And It…

The Sun Bowl is scoreless midway through the first quarter, though if it were up to the bowl's Big Ten officiating crew, it would be a bit different. That's because they attempted to call a field goal attempt by USC's Andre Heidari good, even though it was obvious to viewers and everybody in the stadium the kick… » 12/31/12 2:50pm 12/31/12 2:50pm