Pac-12 Fires 11 Football Officials As Overhaul Begins - SB Nation Seattle
The Pac-12 began the overhaul of its football officiating on Wednesday as 11 officials were fired ahead of the 2011 season. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott set about to change the culture and public perception of the conference's football officiating just about a month ago, hiring Mike Pereira to lead a much-maligned crew that's caught its fair-share of heat for questionable calls on the field. Thursday's move, firing 11 officials and hiring 16 new ones, gives the Pac-12 crew a fresh-look in hopes of improving the product on the field.
UB, Bona to entertain hoop foes - Sports - The Buffalo News
UB (17-12, 8-8) gained a Mid-American Conference pre-quarterfinal home game at 7 p.m. Tuesday when its 73-63 loss at Bowling Green on Saturday was followed by Central Michigan's 81-68 loss to Western Michigan. That outcome eliminated the Chippewas (10-20, 7-9) from a tiebreaker scenario that would have put UB on the road Tuesday.
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In terms of stats, it boiled down to basic matters of basketball. Coming in, Buffalo had a 7% advantage in effective field goal %. In the game, BG was +5 in EFG%, which means a 12% swing and that would help a bunch of teams win. Also, Buffalo is usually a very good 3-FG shooting team, hitting 38%. Yesterday, they hit 20%, and BG actually had more 3s than their opponent. This is where the team has struggled. We were OK when we were getting stops through turnovers, but teams seem to be getting wise to that, and we need to defend the shot to get stops.
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With the victory, Kent State (21-10, 12-4 MAC) became the first team since the 1991-93 Miami Redhawks to win back-to-back MAC Championships. In addition, the Golden Flashes became just the second team in the last 48 years to win consecutive outright MAC titles, joining the 1988-90 Ball State Cardinals.
Records Fall as Bulls Finish Third at MAC Championships - Buffalo Athletics
Next up was junior Desi Green, looking to become the team's first back-to-back MAC champ since Mark Budd in 2006 and 2007. The Henrietta, NY native used an early takedown and took a 2-1 lead in to the third period against Central Michigan's Donnie Corby. An escape sealed the deal and a 3-1 win. Green will now head to the NCAA tournament for the third straight year, the second wrestler to do so under Beichner.
Four from UB win MAC titles - UB other - The Buffalo News
The Bulls had four MAC champions, placed at least five wrestlers in the NCAA tournament field and brought home the Outstanding Wrestler honor for the first time. The team finished in third place, matching its best finish ever in the conference championships.
Bulls Win First-Ever MAC Championship - The Spectrum - Sports
The Bulls (6-2, 1-1 MAC) won the 2011 MAC Swimming and Diving Championships, breaking countless records and finishing the three-day meet with 763.5 points. Performances were solid at Southern Illinois University's Edward J. Shea Natatorium, and head coach Andy Bashor couldn't be more proud of his team.