Derrick Henry’s punishing running style is fueling the Titans on their undefeated start. But Fletcher is fundamentally correct in that no one can be physically fit to call college basketball games night after night, often crossing time zones. Each league does not have its own set of officials. "At the end of the day, the great ones, they make the right call most of the time. 22 in ESPN 100, chooses Oregon, Badgers' Bowman takes leave for family reasons, Top-five senior Smith commits to Auburn, Pearl. I’m no expert. Higgins gets many plum games – Higgins called the OU-Kansas triple overtime classic three years ago at Allen Fieldhouse -- and is a constant deep into the NCAA Tournament, despite sparking the outrage of Kentucky’s crazy fans a couple of years ago. Collins to ESPN. We have the names you need to know, and ACC officials dominate voting among our coaches ... John Higgins … John Higgins, an Omaha-based college basketball referee who was harassed by Kentucky fans angry at the way he officiated one of the Wildcats’ NCAA tournament games last season, is … In terms of world titles in the modern era, Higgins is fifth behind Stephen Hendry (7), Steve Davis (6), Ray Reardon (6) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (6). -- A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led to the harassment of him and his family after he worked an NCAA tournament game between Kentucky and North Carolina in March. (3:40). Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,... 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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, right, address official John Higgins after being assessed a technical foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt, in Lexington, Ky. Higgins … From Stillwater for an 8 p.m. Monday game to Bloomington for a 6 p.m. Tuesday game. Kentucky head coach John Calipari argued a call with referee John Higgins during an NCAA Tournament game against North Carolina at Memphis, Tenn. 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The high school sophomore quarterback has the game to live up to his famous name. Higgins alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, tortious interference with a business relationship or expectancy, negligence, harassment, engaging in harassing communications, and civil conspiracy, aiding and abetting, and complicity. Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who can handle media questions well. "You know, it's amazing that we were in that game where they practically fouled out my team," Calipari said via ESPN. Fletcher said he watched a recent Higgins game with a retired Division I basketball referee, and they noted several problems with Higgins: “When administering free throws does not step into the lane and clearly indicate the number of shots. “I work five days a week for two hours a day. The eventual national champion Tar Heels won on Luke Maye’s buzzer-beating jump shot, 75-73, but the Wildcats were whistled for 19 fouls in that game, including two first-half fouls on each of their three best players: Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox, and Bam Adebayo. Connect to local news for just $4.99 a month for 12 months. We will defend it and expect a favorable result quickly.". LAS VEGAS — The knowing nods come as soon as the name John Higgins is mentioned to veteran college basketball officials. The legend, and my favorite college basketball referee of all-time, John Higgins, took a tumble on the opening possession of K-State's 50-47 win against Bradley on December 9, 2014. We will defend it and expect a favorable result quickly. A sheriff's investigator in Sarpy County, where Higgins' business is located, said in April that he had identified 450 phone calls or messages and another 200 to 300 messages on social media or in emails that were "of a threatening nature." This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Morgan Eads covers criminal justice for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Candid Coaches: Who is the best referee in college basketball? Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. OMAHA, Neb. Kentucky head coach John Calipari argued a call with referee John Higgins during a 2017 NCAA Tournament game against North Carolina at Memphis, Tenn. Higgins … "Amazing that we had a chance.". “On made 3-pointers does not give a clear hands high in the air signal. Had any of the officials been aware of this, or had anyone alerted the officiating crew to the fact that the wrong player was at the foul line, the officials would have been able to review the play and determine [Okeke] should have been the shooter. The opinion goes on to say that Higgins was probably not unfamiliar with how critical fans can be, though it asserted that the case involving Kentucky’s fans was “extraordinary all the same.”. “As the trail official, if at all possible, walks up the court to at least the 10-second line. Long time college basketball referee John Higgins is suing a Kentucky sports media company for inciting harassment against him and his family after he officiated the Wildcats’ Elite Eight loss to UNC in March. Big East picks: Can Creighton catch Nova? In a tweet and post on the KSR website, Jones said, "The Higgins lawsuit against KSR is frivolous and without any legal merit whatsoever. After the game, Kentucky coach John Calipari was critical of the referees. The official pointed to Harper, identifying him as the shooter. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,... Is college basketball referee John Higgins overworked? Absence ‘made me a stronger person.’, The ‘baby’ of this Kentucky basketball team has a leader’s mentality. FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, right, address official John Higgins after being assessed a technical foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt, in Lexington, Ky. 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A Kentucky judge on Wednesday dismissed the lawsuit filed by college basketball referee John Higgins against Kentucky Sports Radio, ruling the company’s on-air and online comments criticizing Higgins in the wake of his call of a 2017 NCAA Tournament game are protected free speech. College basketball referee John Higgins filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday blaming Kentucky Sports Radio for helping to incite death threats and encouraging defamatory social media messages and phone messages following an NCAA tournament game Higgins worked. That's less than most people. “I hope the many media members and outlets that thoroughly, and on multiple occasions, covered the allegations in this lawsuit will equally cover the dismissal of the claims.”. “But to hold the Defendants responsible for these third-party actions would potentially quell open debate and commentary on public events and issues.”. Have whistle, will travel doesn’t seem like the ideal system. Is the criticism legitimate? The opinion also says that Higgins’ business suffered a loss because of Kentucky fans’ “campaign” against the referee, but that ultimately KSR did not act outside of its rights. Arch Manning is the 15-year-old QB poised to be football’s next big thing. But is he overextended? “Devoted sports fans are not known for their evenhandedness in judging referees,” the appeals court said in the opinion. Then I remembered. If Higgins flies by private aircraft, it’s a new development. section: | slug: 2018-ncaa-tournament-why-referee-john-higgins-wont-work-final-four | sport: collegebasketball | route: article_single.us | Rick Pitino T’d up for yelling at his own player – 2012 Elite Eight, Louisville vs. Florida. “On kickball situations does not regularly, when it is his call, signal a 14 second shot clock re-set to the scorers table. Louisville … ESPN adds that suit alleges intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, tortious interference with a business, and civil conspiracy. The current disagreement about when the Kentucky-Louisville game will be played fits a pattern. ESPN has more on the details of the federal lawsuit: In his lawsuit, John Higgins blamed Kentucky Sports Radio for helping incite death threats that frightened him and his family and defamatory messages on social media and in phone messages that disrupted his roofing business in suburban Omaha. A court of appeals upheld the 2019 decision of a Kentucky judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Kentucky Sports Radio by a college basketball referee who said he was harassed and threatened after comments made on the show. Referees are independent contractors. 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