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    Basketball Referee Study

    Nothing we didn't already suspect, but interesting nonetheless:

    Study: College referees hold home-team bias - ESPN



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    Re: Basketball Referee Study

    Suspected and now supported by reason.

    Next study should be on how the ratio works when a higher ranked team plays a lesser.

    Or take a step further and document what % of fouls or calls are correct.


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    Re: Basketball Referee Study

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Or take a step further and document what % of fouls or calls are correct.
    Foul calls are so subjective that documenting something like that would be impossible. Even in hindsight with replay you wouldn't have a consensus on foul call in many cases.



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    Re: Basketball Referee Study

    I found a link with a similar conclusion:

    Curtis Shaw: Doesn't Know a Good Call if it Hits Him in the Face - Cycloinsports.com


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    Re: Basketball Referee Study

    Quote Originally Posted by JD720 View Post
    Foul calls are so subjective that documenting something like that would be impossible. Even in hindsight with replay you wouldn't have a consensus on foul call in many cases.
    Great post. There are so many variables that would be impossible to measure. But...then again I love me some Steve Welmer.



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    Re: Basketball Referee Study

    They forgot some errors and ommissions:

    *Kansas gets all the calls, all the time. Especially when a visiting player has two foul shots....misses the first one, KU rebounds and goes for a three....hits it, and gets to keep the 3 points....only to finally have the second shot take place.
    (looks like they missed that game in their little study.)

    *Iowa State gets "jobbed." - See Regional Final in 2000.



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