One day after Lorenzo Romar protested the ending of the Oregon State game on Wednesday, the Pac-12 has reprimanded the coach for commenting about officiating.
Per a Pac-12 statement from Commissioner Larry Scott:
"The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating. We have an obligation to our membership to enforce the Conference rules which they have approved. As a part of our officiating program, there is a protocol in place for our coaches to provide feedback directly to the coordinator of officials."
It seemed as though Romar attempted to sidestep the uncalled traveling when he contacted the Pac-12 as the clock was the main issue. Apparently, that was not the case. The Pac-12 indicated the lack of a whistle on Thompson's game-winner as a nonreviewable play.
The statement did not state whether or not Romar was fined as a result of the reprimand.
This is turning out to be a bad week for Coach Romar. The Huskies lose, he inquires about the calls at the end of the game, he gets denied any clarification, and then is reprimanded for trying to call out the Pac-12 refs. Oh yes, the Huskies play Oregon on Sunday in a "win or else" game for the Dawgs tourney hopes. The Ducks have yet to lose at home this season. It can't get any worse, right?