Friday, February 23, 2007

Refs Working Too Much?

Well Bob Knight, the unofficial referee spokesman (for good or bad purposes) thinks so. I wonder how refs look at their work/life balance? Probably the same way most of us do. What is work/life balance

"There's no way officials should work more than three games a week," Texas Tech coach Bob Knight said.
"The NCAA has hidden behind independent employment contractors and I think that's all (expletive deleted)," Knight added. "To have some 54 or 55-year-old referee work six times a week is a real disservice."

How much do refs make?
'A source told that each ACC referee receives anywhere from $1,600 to $2,600 for each game, depending on whether they fly or drive to games. Big East coordinator of officials Art Hyland confirmed those numbers are comparable for the Big East. That payment covers the game fee, travel expenses and a per diem for meals. '

Check out the full article on Fox Sports
Obviously, Knight did not stick up for this ref

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