While I agree that Jim O'Boye should not ref any CCIW games while his daughter is playing, let's not go overboard with this. Do you think he work hard all these years to become an official, send his daughter to IWU to play B-Ball, just to one day be in the position to help IWU win a CCIW crown. A crown they had already won earlier in the week.
Some of the words And One used in his posts were,
1) Seemed to be
3) May have Occurred
Let's don't drag the man down with a bunch of things that may not have happened, allegedly!!
Heck no, O'Boye certainly never tried
to put himself in position to help IWU win a CCIW crown." But, ya, when he found himself in that position he certainly didn't bother to try to remedy even the possibility of the appearance of any sort of impropriety.
But----Lets get real here!
1. In my post I used "seemed to be," "allegedly," or "may have occurred" ONLY because I was not the one to personally observe the incidents occur.
To suggest they didn't happen because this terminology was used is a weak attempt to refute well placed sources whose testimony there is no reason to question.
2. It is an indisputable, irrefutable, undeniable, and absolute fact that O'Boye violated CCIW rules in not advising CCIW officials that his daughter attends (and plays for) IWU, the school whose game he was about to work after sitting in the stands during the previous (women's) game and cheered for.
If this isn't a conflict of interest, one can never exist.
3. It is an indisputable, irrefutable, undeniable, and absolute fact that on 1/4/13, O'Boye worked the IWU @ Elmhurst game which was immediately preceded by the IWU @ Elmhurst women's game in which O'Boye's daughter played.
Given that this same situation had occurred previously, how could both IWU athletic administration officials and Coach Ron Rose not know about the existing conflict of interest?
4. Wheaton Coach Mike Schauer was livid upon finding out about the situation. And while he made no accusations about any actual improprieties occurring during the game, he was reportedly very justifiably dismayed at IWU officials including Coach Rose for turning the other way and not saying anything about the situation that they almost assuredly knew existed.
5. Once again, I do not believe the officiating was in any way the reason why IWU won.
Their depth and talent were the telling factors that accounted for the victory. Being neither a Wheaton nor IWU fan, I had no iron in the fire, and didn't favor either team.
I was there only as a basketball fan who was fortunate enough to be able to take in a game between two excellent teams.
When I became aware of certain events that existed/occurred in conjunction with the game, I simply reported them as I thought other posters might find them interesting as i did. When further developments ensued, I investigated as best I could in order to present as complete a picture of the situation as possible
. If thats a crime, frickin' shoot me.
To suggest events that were reported didn't actually take place just because certain terminology was used is an attempt to escape from the reality of the situation.