BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Southeastern Conference, American Athletic Conference and ASUN Conference have formed a mens basketball officiating consortium, it was announced Wednesday.The consortium was established to allow the three conferences to collaborate on all officiating matters related to recruitment, education and training, scheduling and evaluation of officials in the sport of mens basketball.Mark Whitehead, recently named Coordinator of Mens Basketball Officials in the SEC, will serve in the same position for The American and the ASUN and will oversee all operations of the consortium.We are pleased to be collaborating with The American and the ASUN to continue the enhancement of mens basketball officiating, said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. We are focused on improving the quality of mens basketball officiating and this consortium, with the leadership provided by Mark Whitehead, provides officials with coordinated assigning between our three conferences, offers opportunity for efficient evaluation and training of officials, and continues the SECs efforts to strengthen its commitment to mens basketball.I want to thank Greg Sankey for inviting us to join this officiating consortium which includes the SEC and ASUN, said The American Commissioner Mike Aresco. This partnership will ensure that we have the highest quality basketball officiating. We look forward to working closely with Coordinator of Mens Basketball Officials Mark Whitehead and our colleagues at the SEC and the ASUN.Partnering with elite conferences in the SEC and The American continues to showcase our commitment to enhancing the level of officiating within our league, said ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart. We look forward to the mens basketball officiating consortium providing top-level training as well as systematic assigning and evaluations for our officials. This collaboration will create great benefits for all three conferences.Cheap Air Force 1 UK . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. Wholesale Air Force 1 UK Store . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. http://www.nikeairforce1outletuk.com/ . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick. Air Force 1 UK From China . - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records. Air Force 1 UK On Sale . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room.KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- C.J. Bryce scored 18 points and UNC Wilmington used a big first half to beat Western Michigan 97-92 on Wednesday night.Devontae Cacoks layup broke a 22-all tie and put the Seahawks in front for good. Ambrose Mosley made three straight 3-pointers, the Seahawks made 8 of 17 from long distance, and UNC Wilmington led 51-32 at halftime.Western Michigan closed in the second half and outscored the Seahawks 60-46, but ran out of time.Ambrose Mosley scored a career-high 17 points and made 5 of 9 3-pointerss for the Seahawks, Chris Flemmings added 17 and Denzel Ingram scored 16 with 4 of 7 3s.ddddddddddddUNC Wilmington (6-1) finished shooting 12 of 29 from beyond the arc (41.4 percent) and 21 of 28 (75 percent) from the free throw line.Tucker Haymond scored 24 points for Western Michigan (2-5), Thomas Wilder scored 22 points, Reggie Jones added 16 and Brandon Johnson had 10 with 14 rebounds. ' ' '