Oct. 12, 2002: With the score tied at 21 and Penn State driving against Michigan, quarterback Zack Mills hits Tony Johnson on the sideline at the Michigan 22-yard line. Johnson is ruled out of bounds, keeping the Nittany Lions out of field goal range. The replay clearly indicates that Johnson was inbounds. Michigan wins in overtime, 27-24, and Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley asks the Big Ten to review its officiating policies.
Sept. 28, 2002: Penn State and Iowa go to overtime, during which Iowa receiver Maurice Brown juggles a pass near the sideline, but is ruled inbounds anyway. The play leads to Iowa's first overtime score. On Penn State's possession, Johnson makes a catch at the Iowa 2, straining to stay inbounds, which replays show he did. The official, however, rules him out of bounds. Penn State fails to score, and loses.
Sept. 21, 2002: Wake Forest beats Purdue, 24-21, and Boilermakers Coach Joe Tiller files a routine report -- as coaches do after each game -- outlining the officials' performance, which he criticized. Four officials from this game are dismissed. Though none of the controversial calls -- mostly late hits and holding penalties, either called or not -- would be reviewable under the new standards, the game puts a further focus on officiating in the Big Ten.
Sept. 23, 2000: Illinois was hit not once, but twice, against Michigan. With 3 minutes 53 seconds remaining, Illinois appeared to recover its own fumble, but officials awarded the Wolverines the ball. With 2:30 remaining, Michigan appeared to fumble at the Illinois 3 -- and the Illini recovered -- but officials said back Anthony Thomas was down. Final: Michigan 35, Illinois 31. The Big Ten later admitted the two calls were blown, drawing the ire of Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr.
Sept. 16, 2000: Tennessee leads Florida 24-20 late in the fourth quarter when Gators quarterback Jesse Palmer hits Jabar Gaffney with a three-yard pass that Gaffney bobbles. The official rules he has possession, and awards Florida the winning touchdown. Replays show otherwise.