Originally Posted by Silock
There was a freakanomics episode about officiating and how it usually favors the home team because of the referees getting intimidated by the crowd. I think KU's raucous atmosphere definitely makes a difference, whereas in arenas where the crowd isn't quite so rambunctious, there is less of a difference in officials' calls.
I know that KU has a couple of referees that really dislike the Jayhawks, like John Higgins.
Maybe to a point but fans usually don't react unless there's an obvious miss-call.
refs make calls as the action is taking place...and fans react afterwards.