Is "Saturday in the Sun Belt" about to get better?  Or Not?

The Sun Belt has announced a partnership with the SEC, the American Conference and the Atlantic Sun for its men's basketball officiating program.

Veteran official Mark Whitehead, a five time Final Four official, will serve in the managing role.

Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson said he believed the move would improve the overall officiating in the conference.

Whitehead is a native of Denham Springs.