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The Importance Of Halftime Discussions

Imagine that the buzzer to end the first half has just sounded. The game is going to be a real barn burner. The teams are tied...

You Are There: UCLA Streak Snapped

There are only three “streaks” in sports that matter: DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive game “iron man” streak and UCLA’s 88-game winning...
Referee prepares for tip-off

On Your Toes at Tipoff

Starting the game on the right track helps everyone get off to a smooth start. Starting on a bad note can set the tone...

Don’t Let Table Snafus Ruin Your Game

There are three seconds to play in the game. The score is tied and team A must go the length of the court to...

You Are Already ‘There’

To achieve maximum personal success and productivity as a basketball official, one has to be highly motivated and have a positive attitude. Furthermore, to reach and...

5 Minutes with Karen Preato

Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. Experience: Started officiating at the college level in 1998 and entered the D-I ranks in 2003. Currently works in the Atlantic 10, Atlantic...

5 Minutes with J.D. Collins

Hometown: Hartford City, Ind. Experience: NCAA national coordinator of men’s basketball officiating; former coordinator of officials for the Mid-American Conference and Summit League; former consultant...

Continuous Motion

“Two shots,” or “Going up!” Terms that are not used often enough. What many hear more often is, “No, on the floor!” Ask yourself what...

Stumbling, Bumbling, Fumbling – Is that traveling?

There are times when a player who has control of the ball unintentionally lets it drop or slip from his or her hands, a...

You Are There: Webber’s Timeout

North Carolina won the 1993 NCAA tournament, but the final will forever be remembered more for Chris Webere's blunder. UNC led, 73-71, when Weber,...

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