State By State Independent Contractor Unemployment Resources

State by state, the impact of the recent CARES Act will affect sports officials differently. It is our ultimate goal to provide you...

Mills Lane, Hall of Fame boxing referee, dies at age 85

Mills Lane, Hall of Fame referee who officiated the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield "Bite Fight" died Tue. at his Reno, NV home.

Lisa Mattingly part of 2023 class of Women’s Basketball HOF

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Induction Ceremony will take place on April 29, 2023, in Knoxville, TN.

NFL: Week 14 referee assignments

Brad Rogers and his crew will officiate this Thursday night’s game. Blake, Cheffers, Clark, and Hochuli are all off this week.

Kathryn Nesbitt makes history as assistant referee in England Senegal World Cup match

She was chosen as one of just six women who — for the first time — are joining more than 100 male officials...

Ja Morant fined $35K for jawing at referee during loss

Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has been fined $35,000 after he was ejected from last Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

I refereed World Cup soccer games before VAR and wish we’d had it then.

VARs watch TV replays to review decisions at the referee's request. VAR is our safety net in the situation of game-critical errors.

Police officers by day, high school football officials at night

Two law enforcement officers are taking their heroism back to high school. Jeana Fisher, a sheriff's deputy, and Steve Anderson, an officer.

Alberto Riveron Named ACC Supervisor of Football Officials

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that Alberto Riveron has been named the league’s new Supervisor of Football Officials.

Want to Work at Referee / NASO?

Referee is hiring for its editorial team! We’re looking for someone as “geeked” out about officiating as we are.

NFL: Week 13 referee assignments

Shawn Hochuli will be the referee for Thursday Night Football. Brad Rogers and Bill Vinovich are off this week.

FIFA names first all-women World Cup referee trio for Germany-Costa Rica

Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back and Karen Diaz will become the first all-women refereeing team for a men's World Cup match.

Former chemistry professor becomes first American woman to referee at men’s World Cup

CBS News correspondent Nikki Battiste speaks with Katy Nesbitt, who left a career as a collegiate chemistry professor.

Verbal abuse prompts AIA officiating shortage

“The number one concern is abuse, fan abuse in particular,” AIA director of athletics and officials Tyler Cerimeli said.

NWSL to implement video review next season

The National Women’s Soccer League will be implementing video review in the 2023 season.

Dutch Olympic Committee & Dutch Sportfederation Survey

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. With this international survey we want to bring global attention to this...

One referee highlights the benefits of being a game official as need rises

As the need for more sports officials rises, multi-sport official Jay Bizzari said that the commitment can be very enriching.

Other views: For the love of officiating

I’m excited for another basketball season, and hope you are too.

Becoming high school football officials changed their lives for the better—here’s why!

In the meantime, Young earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Alabama A&M and then a Masters in Industrial Technology.

Final Four headed to Las Vegas; Detroit, Indianapolis, North Texas also earn future NCAA...

The NCAA announced Tuesday the four sites for the 2027-30 Final Fours in men's basketball.

AthleticBusiness: Pete McCabe Continues to Officiate Sports Long After Brutal Attack

The 35-year veteran was nearly killed in 2009 when a semi-pro football player swung his helmet by the mask into McCabe’s head.

NBA Referee Derek Richardson Opens Reimagined Elementary School

The 26-year referee, who currently resides in California, purchased a learning facility in Inglewood.

The World Cup: Pierluigi Collina talks to ESPN about officiating in Qatar

"We began the process almost as soon as the 2018 World Cup ended. We monitored hundreds of match officials from around the world."

Veteran referee Dave Foxcroft heads officiating crew for 2022 Grey Cup game

Foxcroft, in his 21st season as a CFL official, will appear in his sixth Grey Cup contest.

NFL: Week 12 referee assignments

Clete Blakeman will be in Detroit, Scott Novak in Dallas, and Alex Kemp in Minneapolis this Thanksgiving. Craig Wrolstad is off this week.

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