Nolan Ryan’s 7th No-Hitter: May 1, 1991

Texas Rangers' pitcher Nolan Ryan felt every one of his 44 years early in the evening of May 1, 1991. Worse, he was...

Stabilizing Your Crew

Matt Austin, Louisville, Ky., is a Southeastern Conference football referee who has worked in the league for 10 years. Through a quarter-century of...

No-Huddle? No Hurry

The key word for officials is accommodation. You can’t deter a team from setting its own pace in a game. Teams have a...

Impartiality in Addressing Coaches

I'm always ill at ease when an official with whom I’m working is on a first-name basis with a coach. Earlier this baseball...

Dig Deep to Evaluate Your Game

I teach entry-level classes and frequently get situations about how the referee messed up and the player got a card for doing nothing....

2018-19 National Hockey League Roster

Referees 2 Jon McIsaac Truro, Nova Scotia, 2013 3 Chris Schlenker Medicine Hat, Alberta, 2016 4 Wes McCauley Georgetown, Ontario, 2003 5 Chris Rooney Boston, 2000 6 Francis Charron Ottawa, Ontario, 2010 7 Garrett...

5 Tips to Mentor the Next Generation

There may be no more important role for current officials than to be mentors. If the next generation of officials is to become...

Stay Cool, Calm, Collected and “On” Message

Have you ever heard that phrase "Was it something I said or the way I said it?" How we say something is as...

Lessons Beyond the Games

It’s Worth the Wait “I’ve officiated football and volleyball since 1978 and worked the volleyball state finals in 1994, even though my self-evaluation had...

Going to War with Joe Crawford

NBA fans’ character sketch of Joe Crawford has been drawn in indelible ink. They long ago dismissed him as that referee with a...

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