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...

Big Data’s Increasing Role in Sports Officiating

Rusty Acree got a call from Bill Carollo this past year, asking him to provide three years of Power Five (P5) replay data...

4 Habits Softball Umpires Must Have

If you took a poll of coaches and players and asked them to name the skills and habits that are important for an...

Two New Zealanders shortlisted to referee at home world cup

(1/15) New Zealand Football’s 2020 Women’s Referee of the Year Anna-Marie Keighley and 2020 Women’s Assistant Referee of the Year Sarah Jones have...

Anticipation Takes Hesitation Out of the Equation

Many times only the offense knows what will happen after the snap. Communication from the sidelines or a brilliant idea from a player...

Meet the Norman retiree as excited as Alabama, Ohio State about making CFP title...

(1/14) All along the way, he always made time for officiating. He was a referee for football and an umpire for baseball, and...

Keep your distance! Referees call for players to stay two meters away from officials...

(1/14) A referees' charity has called on the Football Association to enforce a rule that keeps players two metres away from officials on...

Don’t Go Looking for Fouls

The trouble with learning to officiate is that almost the entire focus is on recognizing fouls and calling them. Therefore, beginners not only...

WATCH: Mike Pereira explains some tricks NFL refs use to make the right calls

(1/13) Yahoo Sports Senior NFL writer Terez Paylor spoke with former NFL referee and current Fox Sports NFL Rules Analyst Mike Pereira about...

WATCH: Referee Kelly Sutherland’s NHL Season-Opening Speech

(1/13) Referee Kelly Sutherland is one of the NHL’s greatest communicators. Never at a loss for words on the ice, the official shared...

NJSIAA vote passes, clearing the way for true HS football state championship games

(1/13) The state that believes it’s the best will officially be able to crown its best high school football teams. By a vote...

Refereeing great Owen McCarthy is laid to rest

(1/13) THE local Cork soccer community was saddened to hear of the recent death of the much loved and respected former Cork Branch...

CHSAA’s Tom Robinson serves as replay coordinator for college football national championship

(1/12) CHSAA associate commissioner Tom Robinson served as the replay coordinator during college football's National Championship game on Monday. Robinson oversees officials, boys...

Eight Habits to Improve Your Play Positioning

Does your association have “good umpires”? Certainly it does. But are there a few umpires acknowledged to be better than the rest of...

Premier League explains Shaw yellow card after VAR review in Manchester United match at...

(1/12) The Premier League has clarified an incident during Tuesday's match between Manchester United and Burnley which saw a possible red card for...

Premier League referees to remind players over socially-distant celebrations

(1/12) Premier League captains will be reminded by referees from this week that their players have to observe social-distancing guidelines, reports Philip Buckingham....

Jenks basketball coach will referee NFL playoff game after battle with COVID

(1/12) A local man who just recovered from the coronavirus will referee an NFL playoff game this coming weekend. Clay Martin, who is...

England’s Kyle Sinckler faces Six Nations wait after tirade at referee

(1/12) The England prop Kyle Sinckler faces an anxious wait to discover if he will be available for the start of the Six...

Torbert, Cheffers, Martin, and Hochuli are Divisional Playoff referees

(1/11) Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the...

4 Reasons We Fail to Get Help

I stumbled upon a couple of clips of MLB games and got a chuckle out of how the announcers reacted to two situations....

National Title Game: Side Judge

(1/11) Vicksburg native and Raymond resident Fulton Carson will be the side judge in the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and...

Coronavirus tests for Michigan high school athletes has resulted in 99.6 percent negative results,...

(1/11) The Michigan High School Athletic Association received its first update from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services since the new...

Talking Preps 1.11.21: Referee challenges and a week of big games

(1/11) The crew will talk about changes at Lake Norman Christian, a potential referee shortage in the area, and a week of big...

Iowa Nixes Capacity Limits at HS Sporting Events

(1/11) After limiting capacity for nearly a year, Iowa has decided to welcome any and all spectators back to high school sporting events....

Obituary: James Brendan Keogh

(1/10) While he enjoyed his work, his true passion was football officiating. He began officiating in 1962. He was associated with the Big...

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