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Helping hands: Basketball referees

During the height of the pandemic, as sports tentatively resumed, MSHSL launched its “Thank a ref” initiative.

NCAA panel eyes shorter football games, cites player safety

College football leaders are meeting this week in Indianapolis to consider three rules changes that could shorten game times.

How a new MLB rule could change baseball games this season

There are a few key rule changes coming to Major League Baseball this season, but one in particular is throwing players for a...

‘Most outstanding official’ honored at ISHAA state championship

At the IHSAA state finals, Scott Arthur was honored as this year’s most outstanding official for girls basketball.

Selection of 2023 Little League® World Series Umpires Announced

Below is the listing of umpires for each of the seven Little League Baseball and Softball World Series events this summer.

Bill would provide more protection for Arkansas sports officials

House Bill 1496 would broaden the definition of “harming a sports official” and change penalties from misdemeanor to felony.

The Minnesota Daily: How can we help ease the shortage of sports officials

Sometimes my columns are controversial. I hope the premise of this one is far less so: sporting events can’t happen without officials.

Patriot League Announces Jeffrey Akers as Supervisor of Football Officials

Jeffrey Akers was named the Supervisor of Football Officials for the Patriot League and Ivy League.

5-year-old finds calling on the court

Parker wears his referee uniform to every game, and joins each team in the pre-game captain’s meeting to make sure they’re ready for...

Gerry Davis Joins Little League® Team as Senior Umpire Consultant

With a continued focus on improving education Little League is pleased to announce the addition of Gerry Davis.

College Football Commissioners Considering Four Changes to Shorten Games

While the changes would be implemented this fall, they are several weeks away from final approval.

Frank Anderson retires from the field to become Manager of Senior Assistant Referees

Frank Anderson has been appointed as PRO’s Manager of Senior Assistant Referees after retiring from 18 years of officiating in MLS.

Eight High School Officials Named Award Recipients by NFHS Officials Association

Eight individuals who have been involved in high school sports officiating for many years have been selected as 2022 recipients.

Three Siblings, Three Hockey Officials

They all became hockey officials and had a special day for their family recently when Ryan, Matt and Kaelyn officiated together.

Wizards’ Bradley Beal fined $25,000 after pushing referee

Beal was looking to intercept a pass. However, after he landed, he pushed the official into the seats.

MLB Source: Extra-inning, extra-runner rule to remain

Major League Baseball is making it permanent: In all regular-season extra-inning games, a runner will be placed on second base.

Roger Goodell defends NFL officiating: Never been better

"I don't think it's ever been better in the league," Goodell said at his annual Super Bowl week news conference.

Vermont middle school basketball game turns deadly after spectator brawl – NASO weighs in

60-year-old grandfather dies in the hospital of injuries from a middle school spectator fight, as violent incidents increase.

Referee attacked at high school basketball game, other referees protest until attacker arrested

Basketball officials say they don’t feel safe working games for Impact until the attacker is arrested.

Mike Pereira knows pressure Super Bowl officials are facing

“I have always felt you are remembered by your performance in the Super Bowl,” Pereira said.

High school basketball PA announcer calls out fans critical of officials

It came as the PA announcer tried to slow growing intensity of spectators who were getting too worked up.

CHSAA implements plan for referee retention and recruitment

The Colorado High School Activities Association passed two new measures on Jan. 24, increasing officials’ compensation.

Fans of rival high schools brawl at halftime of basketball game, Indiana videos show

A high school basketball game was canceled in Indiana after fans brawled on the court during halftime, police say.

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