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NFL: Week 16 referee assignments

Brad Allen and his crew will work Thursday night at MetLife. Scott Novak is off this week.

Four US Soccer Referees Selected to Officiate World Cup Final

Referee Ismail Elfath, ARs Kyle Atkins, Kathryn Nesbitt, Corey Parker and Video Assistant Referee Armando Villarreal worked games in Qatar.

HOF Boxing Referee Steve Smoger Passes Away At 72

Steve Smoger, the International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted referee, has died at the age of 72.

NCAA announces Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as next president

The NCAA has selected Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as its next president, succeeding Mark Emmert.

NSAA teaches athletes, coaches and fans to “respect the ref”

“We’re all seeing issues with a lack of officials and a decreasing number of officials. Some due to the lack of respect and...

Give Voice to Your Pain: Remembering Our Friend Gordon Corsetti

"I write this to debunk the notion that no one cares, that no one understands — so that someone in a dark place...

NFL discussing ejections on roughing the passer penalties

The NFL is considering ejections for roughing the passer penalties and hits on defenseless players.

Second Annual WCC Referee Seminar a Huge Success

If you ask me, the Women’s College Soccer Seminar was a celebration of collegiate refereeing.

New bill aims to curb bad behavior at New Jersey youth sporting events

Behavior on the sidelines of youth sporting events has deteriorated. A lawmaker in Trenton has written a bill to stiffen penalties.

NFL: Week 15 referee assignments

Referee Alex Kemp will be in Seattle for the critical Thursday night matchup between the 49ers and the Seahawks. Clay Martin is off...

WVSSAC pays tribute after passing of Pat Fragile

The WVSSAC payed tribute to Pat Fragile, WVSSAC State Basketball Rules Clinician.

Bubba Hendley named KHSAA official of the year

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association named Mayfield native Bubba Hendley the 2022 Football Official of the Year.

The MLB umpire who learned in a German POW camp

By the time he retired, Donatelli had worked two League Championship Series, four All-Star games and five World Series.

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.

Recruiting & Retention: What Worked…What Didn’t

By Scott T. Glass Nearly every officials association in the country is experiencing serious membership shortages. Recruiting new officials is a complex, deliberate organizational...

Here’s what it takes to be a World Cup referee

Referees, who must pass a fitness test, typically cover a distance of 6 to 8 miles during a 90-minute match.

‘Like a gentle giant’: umpire David Simon dies at 51

The Albany, NY official worked his way from high school games to the College World Series

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.

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