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It’s a Foul Now or Later (But Not Never)

You observe movement in either line just as the ball is snapped. You know it is a foul, but do you prevent the...

What Happens When the Neutral Zone Expands?

The neutral zone is one of the basic tenets of a football game. In practical terms it’s the space between the offensive and...

Referee Magazine – November 2017 Preview

Referee Magazine - November 2017 Highlights Features The ‘Rhode’ Through Providence. Despite his rapid ascent through the ranks of the D-I hoops, referee Mike Stephens...

Veteran Approach

As we prepare for each season, we study rules and interpretations, casebooks and officiating manuals, and attend preseason clinics and meetings. And once the season starts, we usually...

End Game

Your job doesn’t end after the game is over. Most of the time, the game ends without serious conflict. However, there are some...

2017-18 National Hockey League Roster

Referees 2 Jon McIsaac Truro, Nova Scotia, 2013 4 Wes McCauley Georgetown, Ontario, 2003 5 Chris Rooney Boston, 2000 6 Francis Charron Ottawa, Ontario, 2010 7 Garrett Rank Kitchener, Ontario, 2015 8 Dave Jackson Montreal,...

Ups and Downs of Jump Balls

Jump balls set the tone for the rest of the game. It’s the first action directly related to the game, and that first...

Body Language Speaks Volumes

When people hear the word “communication,” they think of how one person speaks to another. A sometimes overlooked yet critically important method is body language. In many ways,...

John Wooden: An Interview

You might wonder why a magazine for sports officials interviewed a coach, even one as legendary as John Wooden. Through our decades of...

Week In The Life of An SEC Football Official

SEC FOOTBALL OFFICIATING WEEKLY PROCESS SATURDAY From the SEC Football Command Center, monitor games as well as internet and social media and note issues...

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