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Off on the ‘Right’ Foot

The NFHS Baseball Rules Committee approved a modification of rules regarding the pitcher’s pivot foot. From the set position, it will no longer...

Off on the ‘Right’ Foot

The NFHS Baseball Rules Committee approved a modification of rules regarding the pitcher’s pivot foot. From the set position, it will no longer...

Assigner Pet Peeves

For 45 years, I’ve assigned officials from Little League to major college. In that time, I’ve developed pet peeves. I’m sharing them because...

Camp ACC (May 1998)

The business practices of Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball officiating coordinator Fred Barakat came under scrutiny when a Referee probe uncovered that Barakat...

Get Yourself an Injury Witness

It happens. A player has an injury in a game you’ve just officiated. You managed the players and the crowd. The trainers handled...

Double Check Score After Unusual Situation

Communication between the referees and the scoring crew is crucial to ensure accuracy of the score and the information recorded on the scoresheet....

In the Fraternity (March 1998)

Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner made history when they were hired to the NBA staff. The story of how they broke the gender...

2017-18 National Basketball Association Roster

Referees 3 Nick Buchert Smithfield, Ky., 7 4 Sean Wright Dacula, Ga., 12 5 Kane Fitzgerald Toms River, N.J., 8 6 Tony Brown Atlanta, 15 7 Lauren Holtkamp Scottdale, Ga., 3 8 Marc Davis Chicago,...

Fight for Independence (January 1998)

Are officials employees or independent contractors? Referee’s feature told the story that started with a local California official applying for unemployment compensation, a...

The Games of Stephen Peterson (March 1995)

The strange story of a high school football official who bore a resemblance to an NFL official. Peterson had hoodwinked his friends, the...

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