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An Inside Look at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four

As a winter bomb cyclone slammed Denver on March 13, Matt Palumb was home in Syracuse, N.Y., with two things on his mind: the...

17,487 Officials Had Something To Say

17,487. That is the number of officials whose investment in this avocation motivated them to respond to the recent National Association of Sports Officials...

FROM THE CHAIR Leadership Is a Privilege

"Leader-ship is a privilege” are words I heard from U.S. Army four-star General Robert W. Cone. Bob Cone is my friend. I met him after...

Try Angles

There is one thing I find more important than all others in getting my calls on the field and on the court correct: the...

Follow My Lead

By Jason Palmer Taking a page out of corporate America's playbook in a bold, aggressive step to mitigate the officials shortage in the state, Oregon...

Transition Game

By Scott Tittrington Basketball has taken Ka-Deidre “Didi” Simmons around the globe. After a stellar collegiate career at Seton Hall University that saw her graduate...

Roller Coaster Ride

Rhythm generally means a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite/different conditions, and every sports official knows...

Locked Out

Late on the evening of Sept. 24, 2012, three men enjoy a nightcap at a New York City hotel. On the TV, the Seattle...

Q&A with Dr. Karissa Niehoff

Dr. Karissa Niehoff needed no prompting to address the elephant in the room. “We’re definitely supportive of the great work that our officials are doing,...

Officials Who Coach

We start with my story. I was officiating with a rookie partner (who had great potential) on a middle school championship basketball game. Perfect pairing...

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