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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...

Coach ‘Em Up

By Tom Schreck Experienced officials are often asked to mentor men and women who are just beginning a career in officiating. It can be a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Shot

As an exhausted Tom Clark settled back into the aisle seat of his Delta Airlines flight the morning of March 29, 1992, a slight...

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...

Diamonds in the Rough

More than just baseballs get thrown at the Minor League Baseball Umpire Academy, nestled in Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Attendees seeking to...

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