Red Stars’ Bianca St. Georges ejected after flipping double birds at referee

A Chicago Red Stars defender received a red card and was ejected after she flipped a pair of middle fingers at the official.

Take fouls, score changes will be different in NBA this year

“From that standpoint, we think more exciting basketball is on the horizon with these transition scoring opportunities."

Hibbing’s Minnesota North College offering new officiating courses to battle referee shortage

They’re launching their first single credit officiating course. Students or community members can learn the fundamentals of reffing.

NFL: Week 3 referee assignments

Clay Martin and his crew will officiate the divisional matchup on Thursday. Brad Allen’s crew has the week off.
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ACC Board of Directors Announces Relocation of League Office to Charlotte

The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors announced that the conference office will relocate its headquarters in 2023.

AFL: Tears flow as umpire learns of Grand Final debut

The three umpires selected for the 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final get a life-changing phone call ahead of the decider.

NBA Referee Kane Fitzgerald Named to Lead Replay Center

Kane Fitzgerald has been announced as the league’s new vice president of referee operations and replay center principal.


He is an MLS and FIFA referee, and will be working the World Cup to his list of accomplishments come November.
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SoCon joins officiating consortiums

The Southern Conference has joined with the SEC and others in officiating consortiums in the sports of women's basketball and baseball.

Violence at high school football games a nationwide issue amid referee shortage

Friday nights are not about students fighting in the stands or parents hopping fences to join a brawl between players.

Man arrested for attacking umpire at Little League game in Kentucky

An Owensboro, KY man is behind bars after being accused of assaulting a little league umpire during a game on Thursday evening.

Women Officials Working NHL Prospect Tournaments

Linespersons Kirsten Welsh, Alexandra Clarke, and Grace Barlow will be taking the ice this weekend on different sides of the continent.
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OSAA speaks out against harassment of officials

The Oregon School Activities Association has a message for fans of high school sports: stop harassing the referees or more games will be canceled.

NBA enters new collective bargaining agreement with National Basketball Referees Association

The seven-year agreement, which was announced Thursday, starts with the 2022-23 season and stretches through 2028-29.

NFHS Overtime: Officiating “First” in Mississippi

NFHS Overtime, a video series featuring some of the spectacular performances and outstanding stories from the world of high school activities.

NFL: Week 2 referee assignments

John Hussey will be the referee for the AFC West clash on Thursday between the Chargers and Chiefs. Jerome Boger is off this week.
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Referees Are Quitting, Lack Of Respect On The Field May Be The Reason

Unsportsmanlike behavior from students, coaches, parents, and fans all contributed to the referee shortage, in addition to the pandemic-related challenges.

Moving out of bounds and setting pins: the side of refereeing you don’t see

They don’t tell you this when you’re sitting the Rules of Golf exams.

Denver Public Schools searching for part-time referees amid major shortage

Denver Public Schools is in need of adults who are free on Friday nights to help with a big referee shortage.

One of Arkansas’ longest-tenured high school referee blows whistle in last season

Bobby Crafford has been a referee at high school games for more than 50 years. He told KATV, at age 86, it's time to...
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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.

MLB passes significant rules changes including pitch clock, banning defensive shifts

A set of rules changes will fundamentally overhaul the game, including implementation of a pitch clock and banning of defensive shifts in 2023.

Julie Voeck named NCAA women’s volleyball secretary-rules editor

Voeck will begin her new role Sept. 1, 2023. Over the next year, she will shadow Anne Pufahl, the current NCAA secretary-rules editor.

NFHS Officiating Services Department Newsletter: It’s Our First Edition!

This monthly newsletter will keep you in the know with regard to what's happening in the NFHS Officiating Services Department

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