NFHS: Officiating Shortage Reaches Crisis Level – All Groups Must Work Together

NFHS Executive Director Karissa Niehoff addresses the ongoing national crisis involving a lack of individuals to officiate high school sports.

High school athletics threatened over drop in registered officials

High school athletes have returned to competition after a year of COVID quarantines. However, in many cases the officials have not.

NFL: Week 7 referee assignments

Adrian Hill and his crew will be in Cleveland Thursday night. The crews of Jerome Boger, John Hussey, Clay Martin, and Shawn Smith are...

Longtime NFL Referee Has Blunt Message For Critics

Former longtime NFL referee Mike Pereira stuck up for his brothers in stripes during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” today.
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NBA promotes 3 referees to 2021-22 officiating staff

John Conley, Brandon Schwab and Danielle Scott are moving up after spending several seasons in the NBA G League.

2021-22 National Hockey League Officials Roster

The 2021-22 NHL officials roster, with each official’s uniform number, name, birthplace and first year in the league.

Listen Now: NFL Umpire Bryan Neale

Bryan Neale talks the pursuit of his life dream, the moment he got the call from the NFL and how it almost came crashing...

NCAA: Proposal to expand women’s basketball tournament field advances

Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee voted unanimously to advance the proposal.
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Diana Taurasi fined for inappropriate contact with official in WNBA Finals Game 2

Taurasi has been fined $2,500 by the WNBA for “making inappropriate contact with a game official.”

NBA Video: 2021-22 Points of Education

Points of Education - narrated by Senior Vice President, Head of Referee Development & Training Monty McCutchen.

NFL: Week 6 referee assignments

Clay Martin is the referee Thursday night. Bye weeks for NFL clubs begin this week. Land Clark, Tony Corrente, and Scott Novak are off...

Referee harassment bill introduced

The charge would be a third-degree misdemeanor punishable by six months to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
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ESPN Reveals Its Broadcast Plans For Return To NHL

Now that ESPN has the NHL back, it plans to give viewers a more up-close view of the action than ever before.

Ten women on American Hockey League officiating roster this season

Ten women are on the roster to officiate games in the AHL this season -- a historic move that paves the way for a...

Shortage of officials in Washington

Washington was already seeing big dip in high-school officials returning from the pandemic. Vaccine mandates could push the numbers even lower.

Referee shortage forces Detroit-area High School to cancel homecoming game

Mount Clemens High School was forced to cancel Friday’s football homecoming game because of a lack of available referees.
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NFHS: Administrators Cautiously Optimistic as Officials Slowly Return to Service

Fear of the unknown leading into the 2020-21 school year threw officials into a quandary that neither a rules book nor a case book...

‘Referee U’ at UCF prepares students to be basketball officials

The UCF student says he wanted to gain more knowledge and implement the rules of the sport to get better at it, and in...

NFHS: Acts of Good Sportsmanship on Display in High School Sports

Perhaps the one aspect of high school sports that best distinguishes it from all other levels of play in our country is the focus...

MLB: Wild Card, Division umpires announced

A complete listing of the rotations through the Division Series accompanies this press release.
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NFL: Week 5 referee assignments

Ron Torbert and his crew will be on hand this Thursday night from Lumen Field in Seattle for the NFC West showdown between the...

Soccer player arrested for kicking referee in head

A Brazilian soccer player was arrested after kicking a referee in the head during a second-division game, knocking him unconscious, authorities said.

NBA rule changes explained: No longer reward ‘abnormal’ moves from stars

Essentially, NBA referees will no longer reward offensive players who launch themselves into defenders.

Record-breaking umpire Joe West to retire after postseason

Umpire Joe West has officially informed Major League Baseball he will retire after the postseason.

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