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NFHS Video Voice

It is time for coaches, administrators, captains and student leaders to take a stand for sportsmanship.

2023 MLS Cup Officiating Crew

The crew for the 2023 MLS Cup on Saturday, December 9, has been announced.

NFL: Week 14 referee assignments

Clay Martin starts off NFL Week 14 on Thursday night as his crew heads to Pittsburgh.
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Lions-Saints sideline personnel stretchered off after collision

A member of the chain crew was taken away on a stretcher after colliding with running back Alvin Kamara in the second quarter.

Bill Adding Penalties for Referee Assaults Passes Ohio House

The bill that adds a mandatory $1500 fine and 40 hours of community service to a misdemeanor assault case.

International youth team banned after referee incident

Northamptonshire's Football Association (FA) said it is investigating and offering full support to the soccer official.

University of South Dakota to tackle sports official shortage

With just a little over 1,600 officials in South Dakota, the state’s referee shortage continues to be a pressing issue.
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FIFA’s Pierluigi Collina condemns rise in referee abuse as ‘the CANCER that kills football’

Collina spoke about the way that referees are being treated and stated that 'this might be the cancer that kills football'.

NFL: Week 13 referee assignments

Referee Clete Blakeman officiates his 250th NFL game on Thursday. Carl Cheffers, Alan Eck, Adrian Hill, and Shawn Hochuli are off.

New training program aims to reverse Indiana referee shortage

RefReps aims to help with that. It offers programs in 13 sports.

NFL: Week 12 referee assignments

Carl Cheffers, Bill Vinovich, and Tra Blake are working the Thanksgiving games with their crews this year.
Softball 2024 – Umpires Manual

Victor Rivas named 2023 MLS Referee of the Year

Major League Soccer and the Professional Referee Organization announced Victor Rivas as the 2023 MLS Referee of the Year.

Ian McKay named 2023 MLS Assistant Referee of the Year

Major League Soccer and the Professional Referee Organization announced Ian McKay as the MLS Assistant Referee of the Year.

Nevada Playoff Game Salutes Veterans Day with All-Veteran Officiating Crew

Referee Eric Ruffin, a United States Army Sergeant, will lead a group of officials that includes fellow U.S. Army Veterans.

NFL: Week 11 referee assignments

Adrian Hill is assigned Thursday's battle between the Bengals and Ravens. Tra Blake, Clete Blakeman, and Land Clark are off.
Softball 2024 – Rules Challenge

NFHS: Survey Indicates Concerns with Sportsmanship, Shortage of Officials

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MLS player gained access to officials locker room after match

"No one's safety should ever be at risk & we expect MLS to act accordingly."

Robin DeLorenzo’s rise to the NFL

DeLorenzo is the third of three female referees in the NFL who made her debut in the 2022 NFL season.

Brian Knight: World Series assignment was ‘top professional experience of my life’

“Never in my wildest imagination did I think that would happen,” Knight said.
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Museum presentation Nov. 18 to feature MLB umpire Larry Young

The November "Those Were the Days " presentation will feature a 1972 Oregon High School graduate, Larry Young.

Steelers’ Diontae Johnson fined $25K

"They was calling some stupid stuff," Johnson said after the 20-10 loss. "They cost us the game."

Champions League officials to promote ‘Be a Referee!’ campaign

Referees will wear special jerseys to highlight UEFA's initiative, which aims to attract 40,000 new officials each season.

Record-breaking referee Wayne Barnes calls time on stellar career

He bows out having achieved the ultimate accolade in the game, taking charge of the Rugby World Cup 2023 final.

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