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The Sports Officiating SUMMIT@HOME was an incredible success! All the videos are still available for EVERYONE to watch ON-DEMAND, totally free. The National Association...

Sports Seasons Modifications Update

(11/25) The NFHS is tracking the status of high school sports as fall seasons approach. Because of the pandemic, several states have delayed the...

When does the 2020-21 college basketball season start?

(11/24) The 2020-21 NCAA Division I men's college basketball season will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Members of the NCAA DI Council approved the...

Nigel Owens: ‘We need to get back to the referee actually reffing the game’

(11/24) It is not just because Owens, about to take charge of his 100th Test, the first to reach such a landmark, has always...
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College Basketball Parents Association formed to advocate for players, educate parents

(11/24) The parents of some of America's top men's and women's basketball players have formed a new organization that aims to build a national...

What is the difference between IRS Form 1099-NEC and Form 1099-MISC?

(11/24) The 1099-MISC form has been used in the past to report certain payments, including nonemployee compensation (NEC), to the IRS. Beginning with tax...

Conferences join forces on virus testing procedures for refs

(11/23) Debbie Williamson is used to the challenges of putting together the officiating puzzle. Whether it’s assigning officials to specific games or figuring out...

Big Ten Leading the Way With COVID-19 Protocols for Basketball

(11/23) The Big Ten just might have the best plan when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus. The Big Ten has figured it...
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Reaching the refereeing summit: What does it take?

(11/23) ‘Man in the Middle’, a new four-part UEFA.tv series currently being released in weekly episodes, gives a unique insight into the personal and...

GHSA moves all 4A, 2A playoffs to Saturday to get more officials

(11/23) Citing not enough officials available to work Friday, the Georgia High School Association on Monday moved all Class 4A and Class 2A playoff...

Miami Dolphins players accidentally trampled a ref while celebrating an interception

(11/22) The Miami Dolphins defense accidentally took out official Tripp Sutter while stampeding towards the end zone to celebrate an interception. The scene unfolded...

This isn’t whistling Dixie

(11/22) Some get too old to keep up with the speed of the game. Some can’t make the time worth their while. Some have...
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Former NFL official from Cocoa reflects on eve of historic all-Black referee crew in...

(11/21) When Neely Dunn slides back into his easy chair to watch "Monday Night Football" this week, you can bet the Los Angeles Rams...

As NFL gears up for its first all-Black officiating crew, umpire Barry Anderson says...

(11/20) Barry Anderson has an impossible job: make sure top athletes obey the rules of the most-watched game in America but never become part...

COMMENTARY: The umpire’s last call

(11/20) Baseball Hall of Famer and well-known local media personality Carl Lake passed away this week following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was...

Becoming referee helps former soccer player improve his game, character

(11/20) “As a referee, you always have to be prepared and always have to be aware of what’s happening during matches, which also helped...
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MHSAA remains committed to full winter season despite delayed start

(11/20) The story around high school sports the past week has been the stoppage of the three remaining fall tournaments. However, due to the...

MAKING HISTORY: As MLS assistant referee of year, Nesbitt 1st woman game official to...

(11/19) Nesbitt made history as the first woman official to earn year-end recognition (by virtue of receiving an award or a championship assignment) in...

Ismail Elfath named MLS Referee of the Year

(11/19) Ismail Elfath has been named MLS Referee of the Year for the first time in his career, Major League Soccer and the Professional...

Kathryn Nesbitt named MLS Assistant Referee of the Year

(11/19) Kathryn Nesbitt was named the 2020 MLS Assistant Referee of the Year Wednesday, becoming the first woman official to earn year-end recognition, either...
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Basketball referees needed once youth sports resume in Washington

(11/18) It’s one of the most thankless jobs in sports: being an official. But it’s also one of the most important jobs. “I love...

Former MLB umpire Paul Schrieber lived a memorable baseball life

(11/18) Paul Schrieber’s office window always had the best view. The pennants flying on the frieze border at Yankee Stadium. The Green Monster at...

Former NASO board member: William “Bill” Gaskins Jr.

(11/18) On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, William “Bill” Gaskins Jr. went home to meet his Maker surrounded by the family that will always love...

COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Athletic Conference Cancels Winter Sports

(11/18) “With careful consideration to health concerns and realistic abilities to conduct sport seasons amid this pandemic, our conference and our membership is forced...

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