Colorado high schools navigate a dire referee shortage during football season

With a police escort, Schouten and the referees drove 112 mph down Interstate 70.

Referee shortage cancels soccer game in the Metro East

Illinois and Missouri are dealing with a shortage of officials. According to Matt Troha with the IHSA, the pandemic is partly to blame.

Pop Warner cancels football season for teams due to bad spectator behavior

Pop Warner has canceled the rest of this year’s football season for three teams in Central New York due to bad spectator behavior.

Referee shortage leading to postponed, cancelled games

Referees are frequently the target of verbal abuse coming from the stands from parents upset with calls. Fan behavior has gotten significantly worse in...
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NFL: Week 3 referee assignments

Alex Kemp will lead his crew in Houston this Thursday night as the Panthers take on the Texans. Brad Allen and his crew are...

Referee shortage affects school sports

Lack of referees can lead to games needed to be changed to a different date, or worse getting cancelled all together.

Australian referee to become Premier League’s first overseas official

Australian Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League clash when Watford host Newcastle United on Saturday.

Referee shortage impacts 18 high school football games in Texas

“I never thought I would see the day that we had a shortage of football officials in Texas,” said the association’s Executive Director Michael...
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MLB Umpires Never Forget September 11, Share Memories of Tragic Day

Nothing about the lead-up to that game was normal, and the MLB Umpire crew was abundantly aware of how much this game meant.

Football referees trapped in locker room, door blocked with vending machine, file charges

Dalton believes this action was taken against him and his crew for a controversial call made during the game.

All-female referee crew works Oregon high school football game

An all-female referee crew made Oregon high school football history last week as the first all-female crew to work a game in the state.

Kenny Owens Named DCSAA Executive Director

Kenny Owens, who has helped to shape the DC State Athletic Association’s growth since its creation in 2012, on Tuesday was named the agency’s...
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Statewide referee shortage causing dozens of games to be rescheduled

High schools are seeing a statewide shortage of referees this fall, causing dozens of games to be rescheduled and even potentially canceled.

Watch Now: TASO Historic All Female Football Crew

TASO Football has created a video to commemorate the historic first ever all female football officiating crew for a varsity game in Texas.

Ode to the referee

I am, of course, talking about the referees — the unsung heroes of our sports who take the time out of their lives to...

Big Ten Referee Jerry McGinn Shares His Best College Football Stories

On The Bench with Mike Hall: Big Ten Football Referee Jerry McGinn.
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’96 Hall of Fame member and longtime referee Reinhold Spath dies at 91

National Soccer Hall of Fame member Reinhold Spath, who refereed more than 5,000 games in his 30-year career, has died.

Jim Tunney: Shortages!

They are asking for able-bodied men and women to sign-up to officiate high school sports. There just aren’t enough to cover all the games...

NFL: Week 2 referee assignments

Scott Novak and his crew are on deck for this Thursday night’s contest between the Giants and Washington. Alex Kemp’s crew is off this...

For NBA referees, agreeing to a vaccine mandate was ‘not that difficult.’

The NBA sent out a short news release announcing an agreement with the league’s referee union to mandate Covid-19 vaccines.
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Beloved former Richmond-area coach, referee Lou Martin dies at 88

He was a well-known and well-respected basketball official for more than five decades.

Maia Chaka becomes first Black woman to referee NFL game

Maia Chaka made history on Sunday, becoming the first black woman to officiate an NFL game.

Nigel Owens comes out of retirement to referee special match

It had been six months since Nigel Owens had last refereed a game of rugby. Saturday afternoon he came out of retirement to blow...

Referee shortage forcing Section Five schedule changes in New York

New York Section Five is having trouble finding enough officials for all these Friday games.

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