Iowa’s little league teams face umpire shortage

(4/27) Iowa baseball and softball teams are struggling to play ball due to a shortage of umpires. Central Iowa Sports said available umpires are...

Basketball referee Bob Reczek honored by IBCA for work with Special Olympics

(1/8) Bob decided to do everything he could to help Matt and other children and adults with special needs. The Mokena resident, a basketball...

Olympics 2021: Up to 10K fans will be allowed at both indoor and outdoor...

(6/22) The Tokyo Olympics are almost exactly one month away, and now a final piece of how the Games will be held has been...

MLB Crew Chiefs to Wear PA Microphones, Starting in 2022

According to a source, Major League Baseball will mike its crew chiefs starting in 2022.
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NLRB Board Rules Lacrosse Officials Employees of PIAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a decision that could have nationwide implications, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that members of a lacrosse...

Prep sports: Dave Anderson to retire as WIAA (WI) executive director in July 2021

(12/5) Anderson, 67, said in a news release Friday that he plans to step down on July 30, 2021. Anderson has led the governing...

Like teams, NBA refs have new health and safety protocols

(12/9) NBA referees will have to adhere to many of the same new health and safety protocols as coaches and players are this season,...

Referee shortage keeps getting worse

(8/10) Wanted: football game officials. As part of a nationwide trend over the past couple years, the number of those fulfilling a passion of...
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Want to be a referee? KHSAA says it’s facing a ‘critical shortage’ in every...

(6/16) The Kentucky High School Athletic Association says they are in desperate need of officiators in every sport.

OFFICIATING NATIONALS AN HONOR FOR DANNY SCHLEICHERT

(4/28) Danny Schleichert (Columbus, Ohio) was one of those officials who received a call that he would be officiating Ice Hockey Nationals for the...

How NBA Referees Are Adjusting to Life Inside the Bubble

(7/17) Scott Brooks will admit: He’s said a few things to referees he regrets. Heat of the moment, a call doesn’t go his way,...

Fraternity of referees band together to help family of veteran local official

(6/8) When the Zebras Ryder Cup golf tournament commences, there won’t be a shortage of officials. In fact, they’ll be everywhere.
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For the love of the game: 60 years of officiating

(4/13) There are athletes and coaches, but there are so many other people who play an important role in sports. Meet Ken Palmer. At...

UPDATE: AHSAA to return to play with no delay

(7/21) The Alabama High School Athletic Association central board approved a “best practices” Return to Play plan to return to fall sports as scheduled....

Umpires Wearing EC, CM, RR Patches in 2020

(8/16) During the 2020 Major League Baseball season you may have noticed that all umpires are wearing three square patches featuring the initials EC,...

He has refereed high school football since 1963

(9/25) In the early 1960s, Paul Friedman would take the short walk from his Silver Spring home to the old Bullis School’s field every...
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Muskegon Catholic Central’s game starts early, refs needed across town for second game

(10/23) The kick off to Friday night's varsity football game at Muskegon Catholic Central was moved from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. so the...

MLB umpire Dreckman lends a hand around hometown during sports shutdown

(5/14) You probably wouldn't recognize Dreckman. But the native of Marcus, Iowa has been a Major League Baseball umpire for over 20 years. It...

In defense of the referee: what ex-pro pundits are getting wrong

(2/12) It’s a familiar refrain to all those involved in football. The players and coaches bark it at the slightest indication of a decision...

NHL plans to return with 24 teams competing for Stanley Cup

(5/26) The NHL paused the regular season March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and its remaining 189 games will not be completed....
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ACC officials spread “Blow the Whistle on Injustice” message with wristbands

(12/12) In support of this year’s monumental social justice movements that have captivated our country in recent months, the ACC Football Officials Association (ACCFOA)...

Carnegie Mellon University cancels sports competitions for upcoming fall semester

(7/8) Carnegie Mellon University announced on Wednesday that its athletic teams won’t participate in competitions this fall, according to a report from WPXI. The...

Seattle area high school basketball referees make push for new recruits amid estimated ’40...

(3/30) As the condensed 2021 high school sports season continues across Washington, basketball officials in the greater Seattle area are making a final push...

What we miss about sports: Murfreesboro area umpire Mike Wheeler misses interactions

(4/3) Athletes, coaches and fans are being shut out of their favorite sports right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But those who officiate...

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