NSAA concerned about fans’ sportsmanship at state tournament

"We're trying to nip it in the bud," said Nebraska School Activities Association Executive Director Jay Bellar.

Inter coach cops ban for abusing referee

(1/26) Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte has been suspended for two league games and fined 20,000 euros ($A31,430) after he was sent off for...

Track officials ponder alternative season

(4/9) Spring sports usually begin in late March, and there’s still a possibility it could begin on May 4. So far, baseball, softball, track...

NFL: Week 12 referee assignments

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

Jim Host to Receive NASO Medallion Award

Jim Host has been chosen as the 2022 NASO Mel Narol Medallion Award recipient to be presented Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Denver.

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...

Female officials Q&A Part 2: Women’s empowerment

(3/26) It’s such a positive thing for the NBA, too. It brought people watching that didn’t watch before. The NBA platform is so huge...

6 Women Are Changing What the Modern NBA Referee Looks Like

Last season, the NBA had 75 full-time officials, and of those 75, six were women.
Softball 2024 – Package

Crew from Titans-Vikings game pulled from Week 4 schedule

(9/29) In a recent scheduling change, Clete Blakeman and his crew will be off this week, when the crew was originally scheduled to officiate...

National federation hires NMAA’s Pappas

(7/1) The longtime and popular Commissioner of Officials for the New Mexico Activities Association is preparing for a move.

Umpires missing paychecks, camaraderie spring sports bring

(4/6) Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, none of those games are being played this spring, sidelining all the umpires, too -- along with those...

CFP chief: Alabama-Ohio State national football championship game is on schedule

(1/6) College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN on Tuesday that the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T between No....
Baseball 2024 – S&I

NCAA: Softball approves video review challenges

(8/13) The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved implementing video review and coaches challenges beginning in 2021-22.

NCAA baseball umpire details impact of work stoppage due to COVID-19

(5/29) This spring, umpires’ game checks were completely wiped away. This year has been a painful time for every aspect of baseball and at...

Referee Rebecca Welch makes history in English Football League debut

(4/6) Rebecca Welch made history on Monday as she became the first appointed female referee to take charge of an English Football League (EFL)...

Gov. Pritzker says high school basketball will be delayed until spring

(10/29) The Illinois High School Association countered the “on hold” statement on Wednesday by defying the governor and announcing that basketball would start as...
Softball 2024 – Rules Challenge

Group of nurses helps Shrine Bowl referee who collapsed during game

(6/20) Three nurses attending the Shrine Bowl sprang into action Saturday when a referee collapsed on the field.

Helping hands: Basketball referees

During the height of the pandemic, as sports tentatively resumed, MSHSL launched its “Thank a ref” initiative.

Illinois Stateline teams struggle to schedule with football referee shortage

Former Big Ten football official Jeff Carr said Rockford faces unique challenges when it comes to attracting officials.

NFL: Week 15 referee assignments

Shawn Smith will be the referee on Thursday Night Football. Bill Vinovich’s crew is off this week.
Baseball 2024 – Rules Challenge

MLB eyes more rule changes, will experiment in Atlantic League

MLB announced a series of experimental rules, including a designated pinch runner & "double-hook" designated hitter rule.

GHSA eyeing possible return in early July

(5/10) While Executive Director Robin Hines says there is no concrete news to report, the GHSA is optimistic high school fall athletics will start...

Mark Emmert: No NCAA championships this fall due to coronavirus pandemic

(8/13) NCAA president Mark Emmert said Thursday there won't be fall NCAA championships because there are not enough schools participating due to the ongoing...

Female umpire makes history at Little League World Series

Traci Duez was recognized on the field alongside all the male umpires at the Little League World Series.

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