‘Referees need supporting too’: life in lockdown for rugby league officials

(4/22) Officials face a challenge to keep fit and focused in readiness for eventual return but are keeping themselves busy – and useful.

Track starter happy to start season after losing last spring to COVID

(4/21) Last spring, Dale Pash spent many beautiful days inside his house, teaching remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic and thinking about how he...

Marietta’s Corey Rockwell will be ready when MLS resumes

(5/10) Thanks to grit and technology, whenever the league restarts from its COVID-19 forced hiatus, Rockwell has his flag and whistle on hand to...

FIBA referees on front lines in fight against coronavirus as doctors

(3/31) For two FIBA referees, Silvia Marziali and Guido Giovannetti, the coronavirus crisis in their homecountry, Italy, has taken them off the basketball court,...
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Referee shortage impacts high school sports

(10/7) “The pandemic has just introduced a dynamic that has officials, particularly if they’re older, looking at that and thinking right now, it’s not...

NBA ref, Phoenix native Bill Kennedy delivers 100 meals to Banner Hospital ‘frontline’ workers...

(4/24) NBA referee Bill Kennedy combined his love for Carrabba's and wanting to make a difference to show support for those in his hometown...

Referee hospitalized in freak accident after Rutgers basketball game

(2/25) Official Angie Enlund was hurt at the end of the Rutgers-Michigan State women’s basketball game Wednesday and taken to a hospital. After the...

Williams had been selected for 2020 Final Four

(5/26) In February, the Mifflin County High School English teacher and college basketball official got to cross a dream off the list, as she...
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Tokyo officials vow Olympics will go on ‘at any cost,’ even if coronavirus remains...

(9/9) Sports officials pledged in their strongest words yet that the Olympic games in Tokyo, postponed due to the pandemic, will take place in...

Chickasaw referee called to Oklahoma’s Big House

(5/4) For an Oklahoma basketball referee, nothing is more satisfying than being called to officiate high school championship games at the Oklahoma State Fair...

Knicks’ Julius Randle fined $15,000 by NBA for criticizing officials

(3/23) Randle was fined $15,000 by the NBA for “directing inappropriate language toward a game official and public criticism of the officiating, league disciplinarian...

Minot State athletics announces 2020 Hall of Fame inductees: Gary Cederstrom among them

(8/22) The 2020 Minot State University Athletics Hall of Fame class features former MLB umpire Gary Cederstrom, former women’s basketball head coach Sheila Green...
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Collier public schools reach agreement with sports officials

(8/26) Collier County Public Schools has reached an agreement with its sports officials for the upcoming season. The Greater Naples Officials Association agreed to...

How college football will look and function in this coronavirus season of change

(9/4) I think referee Bob Johnson spoke for everyone last Saturday night when he uttered the first words heard from an official during a...

81-year-old longtime umpire honored at SPR Park

(4/12) From rec youth league to semi-pro, Jimmy Cofer has done it all. On Monday night, he was honored at the biggest park in...

Former NFL official David Hawk has passed away

(10/28) Former NFL line judge, head linesman and side judge David Hawk passed away in May. Hawk was a NFL official from 1972-1989, and...
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NFL could soon be adding a Week 18: League reportedly considering extra regular season...

(10/4) After making it through the first month of the season mostly unscathed, the NFL finally felt the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic this...

NIGEL OWENS: Owen Farrell needs to stop the chat to the referee

(2/14) I have huge respect for Owen Farrell both as a player and a person. He is a great guy both on and off...

New Hartford’s Carstensen keeps officiating despite pandemic

(1/22) Getting back to sports has been an ongoing process throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; not only for athletes but for officials as well. New...

National Basketball Referees Association Teams Up with The Salvation Army

(6/15) A $25,000 gift from the NBRA will be divided among The Salvation Army USA and The Salvation Army of Canada, representing the breadth...
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High school baseball faces an umpire shortage

(4/29) As high school baseball gets into the swing of things, the latest bump in the road on the return to normal for high...

Athletic directors bracing for financial downturn of at least 20%, survey finds

(4/2) Athletic directors at the nation's biggest sports powers are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah Thomas becomes the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl

(2/8) Sarah Thomas made history Sunday as the first woman to referee a Super Bowl. Thomas was part of a seven-person crew officiating and...

College basketball referees stuck in limbo as they await call on 2020-21 season

(8/5) When we talk about the resumption of college athletics and all the uncomfortable, unavoidable entanglements therein, referees are mostly not acknowledged. But they're...

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